Your brain is designed to scan for what is wrong or how we can do better, that’s how we have stayed alive and evolved over time.
That’s the old operating system that isn’t working for the modern day world we live in. We have to train the operating system to look for what is going right, what’s working.
When we don’t believe that we can create the result that we want, our brain says it’s time to quit. It says that you don’t know how, or your too old or you don’t have the money or this life isn’t meant for you, the job was never yours, you have too much to learn to be promotable.
We don’t lose the ability to achieve the result we want, we lose the belief that we can create it.
Your brain is trying to protect you from feeling frustrated, being tired, being uncomfortable, being scared or nervous, all the emotions that bubble up when we are in a growth state. But that’s where all the good stuff is. That is where our evolution happens.
I almost quit on one of my goals last week. I stopped believing that I could produce a result that I wanted. So my brain started looking for evidence that something was wrong, to give me an excuse, to justify my quit. I literally had to step in, take over and stop the thought loop and understand that these were thought errors. They were not warning signs, they were waning signs. Signs that my belief in myself waning.
You might have some legit reasons to stop pursuing a goal. It might be too dangerous or not mentally healthy but for the most part, we want to quit because we stop believing.
Let’s be honest. It’s easy to believe when there is evidence but we must believe even when there is none.
Ask yourself where else this has shown up in your life? Where else did you stop believing in yourself and maybe quit on yourself in a relationship, at a job, school, business, your passion…
Let your brain throw a fit
Celebrate your belief in yourself!
Now, go be a goal setting, goal getting, believing goal digger!!!!