Dear Why Team members,
I hope this email finds you well and your week off to a great start. This week, what will you focus on? Your strengths or your weaknesses? Will you focus on your strengths for even more empowerment? Or will you focus on your weaknesses that can weaken your resolve? Edison said if we could see all that we are capable of it would astound us. Our greatest battle is always within the mind - we are what we think. Within our mind we largely judge what is possible and then with our natural desire to be taken seriously, we can live out our self imposed limits to give our thoughts validation. As Henry Ford so poignantly put it, "If we think we can, or we think we can't, we're right." We have reaped from the garden of our minds exactly what we have sown - and from that which was planted prior to our awareness that we are the gardener - we have a choice, shine our light of attention on that which bears fruit or on that which does not.
Recently, one of my good friends, a man who consistently breaks through limits, an accomplished athlete and surgeon, gave me an awareness that was on fire.
What he called the Mind-Menu. Here is the text he sent me out of a discussion about coaches - his emphasis was on the coach within:
"You don't really need to see the full picture. Do you know the full menu at your favorite restaurant? Or do you know what you like to eat there? Find some good things in your head and stick with that, not really caring about all the stuff on the mind-menu that you don't like. Then when you get tired of your favorite dish, look around the menu for something different, knowing that it will have changed since the last time you looked at it."
How about this "food" for thought? How much of our potential for a great meal is spoiled when we focus on what we don't like rather than on what we do like?! And how true that the menu changes - are we not the cooks in our own mental kitchens?
No matter what we hear from without - it only matters when we agree within - we are always our own best source of inspiration - choosing to take the high road, fueling what is best within us, or focusing to much on the low road, weakened by our limiting thoughts. We are what we think about and what we chose to think is of course always our choice. Connect with your higher self to achieve higher results. Eat that which best fuels you now! Observe the course of your life and grab hold of all that you have become, finding meaning in the lives you have touched and will touch through your perseverance. There is a saying that "Friends come and go, but enemies accumulate." We tend to remember more the pains of life than the joys of living. With effort, friendly empowering thoughts about ourselves can grow in the face of our own self criticism.
Shine the light of your awareness on the empowering seeds you have sown and you will no doubt reap possibilities that will astound you. Serve up the best for yourself and be more of what the world needs now, it's up to you.
Make it a great week,