You Can’t Always Trust Your Brain

You can’t always trust your brain. While an invaluable tool (for those who choose to use it), your mind doesn’t always give great advice.

-It’s too hard
-I can’t do it
-I’m not strong enough
-I’m not talented enough
-I’m not a leader
-I’m not a salesman
-I’m not smart enough
-I’m not good looking

I could go on but you get the point. Your mind can be full of excuses and in many, many cases it is completely wrong.

Those who become powerful influencers use the mind as a tool to weigh options, make decisions, solve problems, and serve others. They also learn when to ignore the voices that don’t come from the best self.

Use your brain, but don’t listen to every piece of advice it gives you. It can be a powerful tool or a father of lies.

The Walls We Build

We all have walls. I have them. You have them. If you don’t see your walls, open your eyes and you’ll see.

We have walls of trust that keeps us from believing everything we see and hear. We have walls that keep us from pursuing our dreams. We have walls that keep us from letting others see the part of us that struggles, doubts, and is weak.

Walls keep others from getting in and keep us from getting out. The trouble is that what we really want is on the other side of the wall.

Connection, compassion, love, trust, resilience, and transparency all help the walls come down. It may surprise you to find out that, in the end, the wall was scarier than what was on the other side.

Let’s take down our walls and really connect.