Are You the Person You Were Yesterday?
This continues our series of five simple and powerful rebooting techniques to help you shake loose your limiting beliefs, change your mindset, and reignite your life!
In my first post, I wrote about the importance of changing our mindset. Most of us unknowingly allow our beliefs, opinions, likes, and dislikes to pop up by default as if on automatic. It’s almost as if we don’t have a choice as to what we believe.
Now we’ll tackle our first important Reboot Technique:
Reboot #1: Reject Your Old Self
In any situation in which we find ourselves, our thinking may not be centered on the present, but may actually stem from the old patterns and limiting beliefs of the past.
Step out on a limb here with me as we consider whether the person who originated that old thinking, actually exists anymore.
What? The person you were yesterday isn’t the same person who is walking around today.
Let me state this another way. Overnight, purely on a cellular level, many things within your body have changed — your hair grew a tad, your skin shed a bit, your digestion changed. A myriad of shifts and changes occurred within your body between yesterday and today.
There was a gorgeous lavender bud on the rose bush yesterday. Today, it has bloomed into a beautiful flower. A few days from now, it will fall, petal by petal, off the stem.
Nothing stays the same. Nothing is permanent.
I think this is actually one of the biggest misperceptions of reality: How we look, act and feel today is how we’ll look, act and feel tomorrow, the next day, and the next.
This unconscious thinking keeps us caught in cycles of behavior that we oftentimes don’t even realize we have the power to change or shift.
So when you find yourself having a negative reaction to some circumstance, notice whether this reaction is one which is triggered often, i.e., getting angry, feeling anxious, shutting out whatever is new or unknown.
Could this even be an automatic response?
Stop for a second and see if you can notice that automatic response.
Then silently repeat to yourself: “I am not that person anymore.”