Here’s a test: Ready?

“Don’t think about an elephant.”

But, you did, didn’t you?

When we don’t want to think about something, inevitably our attention turns to it.

Our minds are weird in this way.

→ So, let’s use that as an advantage.

Focus the attention away from the challenge.

Repositioning our thoughts in a positive light makes the obstacle easier to navigate.

As an example, something I’ve learned from Jesse Itzler, when you start getting tired repeat to yourself “I don’t get tired.” 

It’s amazing what happens. You’ll have to try it.

You convince yourself you don’t get tired.

It turns out not to be as bad as you think.

→ It’s only bad because you are thinking it’s bad.

Our mind is an incredible deflector if we give ourselves the opportunity to focus on something else.