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Jan 4, 2019

Do you know something for a fact, or were you just told? How often do you limit your experiences and potential because you allowed someone else to talk you out of it?

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Episode Transcription

[INTRO]

♫ Trenches by Pop Evil ♫

*Alex*

Welcome to Morning Mindset. A daily dose of practical wit and wisdom with a professional educator & trainer, Amazon best selling author, United States Marine, Television, and Radio host, Paul G. Markel. Each episode will focus on positive and productive ways to strengthen your mindset and help you improve your relationships, career goals, and overall well-being. Please welcome your host; Paul G. Markel.


*Professor Paul*

Welcome back to another Morning Mindset podcast and I hope that you've got your mind, right or at least that you're willing to get your mind right. I am your host Paul Markel. Thank you. Once again for joining me the title of today's Short episode is, do you really know? question mark yes question. Do you know something for a fact? Or were you just told how often do you limit your experiences or your potential? Because you allowed someone else to talk you out of it. You've allowed the opinions of other people too.
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Well influence your decision making, and this could be person to person or this could be via the Internet and unfortunately based upon the world that we live in many times people take things from the internet and they base their decisions upon the opinions of others. You may not. What with a person or you may not talk to a person or you may not interact with the person because someone told you that that person, blank. Whatever, it doesn't matter.
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They told you that that person is this, or that that person is that, or that person said this or that person did that or what have you. They told you that, you don't know for a fact that that's the case, but that's what someone else said. Or you were thinking about going somewhere or doing something and someone said well, you don't want to do that. Well, why not? Well because blankety blank-blank and we say, oh well, okay. Now I'm going to tell you that razor blades are sharp.
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I'm going to tell you that fire is hot. I'm going to tell you that it's not a good idea to stick a car key in a wall socket, okay. Trust me on that. You don't have to experience it for yourself to figure it out. But how often do you do that or do you maybe you don't maybe you're very, you know independent and fiercely independent. Maybe you're a stubbornly independent person and you have to find out for yourself. That's not necessarily a bad thing.
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Often we will limit our experiences. We will limit our potential. We will limit our opportunities not based upon what we know but upon what we've been told or upon rumor or opinion. Are you basing your choices? Whether it's career choices or life decisions on your own experience and education, or are you basing them on rumors and opinions that are given to you by other people and we need to be honest with ourselves here.
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Why is it that so many people will indeed give weight to the opinions or rumors or what-have-you of others? Why will they do that? Well, if we're honest with ourselves, and I think we need to be, we will probably admit that it's far easier just to not do something right and often we Embrace any excuse not to yes many of us do that. I think we're all guilty of it from time to time some more than others.
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What we will do is we will allow a rumor or an opinion or someone else's you know, what someone said or I well somebody told me this or I don't even know and how often do you end up in a position where you don't even remember the source of the opinion or the source of the rumor? It's just been going around, and so rather than take that step forward rather than take a risk rather than go out there and live your life. What you do is you use that as an excuse not to maybe there's a person out there that you've been avoiding or haven't been interacting with that is a good person.
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Maybe they can help you out. Maybe they can bring some value to your life. But you have an experience that person you haven't talked to that person. You haven't interacted with them because well someone said blank. Maybe you were thinking about venturing out taking a risk. Maybe you wanted to get a new job or maybe even thinking of changing career fields, and two adults and I when you're a kid, you just go crazy and you do everything, you’re like “Wow”, but then once you become an adult.
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You know, you're in your 20's and 30's and 40's, the thought of changing careers of leaving your current comfortable job and going somewhere else or doing something else is scary, and there are people who will try and talk you out of it. There are people who will say. "Oh, you don't want to do that." Well, why not? "Oh well because it's too risky or too this or too that" and do we let ourselves be talked out of it.
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People tell you well, you'll you're never going to be the next blankety blank-blank or you're never going to do that for a career. You'll never be able to you'll never be able to make a living doing that now if I told you today if I said into this microphone you won't be able to make a living V doing VCR repair. I'm probably telling the truth if I told you, you weren't going to make a living selling buggy whips you probably well.
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I don't know if you saw them at the Amish community. You can still so buggy whips but my point is this stop limiting your experiences. Stop limiting your potential because you're making decisions not upon what you know, but upon what you've been told. Do not allow other people's opinions and especially just rumors to negatively affect your decision-making. Base your experiences base your Ventures upon your own facts. Upon your own experience, your own education, go out and find out for yourself.
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As I said, I'm not telling you to stick a car key in a wall socket, you shouldn't do that. Fire is hot, water is wet, ice is slippery, razor blades are sharp. You don't need to run a razor blade across your hand just to test and see if it's sharp. Trust me. But stop limiting yourself and stop allowing other people to give you excuses not to have new and better experiences. Alright, that's all I got to say. Do you know do you really know or have you just been told?
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*Alex*

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