Sumo principle 1: Change your T-Shirt


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The ‘Change your T-shirt’ principle encourages us to take responsibility for our lives and to own and try to understand our feelings.

We can’t always control the events that happen in our lives, but the way that we respond to events can have a dramatic effect on outcomes.

When we frequently wear a ‘negative’ T-shirt, and express its message in our thoughts and actions, we miss out on the opportunities that life presents, and allow negative thinking to affect our futures.

If we ‘change our T-shirt’ we can help to shape a better future for ourselves.

Move on to become a survivor and a thriver.

Paul McGee


Paul McGee introduces ‘Change your T-Shirt’