Doubt to Do

Part Three…Self Talk
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Those of you have been reading our recent Weekly Focus, will now know that this is the story of a personal journey in getting myself fit enough to ride two hundred miles over the weekend of 7th/8th July.

Consider for a moment how you would feel if a colleague, either personal or in the workplace, was forever telling you that you were not good enough at something? What would you say to them? Now consider for a moment, how many times we do that to ourselves! Our internal chatterbox!

Our mind is so powerful that it can create the feelings of any situation that we tell ourselves. Consider those who fear the dentist. The very day before, they will exhibit the very same feelings as if they were actually there…Or conversely a young man looking forward to a new date. The butterflies and excitement would be present, the day before!

So what this simple analogy tells us, is that we can create any feeling that we wish…Good or Bad! Consider for a moment, the end of the working week. The journey home. Great for 95% of the week, just off the pace for 5%. Rather than create Self Talk that pats ourselves on the back, we beat ourselves up for the small 5%! A spiral of negative Self Talk!

We live our lives on our perceptions of reality and not what is real. Part of this stems from our conditioning. Beliefs that we hold and often not the truth. Prior to May 1954, the four minute mile was never broken, and was deemed “impossible” according to the experts. After Sir Roger Bannister achieved the time of 3 minutes and 59.6 seconds, in the subsequent two years, a further 43 people broke the four minute barrier.

New and improved beliefs are consistently followed by new and improved behaviour and performance…But it starts with us! Our very own Self Talk. Once we master that, we can tackle any challenge, in new and improved ways.
Part Four on Friday, will start to explain how we do just that…Come with me on the journey!

“The mind of man is capable of anything…Because everything is in it…All the past as well as the future” Joseph Conrad

“Everything you attract into your life is a reflection of the story you believe and keep telling yourself.” ― Farshad Asl