August 2010 Newsletter:
Welcome to our August Newsletter this month we give tips on
How your thinking enhances your expectations.
Finally as always feel free to forward this to anyone you feel will benefit.
Damian and the MindStore Australia team
“If you think you can, or you think you can’t, you’re absolutely right.” Napoleon Hill
These words were written nearly 100 years ago by arguably the daddy of all personal development programmes available around the world today.
Their meanings were relevant then, and even more so today. We live and work at a much faster pace than 100 years ago and while technology makes life easier it also makes the pace faster. The rate of change and the increased intensity of competition mean that our state of mind is the most critical element each of us brings to our endeavors.
In Australia as with elsewhere in the world we have to put up with a fairly negative media. Generally speaking, there is little positive news that makes the headlines and many people are held back by limiting beliefs and self doubt. The moment we step out to take a hold of our careers and push on to do better and achieve more, we’re already a step ahead of most other people.
We gain a huge advantage by developing mental toughness through working on being positive and choosing to see our glass half full all the time.
At the end of the day, the person who wins in any walk of life is the one who thinks they can. Each of us has a constant inner dialogue. At the surface level it is our moment to moment thinking and self talk. At a deeper level it is finding peace and calm to be able to communicate with the quiet inner voice and know what is true. To be frank most people never take the time to find the inner voice through the din of the ever present surface chatter.
For too many their awareness is dominated by negativity and self doubt. Even eventual winners may face moments of self doubt but they do have the inner strength, or indeed hear the inner voice, and they pick themselves up and stride forward. The truth is that most people just think they “can’t”, so the minority who do the inner work to ensure they remain positive and only engage in supportive self talk find their way to the top.
So make a commitment to steal 5 minutes twice a day, best times are around 10.30 in the morning and again at 3 o’clock in the afternoon. Just take yourself somewhere quiet and private (this may even be the loo), sit up straight and focus on your breathing and just relax. Bring your mind to review the morning so far, acknowledging your progress and without beating yourself up just check on the quality of your inner self talk. Resolve to stay positive till lunchtime and beyond. Ideally, repeat this process at 3 o’clock.
Two things will happen. Firstly, by taking time out, you will experience the side effect of managing your stress. Secondly, by focusing on the positive, you enhance your expectation going forward.
I read that Jessica Watson always knew in herself that she would sail solo around the world. She just kept reaffirming this to her inner-self till it became reality.
The best only think about what they want, so if you think you can, you will!
MindStore is available throughout Australia from its base in South East Queensland to deliver customisable in–house corporate training sessions and business improvement courses co-designed with your organisation.
The positive advantages of MindStore’s in-house sessions include the best techniques for managing stress, maintaining a positive mental attitude and influencing all those around you. You’ll learn to apply Whole Brain thinking for improved creativity and problem solving. Modelling your business’s behaviour on the winning approaches of world champions and leading entrepreneurs empowers your organisation to gain competitive advantage through innovation and enhanced performance.
For more information visit www.mindstoreaustralia.com to download your own goal setting tools.