As we start off another week, fortifying and maintaining the “right” mindset is vital. I’ve observed that one of the hardest things for us to do (myself included) is control our mindsets. Have you noticed this too?
It’s very easy to get caught up in the “here and now” and focus only on what we see right in front of us. For most, working and living from a place of keeping in sight our personal and financial visions for our lives does not come automatically.
I frequently read books on success and principles for achieving success. Over and over, the authors make clear how challenging - and equally important - it is to control our thoughts. And that this itself IS the hardest work there is:
“Sometimes it's best if a man just spends a moment or two thinking. It is one of the toughest things he’ll ever do, and that’s probably why so few bother to do it.” - Alonzo Herndon
Why is that when faced with the EXACT same circumstances, one person can fail, while the other succeeds at the very same thing?
It really does all come down to mindset.
“Your thoughts are the only things you control. Either you control them or you relinquish your greatest gift to others. Without control, the mind loses its effectiveness. With control and direction, it gains power…Use your mind to shape your destiny to fulfill whatever purposes in life you choose…” - Dennis Kimbro
So this week as you encounter the usual challenges, look for the opportunities as well. Begin (if you haven’t already) to observe your mindset. And make adjustments as needed. That’s what I do.
Guarding our dreams and hopes begins with guarding our minds. This is a habit which requires daily practice. But the good news is that “practice (does indeed) make perfect.” And this will bring us that much CLOSER to our dream lives.
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