How To Use The Power Of Your Mind To Be Successful

How To Use The Power Of Your Mind To Be Successful


Many of us are predisposed to notice and place our attention on the negative first and foremost. Our minds are biased to think about what can go wrong and what seems out of place before we imagine how a situation might unfold in our favor or what things have in common.

Your focus ultimately determines your reality. Fortunately with practice, it is possible to choose where you place your focus. Ultimately, you have 2 choices when it comes to where you allow your focus to reside. One choice will keep you stuck, and the other choice will set you up for success.

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Choice #1: Default Mode

The way you think subconsciously is your default mode. These are the first thoughts that pop into your mind as you move throughout the day. Most of the time you don’t even realize you’re having these thoughts, and so they’re never questioned - even when they’re wrong. Subconsciously, you place your focus on your perceived flaws, others' perceived flaws, inclement weather, parts of your job you dislike, and the list goes on.  

These unchecked, pessimistic thoughts create a negative head space and a negative outlook on life. You think about one negative thing after another, and before you realize it, you’ve internalized beliefs such as “I’ll never get better”, “I’m not worthy”, “I can’t”, and “my life’s a mess”. It’s like a snowball of negativity that grows larger and larger as it rolls down the hill.

Luckily, once you realize you’re having these thoughts, you can decide what you want to do with them. That leads us to your second choice.

Choice #2: Awareness

Once you become aware of your tendency to dwell on the negative, you can make a conscious choice to change your focus. You can stop those self-defeating, unhelpful thoughts in their tracks and instead choose to focus on the positive aspects of your life. You can become more aware of and focused on things such as your assets, others' assets, the beauty of how the rainy weather is preventing drought, and how awesome it is to have a great career and a positive work environment, and other positive thoughts.

Becoming more conscious and aware of your thoughts gives you the opportunity to focus on what’s positive around you. As a result, you experience optimism, forward thinking, and a willingness to learn and grow. Conscious awareness is what will allow you to experience happiness and success in life.

The Choice Is Yours

Your focus determines your reality, so the next time you catch yourself mid-thought, bring what you’re thinking fully into your consciousness. When you’re aware of your thought patterns, you have the ability to short-circuit negative beliefs and develop a more positive focus. This is what will ultimately set you up for success!

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