Living in Our Own Reality

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“Whether you think you can or you can’t, you are right”-Henry Ford

Most of us have likely heard this quote. But have we applied it to our lives?

What are our thoughts when we enter the gym? 

What do we think when we look at the workout the night before? 

Do we avoid workouts that contain a certain movement?

If our answer to these questions is a negative one then we have already created an environment where we will not develop as much as we could. Our thoughts become our reality. Sure, we cannot think our way to a 300# snatch, although you have to believe you can do it before you pick it up. Only we can convince ourself of our ability to develop, enjoy a workout, or love or hate a movement. It is only our mind that convinces us one way or another.

Watch your thoughts, they become your words; watch your words, they become your actions; watch your actions, they become your habits; watch your habits, they become your character; watch your character, it becomes your destiny.
— Lao Tzu

Shifting our mindset can help us develop a better relationship with things we dislike. A simple smile when we are doing something can shift our entire thought process and help us find enjoyment. And, if we enjoy what we are doing, the chances are we will get better at it and be more committed to it.

This can be applied to every aspect of our lives, from our jobs, to our nutrition, to our daily habits. Creating a positive image can drastically improve our view of the world and in turn we will see the positive impact through the improvements we make.