Our mindset is what determines our success.
Why is a positive mindset so important?
Because, mindset is everything. It affects our work/business, relationships with our partner, family, friends and colleagues, our confidence and our overall wellbeing.
Who believes that they can achieve anything that they set their mind to?
I guess it depends on what state of mind you are in.
Have you ever noticed how our state of mind affects how much we do?
Imagine that you wake up in the morning and you just don’t want to get up. You say to yourself that you don’t feel well, but really, you are just fed up with what life is dishing out to you at that moment. Rather than go in to work, you call in sick and watch Netflix all day.
We all get days like that occasionally.
But what happens if occasionally becomes regularly and regularly becomes all of the time?
When you are in that kind of state you are hardly going to feel like jumping over the moon with joy. Nor are you going to feel like doing anything.
So what do you do?
You may want to start by talking to a friend, family member, life coach or counselor.
It’s important to get things off your chest. What started the downward spiral?
It may come down to realizing that you have just had a bit of a shitty run of bad situations. Or, on a deeper level, you may recognize that your life is not going in the direction that you want it to.
Once you have your ah-ha moment, everything becomes clearer. When you identify the things that you don’t want, you can move onto the things that you do want.
And with that, your life regains meaning and purpose once again, because the things that you do want become what you focus on. That’s where mindset comes in.
You can once again move forward with what is important.
Make plans, set goals, take action steps and before you know it, you will find yourself going down that yellow brick road of success and happiness.
You will find yourself feeling positive in the morning, jumping out of bed, excited to be making a start to the day. After all, you want to get on with things.
I’m not going to lie to you. There may be days when you don’t feel so good. But……..the secret to a positive mindset is recognizing what is going on and implementing strategies to change a negative state into a positive state.
On a regular basis, we need to check in with ourselves and make sure that our needs are being met.
Are we living a life of purpose? Have we got balance with work and play?
Remember, while it is great to have plans for the future, you also want to make sure that you live in the moment.
The hug with your partner. Quality time spent with your kids. A break away, even if it is only for a weekend.
Treasure the small moments as they will keep you focused on the big picture.
And remember: “Life is not the amount of breaths you take, it’s the moments that take your breath away.” – Maya Angelou