HOW TO WIN EVERY TIME
My blog last week was about health and how we need to take care of it, since we have an extra 30 years over our grandparents. If you missed it, you can catch up HERE.
This week, I'd like to tell you a story. It's a story that I've heard so many times. I've heard it for the first time as a child, and I’d like to share with you today, because it’s great. Watch the following video to hear me tell it, or keep reading!
It's the story of a dog owner. He had two different dogs: A black one, and a beige one. Every week, he would take his dogs to the dog race event. They were both really fast and really good. The owner bet every time on which one of his dogs would win the race. There was money involved, and a lot of people were betting as well. Sometimes the beige dog would win, and sometimes the black dog would win. It depended. But every single time, the owner of the two dogs knew exactly which one would win.
People started wondering and they asked him: "How do you know? It's interesting, because every single week, one of your dogs wins, but it's never the same one. You train both of them, so you don't necessarily know which one is going to win the race. How do you do it?" Week after week, he either bet on the beige dog or on the black dog, and the one he bet would always win. People kept asking: "How do you know which dog is going to win this week?" He finally answered: "Well, that's simple. I simply bet on the dog that I've been feeding all week."
This is such a great, powerful story. Which dog are you feeding in your mind? What are you telling your personal assistant in your head? What are you expecting for your dog to do? Which one are you feeding? Maybe you're feeding the: "The whole world is against me. I'm never going to be doing anything in my life" or the "Everything is too hard" or the "We're now in a virtual world and I'm bad with technology" dog.
Or, maybe you're feeding the other dog, the one that actually says: "You know what? I know I can do this. I used to be bad with technology. Now I'm learning how to become good at it. I used to not take care of my health, but now I'm willing to learn how to do this. I have accomplished a lot in my past, and I know that I can do it again. I am willing to put the work in, in order to build my business. I'm willing to have the tough conversation with my teenage daughter. I'm willing to..."
So which dog are you feeding? Be very meticulous as to how you choose to feed both dogs, and maybe you might even want to stop feeding the one that drags you down altogether, right? The one that holds you back, or keeps you stuck. Make sure that you're feeding the right dog. That's how you will keep winning every single time.
DO YOU DOUBT YOURSELF SOMETIMES?
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Check out some of my previous blog posts...
A Very Embarrassing Moment
How to Reach Your Aims & Aspirations
How to Know When the Time Is Right?