Posts tagged #Decisions

Belief Is Stronger Than Proof

Have you ever tried to change a “bad” habit (eating candy, smoking, not exercising, watching Honey Boo Boo, etc.), only to feel powerless against the momentum of something that you know is bad for you?

This is incredibly frustrating, but we beat ourselves up for the wrong reason.  We think, “Man, I must be so weak if I can’t do something that I know is logically a better choice for me and my future.” 

In reality, we’re looking at the wrong part of the problem.  We are focusing on how much proof we have, when really we should be focusing on what belief (either conscious or unconscious) we have about that habit. 

Sick of "Should"

     Watch the Video! "Should" by Blake Brandes (Motivational Blog Rap #15)

Man, I am sick of "should." Every day I see people I care about stressing out about what they should and shouldn't do based on other people's anticipated judgments or expectations. Sometimes those judgments matter (like your boss's), but even then, we have a tendency to pressure and disempower ourselves out of fear.

"Will they laugh at me?'

"Will they think I'm incompetent?"

"Will they disapprove of my life choices?"

Every time I catch myself saying, "I should..." or "I shouldn't..." I try to pause and reflect: Is this "should" helping me reach my ultimate outcomes?

Posted on November 20, 2014 .