Mindset Is Everything
Our thoughts control our actions. Think differently and you’ll do differently.
Allowing yourself to feel and think a certain way could alter your outcomes in a positive or negative way.
There are 3 ways to attain this higher level if you take action. What are they? I’m going to give you three ways to take action and take control of your thought process, with all paths leading to success. I believe the most powerful are patience, goal setting, & meditation.
1. Patience Is Key
It sounds like an easy solution, but many struggle with patience. It could be assembling a desk, someone cutting you off driving, or trying to figure out why you can’t get a good internet connection. Each one of these scenarios can lead to a lose in patience. But how do you keep it together and keep your emotions in check? Remember it’s a skill like anything, you can improve upon. The minute someone makes you mad, and you lose your patience, remember you’ve allowed that emotion to embed itself inside of you. It’s certainly not something you’re born with, but practicing on a daily basis will make you a pro at it.
What can I do to put patience into motion?
It’s a simple as picking up a book. Not just any book, but a book based on someone’s life and their hardships and how they overcame it. Here’s 3 books you can check out!
“The Last Black Unicorn” the story of Tiffany Haddish, an inspiring story of pain from experiencing assault, homelessness, and even divorce. While, enjoying the limelight today, things weren’t always easy for this funny actress in overcoming real life obstacles. With years in foster care & being separated from her siblings, she moved through the system, but still never gave up hope. Sometimes the funniest people comedians have a painful story to tell. This one manages to be painful, honest, with humor sprinkled in it.
“Stolen:The True Story Of A Sex Trafficking Survivor” by Katarina Rosenblatt, a lonely, abused, and neglected young child, targeted at the young age of 13 deep inside a child trafficking ring, who eventually escaped. She later went on to get a law degree and PhD and became the first person included in the National Center for Civil & Human Rights Museum in Atlanta, GA. for being the 1st and only known survivor of sex trafficking. This story of faith and escape in her own words will move you.
One more I would recommend is a book titled “The Bravest Guy: A True Story Of Overcoming Impossible Odds.”Picture this, a U.S. Army infantry man in World War II, twice wounded in 4 days, and on both occasions left for dead. At the young age of 19 was now faced with being blind and a double amputee. With seemly no hope, he managed to turn it around and became a leader in Florida and nationally known for providing opportunities for those who also had vision loss.
Again I reference these books to help you understand that even within hardships, by reading these books about real life stories, you may put yourself in someone else’s shoes. They are a sober reminder that life certainly isn’t easy for everyone and everyone has a story to tell. Your ability to handle your patience is important as you put it into practice on a daily basis.
Benefits of learning patience
* You’ll have the ability to observe situations, and confidently make better choices
* Your mental health will thank you. Having a lack of patience will take a toll on the body.
* The gesture goes a long way and can rub off in a positive way with those around you!
2. Goal Setting
When was the last time you had a goal you attained? Goal setting is key to growing, and in having a strong mindset. Did you know that only 8% of people actually achieve their goals? That’s a really small number, but not a surprise. We always get in our own ways. We make excuses for everything. It’s like walking around with two left shoes.
Those that have goals, are more likely to succeed. And why wouldn’t you want to #LiveYourBestLife? It doesn’t have to be just a hashtag, right?
Oddly enough, there is a fear of being successful, and some people never try to set goals, as they are comfortable where they’re at. They don’t want to throw off the alignment of the planets. For those ready to take it to the next level, anything is possible. I have lots of books that talk about goal setting but I want to share with you my top 3!
“How to Win Friends And Influence People”
Written in 1936, this book still manages to deliver gold nuggets. Written by Dale Carnegie, a book to practice your goal setting skills with many other great things to apply. In fact several of the chapters talk about mastery within goal setting and overall achievement. It’s a must have and a must read, I guarantee you’ll pick up this book time and time again, just to review the content and say “I need to read that again”.
“The Power Of Positive Thinking”
If you think you can, you can. If you think you can’t, you can’t. I had a teacher that used to recite that to the class right before her English lessons. We didn’t get it back in 8th grade, but I get it now. That’s why this book is a gem. The author Norman Vincent Peale explores what it means to pursue and achieve life goals. He focuses on the importance of mindset and how to develop it. He takes it a step further and even uses famous people as well as presidents and the power used by positive thinking and how they harnessed it.
“Your Best Year Ever”
Thoughts are powerful, no doubt. Michael Hyatt takes a different approach to goal setting….that which is research-based. The end game is to create goals that are meaningful. In order to do that, you’ve got to look deeper inside you. His theories and results have been tested on people, so you’ll get a great insight inside the mind of those observed. Finding your true meaning could be the path traveled for your ultimate goals.
Get your copy here.
Here’s a way to really calm the mind. It’s all about focus. The more you become aware of your thoughts and emotions, the better control you’ll have on outcomes. Meditation has a lot of benefits, including lowering any stress or anxiety. It has the ability to break down mental walls you may have built up as well. Even if you’re not so sure about it and how to do, I’ve done all the heavy lifting for you with these 2 books!
10% Happier Revised Edition:
“How I Tamed The Voice In My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works.”
This book is a #1 best seller by Dan Harris, nightline anchor, who had a nationally televised panic attack. It’s a great read and takes you on his real life journey of meditation. It’s a great read!
“Dear Universe: 200 Mini-Meditations for Instant Manifestations”
Empower yourself with Sarah Prout as she helps you discover how to use the power of your feelings for success! People bottle up their emotions and have no idea about the untapped fulfillment of meditation, but luckily she wrote a book on it.
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