What’s your view?
One factor contributing to people not being able to put themselves in the right mental state for success, is how they view things. Here is an age old question to ask yourself. Take a look at the picture below. Is the glass half empty or is it half full?
Now instead of simply saying half full or empty, let’s take it one step further. Whatever you answered ask yourself why. What makes you think the glass is half full or half empty? Now think about how the glass of water became the way it is. Go beyond looking at a half full or half empty glass. How did the glass become half full or half empty? Was someone pouring water and has not filled the glass yet or did someone drink from glass and has not finished yet? Once you determined what you feel the state of the glass is and how it became that way, try to think in the complete opposite perspective. If you viewed it as half full try and view it as half empty. Try and find reasons to justify looking at things from the opposite perspective. This little exercise not only helps you strengthen your beliefs and views but can also help you view and understand different perspectives also. How you view things and learn to view them from other points can change your entire outlook.
Believe to achieve
If you really want to achieve then it is as simple as believing. If you do not believe in yourself and what your doing you will never achieve what you want. Here are a few tips to try everyday to help you believe in yourself more.
Believe You Are Just As Good As Everyone Else
This sounds simple enough but this is a big issue for a lot of people. Lack of confidence and self esteem holds a lot of people back from achieving what they want. Every morning you wake up say to yourself “I am going to go out and get what I want today. If everyone else can do it, so can I!”
Surround Yourself With Positive People and Ideas
We are the company we keep. If you want to be more positive in life surround yourself with positive people. We adapt to the situations we are in and presented with. If you constantly surround yourself with negative views and ideas your thought patterns will soon follow those ideals.
Learn From Setbacks and Defeats
No matter how positive, forthright, or optimistic we become we will always setbacks in life. Unfortunately that is just a part of life. What can really boost you however is how you handle those setbacks. The best thing a person can take out of a setback or defeat is learning to find some positive out of it. If you can come out of a bad situation learning something or able to make yourself better in the future you will always be in a better place.
You Control Your Own Destiny
Wake up every morning and say to yourself “I am in control of my life!” No matter what happens in your life ultimately you can control it. No one can stop you from achieving your goals if you do not let them, no situation can set you back unless you allow it to, and nothing can stop your achievement unless you allow it. For every situation there is a solution and how that works depends on you.