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Lost in translation
What's buried deep in our heads has to run through a type of translator before coming onto the scene in our consciousness. This translator is controlled by our internal narrator—you know, that little voice in your head that tells your story. And it is this story that guides our decisions. For some, if we hear an inadequacy in our systems we blame setup. For others, we blame the equipment, or its interconnection or the lack of tweaks or the room or our circumstances. Is your story the one you want to keep telling yourself? Is it helping or hurting your forward momentum? As much as we want to convince ourselves our stories are us, it is simply not true. We can change our stories. Our beliefs have been developed over a lifetime but they are as malleable as we allow them to be. If you're convinced that you can never have as good a system as someone with what you don't have: money, experience, knowledge, bigger rooms, or a more accepting spouse, then chances are it's you're narrative that is holding you back—not your circumstances. If you want to elevate your system's performance but feel stymied by circumstances seemingly out of your control, consider changing your internal narrative first. If you don't mind a little reading I would recommend Steven Pressfield's The War of Art. It just might be time to get a new translator.
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Paul McGowan

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