One of the biggest obstacles in our lives is our lack of understanding of the mind and who we really are.
Most of us look to our present results for validation, if they are good; it gives us a sense of pride and achievement. If our results are poor we bash ourselves mentally and we make ourselves feel lousy for not doing better. We have been conditioned to live our lives from the outside – in. We look to our environment and our surroundings, other people’s opinions of ourselves to determine our self-worth. If we are acceptable and liked by other we seem to like ourselves more. Why is it that the outside world has our emotions under control in this way?
This is how we were conditioned…We behave in ways that make us acceptable to the group culture when we are growing up and in time we become a product of this culture. We think, feel and act accordingly and if you were to do otherwise you may be looked upon differently.
The culture we grow up in has a huge effect on our self-image and our beliefs. Because everyone in the group tends to have similar habits and culture, we tend to fall in and may live our whole lives without questioning where these habits came from and examining whether they still serve us or not.
My challenge to everyone reading this today is to start living from the inside. Decide what YOU want to do and how you want to live. Even if you have no idea HOW you will achieve this new goal it doesn’t matter. The most important thing is to make a decision and stick to it. Once the decision is made the way will be shown. Then the next challenge is to shut out all the negative influences in your environment. TV, news and media are all other people’s opinions and we should not allow others opinions to dictate the way we feel and think about ourselves and our potential. There is a lot of negativity out in the world we all know this, so then… is it really necessary that we fill our minds with it every day? If you are in the process of creating a positive and creative life would it serve you to follow all the negative stories that are perpetuated in the media? You decide.
We have everything we need inside us, although the material world would make you believe this isn’t true… decide for yourself…Create an image of the life you want to live and get busy creating it. If not now then when?
And if you need the assistance of a coach or mastermind group to help you speed up your progress I would love to partner up with you. I have been accredited to Facilitate Bob Proctor and Sandy Gallagher’s Thinking Into results program so feel free to contact me or comment and thanks for reading.
People are always blaming circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can’t find them, make them. George Bernard Shaw.