Comparison is the thief of our peak performance

Have you ever had an arch-rival?
I have.
Her name was Sherri.
We were in the 6th grade and we battled for everything.
Cheerleading
Softball
Volleyball
Top grades
I usually won. But one day it was bothering me how when I would go out for a new sport, Sherri would then decide to go out for the same sport. I was complaining to my mom about it.
Then she said the following game-changing wise words:

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It’s never too late to tell yourself a new story about your past

It’s never too late to tell yourself a new story about your past.
The stories we tell ourselves about our past become limits on our happiness and success.
They are self-fulfilling prophecies.
If you once bombed in a presentation, you might tell yourself the story that you really blew it and that you are just not good at presentations.

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Stop Telling Your Brain That You Are Stressed

A couple of months ago, I was talking to Rick about something with my dad. Dad’s getting a little older, and, of course, I want to make sure that he’s as healthy as he can be. I caught myself saying the following:
“I’m really stressed about dad.”
And then I stopped myself and I thought. Wait a minute. Is that true?

“I’m really stressed about dad.”
And then I stopped myself and I thought. Wait a minute. Is that true?

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Thoughts are not Facts

I was recently on a flight to Orlando for a client. My first in-person workshop in more than 2 years. I wasn’t thrilled with my flight selection as I was getting in at 5:55 p.m. and that’s a bit later than I prefer.
When I travel for work, I like to arrive early enough to get a workout in, grab dinner and relax and then get to bed early so that I’m rested and energized in the morning.

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