Blogs by Barbara J Henry
How to Develop a Winning Mind-set
10/1/2009 4:34:41 PM
The mind is powerful! In it is found everything needed for the success we seek, no matter how grand or lofty our goals.
Mind-set, a word that is well known by all who are going after and achieving their dreams and goals,is by far one of the most important keys to success.
Webster defines the term as 'a fixed mental attitude formed by experience,education and the prejudices acquired over the years.' All of the words in the definition are important, in my opinion, because they clarify for us what type of things help and hinder our efforts to develop a strong, winning mind-set.
The right mind-set is needed for any accomplishment,no matter how lowly, grand or lofty it may be.
As we fix our minds on our goals and take the necessary daily actions to reach those goals, we become successful again and again,and we too will be able to leave (success)clues for others to follow.
How do we develop the mindset that destroys negative 'self-talk',charges through obstacles,turns lemons into lemonade, and kicks procrastination and fear to the side?
The following action steps will answer this question for many of us:
1. Choose:We must choose our words carefully so that each day in our self talk or in conversations with others, our words are positive and enriching.
2. Affirm:Find,or create appropriate daily affirmations to strengthen the mind.Our conscious and sub-conscious mind(especially) play key roles in our developing the right mindset that leads to success.
Be sure the affirmations are clear; they should also be written and spoken in the "present tense" for the desired results.
3. Listen:Listen to CD's, MP3's and other material that bolster positive minds.Books on tape,or Kindle, appropriate teleseminars, telephone conferences,etc.,are all invaluable in helping us to create and/or maintain a winning mindset.
4.Challenge:The mind needs to be challenged in positive ways regularly so that it can continue to grow and expand.
So many things exist to challenge our minds.
I enjoy solving crossword words puzzles and creating them.What mental activities or exercises do you enjoy doing? Do them often to stretch and strengthen your mind.
5.Purge:At the end of each day,it is necessary for us to purge or remove from our minds all of the day's "dregs," those worthless,useless things that creep into our minds during the course of the day,but add no real value.
This can be done in a number of ways: Reading books on self-help,personal development, or spirituality, The Bible for example, Journaling, Listening to great music (however that is defined by you),or Praying/Meditating,are just a few effective ways for us to purge or debrief at the end of the day.
"Whatever the mind can conceive and believe,it can achieve," is a very popular quote by Napolean Hill,and it is soberingly true. We owe it to ourselves to make sure our minds are nurtured properly and daily so that they can continue to envision and accomplish for us all that we desire.
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