Sunday, September 27, 2009
Tip#293: The 2nd Key to Success is Mindset – Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
Mindset: A fixed mental attitude that predetermines a person's response to and interpretations of situations.
As mentioned in the previous tip#292 your passion is the fuel that energizes your drive towards success. Your mindset is what controls the direction and speed to that success. That's why learning to be mindful of how you think, act and react on a daily basis determines how fast you will achieve your success.
A positive mindset is something every single person must build in order to cultivate optimism, confidence, perseverance, persistence, determination, and resilience. For some these characteristics come easily and for others they must be developed.
For some, like myself, you may have to go deep within yourself to deprogram many years worth of old habits of debilitating thinking (see tip#271 and tip#286). This is a big part of why I write this blog, I love sharing the journey of how I am creating indestructible optimism. For you it may also take months or years but eventually YOU WILL become the master and commander of your own life, career or business.
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World 2003
The movie, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World features an inspiring hero with an outstanding mindset. Captain Jack Aubrey (Russell Crowe) demonstrates what it takes to achieve success.
During the Napoleonic Wars of 1805, Captain Aubrey commands the British ship, HMS Surprise to battle a far superior ship called the Acheron. Aubrey's years of experience is what honed his optimistic mindset, determination and resilience. So when faced with unexpected challenges he is always in command of his thoughts, decisions and actions.
And his passion helped add to the inspiration of his loyal crew. Aubrey's compassion for every single crew member young and old was equal and unwavering. He shared his passion as much as he shared his knowledge, courage, confidence and all the other characteristics of a great leader.
Do A Mindset Check
So do your best to be the leader of your own life, career, job or business. Make it your daily goal to be mindful of your thoughts and actions. Learn to focus on the present moment so you feel in command of what you say and the actions you take.
Feed your mind with the myriad of motivational materials the world has to offer. Be inspired by successful individuals in the world of business, entertainment, sports or other heroes you may have. Learn about the positive mindsets they created for themselves that led them to their dreams and goals.
And remember you will always have your favourite movie heroes to mirror your hidden strengths and skills!
UPCOMING TORONTO WORKSHOP:
HOW TO PRESS PLAY WHEN YOU’RE STUCK ON PAUSE
Saturday, Oct, 3, 2009 1 – 4pm
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Your Motivational Wingman!
© Emmanuel Lopez 2009