In article, I’d like to introduce 3 ways to train your mind to see the good in every situation. Especially if you are a hard worker and tend to over pressure yourself, this training will help you a lot in so many ways.
Hard work is not enough…
Hard work is the foundation to achieving goals or becoming successful. If you are a hard worker, you already have what it takes to build a good foundation to become successful. However, hard work itself will not necessarily help you achieve goals or become successful.
Have you seen those that work really hard for days, weeks, months, years, and even decades but haven’t made much progress in their lives or their goals?
These guys can work and work for years but they’re not making any progresses in their lives because they lack the mindset or the focus.
In order to become successful and make progresses in your lives, not only you have to put in hard work, but also you have to have the right mindset.
Just as you train your body, you need to train your mind to make some leaps.
Also by having the right mindset, it will help you to continue on when you feel like giving up and help you see some progress when you have not seen any in a long time.
Mind Training number 1 – Giving credits
You need to learn to give yourself credits for your hard work. Often, we tend to under value our work and not give ourselves credits for all the hard work we put in. It is important to push further to work harder but it is also important to give ourselves enough credits. This is very important because this will give you positive perspectives and put you on a higher positive vibe. Thus, it will give you the fuel or the motivation to keep going.
This is especially important for perfectionists who tend to under value their hard work and ones who always think that they need to do more in order to deserve some credits. This is also great for people who have not seen any progress in a long time and thinking about giving up their goals. Because this will help you steer your focus away from negative perspective of not seeing result in a long time, but it help you focus on each little steps you have taken so far and value your hard work that you have put in so far. Instead of putting more pressure on yourself and punishing yourself for not seeing any progress, you will learn to become pride of how patient that you have been and how hard you have worked so far.
So continuously remind yourself of how great that you are for hanging on and putting in hard work to get towards your goal. If you tend to be hard on yourself, you have to learn and train yourself to be generous when giving yourself credits. Ones who tend to be hard on themselves are ones that are usually the hardest workers and you do need to learn to recognize how great you are for being such a hard worker.
Just like any skills, you need to continuously train your mind to do this and make it into a habit to get some benefits out of this.
Mind Training number 2 – Positive affirmation
This is somewhat similar to giving credits. I don’t believe in mindlessly repeating some positive phrases that you do not really believe in and thinking that one day you will start believing those. If you feel like a total loser, and saying “I am a winner” 100 times is not going to make you feel like a winner. If you think you are weak, telling yourself I am strong 2000 times is not going to make you believe that you are strong. (If it has worked for you, then let me know.) In order to make positive affirmations work, you have to find the evidence to believe that those positive affirmations are true. It will be more effective by finding some positive qualities about you or something positive that’s going on in your life.
For an example, if you are working towards becoming rich, it won’t be effective if you keep mindlessly repeating phrases like “I am rich and I live in a million dollar mansion.” Because you know that it’s not true. But instead you can say something like “I know that I can become rich because I have put in amazing load of hard work in so far. I have a good work ethic and good foundation to become successful one day. I have made some great accomplishment in the past. For this alone, I already feel like a champ. I am a champ. It’s just a matter of time that I will achieve my goals. I’ll continue on and never give up. I have a great spirit. I will get to the end goal. I will become rich. I will have the million dollar mansion one day. I already feel like I am rich just imagining where I will be in the future. I feel like I am the top of the world!”
By putting a bit of twist on your phrases and making it become more AUTHENTIC is a lot more effective than keep repeating empty sentences that will not make you FEEL great no matter how many times you repeat them. If you start saying positive affirmations that is true to who you are and make you feel good, it will definitely give you the extra motivation and make your pursuits more exciting. This will definitely help you keep going when you feel like giving up, and it may even help you make some big leaps. When you are not excited about your pursuits, more likely you may not be putting extra efforts but had been going through the motion. To make a leap, you need to put in more effort or do something different than the same thing you have been doing all along. And by becoming excited and energized through positive affirmations that rings true, may help you get to the next level.
Just like the Mindset training 1, put some conscious effort to say some authentic positive affirmation repeatedly. Develop a habit of saying these as much as possible.
Mindset training 3 – visualization
Visualize, visualize and visualize! Visualize not only what you want to have in the future after you have accomplished the goal but even visualize what’s going to happen along the journey. You can even visualize how you’re going to perform today. You have to continuously use your imagination and really feel as if they are happening. Always visualize the ideal outcomes. More and more you visualize, it is more likely to come true and come true quicker. Even if the event did not pan out the way you expected, continue to visualize, so it may happen the next time and you will learn to believe the power of visualization.
Train your mind to see the good in every situation…
By using positive visualization, you can put your mental state on the higher positive vibe. As I have mentioned, by being on a higher vibe or positive vibe you can become more energized and enthusiastic about your work and increase the productivity.
By using the three that I have discussed, you can train yourself to feel excited about your work and keep you feel energized as you’re working. Also it will keep you in the game even during hard times. Going through the motion of working over and over again will not necessarily get you the result. Once again, to make a leap and make some big progress, you have to have the right mindset.