Mindset is important. It’s so important to me because we often allow thoughts, people, or things happening externally to interfere with how we think. Anything you want to do in life requires getting in control of your mindset. Just living requires you to have a good mindset.
The new year has started, and we are not even a month in, and I have seen people say this isn’t their year. The year just started; how can it not be your year already. I think people get the wrong idea about a new year. I do believe a new year is a way to start over. A new year is like a blank canvas, you leave the past in the past to start over, but you cannot start over when you are trying to operate with the same mindset.
If you’re always doubting everything in life, then you are going to have a hard time trying to accomplish anything in life. Changing your mindset is important. The way we think is critical because it can make or break us. If I think about everything that is going wrong, I will never get things right. We spend so much time being critical about everything we experience in life. Yes, life is tough but don’t dwell on the things that causes you to feel unmotivated.
Last year was a tough year I had some ups and downs and even when I felt like giving up, I had to tell my mind that I wasn’t. I learned so much and I took the bad and turned it into a lesson. Our life is not always going to be easy, but you must keep going no matter what. You must develop mental strength because if we’re not strong on the inside we will crumble on the outside.
Our mindset is our attitude. How we feel about life? You can be that person that is always suffering and blaming everything on life, or you can be that person that rise through everything they been through in life. We often repeat the same cycles in life because we never sit down and look at our problems to figure out how to fix them. You can’t sit on the couch saying your life is messed up and you’re tired of the situation but when an opportunity comes alone you pass it up or you give up easily. My mentor told me that in life you must be okay with receiving No’s. I used to not be okay with this but now I am. I know that you don’t rise to the top easily, it takes millions of no’s to get to where you want to be in life.
Most people are afraid of constantly getting let down, I understand because it changes the way you think about things. I had to realize that I cannot get offended about everything I experience in life. I can’t play the victim anymore because playing the victim kept my life the same and if I wanted change, I had to become the solution. I had to change my mindset. I could no longer strive for more but keep the same way of thinking.
So, remember today the way we think can make or break our life. When you decide to make a change in your life you have to develop a new way of thinking because new habits cannot be powered by old thinking styles. This year as you sit and work on your goals don’t forget to work on your mindset.
“Once your mindset changes, everything on the outside will change along with it.”