We’ve all seen that person at the gym who seemingly goes every day and spends over an hour working out… but over time, their bodies don’t seem to change at all. Can you picture that person at the gym? Or just maybe… is that person YOU?
How many times have you told someone, “I’m doing my best,” or “I tried my hardest!” when someone criticizes your efforts, whatever it may be? Maybe it was a report at work, maybe it was a route you ran in practice, maybe it was a meal you cooked for your family, or maybe it was a failed sale… it doesn’t matter!
Not only is this defensive response counterproductive, it’s actually NEGATIVELY IMPACTING your development as a human being. But there’s one simple mindset shift that, if implemented, can dramatically boost your results in anything you do, and over time transform your life. So what is this mental state?
Depression can can come from the most unexpected places. Take Eva. She was a young, healthy, highly intelligent woman at the outset of her career after years of schooling. Her positive energy and vibrant smile always lit up the room and brought lightness to all that she came across.
She had a genuine authenticity about her – passionate about all that she pursued and it was apparent in her actions. She exuded a confidence and certainty about herself that inspired others to pursue their dreams. She worked hard and never let mistakes stand in the way of her future goals, taking each one and using it as a lesson to grow. In her eyes, failure was part of the equation to success. Yes, Eva seemed to have it all, the work ethic and determination to succeed in a male-dominated business world and the love and compassion that would undoubtedly make her an incredible mother one day.
Despite all of this, underneath it all, Eva struggled with some dark rooted feelings of sadness.
Before you read any further, pause and take a breath. This is important and requires your total focus. Commit to be 100% honest with yourself…
With the end of the year rapidly approaching, it’s a great time to take a moment and PAUSE; a time to think about this past…