To be successful, you have to win the battle of the mind. You have to take your thoughts and bend them to your will.
A couple weeks ago, here in St. Louis, there was a tweet sent out about a St. Louis Blues Hockey game. The guy meant to tweet “Blues ride Backes’ 5 goals to win game.” That was a reference to David Backes, one of the players. But his phone auto corrected it to Blues ROAR BACON. Well, the funny thing is this phrase picked up, hashtagged, went viral, and has now become a rally cry in St. Louis for Blues fans. Auto-correct does funny things.
It got Andy thinking: "Our thoughts shape who we are and what we do. Our negativities can be broken down into so many individual negative thoughts. A lot of times, those thoughts can just be expressed by SINGLE WORDS or phrases. We need to train ourselves to AUTO-CORRECT those words.
Andy Auto-Corrects "Obstacle" into OPPORTUNITY; "failure" into LESSON; and "lucky" into PRODUCTIVE.
Today Andy wants to issue a challenge: Every time you have a negative word pop into your head, CONSCIOUSLY AUTO-CORRECT it. Every time a negative thought enters your mind, WILLFULLY AUTO-CORRECT. Negative words or thoughts are just mental typos. Determine every day to Auto-Correct all negativity out of existence.
It's amazing to me how most people have an excuse for why they aren't winning. They have every tool, resource, and opportunity. But there's a factor in the way they think & how they operate that is going to ruin them. Our culture is cursed & the mindset of the majority is hellbent on mediocrity. As sick & tired as I am about all this, I can't stop caring, & I won't stop working to make sure that the people who really, truly want to succeed know the hard truth about what it's going to take to do that.