Do you try? Or do you do?
In today’s LEARN OUT LOUD segment, as I wanted to share with you a concept I was raised on (so to speak), and was taught by my teachers in school and college, was taught by so many of my mentors; and I commonly use with team, my children, even my husband at times 😉 and in most importantly in my own self-talk.
In my personal development journey, I challenge myself to dig deep and learn more about myself each day, and this particular concept has such a tremendous impact on our daily struggles and successes. How we view things and whether we think we can or we think we can’t do them is the determining factor on whether we can or can’t do them.
If you think you CAN’T do something, you’re probably not going to be able to do it. If you think you CAN do something, then you probably will be able to do it.
If you approach a task with the mindset of I’m just going to try this and I’m going to see what happens, you will not have the same result as if you approach a task with the mindset of I’m going to do this and this will happen. Does that make sense?
So, for example, I pretty much approached the first 2 1/2 years in my current business with an “I’ll try” mindset. I was preoccupied with running my non-profit, two traditional businesses, consulting for two others… Oh, and starting an every growing family, homeschooling, small group with church, volunteer commitments, and the list goes on. Yadda yadda yadda. In other words, I gave myself an out.
However, when I switched my mindset to a “I will” mindset, my business completely changed.
Now, I had to get myself into the right frame of mind in order for that to work. I had to have believe in myself (now THAT’S another topic for another day).
But… I knew that our products worked without a shadow of a doubt. I knew that our business worked without a shadow of a doubt. I knew that our company, our founders, and our products, had a solid reputation. I knew that I had other business partners who are successful. Differentiating factor was simply me. Was I doing the same activities that these other excess full people were doing on a daily basis? At the end of the day, I could say without pause, that the answer was no. I was not doing the same things that they were doing.
Take the gym for example. Two people can set out to meet a certain wellness goal, but one approaches it with an “I’ll try” mindset and the other approaches it with an “I will” mindset. The person with the “I’ll try” mindset gives themselves easy outs when things don’t go according to plan (missed days at the gym, sneaking in things not on their nutrition plan). The person with the “I will” mindset sets solid boundaries and looks at them as absolutes rather than options (there are no missed days, or straying from their plan until their goal is met, and by then they’ve adopted their lifestyle as a new habit). The “I’ll try” mindset most likely will not achieve the same results as the “I will” mindset. The variable is the person and how they respond to the inevitable challenges they will be faced with every day. It’s not the gym, it’s not the equipment… it’s the person.
This applies to anything in life. This is going to be what prevents me from being successful or drives me to be successful in homeschool, dieting, my marriage, parenting, being consistent in my daily time reflecting in the word… you name it. If I approach everything with an “I’ll try” mindset rather than than “I will” mindset, my results will not be the same. When I quit giving myself an out, and rather tell myself this WILL work because I’m GOING to make it work, everything changes. My faith, my marriage, my relationship with my kids, my homeschooling days, my business, everything.
So… what about you? Do you have an “I’ll try” mindset or an “I will” mindset? Do you try? Or do you do?
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AND if there is an area YOU want to challenge yourself to overcome or master, I would love to hear what it is and see how I can help you.
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Looking forward to continuing to LEARN OUT LOUD with you. Thanks for watching, and until next time… MAKE TODAY AWESOME!