“Watch your thoughts, they become your words; watch your words, they become your actions; watch your actions, they become your habits; watch your habits; they become your character; watch your character, it becomes your destiny.” – Lao Tzu.
How accurate the above quote is! Our thoughts are so powerful that they become our lifestyle. We often talk about the concept of mindset. The mindset of an individual comprises their mental inclination and the set of attitudes they hold. Whatever choice a person makes is governed by their mindset. In fact, except for involuntary ones, every other action a person carries out must have originated from their mind. Therefore, it is a fact that one’s mindset will determine if one withers on the vine or breaks a leg.
There are two types of mindsets: an excellent and a fixed one. When you have an attitude of excellence, you seek improvement rather than being the best at something. You are not afraid of failure and acknowledge that it is integral to success. Now that we have established an excellent mindset, it is essential to ask: Do people’s perspectives draw one closer to their goals? If so, how?
First and foremost, an excellent mindset makes you see your goals as if they were in front of you, thereby taking you closer to them, as it were. The mind is so powerful that it can create a positive impact. A good example is the Placebo. A placebo is a dummy medicine containing no active ingredients. For instance, if given salty water, a malaria patient who thinks the salted water is a malaria drug, will get better even though the salty water has nothing to do with malaria. The patient’s health improved, not because of the salted water, but because he had the mentality that he had taken a malaria drug. That is the power of mindset!
In addition, an excellent mindset takes you closer to your goals by making you very willing to make sacrifices. It makes you convinced that all sacrifices made will pay off. The effort made is like a stepping stone that takes you closer to your goals.
In conclusion, high self-esteem creates a successful mindset. Consistency is needed as one travels in this prosperous terrain. Self-esteem will make you acknowledge that you can achieve your goals. An excellent perspective unarguably takes its owner closer to his goals.