What’s holding you back? Is it you?

brain Are you holding you back?

The way we think and view a situation has an impact on our performance.  Our mindset can make us successful or defeat us even before we tackle a project or task.  We own our attitude and outlook and sometimes I have to remind myself of that when I think my plate is full and there’s no way I can get it all done.  In most cases the first step to getting caught up is just getting started.  All changes in mindset come from the acknowledgement that power to transform your thinking comes from you.

1. Take responsibility. The sooner you learn to take responsibility for the choices you make, the thoughts you have, and the attitudes you embrace, the sooner you can have the life you want.

2. Invest yourself in whatever you do. Often, feelings of boredom, being overwhelmed or allowing negative thinking to filter in our consciousness will make a person detach from daily work duties. Once the individual detaches, they leave themselves open to thoughts that are counterproductive. Beginning to take pride in each and every thing that you do will go a long way to cultivating a mindset conducive to success.

3. Dream one size bigger. By pushing yourself to dream more expansively, to imagine more than you thought possible, to make your personal and professional goals at least a step beyond what makes you comfortable, your mental prowess will be forced to grow.

4. Learn continually. Never be satisfied with what you already know. Part of cultivating a successful frame of mind entails consistently meeting new people, learning new skills, reading new books and engaging with others who can do things you cannot.

Practice, Repetition and Dedication – It is not enough to know how to cultivate a successful frame of mind. Knowledge is of little benefit without the discipline and unrelenting desire to implement that knowledge.  Be relentless!

In order to cultivate a thought process that promotes success and fosters achievement, one must practice consistently in the same way that athletes or musicians practice their craft.  Success in any aspect of life isn’t an accident.

In the End

The truth is that the human mind has enormous untapped potential. In order to achieve our goals, it is imperative to learn how to tap into these reserves and leverage them in order to have a better career and more fulfilling personal existence.

About Craig Thompson

I am a young professional with two great sons, and I work in the healthcare setting. I am employed in hospital administration and serve as Chief Operating Officer at Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare in Clinton, Missouri. These are challenging and exciting times in healthcare and my blog will focus on healthcare, raising boys or being raised by boys, and living in mid America.
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