Happy Easter (for those that celebrate)…..for those that don’t, Happy Sunday. Either way, what a great day today is to be alive.
More than anything that I have learned over the last 45 years, is “how people talk to themselves” (conversations we have internally with no one to talk back and say “that’s crazy”) dictates more about who someone becomes than anything (who you surround yourself with is a close second).
So with that…….isn’t it amazing the things we tell ourselves? And because there is no one to interrupt us we say “ok” to the most ludicrous things. I mean ludicrous!!
Examples you say? Of course you do…
These are my top 5:
1. “Hey I’m not the worst one on the team. That other guy is doing worse than me. I’m doing ok because there is someone worse than me.”
2. “I need to slow it down a little. If I work too hard they will expect this from me all the time.”
3. “It’s ok that crazy things happen at bachelor/bachelorette parties. It’s my last hurrah before the wedding.”
4. “I worked out today so I can eat these cookies. In fact, gimme a handful of those chips too.”
5. “It’s ok that I drink a ton of alcohol, at least I don’t do drugs.”
These things happen in people’s heads. And there is no one there to stop it. So what’s the point of all this? Great question….let’s get to the lesson.
Get a mentor. Today. If you don’t have one, call someone today and say “I’ve decided you are my mentor”…….then when these crazy things go thru your mind, you have someone to call to talk through them. When you say things out loud that are typically lodged in your head, its different. Trust me. It is.
Imagine if you had to say these things out loud and get verification from a “right minded” human being? Yeah, I think the results of our takeaways would be different.
Justification of insane thoughts can get in your way….on your way to greatness. Get a mentor and share everything. And then EMBRACE THE FEEDBACK!! You will get better in everything you do.
P.S. Even if you are 85 years old, you can still have a mentor. And that mentor can be younger than you. You don’t need to be a certain age to have wisdom.