The mind is a powerful thing. I’m sure you’ve heard that saying before, but what exactly does it mean to you? Have you ever thought about the impact that your thoughts have on you? A good chunk of what we do during the day appears first as a thought before we actually “do” an action. When you hear someone say, “keep a positive mindset” or “stay positive” that’s why.
I have to admit, this can be difficult depending on how you grew up and your current condition. When you grow up in a rough situation, keeping a positive mindset is that much tougher–but also that much more important. It’s easy to fall into a self-defeating/self-sabotaging attitude, but the world has produced some of its brightest people from tough circumstances. Go ahead and do a google search on people who overcame tough circumstances like violence, poverty, abuse, etc. You’ll see that one common factor most of them talk about is how they changed their thinking to put them on their path to success.
Here is a poem that you can turn to when you’re trying to keep a positive mindset.
“If you think you are beaten, you are,
If you think you dare not, you don’t
If you like to win, but you think you can’t,
It is almost certain you won’t.
“If you think you’ll lose, you’re lost
For out of the world we find,
Success begins with a fellow’s will–
It’s all in the state of mind.
“If you think you are outclassed, you are,
You’ve got to think high to rise,
You’ve got to be sure of yourself before
You can ever win a prize.
“Life’s battles don’t always go
To the stronger or faster man,
But soon or late the man who wins
Is the man WHO THINKS HE CAN!”
Poem from Think And Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
Take some time and think about it.