Having the right mindset is a constant effort, because your mind is both your greatest strength and your greatest weakness. The biggest battle is what is going on inside your mind. It can be a prison or a palace.
We lose naturally, and we win by effort. So we must make the constant effort to create a mindset that will give us the life we want.
Sadly, we are not taught as children the importance of having the right mindset. The right mindset is not about being positive, rather it’s about thinking right and having a framework for your life and a philosophy on how you want to do life.
How do we stay in the right frame of mind?
1. Find a stream that you can drink from! What you are putting into your mind is critical.
2. Watch what you say to yourself. The words you hear from other people will never defeat you; it is your own words that have the power to defeat you. Watch them carefully.
3. Get in with good people. Stay away from negative voices in your life. Seek out people who are at a higher level than you. Our lives are going to rise to the voice we choose to believe. We see so many examples of this principle. The people of Nazi Germany chose to believe the voice of Hitler. Conversely, look the people who believed Gandhi and the people who believe Jesus
Christ. People’s lives reflect the voices inside their heads.
4. Don’t define your life by your circumstances. The biggest changes in your life are brought about by your own thoughts.
What are some pointers and tips for positive self-talk?
1. Keep it simple. Tell yourself, “Today is a good day, and I am enjoying my life.” Try Dr. Dave’s
words, “The rest of my life will be the best of my life.” The key is to get those words in your
head. The Bible says in Philippians 4:8, “Fix your thoughts on what is true and good and right.
Think about things that are pure and lovely, and dwell on the fine, good things in others.” Say
these things; speak these things. And sing! Even if you can’t sing, go ahead and sing! It will build up your spirit and your soul.
2. Be grateful. It is one of the most undervalued disciplines in creating a positive mindset.
Gratitude is a must. And speak that gratitude aloud. Are we truly grateful for what we have and for the people in our lives? Say so.
3. Check yourself. Are the words coming out of my mouth helpful or hurtful? Deciphering your words can shift your mindset. You can’t speak UP and feel DOWN.
- Your mindset is the greatest battle of your life.
- Your leadership comes out of your mindset.
- Your dreams come out of your mindset.
- Your wealth comes out of your mindset.
- Your physical health comes out of your mindset.
- Your emotional life comes out of your mindset.
As you work to create your life framework and philosophy, start by thinking about the word
MINDSET…is your mind set? And what is it set on? That is the critical question.
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