July 16.2013 – Overcoming self-doubt by seeing the bigger picture By Josh Hinds

Listen to the Warm and Fuzzy here! WF 071612Overcoming Self Doubt

You are greater than any challenge you face…

When you judge yourself, and how things appear to be going,

you have to be careful to look at everything in its

totality. It’s very easy to get caught up in whatever is

happening immediately around you — especially if things

seem to be negative, or less than ideal.

If you’re experiencing life challenges and a lot of change

it is easy to mistakenly assume that more of it is going to

show up. In other words, our current experiences tend to be

the frame in which we see our current reality.

Here is an example from my own life to better illustrate

what I’m saying:

As I have said on many occasions, (I delve into this in

depth in my book) everyone experiences moments where they

feel they’re just not where they want to be on the “ladder

of success.” I am certainly no different. Yes, you heard me

right. I, like everyone, experience times of doubt. As I

often say, I don’t consider it a flaw, as much as part of

being human.

So, while it is true that we all experience times like the

ones I mentioned, remaining stuck in the feeling is a whole

other story.

Make no mistake, your ability to get “unstuck” when you find

yourself battling through such tough times will be the

difference between an abundance of life experiences worth

celebrating, and instead wishing you had more of them.

Here’s the story I promised…

This past week I found myself thinking about a part of my

business that was down. Not down and out, but not doing as

well as it had in the past. Interestingly, the more I

thought about it, the more it seemed to be built up in my

mind to the point where I lost sight of the totality of

things — the larger picture of my business, and the things

in it that were worth feeling good about.

That’s not to say the thing I was fixated on didn’t need my

attention. Certainly it needed to be addressed, but what I

now realize is, it didn’t need all my attention, to the

point where I lost sight of the overall, larger picture, and

instead fell into the mistaken idea that the one area which

was experiencing a challenge was somehow representative of

everything.

Because I didn’t address it, naturally it continued to build

upon itself, taking my generally rosy outlook with it.

Then, a funny thing happened that shifted me from my

misguided view of my current reality — two things actually,

and all in the same day no less.

First, I got a text from a friend. He let me know that a

mutual friend of ours was at a company meeting, and she

texted my friend with the following message, “Omg, so and so

(name withheld) just quoted Josh from the stage.” Turns out

the fellow who quoted me was the CEO of the particular

company she is a rep for. As if that wasn’t a wake-up call

reminder that the frame I was seeing things through at the

moment was false, then I got another one.

Later the same day I received an email from a woman asking

if I would make a change to her new address (she reads the

newsletter I publish). So when I wrote her back she went on

to tell me that she often shares my work in the hotline she

offers for her team. I also saw that she had been a reader

of the newsletter for many years.

After the two examples occurred the same day, it was like

being shaken right out of my “stinking thinking.” It was

just the validation I needed to make me realize that the

challenge was at best a small piece of the larger picture.

One that in fact was chock full of its share of “wins” and

“successes” along the way. I just needed to see things in

their totality.

Please understand that I’m not sharing those stories to

brag. Rather, I want you to think about times where

something jarred you out of doubt or fear of the unknown and

turned out to be just the ticket necessary to get you back

on track.

Friend, make no mistake, you are far more than whatever

challenge you may be facing. You were made for greatness.

Embrace that truth and you’ll undoubtedly find that more of
life’s rewards will begin to show up for you.

Make no mistake…
It’s your life, LIVE BIG!

Josh Hinds

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About Robynn

Robynn Jaymes has spent her whole life in radio… 30 years!! And almost half of them have been at Star Country. Originally from Cincinnati, Robynn came to the area as a Liberty University student. Along with all things country music, Robynn is a big fan of Football!—The Virginia Tech Hokies, The Washington Redskins and, of course, the Cincinnati Bengals. And also, “I’m addicted to the Weather Channel,” she says. Right now, Robynn is a big fan if the music coming from Miranda Lambert, Lady Antebellum and Kenny Chesney! Robynn is also a winner of the Billboard Air Personality of the Year award. Hear all new Warm & Fuzzies with Robynn M-F at 11:45AM!

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