Everyone has days that they are just not on their “A” game. All you can focus on is the negative self-talk and doubts about your abilities. So what can you do to get yourself out of it? What about helping someone else instead? It will help you to move your thinking away from what isn’t going well for you and focus on helping someone else succeed which is much more positive.
Even people who are professional athletes may have their off days and not be able to perform at their best. When WNBA basketball star Elena Delle Donne from the Chicago Sky is having a rough time mid-game she employs a surprising tactic in order to stay positive. Check out her video where she talks about when this happens to her.
Think about how you could apply this on a day when things aren’t going so well for you. There are many ways that you can do this, but here are a few ideas to get you started: help a co-worker who is struggling with an issue, mentor someone who needs help, and volunteer for a charity that will make a difference for someone else.
Napoleon Hill said: “It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.” Taking the attention off of yourself and serving others to support them is a great way to move you out of the negative thinking and put you back on track.
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