Mindset is everything. Is it really? Find out.
What is mindset?
If you think you can’t, you won’t.
If you think you can, you will.
The basis of mindset is how you think, what you think and the manner you think.
First, let’s understand the meaning of mindset by the dictionary: it is the established set of attitudes held by someone or an individual’s mental inclination.
Mindset is a culmination of your ideologies, beliefs and experiences that enforces your attitude towards a thing or a situation.
We all have different mindsets concerning diverse aspects of our lives.
What’s your mindset towards success, growth, money, or change?
How do you view setbacks? How do you recover from failure?
How do you view yourself and the world around you?
This means that your mindset determines your choices, decisions, actions and reactions including your interpersonal relationships.
Napoleon Hill in his book, “Think and Grow Rich” said everything begins in the mind. Whatever will be great must start in the mind.
The mind acts as soil for your thoughts and your ideas and plans are seeds. When the soil is fertile, the seeds will sprout. In essence, you need a positive and growth mindset to germinate those seeds you carry.
Your mindset is essential to your success and productivity because if your mind fails to carry a gift, your hands will not contain it. What the mind focuses on, expands.
If you focus your mind on fear, anxiety, doubt, and worry, they expand into negativity and weigh you down strongly.
Whereas by focusing your mind on possibilities and opportunities, you force your mind to expand them and transform them into their physical equivalent of success and growth. You can also read our blog post on the power of focus and how to maximize it well
The benefit of a positive mental attitude.
The Positive Mental Attitude is a mindset of possibilities and positivity. A positive mental attitude is a relentless and optimistic attitude towards life and challenges along the way.
A positive mental attitude sees opportunities in setbacks, wins in breaks and remains hopeful for the future.
It was a Positive Mental Attitude that helped S. B. Fuller overcome the disadvantages of poverty.
It was a Positive Mental Attitude that motivated Tom Dempsey, despite his crippled leg, to kick the longest field goal ever kicked in a professional football game.
And it was certainly a Positive Mental Attitude that enabled Henry J. Kaiser to build a Liberty Ship every ten days.
It was Al Allen’s ability to turn his talisman right-side up that motivated him to return to his prospects — the very ones who had refused him the day before and set a new sales record.
According to positive psychology, there are many traits and characteristics associated with a positive mindset, including Optimism, acceptance, resilience, integrity and gratitude.
The writer noted down a List of Positive Attitudes. For example, positive attitudes can include:
- Getting what you get, and not pitching a fit.
- Enjoying the unexpected, even when it’s not what you wanted originally.
- Motivating those around you with a positive word.
- It’s getting back up when you fall. (No matter how many times you fall.)
- Being a source of energy that lifts those around you.
How does a positive mental attitude benefit you?
Building a positive mental attitude is relevant to your success and happiness because it propels your everyday actions towards significant growth and progress.
A positive mental attitude enhances your motivation to complete your tasks.
A positive mental attitude keeps you in high spirits and makes it easier to surmount tough seasons.
A positive mental attitude keeps you hopeful to aim forward.
The author of Ikigai: Japanese secret to a long and happy life wrote; positive attitude and emotional awareness are keys to longevity.
Stories of people whose positive mental attitude have helped.
Remember, too, that all who succeed in life get off to a bad start, and pass through many heart-breaking struggles before they “arrive.” The turning point in the lives of those who succeed usually comes at the moment of some crisis, through which they are introduced to their “other selves.”
Their successes happened because of the positive mindset they maintained during such difficult times.
John Bunyan wrote the Pilgrim’s Progress, which is among the finest of all English literature, after he had been confined in prison and sorely punished, because of his views on the subject of religion.
Henry discovered the genius which slept within his brain, after he had met with great misfortune, and was confined in a prison cell, in Columbus, Ohio.
Being FORCED, through misfortune, to become acquainted with his “other self,” and to use his IMAGINATION, he discovered himself to be a great author instead of a miserable criminal and outcast.
Edison, the world’s greatest inventor and scientist, was a “tramp” telegraph operator, he failed innumerable times before he was driven, finally, to the discovery of the genius who slept within his brain.
Charles Dickens began by pasting labels on blacking pots. The tragedy of his first love penetrated the depths of his soul and converted him into one of the world’s truly great authors.
Suggested Reading: THE MINDSET OF SUCCESS AND HOW TO DEVELOP IT
Is mindset everything?
Read more stories of people who their mindset helped to decide if mindset is everything.
Booker T. Washington was born in slavery, handicapped by race and colour. Because he was tolerant, had an open mind at all times, on all subjects, and was a DREAMER, he left his impression for good on an entire race.
Beethoven was deaf, and Milton was blind, but their names will last as long as time endures because they dreamed and translated their dreams into organized thought.
Most people must learn the art of transmuting their strongest emotions into dreams of a constructive nature.
Helen Keller became deaf, dumb, and blind shortly after birth. Despite her greatest misfortune, she has written her name indelibly in the pages of the history of the great. Her entire life has served as evidence that no one ever is defeated until defeat has been accepted as a reality.
All these successful individuals stimulated their positive mental attitude to conquer their challenges and rise above them. They maintained a growth mindset which drove them into numerous possibilities.
You must train your mind to see possibilities in challenges no matter how dark, mindset is everything because with the right mindset you can conquer obstacles. Learn these important life skills to help you.
A man is truly finished when he believes in his mind he is finished.
How to build your mindset.
As we round up kindle anew in your mind the fire of hope, faith, courage, and tolerance.
These states of mind are crucial in building your mindset.
If you have these states of mind, and a working knowledge of the principles described, all else that you need will come to you, when you are READY for it.
You can also build your mindset through these actionable steps.
- Read good books by great authors
- Hang around people you have positive mental attitude ( your company matters alot)
- Listen to inspiring podcasts
- Start a journal to take note of your behaviors you need to cancel out and the behaviours to promote.
- Build perseverance
There are times when you don’t know what do, you must remember to embrace the mm
There is a difference between WISHING for a thing and being READY to receive it. No one is ready for a thing until he believes he can acquire it.
Your state of mind must be BELIEF, not mere hope or wish. Open-mindedness is essential for belief. Closed minds do not inspire faith, courage, and belief.
Until next time.
Make it a deliberate action to program your mind for success, channel your thoughts along the right stream and avoid absorbing external desiccants that destroy your faith and hope.
The right mindset is essential for your growth, success and happiness, so you must build it. Mindset is everything because it determines if you try again until it works or you walk away.
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