In his book, Secrets of the Millionaire Mind, T. Harv Eker talks about positive thinking vs. power thinking.
Positive thinking is our default when we want to improve an area of our lives. We journal, recite affirmations, and work to build our positive thoughts. What Eker points out is that positive thinking implies that we accept our own thoughts as truth.
Instead, he suggests focusing on power thinking, which is an extension of positive thinking in that you are working to build your belief, but instead, you acknowledge that things only have meaning because we give them meaning.
You can attach a particular meaning to anything but that doesn’t mean it’s real.
For example, just because you’ve fallen off the wagon in your fitness and nutrition dozens of times doesn’t mean that you’re incapable of success. But that’s the meaning most people give it.
I bring this concept up in the hopes that the next time a situation arises where you feel “less than” or defeated that you stop and ask yourself “what meaning am I giving to this situation?”
By understanding this, you then have the power to change the meaning you assign for the better and propel yourself to new levels of commitment and success.