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Bounce by Gill Hasson, Sue Hadfield

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Chapter 5

Change your thinking

You are not what you think you are. But what you think, you are! Read those sentences again. Make sure you pause at the full-stop and the comma.

Now, which of these statements do you think are true?

  • I should know what I want from life by now.
  • I take responsibility for my own feelings and actions and hold others responsible for theirs.
  • One mistake and I feel like a total failure.
  • Other people should be trusted completely or not at all.
  • It’s all right to be good at some things and not so good at others.
  • Once a cheater, always a cheater.
  • If I feel stupid and boring, then I must be stupid and boring.

Whichever statements you believe to be true, where and when did you learn to think like this?

You were certainly ...

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