This week, we’re talking about overcoming negativity.
So often, whether it’s at work or at home, we are fearful that we can’t compete, we can’t achieve success, or what we’re doing isn’t good enough, but most of the time, these thoughts come from our own minds…
Nobody wants to have negative thoughts, and just like an unwanted dinner guest, you can choose whether or not you want to entertain those thoughts.
These thoughts are born out of fear, and as one of my favorite authors, Jon Gordon always says - Fear stands for False Evidence Appearing Real.
Have you ever heard somebody say you are your own worst enemy?
So how do you overcome these negative thoughts — these fears?
When negative thoughts come into your head, you have three options -
Option one - indulge them, get bogged down in the negativity, and believe what the fears are telling you.
Option two - you can ignore these thoughts, and move on with your day, but this is probably the hardest of the three choices.
So that’s why, your best bet is option three - speak truth to the lies.
Your brain is telling you you’re not good enough? Well, give it evidence to the contrary. Write down all of the things your fears are saying to you — you’re not good enough, you’re not smart enough, you’re not rich enough, you’re not happy enough…
And then, right next to those lies, write down the evidence against them.
You’re killing it at work, you have 2 happy and healthy kids, you have a roof over your head, and you’re doing well in life.
Sure, could you be better? Of course, and you should strive to be that way, but use the evidence you have to prove that you’re in a good place today, and it’ll be much easier to combat those fears we all have.