Hi Everyone, here’s my weekly motivation – short and sweet.
Henry Ford said: “Those who believe they can and those who believe they can’t are both right”
So often, we fail to achieve our goals, not through a lack of desire, but because of a negative or limited self concept. You may have been told as a child that you’re clumsy, or uncoordinated or unsporty or anti-social. As children, we believe what our parents or grown ups tell us and we tend to fulfill what is expected of us – and so, we believe as adults, that we’re good at some things and bad at others, because that is what has been reinforced, and we behave accordingly. You will for example struggle to persevere with exercise if you believe you’re bad at it.
The truth is, as Dan Millman says in his classic book “Body Mind Mastery”, that self concept is “…no more real than a shadow of a shadow. It is an illusion imposed on you long ago.” When you were a baby you were pure potential, with no imposed limitations, capable of anything – that’s real! When you come to truly understand this, (which takes time and practice and is a different journey for all of us) you can achieve amazing things – the life altering transformations on Sleekgeek and among our clients remind us of this fact everyday.
So remember, in the words of Arni (in his broadest Austrian accent):- “If anyone tells you that you can’t do it, they’re lying to you!” Don’t let anyone hold you back from doing all the things your heart desires. Go climb a mountain – just because you can!