Mindset is one of the key ingredients to your success or your demise!
Wikipedia’s definition of mindset is:
A mindset is a set of assumptions, methods, or notations held by one or more people or groups of people who is so established that it creates a powerful incentive within these people or groups to continue to adopt or accept prior behaviors, choices, or tools.
In my many years of training I have seen people accomplish tasks that they never believed they could and I have seen people never reach their full potential all do to the way they chose to view their goals.
Your mind is a very powerful tool in making us the most successful person we can possibly become in all aspects of life. When we have a positive mindset and view about ourselves, our situation, and our journey ahead the world looks brighter and our vision for what we want is clear.
When we allow the I cant’s, I wont’s, I’m too fat, too skinny etc…. then we get that in return. We feel we are not good enough, we don’t have enough and the world begins to look less appealing.
They say the average human being remembers something 9 times longer than something positive and why? Because most people would rather on focus what they don’t have compared to what they do have.
As I had written in a previous post I made a 90 day challenge with myself to not complain and although I have not been perfect I have gained a whole new outlook on all the wonderful gifts I have in my life to be thankful about and forgot about all the little things I used to complain about that really were not that big of deal.
For example my husband used to always ask me how my day was going, and immediately I would answer “fine” or “could be better” and why?
My day was going great, and everything in my life couldn’t be better. I work with amazing individuals each and everyday! I wake up to the love of my life! I have a cozy place to sleep every night, I have a fantastic family etc… so why was I just fine?
Because I had not made the “Powerful” positive verbage a routine to my vocabulary, I had let the negative become priority!
Here is a great list of words the first to live by that I found from Crossfit Invictus. Use these often and the second eliminate completely from our vocabulary:
Examples of Powerful Language include:
Are you living each day being thankful, positive, glass half-full mentality?
Or are you a negator, Debbie downer type?
If you are on a slippery slope make a change! Begin each day with a positive mindset and attitude. You can truly see the good in every situation and make the best of it if YOU choose too. Yes life will not always be filled with rainbows, but it is how we choose to deal with the hard situations that will make our mindset strong or weak!
Take the next 90 days and make a change from the dark side to the light. I guarantee your workouts will get better, your work will become much more enjoyable, your goals and what you want out of life will become clear!
CF 818 what are some of the ways you are going to become more positive in this 2013 year?
Post in the comments below…
3 RM Deadlift
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5 KB Swings (70/53)
Posted by: Annie