Those that know me know I’m not necessarily the go to guy when someone needs help with a home repair.
Last week, my wife and I both showered before dinner.
My daughter Alyssa (8) went downstairs to get something for dinner.
That’s when she screamed because there was water everywhere.
I descended down the steps to see water everywhere.
Being as solution minded as I am, I immediately figured we needed to call a plumber. I wouldn’t even know where to begin with something like this.
After striking out finding a plumber who would come, I called a friend of mine who is a union plumber for some advice.
To make a long story short, he explained some things and ultimately I ended up doing the following:
- Cutting open the ceiling where the leak was
- Finding the leak
- Re-connecting the pipe
- Securing the pipe with metal strapping so the leak won’t happen again
- Bathing my kids
Now I realize this is a relatively minor job for someone who is handy but it’s probably the handiest thing I’ve ever done.
I never saw myself as someone who would be able to fix something like that.
The reason I’m sharing the story (not just looking for praise:)) is because I realize the perception we have of ourselves is powerful.
Since I never saw myself as someone who could fix things around the house, I’m sure there were things I could’ve fixed but didn’t.
In the same way, many people don’t see themselves as having the ability to be healthy, fit, or to live a good life.
It’s not until our belief changes, that we can change things.
One of the best ways to change our belief is to take action. Even small actions start changing how we see ourselves. Before you know it, you’ll be doing things you never thought you’d do, all because you started seeing yourself a little differently.