Guest blog by: Aaron Wilker, host of Talk with Tom
Earlier this week my son and I had a conversation about health and how a person, if they are not mentally willing to be healthy, won’t be healthy. This is true in anything that you want to be successful at. In order to be a success at anything, you must have confidence or faith in your success. The conversation that I was having with my son was about a young lady who my son knows, who complains about not feeling healthy or looking good. My son told me that she likes to drink as well as smoke; when she complains to my son, he tells her to quit smoking and drinking, eat healthier and exercise more. When she tells him that she doesn’t want to do any of those things, he then tells her to quit complaining, because it is her choice.
My son is well aware that his thoughts control his success as well as his failure. In his youth he was a multi-sport athlete who worked hard to be one of the best at whatever sport he was playing. When he was in eighth grade he held the California State Record in the High Jump for one week. His athletic career came to an end his sophomore year in high school, when he was tackled, actually body slammed, during a rugby game and fractured his lower vertebrate. Instead of wallowing in self-pity, he heard that Bruce Lee had fractured his back and had come back from that injury to continue teaching his martial art, Jeet Kune Do. So my son researched the exercises that Bruce Lee did and today, while he no longer competes as an athlete, he does work out, play tennis, golf and basketball with his friends and family. He has a lean athletic build, so instead of competing as an athlete he now works as a model while he attends college. He is a great example of Event + Response = Outcome. He believes that he will be successful at whatever he puts his mind to. If he works hard enough, he cannot fail.
What would your life look like if you could feel worthy, strong, confident and trusting of yourself? What would it look like if you could transcend your limiting beliefs? What does that mean, to transcend a limiting belief? I believe that the easiest way to explain this is to turn to the dictionary.
Transcend: to rise above or go beyond; overpass; exceed:
to transcend the limits of thought; kindness transcends courtesy.
Belief: something believed; an opinion or conviction:
a belief that the earth is flat.
There it is, to rise above the limiting opinion regarding yourself or a situation. You have read it here before: positive thoughts will attract positive situations into your life. To quote Napolean Hill in his classic book, Think and Grow Rich: Whatever the mind can CONCEIVE and BELIEVE, it can ACHIEVE.