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We tell our minds different versions of each moment or circumstance. A defeat can motivate us to work harder and smarter so that we can eventually overcome an obstacle or opponent. That same defeat can cause us to become insecure and adopt a loser mindset. We always have a choice of what version of the story we tell ourselves.
Everyone has a defining moment that they can point back to when they make choices. These moments can be earthshaking childhood memories that help shape our world view. They can also be small victories early in the day that help set the tone for how we see the rest of our day. The point is that we are living a story that is built on significant moments that affect how we respond to our current circumstances. These moments help us choose our next step in the story.
Whenever we describe what we care about, what we intend, or what we want using words like “kinda” and “sorta” we demonstrate a lack of confidence in our ability, vision, or reputation that is necessary to inspire others. I know that when I use those words, I am likely worried about what my audience thinks about the idea I am presenting more than what would happen if what I am presenting doesn’t become a reality. Kinda and sorta are subtle apologies we give for having the audacity to paint a picture of a better future.