Funny motivational speaker
Yesterday, I panted through 60 minutes on my stationary bike, posted a blog, listen to two lectures, did fifty sit-ups, and drank my 8×8 of water. All good stuff. Yay me! But today I am stuck thinking about the three snack-sized snicker bars and 1/8th bag of BBQ potato chips I scarfed down before bed.
Most of us give our failures lots of attention, but our successes go unnoticed. “Your brain is like velcro to negative experiences and Teflon for positive experiences.” According to neuropsychologist and author Rick Hanson. We now know that negative, fearful, and hateful thoughts are like Velcro; they stick. But, positive, loving, and grateful thoughts are like Teflon; they slide off unless you savor them consciously for at least 15 seconds.
Create a winning mindset:
For the next twenty-four hours, start flooding your mental space with successes, no matter how big or small. Right now, list ten things you expect to do well today and spend today giving yourself mental high fives for your accomplishments. When you go to bed tonight, list ten things you did that made you feel happy. Spend time savoring your triumphs. When you wake up tomorrow morning, think of another ten good things you expect to happen during the day, and make sure to celebrate your wins as they happen.
Suspend judgment and recognize that doing your best will look different every day. Some victories will be flashier than others, but the small wins often piggyback to massive success. Consciously celebrating your wins will give your self-confidence a boost while shaping your winning mindset.