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When Your Mind Says, "I Can't", Tell It To "SHUT UP!"

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Thursday, August 08, 2013



Did you really read what that quote by Thomas Edison says? It says, "If we did all the things that we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves." Is that true? Would you literally astound yourself if you did all of the things you were capable of? If you could unshackle your mind for one minute and embrace all of the possibilities within yourself, do you think you would be astounded? The answer is...

YES!

How many times on your journey have you told yourself that you can NOT do something? If you are anything like me, it has been more times than you can count! It is probably more times than you care to admit. You know you have said all the things in the book; "I'm too heavy", "I don't have the energy", "There is no way I could do that". Why not? Why can't you? You can't because your minds says you can't! I for one am calling shenanigans!

So when your mind says, "you can't", I want you to tell your mind to "SHUT UP!"



This is particularly true when it comes to exercise. Now I know that some people have physical limitations that do not allow them to do certain things, so this may not apply to you in the same way, but I am sure it can apply to some aspect of your journey. Maybe it applies to trying to give up soda for example. Does your mind not allow you to give up the caffeine and sugar? Tell your mind to "SHUT UP!"

When it comes to exercise, this is something that I have had to deal with, especially lately. I am really trying to get myself into running. Running is basically a four letter word in my vocabulary! Growing up and playing sports, running was punishment. Running was what happened when you messed something up and the coach yelled at me to "take a lap". I have had a negative outlook on running my whole life. It doesn't help that I am big and I feel awkward doing it. It doesn't help that I am slow. But what hurts my running efforts the most, is my mind! It is my mind that says I can't! No! Not anymore! I want EXTRAORDINARY! As of now, I am telling my mind to "SHUT UP!"

When I weighed 509 lbs. and I set a goal to lose 210 lbs. I did! Back when I started doing Insanity at 430+ lbs, my mind said that I could not do it. Guess what? I did! Seriously, I did Insanity at 430+lbs! I look back now and really wonder how I did that but I don't really need to look any farther than the first quote of this blog by Thomas Edison, "If we did all the things that we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves." I really did astounded myself!

I had it within me to be my change. Do you know something? You have it within you to be your change! You may have to put in some extra time and effort, but believe you me, your change is within you!



I will leave you with this today. When your mind says you can't do something, don't let it win. DO NOT let your mind bully your body into thinking it can not accomplish something! You dig down deep and you find that change within yourself! You get that change out and you tell your mind to "SHUT UP, I AM DOING THIS!"

Embrace Your Possibilities

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LORIVIOLA 2/18/2014 3:35PM

    Awesome. Thanks for sharing.

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TERRIJ7 1/31/2014 3:31PM

    Great advice!

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GRAMPIAN 9/19/2013 6:27AM

  Inspiring. emoticon

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CYNTSATIONAL 8/30/2013 8:53AM

    Thank you for such an emoticon blog. I can see why it is a most popular. I love your empowerment statements!
emoticon towards your ultimate goal, and enjoy the journey on the way. emoticon on your success thus far. emoticon !
Keep SPARKing!

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IMTCDZ 8/20/2013 8:33PM

  Another excellent blog and so true! Thank you!

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    Powerful and inspiring! emoticon

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LISA_FRAME 8/16/2013 9:38PM

  Love this!

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WATERONE 8/15/2013 12:14PM

    Excellent advice. emoticon

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NJPRINCESS9091 8/15/2013 9:10AM

    Great blog!

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FORBANDE 8/15/2013 7:39AM

    Oh, how true! Our biggest enemy can often be our mind.

Fantastic blog!

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EARTHTONED84 8/14/2013 2:13PM

    Great Blog!

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CM_GARDNER78 8/13/2013 6:43PM

    ...and yet this is the hardest part in the whole journey! It's so hard to convince yourself of this - until you do! :-) This is a great blog!

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QUAIL75 8/13/2013 11:22AM

    Great blog! It's true, it's definitely mind over matter a lot of the time. emoticon emoticon

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GREGGWEISBROD 8/13/2013 11:08AM

    You're a super-charged ball of awesome. One simply cannot cross your path without leaving feeling pumped to attack whatever "impossibles" lie before them. Thanks for putting yourself and your passion out here for all of us to share in. Just awesome.

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ABYGAILSMOM06 8/13/2013 10:02AM

    Wonderful blog. Such an inspiration!

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RICKXXL 8/12/2013 10:33PM

  Brad...just awesome and thank you! emoticon !

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GEORGE815 8/12/2013 1:54PM

    Go for it!

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    emoticon emoticon awesome blog

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    emoticon for that awesome advice and encouragement!!
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THESAME6LBS 8/11/2013 1:22PM

  Great post. My brain is my biggest enemy. I returned to SP to try to silence that enemy and make great strides in new accomplishments. This is what I needed to read today. :)

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SUEPERWOMAN 8/11/2013 12:53PM

 
Wow, Brad, you ROCK !

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LJCANNON 8/11/2013 11:00AM

    emoticon Very often the Biggest Bully we face Every Day is the Person in the mirror. Thanks for the Reminder that We CAN Defeat That Bully!!

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ACTIONHEROFOX 8/11/2013 10:47AM

    My mind is a huge bully, always telling me I can't do stuff and that I will never succeed in anything. Telling my mind to shut up when it's bullying me is an option I may be too weak to enforce straight away, so I'll work at it. Thanks for the awesome inspiration and congrats on meeting your goals to this point. emoticon

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MSGO72 8/10/2013 8:27PM

  Great Post!

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TIME-4-TINA 8/10/2013 8:21PM

    Shut Up?!!! Are you telling me to shut up? Are you talkin to me? Are you talkin to me? ha ha!

Well, if it worked for you, I guess I can give it a try.......Shut up, Tina!!!

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  Dear Brad , you are an inspiration ! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CAROL_31649731 8/10/2013 2:22PM

    Totally agree . . . I know my mind is the biggest hold-up I've got. Thanks for the reminder NOT to let it stop me! emoticon emoticon

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PROVERBS31JULIA 8/10/2013 12:52PM

    I just read this very true blog after seeing a "Cathy" comic where she says something about "teaching us to gain weight" (so true but so wrong!).

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    Love the message and this blog! Great inspiration for ALL of us! emoticon emoticon

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STUDLEEJOE 8/10/2013 11:24AM

    Great post. emoticon

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JOGSWITHDOGS 8/10/2013 11:03AM

    Thanks. I needed to hear this. You have done an outstanding job!

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SWEETSOUNDS11 8/10/2013 10:50AM

    Good Day Sparkville, indeed!

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LILLITH32 8/10/2013 10:28AM

    Another fantastic blog, Brad! I really needed the message, too. Thanks for a timely reminder to kick my mind's behind.

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--ALYSSA-- 8/10/2013 9:53AM

    Great blog! :)

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    Great post!

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    Great post

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