They say that 80% of success is psychology— your mindset, belief system and emotions. Only 20% is mechanics—learning, practicing and developing a skill, setting goals, creating strategy or an action plan etc.
We should focus on the 80% and in the process unchain our brains from the imprisonment of fear. We’d also be able to liberate our minds from doubt and the disempowering beliefs we’ve been dragging around with us.
The challenge is that most of us live only in our heads. In other words, dream dreams, set goals, get excited about them but simply do not execute.
Because we are chained and anchored down by our stories —the disempowering beliefs we’ve been dragging around with us. These stories limit potential and stifle our ability to achieve since we decide that we can’t do something even before we even try. When we tell ourselves “no” before we ask the question we automatically stop ourselves in our own tracks.
Our stories can hinder us
What is your story?
You are “big boned”, the disease runs in your family, you are the wrong age, and color. Whatever spin you put on it, I believe it can be summed up with one simple sentiment:
“I have tried everything!”
But if that were true and if you had indeed tried everything, don’t you think things would have been much better?
You would have been fit, have great relationships, have more money in the bank and generally be moving up the ladder of success!
Am I correct?
I don’t mean to seem insensitive. I recognize that there are some legitimate issues that create bigger hurdles for some people to get over.
Maybe you are in fact big boned, or a certain disease runs in your family, or you are from the wrong side of the track. All of those facts are established and unchangeable. What I know though, is that we often say things to back up the thing that is keeping us from getting what we want. However, we should never allow an awareness of our past to affect our current and future possibilities.
You can find your way
There are scores of people who are “big boned’ but yet they are fit. They were able to shed the extra weight once they changed their story. A large segment of the population predisposed to certain diseases are leading healthy lives because they’ve made different lifestyle choices. There are many who were born into circumstances where opportunities were few and far in between. Nothing about their environments suggested that success was even remotely possible but they were still able to find their way.
As you can see, our story affects what we do, where we go and how we approach life. There is always a story but as Tony Robbins reminds us, it is time to “divorce the story of your limitations and marry the truth of your unlimited capacity.”
It’s time for us to unchain our brains and tell a more powerful story.
A powerful story will lead us to a life of opportunity. With the right mindset, and a renewed focus, we will begin to see options that we previously thought were not available to us.
Keep On Pushing!