I came across this video on my Twitter feed a few weeks ago while I was procrastinating at work. I did not fully understand the concepts behind the video at this point and like everyone in the 21st Century, I removed it from my mind by clicking the “close tab button” on my screen and in my head. My boss came across this video a few weeks later and emailed it to everyone in the company. On my third or fourth viewing I finally got it. My mind was blown. The video is fairly short but packs an extremely thought provoking message: Our self image is linked to our work capabilities and procrastination.
You might ask, “What exactly does this mean?”
Well let me enlighten you, your self image or the identity you believe you possess can limit your achievements. We procrastinate because we believe our current self is incapable of fulfilling our current goals. Whether they are personal goals or professional goals, the best way to achieve your goals is to recreate your self image to achieve your goals. For example, if you view yourself as worthless you will never achieve your goals. Not because you are worthless but because of the self image you have set for yourself. If you recreate your identity to include self worth you will be able to achieve your goals. This might seem oversimplified but our self images are super limiting of what we are able to accomplish.
So check out the video and persevere through a few viewings. Hopefully the little mind blown fireworks will go off in your head when you grasp this extremely enlightening concept.
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