Yesterday, I was privileged to be interviewed on a podcast by one of the top leadership experts in the world, Gordon Tredgold.
Our topic was the similarities between how great leaders think and act and how great parents think and act.
It was so interesting to see, as the conversation developed, the many parallels between the two.
We talked about the power of our limiting beliefs, both in leadership and as parents and how cunning our subconscious mind can be when we allow it to lead us around.
I call it living our lives on auto-pilot. One of the most effective tools that our subconscious mind uses to keep us trapped and stuck are our EXCUSES. Oh, and there are some doozies.
We’re not this or we can’t do that. We don’t have enough money or we don’t have the right connections.
We don’t look a certain way or we come from a long line of family failures.
You name it and the every ready limiting beliefs that skulk around in our subconscious are sitting poised to jump into action reminding us of what we are NOT. You know what’s worse than an excuse?
A GOOD EXCUSE.
You don’t even have to go searching for it.
It stands right up and says,”Here I Am! Reporting for duty!”
But here’s the good news!
YOU CAN TELL THOSE EXCUSES TO SIT DOWN AND SHUT UP!
You get to decide which thoughts you are going to FEED AND MAKE STRONGER and which thoughts you are going to STARVE TO DEATH.
It’s a YOU AND YOU DEAL!
You can be STRONGER THAN YOUR EXCUSES.
So TODAY, when you hear one of those, oh so familiar excuses making noises in your head, just silently smile and serve it an eviction notice.
Be STRONG! BE BOLD!
About Lynn Wicker
Author, blogger and speaker Dr. Lynn Wicker, has dedicated her life to helping others. She’s spent the last 30 years teaching and leading in the public education arena. She is an expert in the areas of leadership and parenting through her adding value lifestyle.
Her passion, purpose and greatest joy in life is to inspire people to find their own successes in life and live purposeful lives that will nurture successful children and grow stronger leaders.