A Bucket of Crabs
Have you ever seen a bucket full of crabs? They pinch and pull as they struggle to climb over one another to reach the top of the bucket – to freedom.
· The person who discourages you from going to the gym
· The person who scoffs when you mention your weight loss goals
· The person who snickers when you choose salad over pizza
· The person who tell you , you won’t finish the race or that time is impossible
· The person who laughs at you when you enter the Comrades Marathon.
The crab mentality says "If I can't have it, then neither can you." When you decide to do something different, to reach for a goal and to improve yourself, the crabs in your life will do their best to hold you back.
1.Ignore them: When someone in your life begins to pull you down with discouraging words, remember that you don't have to listen. Don't let them get into your head. Mentally tune them out or politely remove yourself from the situation. Who are they to tell you what you can or can't achieve?
2.Understand them: Ouch! Insults and put-downs hurt, especially when they come from people that we care about. So what is the deal? Why do your friends, co-workers and even your spouse turn into crabs when you decide to improve your life? Do they really hope that you don't succeed? The truth is that crabs are thinking about themselves-not about you. They see you attempting to better yourself and to change your life. Whether they realize it or not, this scares them. If you better yourself will you still like them? Or will you leave them behind?
3.You hold the power: Even the most persuasive crab doesn't hold a candle to your iron will. When you are ready to change, and you've made up your mind without an inkling of doubt, then 90% of the work is done. Your mind is the most powerful tool at your disposal-don't let a wimpy crab rob it from you.
Please visit this site:
Interview with Dr. Maxwell Maltz (Psycho Cybernetics): Success mechanism - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ea46z4YTPV0&NR=1
NB: Please forward this to all people you care about. Let positive energy spread all around us.
Have a fabulous week
ART OF RUNNING... Grace the race.