Would you consider yourself your biggest obstacle or your biggest fan?
We live in a world with a lot of negativity surrounding us. The anonymity of many social networks makes it easy for people to put others down. The more you become successful in life, the more others try and bring you down.
But, there’s also the positive. We can have many connections with supporters and people who encourage us to do better.
But what matters most is what role we play for ourselves.
When it comes to our success, do we get in our own way or pick ourselves up when we’re down?
You probably already know the answer to this, but a good way to find out is look at what’s going on inside your head.
What is your internal self talk?
Or more specifically, do you feel like it is someone talking to you, or are you talking to yourself?
Are you the one listening or are you the one talking?
Obviously it’s only you in your head, but I’m hoping this makes sense.
For me, sometimes I feel like my thoughts are off on their own and I’m just the listener or observer. It’s automatic or repetitive and I don’t have control, they’re just off to the races.
Often, this is when my self talk is a little more negative.
Then other times I am the one in control. I’m choosing what to think about and what I’m saying to myself is intentional and specific.
Usually in these times I’m a lot more positive.
This difference leads to being my biggest obstacle or my biggest fan.
If my thoughts are running wild, it’s often pessimistic and creates and obstacle for me.
If my thoughts are specific and under my control, I’m giving myself a pep talk, lifting myself up and being my biggest fan.
Obviously the outcome of my actions and chances of success are much different depending on what’s going on upstairs.
How about you?
What happens in your head?
Are you your biggest obstacle or your biggest fan
By the way, this article stemmed from a great book I read called It’s All In Your Head by Russ.
1 thought on “Biggest Obstacle or Biggest Fan”
Chad, its nice to know I/we, are not alone with regards to how are thoughts impact our everyday lives. Given what you describe, it makes sense that we work on controlling our thoughts. Basically, recognize when they are negative and make a conscious effort to move them to a more positive outlook.
Two great quotes along these lines are as follows:
1. ” We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves”.
2. “We become what we think about.”
Thanks for sharing!