We all want many different things in life. Everyone has goals, no matter how undefined or vague they may seem to be.
You may be hoping to take your delivery business to the next level by expanding into another state, then maybe the entire country.
On the other hand, the lady next door might just be aiming for a slightly bigger house in an upscale neighborhood. You know, the homes with the manicured lawns and beautiful facades. Probably with a live-in French housekeeper to go ‘oui, madame’ whenever she says something.
Setting out those goals are not so difficult. The problem lies in achieving them.
Many factors are needed to achieve any goal. Be it the new house on the next street or the nationwide delivery company. Still, the most important one is your mindset.
Have you ever heard of the phrase, “mind over matter?” That is true in almost everything in life, especially when trying to achieve a goal.
Your mind has to be in line with your goals because that’s where all the driving force for achieving any goal originates. The trick is to keep your mind in the perfect configuration for success.
A lot of people don’t do this. They neglect to tune-up their mindsets, which causes many problems when the grind for the goal begins.
They get tired, they lose their zeal, and at the end of the day, they give up. The house is left unbought, and the delivery service is stuck in the county. Their failures may prevent them from trying again, and just like that, they’ll settle for less.
That should not be you.
Upgrading your mindset is necessary for achieving any goal and dealing with your business’s daily grind. Success goes hand in hand with the right mindset.
What is a good mindset for success?
That’s easy. A good mindset is a happy one.
A good mindset is one that would keep you happy despite the stress of working towards your goal. It is one that will not let setbacks and distractions derail your movement.
Cultivating the right mindset can be the difference between achieving your goal and failure.
This mindset can be developed in a few ways:
1. Positive thinking
According to Tony Robbins, “Positive thinking is an emotional and mental attitude that focuses on the good and expects results that will benefit you.“
This is optimism.
Successful people are optimistic. They focus on the good in their lives and work for more. These people seek lessons in every setback.
Once something goes wrong, they do not panic. Instead, they ask themselves, “What knowledge can I take from this experience?”
This might not seem attainable to you. Please don’t beat yourself up or feel like an optimistic mindset is beyond you because it is not. Optimism is a learned skill. You have to learn to control your emotions.
From continuous conscious effort, you can develop an optimistic mindset. You can start creating one with these steps.
- Decide to see your glass as half full and not half empty: When a negative incident happens, remember that your response determines the damage caused. Most times, a negative reaction to an adverse event compounds the issue.
Let’s take Ashton, for instance. Ashton owns a restaurant. One day, an employee messes up the order of a customer. Now, a negative event has occurred.
Ashton can choose to scold the employee at the top of her lungs and cause him to quit. This would ultimately cause her restaurant’s service to be slower, making her lose even more customers.
Or she can choose to admonish him and put him under a more experienced employee to learn.
With this choice, she has gotten a more experienced worker who will handle more challenging jobs. This will increase productivity and definitely push her forward to whatever business goal she has.
By choosing the positive option, Ashton would have succeeded in turning a negative event into an opportunity for business growth.
Making a positive choice may not be easy at first, but don’t worry, it gets easier.
The more you make those positive choices, the more your mind gets used to them. Soon, they’ll become second nature to you. You’ll have developed the habit of thinking positively, and that would be very instrumental to your success.
- Make positive affirmations: Thousands of thoughts go through our minds each day. Sadly, a lot of them are negative. Some experts call them Automatic Negative Thoughts (ANT’s).
You find yourself having thoughts like, “Nothing is working. I’m never going to reach my fitness goal.” Or, “I’m not going to reach my sales goal this quarter.”
These negative thoughts affect your mindset. It will be impossible to be optimistic and positive if you let these negative thoughts run around in your head.
You can use positive affirmations to clear your head of those ANTs.
Mindtools defines positive affirmations as “positive statements that can help you to challenge and overcome self-sabotaging and negative thoughts. When you repeat them often and believe in them, you can start to make positive changes.”
“I can do this!” “I’m going to reach my sales goal this quarter because my products are the best,” “I will reach my fitness goal, and nothing can stop me.”
Saying these affirmations with feeling and believing them will go a long way in creating that winning mindset that brings success. Try them out.
Focus is another important factor for creating that winning mindset.
A focused person knows what they want and plans to achieve it, and sticks to that plan. A focused person is self-disciplined and will not be susceptible to what some experts call “Shiny Object Syndrome.”
Shiny object syndrome is when you find it difficult to follow one path to the end; instead, you are distracted by the latest fads and new ideas. It’s just like how most kids are attracted to the pebbles at the beach. Ooh, shiny.
A focused mind is like a spear. Once thrown, it flies to its destination without a change of direction. It cuts through all the resistance and gets a clear path to its goal.
You don’t think you’re focused, and you want some pointers to get that focused mindset?
Don’t worry. You can use these tips:
- Have a clear, well-defined goal.
- Get rid of all distractions.
- Make progress reports.
- Surround yourself with motivation boosters.
Following these tips, you can be sure to keep your mind focused on your goal.
Now, we’re at that point of the article you’ve been waiting for.
You’re probably thinking something along these lines, “Crystals? I didn’t come here for some fashion advice. What have crystals got to do with my mindset?”
Well, the truth is they have a lot to do with your mindset. A whole lot.
The earth is filled with positive energy that has been proven to calm the nerves, heal the body, and repel negative thoughts.
You can tap into this energy through direct contact with the earth. By that, I mean walking barefoot or sleeping on the floor.
That might not be entirely advisable if you live in an urban area. Walking barefoot may be a one-way ticket to the doctor’s office with the germs and the dirt.
But there’s an alternative. Crystals.
Some crystals store the positive energies from the earth and release them upon direct contact to cleanse your mind and heal your body. Others absorb negative energy from you and release it to the earth, purifying your mind.
Different crystals have different functions. Your desired mindset can be achieved by either a single crystal or a combination of them.
You don’t just close your eyes and go ‘Eenie, Meenie, miny, moe’ over a box of crystals to pick. You need to know what they do.
Don’t worry about it, though. I’ve got you covered.
These are a few crystals that are guaranteed to give you that positive boost and upgrade your mindset.
- Citrine: Citrine is a light-yellow crystal that reflects the light of the sun. This crystal imbues you with feelings of happiness and joy, like the light rays it reflects. With this crystal, you can kiss those gloomy days goodbye.
- Amethyst: This is the calming crystal. Amethyst gives off an aura of calm and peace, allowing you to think clearly and come to terms with difficult situations. Amethyst is the go-to crystal for situations where control of your emotions is essential.
- Tiger’s eye: Have you ever had those jitters before a big event? That lack of confidence that comes before a big undertaking? With Tiger’s eye, you can be sure to overcome those feelings with the confidence it gives you. Watch yourself fly.
- Rose Quartz: Ah, love! So beautiful but sometimes the cause of a lot of heartaches. With rose quartz and the romantic healing it brings, you can get yourself back on the positive track.
- Onyx: Onyx goes a different way. While all the other crystals give off positive energy, Onyx absorbs negative energy. Watch all your negative and pessimistic thoughts get neutralized, giving room for more positive thoughts.
I think it is clear that your mind is the driving force behind your success in life.
An upgraded mindset can fuel your drive to achieve your goals, keeping you focused and committed throughout the struggle. By following these steps I’ve laid out, you can accomplish that upgraded mindset and make your dreams a reality.
Do not overlook those crystals’ capabilities in cleansing your mind and putting you in the correct headspace for success. Pick a crystal or two today, and let them help you on your journey towards whatever aspiration you have.
Remember, your goals are achievable, but your mindset is the key. Stay positive.