#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

Archive for July, 2005

About drums and soundtracks

Let’s start with soundtracks. Your movies, of course, have them. They usually go something like this:
You’ll never make it.
Who do you think you are?
It’s selfish to think of yourself first.
Something will always go wrong, so why try?
If you really love me, you’ll….(fill in the blank. It’s always what the manipulator, often well-meaning, wants.)

I could go on, but I think you get the drift. Those voices in your head are the soundtrack of a lot of self-defeating mind movies.

Who SAYS you’ll never make it? Just because it hasn’t happened yet, it can’t happen, ever??

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“Keep your ear to the ground” referred to the practice of plainsmen listening to the ground to hear hoof beats. It became the westerner’s warning to stay alert.