Often entrepreneurs face stressful, challenging times, where they are ready for a break. Everyone deserves a break, but when your goal is to seek comfort, you often begin to lose your drive for growth and creativity. For me, I began looking for ways to break free from the stress of the life I was living. I found my crutch in food. It became a source of comfort, which quickly became a love/hate relationship. I see so many great people who struggle with depression and other horrific internal battles.
Mine was, on the surface, an easy hurdle to overcome. After all, I grew up a skinny kids who could eat anything because I was active and never put on the pounds. At a time when I was stressed and unhappy in many areas, however, I found myself taking something we require to live and exist and turning it into something negative. Once I broke the patter, I saw that I had the power to overcome. Or so I thought… After losing 50 lbs, I fell back into a pattern of negative behavior, which I thought I left behind. Since that time, I have learned that there are chemical and psychological reasons for seeking such negative outlets.
This does not remove my own responsibility, but it does create a sense that I’m not entirely at fault. Instead of using the language of failure, such as “How can you be such a loser?”, I realized that I simply had to find a way to bypass these “safety” mechanisms that we all have. See, our brains are simply trying to protect us from pain and fuel our comfort. You can flip your own switch by redefining what gives you comfort and what causes you pain.
One tool we must master, to achieve growth beyond our limiting beliefs, is the language we use to describe ourselves and our situation. Start by focusing upon positive language and you’ll be shocked at what can happen.
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