In more cases than one it really is all mental. People have the ability to overcome dismal odds if they’re mind is in the game. However, negativity is a vicious demon and in most cases causes people to regress and hold back. In essence, they fail because they don’t have mental will power to persevere and forge through the challenging times. If you’re struggling to achieve greatness and overcome the hurdles, assess the mindsets that are holding you back.
If you don’t believe in yourself then you have a lot of work to do. Believing in yourself and having an I can attitude is the first step to attaining your goals and aspirations. If you consistently tell yourself that you can’t then you’ll be destined to a life of failure. Throughout life you will need others to back your beliefs and decisions unfortunately, if you don’t believe in yourself then it will make it very difficult for others to do so. If you have low self-esteem fake it until you believe it. Look yourself in the mirror every day, tell yourself that you’re worthy, and recite a powerful quote or scripture that exudes strength and confidence.
Mindsets of On-Lookers
It is inevitable, throughout life you are bound to come into contact with negative people that will try their best to cast their negativity upon your mindset. The key is to surround yourself with positive people that will support you no matter what. Do not allow the opinions of others to influence your willingness to make success. From time-to-time do a circle evaluation and run through the list of people that you associate with, weed out the people that constantly bring forth drama and negativity.
We’re all human beings and are bound to make mistakes along the way. Strive to accept when you’re wrong and learn from your actions. It’s impossible to go through life mistake free but it isn’t impossible to learn from your mistakes and evolve to be a better version of yourself. When you mess up, admit it, assess what you did wrong and put into place a plan of action that will better the future outcome. Be willing to accept constructive criticism along the way and do not live in fear of things you are unable to control.
Angela Guzman is an Editor at Beliefnet.com.