We are all so destination minded.
Consumed by our anxious thoughts and stuck in this nervous ecosystem within of our own head. It’s easy to get caught up in a fixed mindset, keeping us bound to the notion that our life will remain the same because of the belief that this is how it has always been. Sometimes in order for us to move forward, we must connect the dots going backwards. The past can be our greatest teacher as long as we are willing to address it with the right mindset. It’s time that we start asking ourselves the right questions.
What did I go through that causes me to think the way that I do?
What has my response been?
By asking yourself these questions and answering them honestly, it will help to revisit your past and touch on the various situations that have led you to where you stand today. We cannot always control what happens, but we can control what our response will be. Our response is everything. Great achievers do not have fewer problems; they have just found better answers. In order to tackle anything in life or even business for that matter, it is important to become a great problem solver. In the words of Steven Furtick “The greater the calling, the greater the conflict.”
As crazy as it may sound; your greatest opportunities in life will be directly correlated with the adversity that you go through. It is in these moments of opposition that our character is developed. This is what has made you the person that you are today. Sometimes our problems have less to do with us, and more to do with the people that we are called to serve. It is better to give than to receive. I believe that in order to truly live a life of fulfillment, we must develop a sense of humility and selflessness. It is far more gratifying to live a life of service to others than in having a closed mindset centered on self.
Take a moment to check your belief system.
Our beliefs are internal statements of what we consider to be true. They reside at the very core of our being and will ultimately determine how we think, feel, and act. Our confidence stems from our beliefs, which in turn will dictate what we consider to be possible. “As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.” Proverbs 23:7
My belief is that there is nothing that can stop a person with the right mental attitude from accomplishing their goals. If you can see something in your mind, you can hold it in your hand. The very thoughts that we release into the world will manifest themselves in outward expression in and through our lives. Once you realize that what you think about expands, you become vigilant on what you choose to think about.
Our basic qualities can be cultivated through consistent effort.
Everyone has the power to grow and change through application and experience. We have all been given different talents and gifts, interests and temperaments; but it is our commitment to develop these qualities that sets us apart over time. There are no easy fix schemes. Everything involves some type of process. Our focus should be less about getting things right, and more about the progress in our journey. Learn to reflect on your victories and utilize the time that you have (we all have 24 hours in a day) to feed your mind with positive affirmations. If you focus on the growth, you will get there over time.
How do you learn to listen to that still small inner voice, when there are so many spectators out there telling you that you can’t do it. Stop listening to the voices in the crowd; trust your intuition, it somehow already knows what the next step is that you need to take. “It’s in our moments of decision that our destiny is shaped.” Tony Robbins. Once you realize your value, your whole perspective changes. You have everything that you need right in front of you. Elevate your consciousness and expand your vision. Learn to utilize your network as a tool for success. Welcome every challenge as an opportunity for growth and focus your energy on producing results.
Everything that you see today started with a vision. It was first created in in the mind (though the power of ones imagination); and was then fabricated through outward expression. This is why goal setting is so important. When you write down exactly what you want you have material; you have substance, you have the idea of what could be made possible through the power of your imagination. Your thoughts have more power than you think. They hold eternal significance that have a much larger impact than you could ever imagine. Faith is the substance of things hoped for, and the evidence of things not seen. It is the belief that one can literally transform their dreams into a reality.
It’s important to revisit your goals every single day; I will tell you why. By writing down our goals we construct a roadmap that helps guide us along the way. It gives us vision and direction to keep us on the right path. Our goals hold us accountable to maintain our focus and assist us in moving in a specified direction. Journaling is one of the best ways to master these goals because it allows you to lay our your thoughts in a practical application; which in turn allows you to filter through the clutter that lies beneath the surface. It takes time and energy to create. We all have unlimited potential that lives inside each and every one of us. Don’t get caught up in a system that will exhaust you of your creativity.
Ben Lovro, En-Vision Media