It is day seven of the 12 days of coaching. And today we’re going to talk about mindset.
Hi, I’m Phil Sherwood, your high performance coach. And I want to talk about mindset, because that is where it all starts.
Henry Ford is famously reported to us said, whether you think you can, or you think you can’t. You’re right. And that is so true. Because if you think you can’t do something, how much effort are you going to put into it? Not much, right? If you think you can do something, you’re going to have a lot of confidence. And you’re going to do everything within your power to make sure that you get it done. So how you think about something determines how you approach it and determines the outcome. That is why your mindset is so important.
Now I say the word mindset, and that seems to be a buzzword these days. I like the word. But what we’re really talking about is your thinking. You know, it’s also said that you are the average of the five people you spend the most time with. And that’s because we rub off on each other, there’s this thing called mirror neurons. And when you’re around somebody, your brain just tries to fit in with the folks that you’re around. But let me tell you, who do you spend the most time with? That’s right, yourself. And we are our own worst enemies most of the time when it comes to our minds. Do you have a running dialogue within your mind?
Can you hear yourself talking to yourself? And do you have these stories running around in your mind? I read an article the other day that says there are actually some people that do not have an inner dialogue. And I just, I just couldn’t believe it. But how lonely that would be. If you can’t talk to yourself, and you can’t reason with yourself before you go do something. I digress. But anyway, I thought that was very interesting.
What stories are you telling yourself? What stories have you latched on to about yourself, about your abilities? About your relationships? What stories are running around up in your head? Have you ever stopped and listened to yourself? What are some of those common stories? Are they positive? Or are they negative? Are they empowering? Are they disempowering? And most importantly, are the stories true? You know, we tell ourselves a lot of stories, and most of them just are not true. But we’ve told them to ourselves so many times, that we actually believe them, and we believe them to be true.
So, next time you hear one of these stories going around in your mind, stop and say, is that true? And what makes me think that is true. That’s one way to dispel some of these negative stories that we get going around and around and around in our minds. You’ve really got to protect your mind because everything emanates from within there. So the Bible says, the overflow of the heart, the mouth speaks.
So it’s all about your mindset, your thinking, that determines your outcomes that determine your success. It all starts with how you think about it.
So I hope that’s helpful. So that is day seven. I will see you tomorrow.