Overtime you’ll come to realize, if you haven’t, that you can only effectively change your life from the inside out. You are able to change your life only when you’re able to change your mind. It’s a new calendar year and true to norm, you must have made out a list of goals to achieve. I assume that you’ve had that talk with yourself where you look through the experiences of the previous years and think of ways to do better.
With the euphoria of a new year
comes the energy boost to set new goals but this is as far as that external
energy can push you. If you intend to go further, you’ve got to source great strength
from within. What are your grand plans for the New Year? And how do you
position your mind to support your ambitions?
How do you position your thoughts
for excellence? This calls for a renewal of your mind for if you don’t believe
it, you’d never be pushed to action and if you don’t act, the ink with which
you wrote down those goals would have been wasted.
Here are three ways you can change your mind to instigate consistent renewal:
By the words you
read: Consciously look over the words you’ve read in the past years; the books
and the blog articles. Did they stimulate your mind for development? Choose to
feast on articles that challenge you to be and do more.
By the words you
listen to: You listen to moody music that gives you that sad depressing feeling
and you expect to stand up and take over the world the next minute? Choose the
songs that make your spirit come alive; songs whose lyrics encourage the
creator in you. Also, carefully select the webinars and day-to-day
conversations you take part in.
By the words that
become images you watch: Yes, those movies you love to watch how have they
helped you so far? The internet has made the world a smaller village; search
out contents that leave you with one or two lessons.
All that your mind dwells on originate as words. Go back to your list of goals and try to visualize what your life would look like when they are achieved.
It takes time to get the right
words to stick so, keep the words ever before you! Write them on small post-it
notes, set them as reminders on your phone, make them into audio recordings and
set them to play at set times. This is how you make it real. If you can
visualize it, you can be it.
It was George Bernard Shaw who
said, “Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” The Nobel
prize winner didn’t waste words there. As a man thinks in his heart….
It’s a new year but there’s no
new you—unless you act with intentionality.
If this helped you in any way,
share with your circle.
I believe you’ll keep getting
better because I trust that you’re wise to take actions.