What self-beliefs are you choosing? Wanna choose some different ones?

You’re not categorically “bad at finishing”—it isn’t a fixed personality trait of yours. You just haven’t gotten really good at it yet; you haven’t allowed yourself enough opportunities to practice and cultivate a finishing mindset and skill set; you’ve carried an old story forward into the present, so that the only thing that’s preventing you from being a finisher now...is a belief you have about yourself.

That’s it! Just a belief. Not a fact or a condition, but something you’re playing over and over again in your mind.

You could just as easily choose to believe the opposite.

If what you believe doesn’t make something true or false (that’s what your actions are for), why not believe something about yourself that feels better? Something that encourages you, something that’s uplifting, something that creates an energy of possibility and capability.

And then what if your actions followed suit? On their own? What if you became someone who finishes what she starts simply because you convinced yourself, via your chosen belief, of the possibility?

If that doesn't quite land with you, here's a cheeky alternative: Why not decide that what you believe, either way, doesn't actually matter as far as your behaviors are concerned? What if you don't need to first believe that you're a strong finisher in order to become one? What if what you believe as far as your finishing capability is irrelevant?

Snack on that food for thought on this fine Friday—and, if you’re up to it, share one of your new chosen beliefs in the comments...or declare your decision to separate your beliefs from your actions. Whichever feels best for you.