I’m sure you’ve heard the expression “garbage in, garbage out”. I know that was a common expression used during my days as a structural designer in reference to some of the plans that came into our office. It was hard for us to produce accurate working drawings for the trades people to use, when the work given to us was of very poor quality. In that situation, I guess this phrase held true.
When it comes to your mind though, I think this expression is misleading and potentially harmful. This concept was really driven home for me about 2 weeks ago when I was listening to one of my mentors Nido Qubein at a conference. He said “garbage in, garbage stays, garbage gets pregnant and has babies!” Most of the people in the audience got quite a laugh out of that, but I wonder how many caught the truth in it. I think the point he was making is that we have to be very careful about what we let into our consciousness, and more importantly what becomes our beliefs in our sub-conscious.
Beliefs are simply assumptions and thoughts we hold to be true. This doesn’t mean that it neccessarily is true, just true for you. That is why it is so important to be aware and vigilant about what you allow into your mind. If you fill your mind with negative, disempowering thoughts and feelings you’ll begin to believe that as your own reality. If however, you fill your mind with supportive, encouraging and empowering thoughts and feelings, what could possibly hold you back?For more mentoring tips get a FREE copy of "The MENTOR Method to a Wealth Mindset" report here.