Healthy mindsets are shared among the world’s top performers. Many of the world’s most successful people often refer to their philosophy, focus, and mental strength. Some may refer to it as determination and focus; whatever you call it, we bet you want it! We tried to figure out exactly how these strong-minded top performers build and use these powerful mindsets, so we did. And if you read on, you will learn everything we have learned about these people and their firm, forward-thinking minds.
Using The Power Of Positive Thinking
Many of these intense, successful people seem to have in common using positive thinking as a tool. The experts over at lovelyrefinement.com describe it as “visualizing success to force it into your future,” which exactly is how many of the experts explain it. Many people write down goals or visualize the outcomes of how they want their life to go.
They then keep these written goals in a place where they see them every day, forcing themselves to think about these goals, aims, or potential successes. Imagine, for example, you are trying to build a new app. You might write something like “top 10 on the app store by 2020” on your office wall, and by doing this, you are both consciously and sub-consciously directing all your efforts into reaching that goal.
Many also spend quiet time visualizing their success story before it’s even happened. By this, we mean imagining every single part of the outcome: telling your family, reaping the rewards, and genuinely feeling your happiness. By thinking this way, many of these successful people believe they have trained their minds and focus on their future successes, effectively willing them into existence.
Learning To Fend Off Negativity
Another common trait held by these influential people is the ability to deflect negative thoughts and comments. To create a mighty, forward-facing mindset, you need to understand that negative thoughts, questions, and comments will come your way. But also to realize that they don’t matter and shouldn’t derail you. Having the ability to let these things slide instead of sink in and knock their confidence is a perfect power to possess. After all, no one else’s thoughts on your journey do matter, positive or negative, you are on your mission, and you should tackle it however you want.
Meditation Can Be Key
One of the critical tools in achieving both of the previous points is meditation. Within the practice of meditation, people are taught focus, mental strength, and the ability to let non-important thoughts slide away. When meditating, people are encouraged to focus on the breath and the body while letting other sounds, feelings, reviews, and emotions enter their minds slowly and be gently pushed away again, thus bringing the focus back to their center. This ability can be transferred into work and personal lives, creating a much healthier and stronger mindset for facing any challenges ahead. Try a guided meditation for a couple of weeks, and we guarantee you will see some of these results creep into your daily mindset.
The Power Of Time Management
Many of the most successful people in the world talk about their time management. I mean, we’ve all seen Mark Whalberg’s crazy schedule! Knowing how to manage and optimize your time gives you an advantage over your competition and empowers the mind. These people know the value of being busy has to be counterbalanced with leisure, family, and relaxation time. Without this crucial work/life balance, even the most powerful mindset could easily be derailed. Take some time to prioritize your time and see how quickly you feel the benefits.
Exercise For The Mind
Another common factor in some of the most influential people is their regular exercise habits. Many of the most successful stories you hear start with a 6 AM run. Not only does exercise help the body, but it also massively promotes a healthy mindset. Running or other activity helps reduce stress hormones while also boosting serotonin levels, a perfect mix of chemicals to improve and increase a healthy attitude. Many of these powerful people also liken exercise to meditation, as they find the time during exercise to process many of their thoughts. Incorporating a daily exercise regimen, even just a few minutes a day has increased productivity and positivity.
These are the most commonly mentioned traits of the most influential and successful people on the planet and the key to their powerful mindset. If you haven’t already, we suggest incorporating as many of these into your daily and weekly routine as possible. Start training your mind to be powerful, productive, and positive.