It’s whenever you encounter a setback or difficulty, you avoid wasting time complaining but instead, look for the solution, the next step, and what you can take from the situation to make yourself smarter and better in the future.
It is when you become intensely action-focused in everything you do – Always having a sense of urgency. You always aim to cover more ground in a single day than the average person covers in several days.
To practice this, next time you are faced with a setback, change the way you respond…
Take a step back and allow yourself to take a clear look at the situation and weigh your options objectively…
Focus on the things you can control than wasting your time and energy complaining about it…
You’ll soon begin to make better decisions and begin to develop a SOLUTION MINDSET.
Caroline MarshWhat does it mean to have a Solution Mindset?
cChange your thinking in such a way that you become absolutely unstoppable in achieving any goal you can set for yourself. Your goal is to develop yourself to the point psychologically where you become like an irresistible force of nature. You will be like the tide coming in, or like a powerful storm that sweeps across the land.
Your aim is to become so confident, courageous, strong and resolute that you can set any goal for yourself with the from knowledge that you can learn what you need to learn, and do what you need to do, to eventually achieve it. You will become so persistent and determined that nothing and no one can slow you down or alter your course. You will become truly unstoppable.
The fact is that you are extraordinary. You are born with unique talents and abilities that make you completely different from all other human beings that have ever existed. The odds of there being two people just like you are more than SO billion to one. In fact, it will never happen
There is no one who has the unique and remarkable combination of experiences, ideas, thoughts, feelings, education, and imagination that you do. You have within you, right now, the ability, to be, have or do virtually anything you can imagine. You are an incredible masterpiece just waiting to emerge.
Great success and happiness come when you identify your natural abilities, and then concentrate on developing along the line of your inborn talents. It is almost as though you are engineered for success in a specific way, and if you can find the area for which you were specifically designed, you will achieve more in a few years than most people achieve in a lifetime.
Here is a great question: “What one great thing would you dare to dream if you knew you could not fail?”
If you were absolutely guaranteed of success in the achievement of any one goal, big or small, long term or short term, what would it be? If a billionaire took a liking to you and offered to write you a check to cover any goal that you could clearly define, what one goal would you choose?
If you could have any job, what would it be? If you could work for any kind of company, what kind of a company would you select? Where would it be, and what would it be doing? If your family life and your relationships could be perfect in every respect, what would they look like? Answer these questions clearly. Write them down.
Your ability to set goals and to make plans for their accomplishment is the “master skill” of success. With this master skill, there are no limits on what you can accomplish. Putting your goals on paper is the next step in the process.
The Law of Substitution says that “Your mind can only hold one thought at a time, positive or negative. You can substitute a positive thought for a negative thought whenever you choose.” You can apply this law by deliberately thinking about something positive whenever you want to cancel out a thought or feeling that makes you angry or unhappy.
The Law of Habit says that “Any thought or action that you repeat over and over will eventually become a new habit.” When you repeatedly react and respond in a positive way, you take full control over your conscious mind. Soon it becomes automatic and easy to think and act in that manner. By using willpower and repetition, you develop new habits of thinking and acting. By applying this law, you can become a completely positive person and change your life.
The way we start our day greatly impacts how our performance, our attitude, and our thoughts Staying Positive for the day. And if you want to have a great productive day then it has to be productive and positive right from the start. A good start to your day will keep you motivated, positive, energized and productive while on the other hand, having a bad start will keep your mind clouded, have a negative influence on your work area and have limited productivity.
Since the very first things you do in the morning affect your whole day, you need to make the most out of it. Here are my tips:
Always start your day with a prayer. Praying allows you to release all your problems, your negativity, and everything that is holding you down. Communicate with God, tell Him all that you are dealing with, tell Him what is it that you intend to do today and ask for His guidance, His strength. For nothing would be possible without God’s governance. Immediately after, you will have a feeling of a lighter load, a brighter day and a healthier mind.
Be clear and precise about the tasks that you want to accomplish today. Do a mini Goal Setting. Having clear and written checklists of the things you need to do, the tasks you need to work on and the deadlines that you have to meet will keep you organized. By bringing your awareness and intention to the day, you are more likely to make conscious choices in actions and attitudes as the day unfolds.
