Ralph Waldo Emerson said “You are what you think about all day long” Brian Tracy delights us all with “You are the average of the five people you hang out with the most”. That seems to lead us to the fact that the thoughts you and those you hang out with all day long are of paramount importance.
Think about it, you are what you think about. Are your thoughts leading you to greater confidence, stronger momentum, and better performance? If not, whose responsibility do you think it is to change the way you are thinking?
Confidence is not merely a product of thinking, though. It is what you think about. It is what you worry about, fear and focus on. You bring it all to light when you focus on what you are afraid will happen. In fact, maybe we should modify Emerson’s thought to “You are what you worry about.” If you are to be the best leader of your own life, you have to be the best steward of your own thoughts and many of them are from the school of MSU. (Larry Wilson, of Play to Win, tells readers that most of us graduated from MSU with honors.) MSU stands for Making Stuff Up. What are you making up in your mind today and is it hurting your confidence level or helping your ability to have Contagious Confidence?