“Change your Mindset”

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22nd Feb 2024

There is the story of a man who complained of persistent neck pain, severe migraine and frequent dizzy spells.

He consulted a doctor, who took a good look at him and pronounced the terrible news: He had only six months to live.

The man walked out dejected. But then he decided what the hell, if he had only six months to live, he might as well live it up. And do all those things he always wanted to.

First, he decided to get himself six silk shirts. He bought some exquisite silk and went to the finest tailor in town, who began to measure him out. With the measuring tape around the man’s collar, the tailor said to his attentive assistant, ‘Size 16.’

‘No, no,’ said the man. ‘I’m a size 15.’

‘Oh really?’ said the tailor. ‘Let me check again … You are a size 16. No doubt about it.’

‘I am a size 15. I have always been a size 15. And I want a size 15!’ said the man, rather indignantly.

‘So be it,’ said the tailor. ‘But I must warn you, sir, if you wear size-15 shirts, you will have persistent neck pain, severe migraine and frequent dizzy spells.’

Think about it. We are all like that man. We have our own size-15 hang-ups, our beliefs that we refuse to let go of.

Our thinking, which we refuse to change. Ideas, and misconceptions that hold us back & the interesting bit is that in our role as the tailors, we are all quick to spot the problem with other people’s collar sizes.

But when it comes to ourselves, we just cannot see the problem with our own shirt sizes & we suffer for it.

The next time you find that things aren’t going the way you’d like them to, challenge your thinking.

Change your mindset, change your shirt size & stay blessed forever.