June 29, 2009

Don't Listen To That Nasty Voice

I was attempting a new route. Two thirds on the way up, I was holding on a bit to figure how to continue and was getting a bit tired. I didn't have much confidence in completing it. I had this voice creeping up "just let go and try again later when you have regained more energy to complete it".

You know that voice, don't you?

Well, with the encouragement of my fellow climbers, I hold on and continued my climb. It was scary as I didn't have much energy to hold on, yet I was still climbing. To my very surprise, I managed to complete it! It was the most victorious feeling!

Leadership Activities: Don't believe me... Feel it!

All of us are victims of this little voice inside us, it creeps up on us, telling us we can't do this, we shouldn't do this... etc.

There is also another voice that encourages us. Sometimes the nasty voice dominates and we seem to agree with it. Kind of like Smeagal in Lord of the Rings.

Our role in achieving success is to learn to listen to that encouraging voice and to shut off the pessimism of the nasty voice.

Try listening to only that encouraging voice for the next 30 days. See what happens!

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