Own the morning-the battle between two Wolves
There is so much talk out there about mind set. Fixed vs growth. Turning the “i don’t want to” to “i get to” or changing the “Ugh, the traffic is awful” and letting it ruin your day, to “Nothing I can do about the traffic but this gives me a good chance to listen to some thing positive”. Psychologists, life coaches and mentors can talk so much about mindset but for most, its the hardest change you’ll every have to make. Your mind and the voice in your head is critical to the energy you give off.
At Bionic we talk a lot about mindset with our members. We start with one simple theory. Own the morning. We didn’t invent this. This has been talked about for years by people with a lot of letters after their names.
As humans, we are fortunate enough to essentially have a fresh start every day we wake up. Granted circumstances or certain facts may not change but how we approach them do. When the alarm goes off we have the option to stay in bed or hit snooze. When we finally get up we have the option to say “lets get after it” or any other motivational saying you want to say and get out of bed, or say “Im so tired, today sucks” and roll out of bed looking like Eeyore from Winnie the Pooh. You can look at yourself in the mirror and pick apart your body, your hair or outfit and set yourself up to feel like garbage or you can look at yourself and say positive affirmations and set yourself up to feel great. We can decide to eat a healthy breakfast and feel energized for the day or we can wake up late, hate what your wearing and not eat because there is no time and leave the house feeling frustrated, irritated with no energy…and this is all before you get to work and actually start your day.
So put the phone down at night, shut off the TV and start the day by getting a good nights rest. Wake up and accomplish a simple task, make your bed. Say something positive to yourself and fuel your body. These 3 simple steps will help motivate that positive voice to dominate over the negative self talk.
An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life
“A fight is going on inside me” he said to the boy.
“It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil, he is angry, envy, sorrow, regret and filled with greed and arrogance. He is has too much false pride and ego.”
He continued, “ The other is good - he is joy, peace, love hope, humility, kindness, empathy, compassion and hope. The same fight is going on inside you-inside every other person too”
The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather: “which wolf will win?”
The grandfather simply replied, “The one you feed”