Our minds can be our most powerful tool, or our most overpowering enemy. The lens we view our daily lives through shapes our experience of life, and to a profound degree.
In Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s national bestseller, Flow, he writes,
“How we feel about ourselves, the joy we get from living, ultimately depends directly on how the mind filters and interprets everyday experiences.”
Many of us experience this. We execute a project soundly, but then our inner critic tears our efforts apart and compromises the joy of that accomplishment. Or, we base our feelings of self-worth on external praise, allowing that exterior voice to dictate our ambitions.