How many times have you caught yourself or overheard someone saying,
"Oh, I can't do that because I have no coordination."
"There's no way I could ever do that because I'm not wired that way."
"I don't have time."
...the lists goes on.
I've totally been guilty of this, but I learned and realized over time that those were excuses. Having a self-defeating attitude will reduce your opportunity to flourish and explore your highest potential!
This applies to everything in life, not just hooping. If you think you could do it, you'll most likely put forth the action and try it. If you think you can't do it, you may try it but not give it your all because you're already expecting failure. It's that simple.
There are many research articles out there about how emotional and habitual behaviors have been programmed in a very early stage in life by parents and peers. However, more recent studies show that it is possible to rewire our brain and end the bad habits and negative/restrictive thinking. Don't take my word for it. Read about Neuroplasticity.
So, next time one of these thoughts come up or you hear a friend utter those words:
1) Stop for a second and dig deep by asking yourself or your friend why they feel that way.
2) Make a mental list or write down the whys to dig even deeper.
You might be surprised and find that your answer is a simple one. Or maybe you'll figure out that you're really not motivated to do x, y, or z in which case the initial statement wasn't true and should be changed. If time is an issue or you don't have the tools, get a planner, get the tools you need, and get started!!
Once you realize the underlying emotions, think about how to turn it around and make it beneficial for you.
Love to hear your thoughts in the comment box below.
By: Melissa Badamain
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