This morning, I was at the gym doing a circuit training workout. I went to choose a weight for some kettlebell work and opted for the lower weight of my two choices. One of the girls that I train with, turned to me and said “You are stronger than you think you are.” I stopped for a moment and thought about what she had said….then I continued on with my workout.
When I was driving to my next destination, I gave more thought to her comment. What if I was stronger than I thought I was, what would I do? Would I attempt to lift a little more weight and push myself further in my class? I had always thought of my body as being flexible but never strong. To me, my belief was that I was weak. But simply because someone outside of myself saw something in me that I couldn’t, I was able to challenge that belief today. Side Note: you never know what one thing you say to a person can change the course of their life.
Then I thought more, what if I was more compassionate, more loving, successful and grateful than I thought? How would those beliefs impact my life? What different actions would I take on a daily basis?
It’s often been said that we don’t always see ourselves clearly. What if, I am actually more than I thought I was in every category, what could I accomplish then? What if we all saw ourselves bigger than we were? How would the world be impacted?
I am going to experiment and test the theory, starting with the belief that I am stronger than I think I am. I challenge you to join me. Think of a belief that has been holding you back in an area of your life and for the next week, ask yourself, what you would do differently if this belief did not exist. Start to see others as bigger versions of themselves and soon, they will grow into that belief.
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Dr. Amanda is a non-traditional chiropractor who focuses on Neuro-Optimization in Ottawa, Canada.