For most of my adult life, I thought I couldn’t run. For most of my adult, I also experienced anxiety. My solution was to go run. Not because I thought I could, but because I knew I needed to move my body and that seemed the easiest solution.
This is when my personal mindset shift truly began to take place. I was becoming more and more conscious of what I had been telling myself and most of the thoughts I was having were things that just weren’t true! One of those thoughts was “you can’t run!” Guess what? I actually could!
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The habit of thinking negative thoughts had become an unconscious
My mindset shift started with listening to anything positive I could get my hands on. I also read many books focused on thinking empowering thoughts.
What truly helped me was being plugged in (with earbuds) to positive “speak” on a regular basis. Even if I zoned out and wasn’t consciously listening, the positive words were still getting into my subconscious. I’d YouTube talks given by Wayne Dyer. He became my go-to life and spiritual advisor. I was overwriting the negative programming that had gone on for too many years.
Awareness Shifts Mindset
All of this awareness led me to completely shift my thinking and my life’s purpose. Eventually, I transitioned from running to yoga, incorporating a daily practice of meditation. I also committed to helping others make small shifts that result in big changes through wellness coaching, sharing with my clients that the small shifts are what create big changes over time.
Have you had a mind over matter experience, where you stopped telling yourself you couldn’t do something and then went ahead and achieved a goal?