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Train Your Mental Toughness #3/4: Choose your Path

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Without clarity and self-awareness, your inner compass will be pointing other people’s North, you’d find yourself chasing goals not your own… as the saying goes, people may spend their whole lives climbing the ladder of success only to find, once they reach the top, that the ladder was leaning against the wrong wall… You don’t want to let that happen to you.

I once read about a college student at Ohio State, who was supposed to become a veterinarian because she loved animals; but she actually loved being with them rather than studying them or treating them… and this was only after two whole years of anatomy, physiology, and biochemistry.
So, she needed to look into her heart and find her inner guidance… When was she the happiest?  And it was always when she was involved in leadership; so, in order to get a major in leadership, she took courses in psychology, persuasion, journalism, speech, etc. She graduated with a leadership degree at age 26 and ended up teaching at the Pentagon.
Today she’s a very successful woman, and she is fulfilled and happy.

The only way to your path is through self-awareness. Tune in to your real self and develop skills like discipline, dedication and a capacity for high performance.

The path of your heart will be authentic to your true self, and aligned with your purpose; not to what others think is best for you.

This is the path to the real YOU.
Now it’s up to you to find it.

 

Next week we will cover the final aspect to achieve Mental Toughness: Find a healthy lifestyle, and surround yourself with a supportive environment

Until then, stay strong!

 

 

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Train Your Mental Toughness # 2/4 - Discover Your Purpose

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Hello there, and welcome back; this is our #2 article –from a 4 articles series– on how to thrive in life through mental toughness.

Last week we talked about the need to Focus on Yourself First; today, we’ll move on to a second step: Discover Your Purpose.

 

 Discover Your Purpose

15 years ago, I started investigating and experiencing various personal development and peak performance systems and technics through, attending seminars and workshops that had a big impact on my view of the world and life in general; and my state and performance improved significantly because of it.

One of the most valuable benefits I got from all that experience was a crystal clear view of my passions and purpose.

 

Here are some questions you need to ask yourself that will help you realize if you are on course or off course on your life journey:

  • What are you conditioned to think you are supposed to do with your life?
  • What do you feel you should actually be doing with your life?
  • What do you think you should actually be doing with your life?
  • Do you have some intuitive feeling that you’re on the wrong path?
  • . Or is there instead an inner voice telling you that you in did are on the right path?
  • What is the one thing you think you’re here for? What is that thing you’d be chasing if nothing else was holding you back?
  • What is that special thing you’d be doing if you knew you couldn’t fail?
  • What would you do differently if you knew you had only one year to live?

 

Answer all these questions with total honesty, and see where their answers lead you.

For me, it was a really powerful insight that led me to abandon a work path that was slowly but consistently consuming me. The answers to these questions gave me the guidance I needed to pursue my true dream.

I hope they can do the same for you.

 

Next week we’ll find out how to determine the path you want to follow.

Stay strong!

 

 

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The 30-Points Creed of a Passionate Mind

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1.    If anything goes wrong, fix it!

2.    When given a choice … take both!

3.    Multiple projects lead to multiple successes.

4.    Start at the top, then work your way up.

5.    Do it by the book … but be the author!

6.    When forced to compromise, ask for more.

7.    If it’s worth doing, it’s got to be done right now.

8.    If you can’t win, change the rules.

9.    If you can’t change the rules, then ignore them.

10. Perfection is not optional.

11. When faced without a challenge, make one.

12. “No” simply means begin again at one level higher.

13. Don’t walk when you can run.

14. Bureaucracy is a challenge to be conquered with a righteous attitude, tolerance, and a bulldozer.

15. When in doubt THINK!

16. Patience is a virtue, but persistence is a blessing.

17. The squeaky wheel gets replaced.

18. The faster you move, the slower time passes, the longer you live.

19. The best way to predict the future is to create it yourself!

20. The ratio of something to nothing is infinite.

21. You get what you incentivize.

22. If you think it is impossible, then it is …. for you.

23. An expert is someone who can tell you exactly how it can’t be done.

24. Any breakthrough is preceded by a crazy idea.

25. If it were easy, it would have been done already.

26. Without a target, you will miss it every time.

27. Bullshit walks, hardware talks.

28. A crisis is a terrible thing to waste.

29. The world’s most precious resource is the passionate and committed mind.

30. If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it.

 

 

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Your Happiness IS Your Success

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By Natalie Mansilla

These days, a booming business is available to anyone, even you. Gary Vaynerchuck, author of Crush It! says not to measure your success by the wealth and grandeur of your business, but to measure it in happiness.

The secret to success is only made up of three simple rules: love your family, work super hard, and live your passion. If you are measuring your success in happiness, that first rule is crucial. Second to that, working hard may be an obvious rule for achievement. However, it is one of those things that are easier said than done. Finally, the key to your true happiness is living your passion:

“Are you living, or just earning a living?”

 

We as a society have shifted in the way we do things. With the invention of the Internet, we’ve been flocking towards the web to socialize, shop, find entertainment, and more. This is a gigantic opportunity for businesses to harness and take advantage of. With the global audience that has moved to the Internet, it is clear that businesses, too, must move to the Internet.

Now, personal branding has never been easier, and advertisements are found (these days, personalized advertisements) everywhere in the online world. The Internet is a moneymaking machine just waiting for you to learn how to use it. Using the Internet as a tool will boost the speed of your success, and minimize the money you would need to put in to make it flourish. Keep in mind that, “[these tools] are only as good as the person who uses them” (Vaynerchuck, 12).

You have to have passion and an excellent work ethic to make things happen. If you have the drive, you have the power and everything you need to start making money. However, this isn’t all about the money, this about taking your passion and finding a way for you to make a living out of it.

Remember, we’re only measuring success in happiness.

 

 

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Spice Up Your Day with Inspiring Morning Habits

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We, humans, are creatures of habit; whatever we do in one given situation, we tend to repeat in another. There might be some theme variations and adaptations, but once a structure has been set, we use it everywhere and that –sometimes inadvertently- builds up in time defining how our whole lives will unfold for us.

We can’t help it… habits are embedded in our mind’s functional structure.

Since habits will always be there, we might as well make them work to our advantage. We can design an empowering start-up routine that will set a high tone for the rest of the day. Take these 3 steps as a starting point to design your powerful morning routine:

     1. Avoid negative thoughts

First and foremost, you have to flood yourself with positive thoughts from the moment you wake up. You might think thinking about your problems is a good strategy to find the solutions… well, nothing is further from the truth.

Negative thoughts bring your mind –and physical- state down making it extremely hard to find or even work for a solution.

Positive thoughts, however, optimize your state and get you on a peak level of performance; and in that state, solutions present itself. Don’t take my word for it, you will see it yourself.

     . Visualize success for your day

Whenever a challenging situation presents to us, we immediately start thinking about what could go wrong. I don’t know, maybe we believe we’ll be more ready if we expect the problems… but the truth is we are actually creating them by anticipating their existence.

Well, we can also do the opposite: we can expect our success, visualizing it in detail, celebrating the achievement before it happens. This way we become the creators of our future success.

     . Be always in a state of Gratitude

No matter what happens around you, there is always something to be grateful for. Start looking for the things, situations and people who already are in your life but that you have taken for granted; feel the gratitude for all that, and while you are in that state of appreciation, life will bring to you more and more things that match that very same level of appreciation you were expressing.

Next time you wake up in the morning, go through this exercise and then, just jump right out of bed and start taking action!

 

I would love to hear about your experiences once you start putting all this into practice.

Cheers!