Imagine being a very successful musician looking back on your life. When you first picked up a guitar, practice was difficult. Your fingers hurt and your friends were outside playing but you persisted and practiced. Whether it was pressure from your parents, or love of the process the difference that lead to your success was your mindset in those difficult times. If, when your fingers hurt you decided “my fingers aren’t tough enough for guitar,” rather than “I need to build up my calluses so the pain goes away,” you would never have achieved such great heights.
Recognize these opportunities for a positive mindset in your life today so you can look back on them with pride rather than regret.
“It all comes down to the stories you tell yourself. Some of us say ‘I’m not cut out for this”…Others say ‘I just need to keep working at it” -Eric Barker (pg.69)
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