- Adopt the Deathbed Mentality
USE Mantras: The Verbal Embodiment of PowerMantras are nothing more than positive, inspiring words or phrases
In Sanscrit, man means "mind" and tra means "freeing." So mantra literally means "freeing of your mind," and this is precisely what it does.
The spoken and written word is a profound influencer of your thoughts.
By changing your thoughts, you change your self-concept.
Your self-concept determines the actions you take. You will never act in a way that is inconsistent with the way you see yourself.
The self concept then is a self-fulfilling prophecy since the way you perceive yourself determines what you become.
Thus, by changing your thoughts, you can change your self-concept, which will then change the way you act and the steps you take on a daily basis. By changing your actions, you change the results in your life.
Start creating a series of motivating phrases to describe yourself and repeat them as often as possible.
If you want to perform with high levels of confidence, start repeating "As I perform with confidence, I release my brilliance."
Do Blueprinting: A Mental Pathway for MasteryWhen building a house, a wise architect creates a blueprint for the construction before the first sodis turned.
Blueprinting is a mental rehearsal method.
Repeatedly conditioning your mind by passing images of peak performance through it creates a pathway.
When the actual event occurs (e.g., the sales presentation or the confrontational situation) your mind shifts into autopilot because it has been trained in what it must do.
This is no longer a foreign situation. Instead it is one you have consistently prepared for.
Do Blueprinting: A Mental Pathway for MasteryYour mind is encoded to give you exactly what you ask of it.
Most people do not ask enough of their minds and their lives reflect it.
Why does blueprinting work?
First, it influences and reshapes your self-concept. And as you have learned, by changing the way you perceive yourself, you change the quality of your life.
Second,The mind works through pictures, and by running pictures of your ideal outcomes (which might range from performing superbly at an upcoming sales presentation to responding with maturity and poise in a confrontational situation) through your mind's eye on a regular basis, you will condition your mind to give you the desired results.
Adopt a Deathbed MentalityLive every day as if it was your last.
Too many people live as if they have an unlimitedsupply of time.
They put off their dreams until another time. They promise to spend more time with their loved ones or to expand their potential next month or next year.
The moment you commit yourself, from the deepest core of your heart, to living each and every day as if it was your last you undergo a profound paradigm shift.
The way you see your life changes fundamentally.
By waking up every morning and asking yourself the simple question
"What would I do today if it was my last?" you bring a new sense of energy and enthusiasm and purpose to your life
By adopting the deathbed mentality you will start thinking different thoughts during your day and treating all those around you in a completely different manner.
The important things in your life become more obvious.
You no longer miss out on the simple pleasures of life because you are too busy chasing the complex ones.
Develop a Milestone ConsciousnessMilestones are benchmarks for your emotional, material, physical and spiritual progress.
Milestones offer you a set of clearly defined objectives which give your life focus.
Milestones are the rudder to your ship of life.
They are the steering wheel to your personal vehicle.
Milestones are targets, and since you will never hit a target you cannot see, you must come to know your milestones intimately.
Rather than spending their days in the chaos of crisis, trying to do many different things at once, not really knowing what activity is more meaningful than the other, peak performers have already mapped out their action plans and the milestones against which they can measure their personal, professional and spiritual advancement.
Their lives are then spent only on high-impact pursuits: those activities which get them where they want to go. To breathe life into your milestones -
o Your objectives must be clearly defined.
o Your objectives must be committed to paper and reviewed regularly.
o Your objectives must have timelines. A milestone without a deadline is no milestone
Kindle the Knowledge FireYour thoughts and actions are influenced by what you know.
If your mind has not been awakened to a specific opportunity, you will never spot it.
If you have never learned that worrying too much drains your physical vitality or that criticizing people harms your relationships, you are bound to keep repeating the same mistakes over and over again throughout your life.
If you keep doing the same things every day, you will get the same results every day. To improve the quality of your life, you must improve the quality of what you do.
One of the best strategies for personal change is to devote a period of time every day to learning.
Peak performers are lifelong learners.
Bill Gates changed his life the moment he picked up an issue of Popular Science and read about the world's first personal computer
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