During Undergrad Dr. Audrey Allison gave us her class rules and then said “adapt and overcome.” I never knew how much those three words would affect the trajectory of my life.
I’ve been an entreprenuer for close to ten years now. I’ve launched new businesses, and closed them. I consider myself the Queen of rebranding because I will change it up in a heartbeat. I used to think I just liked the RUSH of launching something new, but the reality is im a perfectionist.
With perfection comes trials and some internal torment, if I’m honest. Life has a funny way of aligning to show us our thoughts will manifest. I tell people all the time to speak in the positive. Today I was the victim of my own self doubt and it manifested in the most ridiculous way ever. I tell people all the time to say I’m a winner. I’m successful. I will be a major resource to my community. I am a future New York Times best selling author. I am an authority in my field.
That’s what I tell other people……
I planned for days to a simple online chat with some friends. It was a test run for the actual launch of my new ebook. The day before I just kept saying I do not want any technical difficulties. I have used this platform and it did not fail me. I do not want to waste people’s time. I do not want to look like a failure.
The universe doesn’t understand the word NOT. Let’s revisit everything I said removing the word not. I do want technical difficulties. I have used this platform and it did fail me. I do want to waste people’s time. I do want to look like a failure.
The power of life and death do lie in our tongues. The things we think, say and do are affected by the way we speak them into existence. Having a positive mindset to formulate the ability to speak positive thoughts will never hinder our ability to adapt and overcome. While this thinking may seem glass half full, the reality is the glass half empty approach worked against me today.
In life, we LIVE and we learn. My best friend gave me 15 mins to have a pity party for myself and to dust myself off and keep on going. That’s exactly what I did. But I walked away from the experience with the knowledge that I manifested my fears in real time. Moving forward I’ll take Dr. Allison’ advice to adapt and overcome more seriously with the added mindset of positive thinking.