How to Get Over Your Own B.S.

There are basically two different types of people in this world.

  1. The people who believe that hard work, an open mind, and a willingness to make mistakes is all you need to accomplish just about anything you want.

The people who believe that someone else is responsible for their success or failure in the world.

If you’re one of the #2’s, you’ve probably quit reading by now, so I’ll focus on the folks who believe you can accomplish anything and are looking for some techniques to get there.

Most of what actually prevents you from being successful is the things you are thinking about — your B.S. Here are three things you can do to change your mental attitude to one that makes you capable of infinite success.

1. Your thoughts are not necessarily accurate

This is a huge distinction of successful people versus everyone else. When a thought goes through your head, realize that it may or may not be actually true. The whole idea of “true” or “false” is an oversimplified construct that doesn’t necessarily have any practical use in reality. Everything is a matter of perception. You can perceive your situation in any way you would like.

Your conditioning and the world around you would have you believe that the world is a bad place that is out to get you and wants you to fail. So, naturally, your mind will go down this path.

“This isn’t going to work.”

“I can’t do this.”

“It’s not possible.”

You don’t have to keep going down this mental path. Let’s keep going.

2. Think about a different way to view the situation

Remember, we established that true and false, good and bad, right and wrong and other binary thinking are tools designed to make the world appear simpler than it really is. So, you don’t have to accept anything as true or false. Instead, you can seek out ideas and thoughts that will better serve your pursuit of whatever you want.

Turn your negative thoughts and beliefs around and take your little brain on a walk down a different path. How about all the people who have accomplished this thing you are working towards? How about all the skills, resources and advantages that you have? You’ll have to get creative. When you do, you’ll see that there are an infinite number of different ways to view any particular situation and it’s up to you to pick one that will help you to achieve the result you want.

3. Break your pattern of failure thinking

The only way to get different results is to do different things. Take your brain down a different path. Here’s an exercise that will help you break the pattern of failure thinking and start you thinking in a way that will make you successful.

  1. Write down your biggest goal in your life right now.

Write down the biggest barrier your facing to achieving that goal.Write down ten reasons why it’s B.S.

It may not be easy, and it may take you some time to come up with the ten reasons, but since you are one of the folks who believe that YOU are in control and can accomplish anything, you have to break the patterns of thought that are going through your head right now. This exercise will move your brain in a different direction. If you do this exercise regularly, focused on big things and small things, it will become a habit — and that’s a very good thing.

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This article was originally published on the Huffington Post

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