S1 002. Practical Strategy 1 – Think Differently
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Show Notes: Practical Strategy #1 Think Differently
- Focus on the Journey
- “What you get by achieving your goals isn’t as important and who you become by achiving your goals.” Henry David Thoreau
- Instead of focusing on goals that signify accomplishment at a single point in time, begin focusing (and giving yourself credit for) the daily behaviors that you do to become someone who can accomplish goals.
- Your Takeaway: practice rephrasing your goals by highlighting the work you did to achieve them rather than just the point in time that they were realized.
- Kick Yourself in the Pants
- “If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your troubles you wouldn’t sit for a month” Theodore Roosevelt
- We are our own masterpiece. We are accountable for who we are, where we live, where we work and the status of our health and wellness. You control the day to day choices that compound to create the person and lifestyle that is unique and wonderfully YOU!
- Take greater pride and accountability for your health and wellness by owning your daily behaviors.
- Your Takeaway: Tomorrow, actively observe the choices that you’re making that impact your health and wellness. Honestly answer whether your choices are the best for you. If not, begin to develop different actions or choices that can bring you closer to your best health.
- Feed Your Mind Right
- “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t you’re right.” Henry Ford (and my dad)!
- We believe what we tell ourselves, our actions are instinctual reactions to the self-talk we loop in our heads every day.
- Acknowledge that connection between what you tell yourself on a daily basis and your behaviors/outcomes. Then, create a realistic yet aspirational loop of positive talk that can help you stay grounded in who you are and what you want to be. Soon, the small changes to your behaviors will make huge differences in your life.
Create Your Own Identity Statement
Sources on self-talk studies:
Healthline, Positive Self-Talk: How Talking to Yourself is a Good Thing.
VeryWell Mind, The Toxic Effects of Negative Self Talk