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Mirror Mirror...

July 17, 2019

By Tami VanHoy

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Mirror Mirror...

It’s often said that it’s the start that stops most people. I like to add that the start is first stopped in the mind.

We jump into an idea with enthusiasm, anticipation and hope of things to come. Then…when it’s time to start taking action to make something happen…we begin thinking.

Thinking of:


• Actions we need to take
• Information we need to learn
• Skills we need to develop
 
This leads to more thinking and questions…


• What is the first thing I need to do?
• Where do I learn more about this?
• How can I develop skills to do this?
 
Which can then lead to doubting and more questioning…


• What makes me think I can find time to do this?
• What if I’m not smart enough to do this?
• What made me think I could do this?
Empowering Questions...

• What needs to be put on the back burner so I have time to make this happen?

• What have I learned over the years that I can bring into this and grow from there?

• What do I bring to the table to get this started?


Mind empowering thoughts move ideas into action and actions into results.
 
A Mind Empowering Activity
Mirror Mirror On the Wall ….
Using an erasable marker, write this on your bathroom mirror…
 
I AM…
 
Then for a full month (or to the end of this month but no less than 10 days in a row) write one positive word about yourself each morning. 


• What skills do you have?
• What positive character traits do you have?
• What are good things people say about you?
 
If limiting thoughts or negative words start to intrude in this exercise, flip the script and turn that into a positive thought or word.
 

• Ask yourself where that thought or word came from?
       • Is it a fact or an opinion?
       • If an opinion, what is the truth
       • If a fact, what word describes how you are overcoming this
 
A negative word about yourself is often a lie that you’ve come to believe over time. Stop and challenge the lie and find the word that speaks the truth.
 

This is the empowering and fun part! 

 
Every morning, look into that mirror and say OUTLOUD,

“I am…”

and read every single word you have written to date. Then add your new word.
 
Give it a try!
Do it on purpose with the intention of empowering your mind for all of the dreams you have. 
Do Something On Purpose Today...

• What’s a good day for you to start this exercise?

• What is the first word you will write?

• Who do you know that can give you a good word to write?…

About Tami

Tami VanHoy, Director of Field Development at pawTree LLC, is passionate about helping people live ON PURPOSE. As a certified Life/Purpose Coach, she walks with people to sift through the excuses, define that purposeful path, and live it out – on purpose! You can find more from Tami here at livingonpurposeeveryday.com
 
Tami is loved by her husband, 4 children, and 5 grandchildren (so far!). When at home, you’ll often find her Shih Tzu, Muffin, snuggled up in her lap while she writes.