How many ideas do we kill in our minds, just thinking of why it can’t happen, why we don’t have enough _____ to complete the job, why no one will agree/come to/buy it? Probably a lot. You likely can’t even recall most of the bodies your mind has buried, because we do it unconsciously, over and over again every single day.
How to fix this?
- Counteract these unconscious thoughts with the exact opposite thoughts: A Can-Do-It mental (or physical) list. For every wild idea, think of 3-5 reasons why it could happen and be real. Doesn’t mean you’ll actually do it, you’re just conditioning your mind for thinking of how instead of how-not.
- Become aware of your no-can-do thoughts and start cancelling them out with 3-5 can-do thoughts of #1.
- For 10 days, try one thing you always thought you couldn’t do. A written list is strongly recommended for this, since your consistent no-can-do patterns have probably erased most of these ideas from your conscious mind. So you’ll have to write them down to even make them conscious again. Make a list of 100 (yeah, you have 100. Probably more). Each day, pick one and attack.
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