Riddle Me This
How many times a day do you let the people in your life: co-workers, family members, social media followers, your inner voice, dictate how you feel? If the answer is “too damn many”, please keep reading.
Having the RIGHT MINDSET is the most important thing you can do for yourself. Too many of us usually let our surrounding environment dictate how we feel, when in reality we should always be the ones in control. The RIGHT MINDSET is your best defense against the obstacles that life will inevitably throw your way.
SO WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO HAVE THE RIGHT MINDSET?
- Remaining optimistic
- Maintaining a positive attitude
- Staying in control of your emotions
- Being proactive - rather than reactive
Learning to control your thoughts, emotions and actions at all times puts you in a position of power. Becoming less occupied with the opinions of others will leave you more time to focus on actually reaching your goals. The naysayers, there will always be naysayers, will no longer have any say in your level of success.
OK I’M READY, BUT HOW DO I GET THE RIGHT MINDSET?
Just like everything else in life you want to be great at, this behavior will not be mastered in a day. Instead, it requires lots of patience and even more practice.
That being said, I do have one tip for you on how to get started: become aware of your own thought process. If you feel yourself going down the negative rabbit hole—pull yourself back into the position of power. Pay attention to the triggers that tend to lead you astray and then tell them to go away. Remember that YOU are the one in the driver’s seat. Don’t be afraid to grab that wheel and steer yourself back into the position of power. If you can learn to control the six inches between your ears, the rest of your life will get a hell of a lot easier, I guarantee it.
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