You Are What You Think

We’ve all heard the saying… “You are what you eat” when talking about food and how what we put in determines what we get out.

The same goes for what we feed our minds.

As Henry Ford said,
“Think you can or think you can’t, either way… you’re right.”

Fear, insecurities, dwelling on past mistakes, or simply not believing in yourself… these are all devices that the enemy uses to keep you down. Devices to undermine your confidence and stop you from becoming who you were meant to be.

You can change that.

But it starts in your mind (and what you tell it).

  • “Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results.”
  • “If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”
  • “The positive thinker sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible.”
  • “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.” – Philippians 4:8

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Stop Waiting for Perfection

Perfection is a myth. You’ll never be fully ready. You’ll never have all of it figured out.

If you wait to have it just right, you’ll never start.

And starting is the hardest but most important part.

Strive for excellence but don’t let perfectionism be an excuse… because, let’s face it, it can be and often is. Our fear of failing… fear of making mistakes… of being embarrassed…. those are the real issues that hold us back. Perfectionism is just the crutch.

It doesn’t need to be nearly as complicated as we can make it. Just start. Somewhere.

If you want to be a blogger, don’t worry about all the bells and whistles, just start blogging.

If you want to start a business, think it through and try to be smart but don’t over think it and stall out. Pull the trigger and go.

Want to change the world? Make the choice of what YOU can do and begin doing it. Don’t worry about doing it all, just do your part.

But don’t keep waiting… just get moving.

Whatever it is will never be unless you take that first step to move beyond ideas to execution.

Yes, you need a plan and yes you need to be smart but far too often we spend too much time thinking and not enough time doing. Doing is the secret sauce. Doing is what makes it happen.

You can do it. Really, you can. But you won’t if you don’t.

Do you struggle with being a perfectionist? Does it hold you back? How do you deal with it? What advice do you have for others to get going?