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ponderings of doubt

Posted by Chad on July 13, 2010 at 6:41 AM

"kill the doubt that strangles my self-worth..."

A song lyric by the Avett Brothers, brings to mind what it means to have the mind control your actions, and I mean FULLY control them.


Did you ever hear your grandmother say to you, after you used the word 'can't', "darling, can't never could"?



Why do you doubt yourself or your abilities?  Have you ever tried to do what you suggest you can't do?   If not, how do you know you CAN'T do it?


What did Henry Ford say..."whether you think you can or you can't do something, you are right."  We could spend all day coming up with quotes and musings and anecdotes about positive thinking.  Why are there so many of them?  Because they are TRUE!


Your mind controls you, your thoughts, your actions.  It is a skill to teach your mind to be more positive.  Is it easy?  NO!  If it was, everyone would be more successful at their endeavors.

In this book, "The Monk Who Sold his Ferrari," Robin Sharma gives good examples of how to practice this very thing.

What are you worth--to your family, your job and boss, your friends, your SELF?  Now, this one is more tangeably measured.  There are certain folks who are surely worthless to everyone around them--you know these people, hopefully not too many of them.  However, there are those who do great work for themselves, families, and careers, and don't think they do.  What's more is that this self doubt holds them back...thoughts of "I can't do that" and "sue does that better than I ever could" and "there's no way that I can do that well."  These thoughts hold you back from succeeding at a higher level.  LET THEM GO!

"Kill the doubt that strangles my self-worth..."




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