#9 Mindset

In my last post, I talked about New Years and goals. Congrats! Making a decision or picking a goal is a step in the right direction. But, what does your mindset look like? You talk to yourself more than anybody else throughout the day, what are these conversations like?

I’m sure you have heard this old Cherokee story before about a grandson talking with his grandfather.

“A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy.“It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil–he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.” He continued, “The other is good – he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. The same fight is going on inside you–and inside every other person, too.” The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather: “Which wolf will win?” The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.”

This “fight” can be your own thoughts. are you saying things like “I’ve got this” or “Nothing is going to stop me from reaching my goals. Or are you saying “I’m not good enough” or “I’m not smart enough”?

These types of behaviors can have cascading effects on us. A negative mindset can cause unnecessary and unneeded stress on our system. (see post #4 and #5).

If we can control the mind and focus on the positives rather than the negatives, it can go a long way in improving our overall mental and physical health. In my next post , I will get into more detail on how to do this.

Thank you for reading! If you have any questions or comments, I would love to hear them. Have a great Sunday!

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