Take a little time to do some exercise. Do some stretching or some movement routine that would awaken your body from several hours of inactivity. You will be busy for most of the day and it is unlikely that you will have spare time hit the gym. Having time to do light to medium exercise during the morning will do wonders for your overall fitness throughout the day.
Delight yourself with a healthy breakfast. As you know, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Make sure that you have enough time to prepare a balanced and healthy diet every morning as this gets your metabolism revving, helps you concentrate better, and provides you with essential nutrients you need to get through the day.
Talk with your loved ones. Having a good conversation in the morning with family members while having breakfast also helps you start your day well. Share and talk about positive stories, experiences and news or just anything that would bring a smile to you and your loved ones. Avoid hearing stories that are full of negativity, and complaints as this can cause negativity that can disrupt you throughout the day.
Having a positive morning means a positive outlook and productivity throughout the day. So make sure you start your morning right!
In every case, if you want to change your performance and your results in any area of your life, you have to change your self—concept or your beliefs about yourself in that area. Fortunately, your beliefs are largely subjective. They are not always based on facts. Instead, they are based largely on information you have taken in and accepted as true, sometimes with very little evidence or proof.
The very worst beliefs you can have are self—limiting beliefs, of any kind. These are beliefs about yourself that cause you to feel somehow limited or deficient in a particular area. These beliefs are seldom true, but if you accept them as valid estimates of your ability, they become true for you, exactly as if they were correct.
The starting point of unlocking your potential, and accomplishing more than you ever have before, is for you to challenge your self-limiting beliefs. You begin this process of freeing yourself from self—limiting beliefs by imagining that, whatever they are, they are completely untrue. Imagine for the moment that you have no limitations on your abilities at all. Imagine that you could be, do or have anything you really wanted in life. Imagine that your potential is unlimited in any way.
For example, imagine that you could be earning twice as much as you are earning today. Imagine that you could be living in a bigger house, driving a better car and enjoying a more expensive lifestyle and impacting humanity.
This is how you begin changing your thinking and changing your life.
There is a rule that I have learned with experience: Never do or refrain from doing something because you are concerned about what people might think about you. The fact is that nobody is even thinking about you at all.
Of course, am not talking about criminal or anti-social behaviours. But it is amazing how many people make decisions to get into or to not get into relationships, businesses, new endeavours, adventures and other things for fear that someone else might not approve. They stay in jobs they dislike, or they turn down business opportunities for fear that someone, anyone, might criticise them. The truth is that no one cares more about your key life decisions than you do. Plan accordingly.
In Abraham Maslow‘s studies of self—actualising people, those one or two percent of men and women who are fully mature, fully functioning adults, he found a particular quality that they all had in common: They were completely honest with themselves. They were objective and clear about their own strengths and weaknesses. They did not hope or pretend that they were other than they were. This self—acceptance was a foundation stone of their self- esteem and self—respect.
Because they knew who they were, and who they were not, they did not feel that they had to continually earn the approval of others. They took the opinions of others into consideration, but then they made their own decisions. They were not overly influenced by the possible approval or disapproval of other people. You should do the same. You are the one who cares the most, and who is most affected, in any case.
Positive thoughts are life-enhancing. They empower you and make you feel stronger and more confident. Positive thinking is not just a motivational idea. It has measurable, constructive effects on your personality, your health, your levels of energy, and your creativity. The more positive and optimistic you are, the happier you will be in every area of your life.
Negative thoughts bring about the opposite. They disempower you and make you feel weaker and less confident. Whenever you think or say something negative, you give your power away. You feel angry and defensive. You feel frustrated and unhappy. Over time, negative thinking can make you physically ill, and even poison your relationships.
Positive thinking leads to great mental health and peak performance. Negative thinking leads to mental illness and decreased effectiveness. Your goal, therefore, if you want to live a wonderful life, is to cultivate positive emotions and get rid of negative emotions.
The elimination of negative emotions is the most important single step you can take toward health, happiness and personal well—being. Each time you take complete control over your thoughts and feelings and discipline yourself to keep them positive, the quality of both your inner and outer lives improves. In the absence of negative emotions, your mind automatically fills with the positive emotions that generate feelings of happiness and fulfilment.