Limited by our Thinking

I sit. I stare at a blank page. I want to write a blog but nothing is coming. The more I focus on nothing coming, the more I get nothing. It is time to change my attitude and know that I can write this blog.

Most of the time we are limited by our thinking. I was talking with someone recently that every time she has to meet with a certain person she braces herself for the worst thing that could happen.  Of course, there is always trouble.

I asked her what would happen if you expected the best conversation possible. She said: “ I don’t know because I have never ever thought about it that way!”  You see what we think about we become. If we worry about not being able to handle a situation then this is what we get.

We limit ourselves by the limits we give ourselves.  We either operate from a place of fear or a place of faith. Which way do you operate? Even when we have the skills and the tools needed to deal with our day to day lives and events, sometimes our own thinking sets us up not to be successful.

What if you have a keynote speech to give and all you think about is that the audience might not like you.  Will you be able to perform your best?  You are asked to speak or asked to lead or asked to manage because those above you believe you can do the job.

Why would you sabotage that? Is it because you are just not aware of what you are doing to yourself? What would happen if for the next week you paid attention to the messages you give yourself? Would you be more or less successful?

You see, one can sit in front of a blank page and with a shift in thinking one can write a blog!

Yours in growing awareness


Maureen has been teaching this ideas for over 35 years. She is a Senior Faculty Member with William Glasser International, A Licensed Counselling Therapist and Certified Personal and Executive Coach.