Welcome to another #WellnessWednesday where we share easy and simple tips to hack your self-doubt and continue pressing towards your goals despite life’s resistance to them.
We hope this post finds you well in the middle of another week in the year 2020. This year forced us all to rise to the occasion of the present and face the challenges that block the future.
Don’t get me wrong there are bigger concerns we all have to be focused on, but the decimating restaurant industry and continued lay offs as Covid-19 continues to spread within the U.S. has many searching for other streams of income to keep their family or their self financially protected in uncertain times.
Well, the good news, its not hard or too late to get started on your goals. The bad news, your going to have to do it alone. That’s right. And in order to be in your best ‘fighting’ shape for this next journey of entrepreneurship or searching for your real calling, your going to need a tough mindset.
Mental resilience is key to success. Yes, this year has brought awareness to a lot of key factors that the role systemic racism has had on the opportunities and capital for POC business owners and POC professionals deserving of a living wage who are not paid within the range of their counterparts. But, something we can all do for ourselves that is free right now, is focus on the muscle that’s going to give us the longevity to succeed despite color or creed: MINDSET.
Don’t laugh or leave this page. I’m serious. As author of Killosophy, Criss Jami says, “It is easier for one to take risks and to chase his dreams with a mindset that he has nothing to lose. In this lies the immense passion, the great advantage of avoiding a materialistic, pleasure-filled way of life.”
In order to make our dreams a reality, we must visualize them and then believe that they will become inevitable. It sounds like magic, but it really is intentional living.
How can we get to where we want to go if we don’t know what we want? When we find ourselves unable to answer big life questions that mean we are in a transitional period and we must trust the timing of our lives. Success and happiness don’t always go together but when they do that means you are a part of the lucky ones.
Pursue your dreams with resiliency, but choose to gain happiness from the little things. In order to start visualizing what we really want we have to accept the here and now.
Repeat this success statement daily while you visualize what you want. Be direct. If you feel vague it’s okay to take the time to really decide what would make you feel like your best self.
Every day choose to commit yourself to your vision and say ‘no’ to anything that jeopardizes your long term growth. There is no such thing as an overnight success or easy life. Remember that the dream is the focus but life will continue.
Be flexible to meet life’s challenges. Access to money helps when it comes to success. However, be mindful that money will only amplify who you already are. So, while your in the valley awaiting your next peak do your best to remember that your mindset is just as powerful.
A plan is a guide, not a guarantee. Get your mindset prepped for success by repeating this every day in the mirror:
I will remain focused on my goals. Even if I have a moment of difficulty, I will not give up. I know success comes with consistency. I know that I will make it. Things will get better. No problem or challenge will stop me. Everything I deserve is coming MY WAY.
Repeat daily for optimal effect.
Share this post with an ambitious friend or colleague who may have gotten off track and lost in imposter syndrome. Mirror mantras are serious confidence boosters and gateways to true self-lovery. The kind where you don’t need others’ validation to exist.
Now go on, get to manifesting your best. Add this to your sticky notes, note pad, or letter board so that you have the visual reminder you need to continue to dream.
Let’s continue the conversation in the comments. Do you think visualizing success plus taking action will help you get to where you want to go or is it all smoke and mirrors? Speaking of mirrors, tell us your mirror mantra below!