Defeat White Noise: Block Out Distractions & Accomplish Your Dreams

From the Show: Naturally Savvy
Summary: Is the "white noise" in your life keeping you from accomplishing your dreams?
Air Date: 7/28/14
Duration: 10
Host: Andrea Donsky, RHN and Lisa Davis, MPH
Guest Bio: Cornell Thomas, author & life coach
Cornell Thomas is a basketball coach, trainer, life coach, motivational speaker, and author. Through his program Crossroads Basketball he has helped hundred of kids in the last nine years reach their goals. For the last four years Cornell has been inspiring and motivating people of all ages through his own motivational quotes and blog site at www.powerofpositivity.net
  • Book Title: The Power of Positivity: Controlling Where the Ball Bounces
  • Guest Twitter Account: @cornellthomas
Defeat White Noise: Block Out Distractions & Accomplish Your Dreams
If you remember the television sets from years ago, you may remember the "white noise" that emanated from stations that had gone off the air.

It was annoying, and kept you from watching your favorite show.

This same concept can be applied to the white noise that affects your dreams and goals in daily life. It can come from outside sources, such as family members or friends who try to discourage you from following your path; OR, more likely, it comes from inside your own head.

That's when it becomes essential to replace the noise with positive messages and ask yourself these questions:

What's the real reason you can't do something?

What kind of insecurity is keeping you from moving forward?

You may come up with excuses like, "It's too hard," "The industry is too competitive," or "I'm simply too old."

But those are exactly as described: excuses.

Try this exercise instead: write down 10 people your age (or older) who are doing the thing you want to do. Chances are, it won't take you very much time to come up with at least 10.

What are some other effective techniques for blocking out the white noise in your life?

Author and life coach, Cornell Thomas, returns to Naturally Savvy to share how he overcomes the white noise in his life and how you can too.