There’s no upside to not believing in yourself.
You do what you have to do to find the strength to endure. Even if that means plugging back into the matrix and enjoying your delusional existence until things turn a corner, hey, if that story infuses you with the necessary muscle to go onward where you might otherwise have quit, it’s worth it.
Whatever it takes to create an ambiance of hope for the future.
It reminds me of something my high school football coach used to yell at us during practice.
Shut up and do it, even if you think you’re incapable.
Tough love like that helped us develop solid faith in our own abilities. It reminded us that we were all capable of heroic action. It taught us to doggedly move forward despite any misgivings we may have had. It fostered a foundation of grit that would remain in our bones for the rest of our lives.
And although we might not have appreciated the value of those words when we were sixteen, especially during two a day practices in the hundred degree heat, it was worthwhile.
Remember, the brain isn’t capable of distinguishing between the real and the illusory. May as well delude ourselves in the right direction.
Next time you think you’re not good at something, try plunging into it wholeheartedly. Interpret your fear as excitement. Control the story in your mind and let your adrenalin work for you instead of against you.
And once you grind through to the other side and realize that it wasn’t nearly as bad as you thought, use that experience as a new baseline for your everyday capabilities.
As a friend of mine loves to say, I believe that it’s more fun to believe.
LET ME ASK YA THIS…
How are you expanding the boundaries on your expectations on what you’re capable of doing?
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