Recently I traveled from Scottsdale, AZ to Boston, MA. The trip took me approximately 6 days and I covered roughly 2600 miles. As I was driving I realized there were quite a few similarities between various life lessons about confidence and my experience making the trek across the country.
This move meant so much more to me than just changing my geographical location and heading back to my hometown because in so many ways I also felt it was an expression of my own coming home to myself. I decided to make significant changes in my business in addition to the significant change in my latitude and longitude and I honestly couldn’t be happier.
I decided to compile my thoughts in a five part blog series entitled Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost : Life Lessons on Confidence (from a cross-country road trip).
This is Part IV:
7. If Consistency is King, Then Mindset is Queen
On Day One I went from Scottsdale, AZ to Albuquerque, New Mexico. It took me about 7 hours. When I arrived, I was tired but as I was sitting there relaxing and catch up on work I just kept thinking “but I could be driving”.
Needless to say, on Day Two I decided to go from Albuquerque, New Mexico to Tulsa, OK. It was a nine hours drive and by hour six, I was done. After what felt like my 100th pitstop (to try and break up the drive and let the pup move her legs a bit) I did not want to get back in that car.
Want to know why I did? Because of my mindset. As I was driving and anytime I would start to wonder how long the trip was going to take, I reminded myself that this move was something I really wanted to do. I told myself that if I was leisurely lounging at the hotel I’d be thinking about driving. When I started to get even more restless I would tell myself (outloud) what a good job I was doing, how much progress I was making, and how excited I was to make the move.
It worked. I arrived on time, and while tired, I felt good, and was proud of getting that far. More importantly, I wasn’t completely dreading getting back in the car for Day Three which meant I could continue my adventure without skipping a beat.
Mindset (and self-talk) is everything.
Building confidence (overall or for a specific event) is no different. Our bodies and minds believe what we tell them which means that at any moment you have the choice to believe something different. What would it look like if you believed with every fiber of your being that you could do the thing you’re feel afraid to do?
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