In the fitness world people will tell you that you are what you eat.
We can grasp this concept in fitness. What goes into our bodies is what shapes our bodies and health.
However, in leadership, we struggle with the concept of what we consume, we become.
We’ve got to be aware of what we’re taking in. What we’re viewing. What we’re feeding our minds.
Each of these activities will put something into our minds and into our lives.
Whether we watch something that is good and uplifting or something that brings others down, the choice is often up to us.
Whether we listen to a positive message or bring destructive words into our thoughts, the choice is up to us.
We are constantly consuming media that will impact the way we live our lives.
Slowly but surely, the things we watch and the things we listen to will begin to shift our attitudes and opinions. We’ll see a slight change here or there but shrug it off as nothing more than an anomaly.
Eventually that anomaly becomes a habit and we’re stuck in a rut. All because of what we consume.
Take an inventory today of what you’re putting into your mind.
Ask yourself if what you’re seeing and listening to is good and positive or if it’s negative and depressing.
It’s your choice what you’re putting into your mind.