Mindset Over Matter: Prepping For Focused Ingenuity And Success

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The key is how you elevate the mind in its ability to focus on specific areas in your life that counts.

Success is for anyone who yearns for it and earns it. Success is more than being a slave to the grind or tilling your soil until you’ve exhausted your ground. No one ingredient or formula is applied to pave your way to your goals and achieving them. There are just too many factors surrounding it. People’s ability to imagine and create is profoundly affected by the way they perceive a particular predicament.

If you want to become successfully brilliant, you first need to focus on how your mind works and control your thoughts, actions, and emotions.


Boost that mindset

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Isn’t it nice to claim that you have become successfully innovative in a particular aspect of your life and career? First and foremost, success has to start with you. Your mind must be conditioned to acknowledge success before you can even step up the ladder. How can you do that? Here are some practical ways.


  1. Small steps toward building large goals.

One of the many mistakes people make when creating gigantic goals is the failure to recognize the small but essential details that make up the entire picture.  The mind’s focus becomes distorted that it craves to achieve everything at once, only to find out you did not accomplish a single goal. The best way to approach this is by setting up modest but consistent goals, and eventually rewarding yourself once you’ve met the goal. To do so, make a list of the list of the primary goals that you have to surmount and underneath are sub-goals. Aside from seeing yourself accomplishing one goal at a time, you will also realize that you’ve gone so far in a definite amount of time.


  1. Learn from the mistakes of the past.

“Major life transitions can bring up a lot of past memories, increase anxiety, disorder eating and body image, and even though it’s “the happiest time of your life”, depression and other mental health symptoms are known to flare up. ” Brie Shelly, MS, LMHC, RYT says. Although the goal is always moving forward, one must first delve into past errors. By looking back at the mistakes you’ve made, you can determine which are relevant to your present endeavor. Every setback you experience as you reach your goal is an opportunity to learn and grow as an individual. But keep in mind that errors should be analyzed appropriately to gain insight on how to do better in the future. If you know how to handle your mistakes and learn from them, you would indeed have a clear picture of your success.


  1. Look for inspiration…even in odd places.

Surrounding us are things that can inspire in a heartbeat. If you feel that you’ve worn out of ideas, give yourself time to gather inspiration from different sources, even from strange places. According to Andrea Bonior, PhD, clinical psychologist, “Whether you suffer from a seasonal affective disorder or not, the evidence is strong that getting outside just for a little bit can be very helpful.” Reading or watching videos that are related to your desired objective can open avenues for deviation and modernization as well, or it can inspire a new wave of ideas that you might unequivocally acknowledge.


  1. Tell yourself you can even if you cannot.

“How?” you ask. Well, according to psychology a mindset strategy known as self-talk is an ingenious and impressive way to convince yourself that no matter how seemingly impossible an undertaking, there is a way to subdue and outweigh the negative and primarily focus on the positive. “Let’s say you have a mile-long to-do list, and all you keep thinking is “I’ll never get this done.” That’s a damaging thought that can lead to distress and anxiety,” says Marla W. Deibler, PsyD. Our worst enemies are not our next cubicle workmate or our boss haranguing over our ears every waking day. The one that puts us down the most is our inner selves. When anxiety and pressure build up, it is understandable that we tend to trash talk ourselves into being worthless. By focusing on the constructive, you can surpass the dilemmas and have higher optimism towards success.


Improvements that Matter

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It’s quite simple – focus on what you can do and not on what you can’t do. Dispose of the attitudes and negative mindsets that hinder you from taking that step towards your goals. Ingenuity and success rest on the capacity of the mind to handle and navigate through rough waters and gloomy skies.