Every time you think the problem is out there, that very thought is the problem.
In a world where negativity seems to be the order of the day for so many people, it would appear easier for them to not try and strive for much more in their life.
They would rather not aim too high and expose themselves to the prospect of failure, than aim for the stars and if they miss at least they might touch the sky.
Do you reach for the stars; are you someone who is aspirational, inspirational and motivational? What defines you? What separates you from the crowd? Is it your thoughts, actions or beliefs or is it all three. After all would you agree that not everyone will achieve as much quote on quote Success’ in their life as they would hope for.
I do believe that there are individuals who seem to have been born with a natural innate ability to lead, to be positive, to always strive to be the best they can be whatever the odds. I also believe that those same qualities exist but lay dormant in many people waiting to be discovered and awakened through exposure to personal development in its many forms.
The essence of personal development by its very name suggests a personal journey that one can take to discover, develop, or even enhance one’s own skills. The wise and enlightened understand that they seek growth from personal development not because they are weak but because they want to remain strong.
What can be more personal to you than your skills and attributes which in most people’s minds don’t have an instant monetary value, which may explain why so many people neglect to develop and understand them. These people believe wealth is external and material and do not consider that wealth is also internal, intangible and often concealed from us.
How do we unearth this wealth that exists within us through introspective thinking, a process I call Personal Orienteering‘. This reflective voyage of discovery of self is one where the first place we look for answers to the challenges and issues we have in life is to ourselves.
Knowledge is wisdom self discovery is enlightenment.’
The moment you open yourself up to exploration and discovery, is the moment your real personal asset bank starts to take in deposits and accrue compound interest.
An enlightened person understands this, they understand that if they want change, they have to change, if they want something different to happen in their life they have to do something different in their life. Simply put if we want different outcomes from our lives we must have different inputs in our lives.
I have heard said that a definition of madness is ‘Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.’ I wonder how many of us under this definition, could be classed as mad. Too many people do the same things, have the same thoughts and expect different things to happen to them and when it does not they ask… WHY ME? Instead of asking WHAT IS IT ABOUT ME?
Everything you do must start from you! Change starts from the inside and works its way out. Commit to making the rest of this year, the year of changing the rules of engagement, where you dare to be different, dare to be unique, be afraid of being the same and be very afraid of playing by someone else’s rules.
Every year before this year has only been preparing you for this year, a year of growth, commitment and positive change, a year that belongs to you. This year why not commit to becoming someone you have never been by doing some things you have never done. The question is What will you do differently this year?
What ever you do don’t allow fear and procrastination to mould you into a passive spectator that just sits and watches life pass you by. Make sure you are an active and proactive participant making each day count, where each day, week and month takes you closer to your goals and aspirations.
So welcome to my weekly Mindset Monday blog, for aspirational, inspirational and motivational people, personal orienteering for the enlightened, an inspiring viewpoint, for the motivated mind.
I hope this and future articles become an essential passenger as you journey to develop a continuous and never-ending improvement mindset in all areas of your life.