The Benefits Of Not Listening To Yourself

If you’ve been reading some of my recent posts you’ll know I’ve been looking at the mental side of things.

Why?  – Because that’s a hurdle where a lot of people fall at.

Like I wrote before,  that six inch space between your ears can give you a way out of that plot point cul de sac you thought you’d never find away out of, but it can also give you every reason why you won’t make it as a writer.

Listening to those whispers can sound like the truth of who you really are, but there’s a benefit of not listening to yourself.  Here’s why…

It’s An Echo Of The Past – Ever been lost in your thoughts and you start whistling or humming a song that you hadn’t thought of in years?

Of course you have, and it’s the same for flashbacks of failure or conversations from people who didn’t know what they were talking about.

Just because it pops up at the moment you’re about to try out something new doesn’t mean it’s true or has any connection to what results you’re going to get.

You can either listen to that tune that comes out of the blue, or you can select another track on your mental jukebox.

It’s What Most Coaching Is – Dan Meredith,  a man that’s done hundreds, if not thousands of coaching calls in his past, says that the number one thing he gets asked is ‘Should I do that?’ or it’s equivalent.

Yep, people know that actions they need to do, but rather than looking for more knowledge, they want a little pat on the behind and told to go take action on their plan.

And for many people that’s what a coach does for them. They need to hear the words of a stranger rather then the whispering one that’s going on in their heads.

Wanna save money on coaching? Take action on that plan that’s in your head today.  – There’s a free coaching session for ya.  🙂

You’re Listening To Yesterday’s Voice –  Before I learned how to drive and was able to do it well, my head was telling me I’d never get the hang of all the clutch work and gear shifting.

Before I learned how to create a podcast episode, my head was telling me that it was beyond me and too technical.

Before I became a father, my head was telling me I hadn’t got what it took to be a parent, I was going to drop them or bring them up badly.

Notice anything in common?

Before I actually took action, or was put in the parenting situation, my head was telling me I couldn’t do it.

Today I drive my car on autopilot, can put together and upload a podcast episode in half an hour, and after having four kids, still haven’t dropped one – and they still talk to me -so I think I’m doing a few things right.

That whispering voice you’re listening to today is going on what you’ve done or not done in the past, and hasn’t a clue of what you’re going to be able to do in the future.

Do yourself a favor, just tell it to shut up and do what you want to do.

Give it a go and let me know how you get on.