Most of us have heard the saying “You are what you eat”.
But the truth is “You are what you consume and who you surround yourself with”.
In a recent article we published, we talked about the impact of the circle of 5 people you surround yourself with. But, you are also a product of what you put in your head.
What do you read, watch, and listen to?
“Your input determines your outlook. Your outlook determines your output, and your output determines your future.”
— Zig Ziglar
Success Is Simple
Research shows that high-success people proactively seek positive information and media, whereas low-success / poor-outlook people choose negative and pessimistic information.
High-success people compared to low-success people prefer listening to media and messages that help them achieve goals. They also listened to goal-supporting messages longer than low-success people.
If you want to decrease your outlook, watch the news. The purpose of most “news” is literally to kill your hope and optimism toward the future.
The goal is to make you feel terrible and helpless about the situation.
Yes, it’s good to be informed. But it’s also incredibly important to protect your hope, expectancy, vision, and agency.
Garbage in, garbage out.
Be VERY AWARE of what you put in your head, because the information you consume shapes your view of the world. It can either increase your agency or destroy it.
Also, other research shows that “humor” can really help with your outlook, particularly when you’re going through a hard time.
Some healthy comic relief can help you realize that everything will be okay.
Laughing and “turning things into a game” is essential for learning and growth.
What are you putting in your head?
What you consume on a daily basis says everything about you. If you want to know about a person, look at what they are consuming.