DO YOU THINK YOU’RE:
A VICTIM
A LEADER
A LOSER

DO YOU THINK YOU’RE:
BEAUTIFUL
INTELLIGENT
KIND

DO YOU THINK YOU’RE:
OVERWEIGHT
UNLOVABLE
A MESS

DO YOU DEFINE YOURSELF BY:
YOUR PAST
YOUR FUTURE
YOUR FEELINGS
YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS

You should stop here.

Take five minutes and jot down what you believe to be true about yourself.

WHO ARE YOU?

This is important because….

Your life is defined by who you think you are and you will behave in ways that are consistent with your identity.

If you believe you’re stupid, you will underachieve.
If you believe you’re fat, you will overeat.

Our underlying beliefs can be limiting, and sometimes wrong, so it is essential that we become aware of what we think about ourselves.

One of my favorite moments on a Tony Robbins podcast was when Tony got a mom/housewife to see herself in a new way. She went from feeling like a chauffer, maid and short order cook to QUEEN OF HER KINGDOM.

The meaning she applied to her life changed everything. She went from feeling down, or less than, to empowered.

Through her new lens, she saw her role as wife and mother as having a higher purpose.

In Overcoming Freshman Fear, psychologist Carol Dweck describes experiments done with students who doubted that they had the necessary smarts or social skills to succeed in college.

“The view of intelligence that you adopt for yourself shapes your educational experience.”

The script can be rewritten. Students can be taught ways of thinking that help them thrive.

In every area of our lives, how we view ourselves will not only determine how we behave, it will determine what we accomplish and who we become.

It’s all in the story we tell ourselves.