Life is in stages and men are in sizes as one adage goes. Generally speaking, life is an interesting aspect of our existence and if winning is important to us, then attention for a number of seemingly small details of life would be necessary.
Let’s take a closer look at a few:
The subject of the human mind is fascinating as to how it impacts the overall outcome of life, such that the state and the content of the mind is directly connected to life’s experience and adventure on earth.
Mindset can be defined in simple terms as the way an individual perceives, sees or gives judgment to, in response to life situations.
One powerful way to start to win in life is to pay a good attention to your mindset and the best time to start doing that is when life seems to get tough or we can use the phrase “when life happens”… this connotes challenging times e.g in a person’s life or a nation.
There is no better time to give yourself the opportunity to begin to evaluate your mindset like in trying times, because at this point your mind is more likely to be receptive to make adjustments. it’s kind of nature’s gift to you to bring about some form of balance to our lives. Funny right?
Although, such periods are very painful moments for most people, nonetheless, we are expected to wade through the tide and it is in the process we get the chance to metamorphose into a better “hybrid” of ourselves.
It is therefore very crucial to give attention to and when necessary scrutinize our mindset in the light of our realty versus what the Truth is. Hence going from here, you might want to assume the duty of a gate man that stands at the door of your life in other to vet what you allow to settle in your mind.
Some subtle ways people become programed unknowingly is by what they constantly look at as well as what they hear. The truth is at the end, it is really up to you to determine the kind of quality of person you want to end up as regardless of the garbage all around you.
Once an adult from 20 years and above, the responsibility of who you become begins to shift to you and no longer on your parents/guardian or even the kind of environment you grew up in.
Have you ever been confronted with a task you had limited or no idea on how to go about it? When faced with such situations, your mind will naturally go on a search engine mode to get help from any stored up information within you or try to infer from previous experiences you’ve had in the past.
This goes further to tell us the importance of equipping our minds with the “know-how”; as the human mind needs data in form of information to function optimally. Remember that the ultimate goal is to win and this would require so form of work to applying oneself.
A mind without knowledge could mount up a lot of pressure on us and this can be avoided if we learn to feed our minds regularly with the relevant and timely information as at and when due. This can relate to whatever phase of life you are in whether it is marital, career, parenting, migration to mention a few. Read a book, talk to a mentor etc.
Finding you and getting a grip of your personality
This is equally an important point that benefits both you and the world at large especially now like never before that the world is seeking solutions and answers.
A recent United Nations survey estimates the world population to 7.9 billion people as at January 2022. What this means is that there are 7.9 billion distinct people on the earth today which includes you and I. It goes further to signify that you are unique, meaning there is no one else exactly like you existing on this planet.
Do whatever it takes to discover the true you… observe yourself, meditate, pray, keep a journal etc. Ensure you don’t get lost in the crowd. Always press the reset button on yourself to be the authentic you because the world is waiting for you to contribute that special “thing” only you can offer. This is a vital winning edge.
This sounds like a big word that is reserved for some special and powerful people but to break it down a bit further…it is simply being you and bold enough to be a good example anywhere and everywhere you find yourself.
You don’t have to wait to become the president of a country or occupy any position of prominence to be considered a leader. Your leadership attributes starts by making the right choices and judgment calls wherever you are at now.
In fact, leadership is a state of being i.e who you are in terms of your values and character first. Your values and character has to first become common place within you so that when eventually a demand is placed on you, you wouldn’t have to struggle to be that good example.
Everyone no matter how small has at least one sphere of influence be it in friendship, family, schoolmates, co-worker or neighbor. You can be that positive influence in that circle of influence from today.
Till next time💖