No, not like the truck, like the man.
Henry Ford once said, “Whether you think you can or you can’t, you’re right.”.
How many times have you approached a difficult situation, no, let me re-phrase that, how many times have you approached a situation you THINK of as difficult or MIGHT be difficult with a sense of dread?
You’ve probably heard of a “self-fulfilling prophecy”; this mindset not only limits your performance during a single activity or incident but it literally creates an atmosphere or environment of distress. In essence you become predisposed to fail.
When I trained clients for physical fitness I often saw that the lifters who continually pushed on their last set to hit a PR (personal record) often would end their attempt with a failure to hit the weight they wanted. Those lifters who ended their workouts on that failed attempt found their progress was far slower than lifters who ended on a successful lift – and here’s the key – even if the successful lift was at a weight lower than they had been trying to hit.
Basically they ensured that they were building a “body memory” of success and leaving the gym with a renewed desire to go for that PR next time.
For those of you who are not weight lifters, I think you’ll agree that “ending on a high note” feels much better than a murmur.
Let each success build up your energy and resolve
Remember, success breeds success