MY MIND PLAYING TRICKS: THINKING YOU ARE NOT AS GOOD AS YOU ARE

Man Wearing Gray Sweater in Selective Focus Photography

“Mind F**K.”


why i hurt

I come from work from my overnight shift and go to sleep because it is still in the early A.M. And when I wake up it is usually in the morning in as well. How do I get myself motivated when my mind is rattled about when and where to start my day. This is something that comes across my mind on a daily basis. You start to feel like your mind is trying to destroy you from progressing in life. And that is a tough thing because you need your mind to exist. And your mind will be the launching pad that will propel you into success. So when it goes so does the ability to succeed.

the mirror doesn’t lie, your mind does

You ever stand in front of the mirror and look at yourself with disdain? The look that you don’t like what you see and that you are never going to be better than where you are now. That feeling of image as you look in the mirror will eventually turn into your reality. And the mirror will give you a literal interpretation of what you think of yourself. Only the mirror is not a trick mirror. You will slowly turn into the person you thought you were prior to what you have become. Your own physical embodiment will shift and now you are that person you hate. Trust and believe I know what that feeling is about and have been in that place.

uncertainty and unknown

Walking into the land of who knows what is a scary place to be. Because now you are trying to maneuver in a place where you are foreign. You don’t speak the language of the land and any form of communication means nothing. And I walk through this land, not because of the city where I dwell, but life. And that is why I feel like the mind is playing tricks. What I wake up intending to do and what I actually do sometimes is different. It’s like I am in a fight with myself because I don’t ever think I look as good as I look. I don’t think I am as smart as I am. So there is this constant battle with self until I am successful at what I do in life.


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KNOW WHO IS IN THE ROOM: HOW WORKPLACE ETIQUETTE AIDS IN YOUR SUCCESS

Two Persons Hand Shake

“Watch what you say or do.”


know the room

So many of us when we are working don’t understand the environment in which we work. We converse and interact without really knowing the people that are in our immediate surroundings. And this is becoming more and more evident the more time progress. In the years past, you knew who the boss was in the building. You knew the name of “Mr. Big,” sometimes they would call him. Now, Mr. Big could be in a sweater and jeans with sneakers and unshaven. You just have to be aware that this person could be in a bathroom stall next you, our at a vending machine. Places where so many improper conversations take place. You should and have to really mind your manners.

stop looking for the boss

Instead of trying to figure out who is the boss so you can learn to curb your persona, just be that person. Because of you are just putting on for the boss, then other people will see that and word will get around the office. People will talk and eventually the boss will see that you are not one of these genuine people you make yourself out to become. And that will hurt you more than if you were to just come outright and say what you’re about. Faking it will only make the boss like you less once they do meet you. And depending on the boss, they might actually approach you about your behavior.

learn from others mistakes

The people who used to be there and got the boot names will surface. And when they do, you will hear why they got fired. This should be enough to get you to change your ways if you are a similar person. The way these people are talked about, you would think they were individuals you knew personally. So be mindful of the people who used to be you and it didn’t work out for on the job.


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