Monday, September 17, 2007

Eyes On The Prize

makes me happy.



Do you ever suffer from limiting beliefs? You know, the little voice in your head that keeps telling you 'you can't do that' or 'you'll never lose the weight' or 'you're too old to get a job like that.'

Well here's a thought. Head down to your local dog park and find a Baller.

Not sure what a Baller is? It's the dog that plays fetch relentlessly.

Then, watch the dog watch the ball (or the prize, if you will). See her spirit, her sharpness, her attentiveness.

Now, try and imagine what the little voice in her head is saying.

"Throw the ball. Throw the ball. THROW THE BALL!"

Okay, how about we suppose what it's NOT saying.

"Oh, I hope he doesn't throw it TOO far. If it takes a bad bounce I'll NEVER get it. That other dog is SO much better at fetch then me."

Sounds absurd, no? As ridiculous as your own liming beliefs?

That's what I thought.

3 comments:

i am playing outside said...

Do you come up with all of this on your own? You are a very creative mind, and you really get me thinking about life.

TravelGretta said...

Ooooh - that is good stuff Stace!

Suzel's Sass said...

Good one. I tried that with my husband but he refuses to bring back the ball every time :)