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.