Everyone wants more and most people also want to be more, but the question for most people is why don’t we have more and why aren’t we more than we are already? Well, it’s actually pretty simple.
It’s the stories that your brain tells you.
When it comes to making progress, your brain will do anything to try to convince you that you’re better off exactly where you are.
It’s like the brain is trying to work against you, but in all actuality, it’s trying to protect you. You see, the brain is in charge of resources for the most part and if something seems hard or even just different, you will start to feel a little push back.
Sure you can try to psych yourself into/out of whatever you’re trying to (not) do, but at the end of the day, you’ve got a 92% chance of losing, according to a Harvard study on willpower.
So what’s the solution?
How can you dominate (your brain) and crush it in every aspect of your life? Well, it’s simple, but certainly not easy.
It’s a matter of accepting that those stories simply aren’t true. No matter how believable they may seem, the stories your brain tell you like
You’re too tired
Not strong enough
Not smart enough
All the stories are simply not true because you can find examples of people just like you who were probably in a worse situation and made it work for themselves. Finding people like you either in the real world or maybe through an autobiography could be a huge solution to changing your story.
There are too many people in the world that probably look, act, and have the same background you do. I’m willing to bet that a few of them found a way to be successful. So guess what?
That means there is absolutely a way for you to be great as well.
Greatness belongs to those who believe it’s theirs and to be honest, even that’s a lie. However, before I go, I’d like you to consider that any lie that you believe enough, eventually becomes the truth…
Jerry “greater every day” Washington
P.S. There are 7.9 billion people in the world. That’s a lot of people and that’s not even counting the people that lived before we were born. There’s a chance that there’s someone out there whose dad was an alcoholic or they dealt with depression or whatever. The point I’m trying to make here is, if you don’t see examples of people in your environment that you would like to emulate, there are a bunch of autobiographies of great people you can pick up at your library (remember those??) Talk soon…