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7 Ways to Re-Frame your Thinking

2. Think Like a Child

Children don’t fill their minds with negative self-talk. They’re too busy exploring their world and learning. When a child learns to walk they go through several steps, including crawling, pulling themselves up on furniture and people’s legs, falling down, standing, falling down, taking a step and falling down again.

At this stage the child does not think, I’ve fallen so many times, I’m a complete failure, I’ll never learn to walk, I give up. They don’t think about it but just keep going until they get it. In contrast, adults are conditioned to see falling multiple times as ‘failure’ which can lead to giving up when one or two more attempts would have resulted in success. So next time you feel like giving up…Don’t. Instead, think like a child and just keep going until you get it.

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