It is not just what makes us into who we are, but it also has the power to make us into more than who we are, it helps us motivate ourselves to achieve more, learn more and develop. It also has the power to make us less for example mental issues can have such debilitating effects on us and can cause crippling lack of belief in ourselves. We need to harness the power of our minds to achieve more of what is good and right for us.
Our minds hold the key to achieving personal development. Constant positive feedback is what convinces our mind that we can achieve our goals and plans. The way we think will determine the results we get. If we think negatively then we need to replace the negative thoughts with positivity and strong positive thoughts. We need to build self-belief brick by brick. As the saying goes if you believe it, you can achieve it.
Start by deciding what it is you really want, what are you passionate about? Your decisions and goals must be what YOU really want as this passion will drive your efforts and determine the results. Write down your goals and keep them where you can see them, this really helps you stayed focused on what you are trying to achieve. It will also re focus the mind amid distractions, which we all fall victim too. Motivation can be a challenge but by surrounding yourself, without getting obsessive of course, with reminders is a terrific way to keep on track. Visualisation is also powerful, see yourself already having achieved your goal and visualise the positive benefits you reap from the achievement, this will help you also stay motivated.
Build self-confidence. Do things to the best of your ability as every success build up the confidence to do better and bigger things. Celebrate the wins and stay focused on the successes. Do not worry about the things that have not worked as planned, keep focused on the ones that did. Concentrate on your strengths and build on that. This is using the power of your mind techniques – focus on the positive outcomes. This is where you are convincing yourself that you can and will succeed and be successful, this is building your self-confidence brick by brick, goal by goal. You are training your mind to think in a positive way and to expect successful outcomes by creating a fertile environment in which they can grow and flourish.
Success is the exponential effect of little things done consistently over time.