Hey all –
I heard an inspiring podcast interview on Lewis Howe’s “School of Greatness” Podcast, Episode 592. You can find the School of Greatness episodes on different platforms like Youtube or Soundcloud. I use the stitcher app to organize all of my podcasts.
Lewis Howes interviewed Danica Patrick who dropped out of high school to pursue a career as a race car driver. She is the only female win in a IndyCar Series race and is considered to be a pioneer for women in motorsports by the media. Her achievements allowed her to break the gender barrier in an industry that is predominately male. You can read more about her on Wikipedia. I hope the interview inspires you to make changes that will help you get to the next level in any endeavor you’re currently pursuing.
Danica shared some interesting things about her mindset and got me thinking about my own. As positive as I can be, my sub-conscious mind has a lot of limiting beliefs.
One particular limiting belief that began in high school was that I wasn’t smart and that I had to work twice as hard to achieve anything. While this has fueled my work ethic and discipline in certain things, it also bring anxiety and fear in different areas.
I actually think being smart has nothing to do with us and more to do about what other people think. You can be smart in one thing according to someone random and not be perceived as as smart to someone else. Intelligence, beauty, talent is all relative to different individuals so I am reminding myself that everything we’ve heard before was an opinion, a lie, a misperception and misinterpretation from someone else and we no longer have to believe it.
Can you relate to other misguided and/or limiting beliefs? Pay close attention to what you tell yourself. This is real mental growth and strength that can help us lead healthier ways of treating ourselves.
I hope you enjoy the interview and I hope you realize that we’re all pretty similar…our fears are similar, our dreams, and our pain too. You are not alone in your journey. Even if I don’t know you, I am right there with you.
Thank you for reading and please share this post with two people who are also growing into a more positive mindset.