Discovering Your Path to Success: Get Out of Your Own Way
It’s remarkable how much they way we think can affect outcomes. We all tend to think too much, which can make us feel stuck or stop us from getting better. If the only thing you hear from yourself is that you are not good at something, then you are likely to believe it.
Bill Gates writes about The Inner Game of Tennis on GatesNotes
The inner game is really about your state of mind. Is it helping you or hurting you? For most of us, it’s too easy to slip into self-criticism, which then inhibits our performance even more. We need to learn from our mistakes without obsessing over them.
It is how you approach those inner voices that will determine how well you progress at something.