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!

Saturday, Oct, 3, 2009 1 – 4pm
See invitation for details: here

Emmanuel Lopez-Motivatorman
Motivational Specialist
Your Motivational Wingman!
© Emmanuel Lopez 2009


Anonymous said...

Hi motivational man. I now have a positive mindset.
Thanks to your wonderful articles and your encouragement.

Have a great day.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Motivatorman Emmanuel,

You continues to inspire and re-energize me with your valuable tips to improve our lives.

Hope you have a wonderful Sunday morning, and afternoon.


Anonymous said...

Hi there!
When I was reading your article, I though that somehow you could read my mind.

I'm in desperate need of some optimism and preserverence. My career is getting "stuck" and I should do something to move on but, at the same time, I don't know what to do or where to start looking for something different. It's not like I hate my job, but I can't learn anything new, I'm sure I can do much, much better. In the company I work in, progression takes too many years.

So, I'm feeling like... claustrophobic! SOS! :)

If you have any ideas... be my guest!


Emmanuel Lopez - Motivatorman said...


Thank you for sharing your current situation. Are you in Toronto? I am giving a workshop this Sat. Oct.3rd 1-4pm to help energize your career or business. See link for details:

Head Health Nutter said...

Great article, Emmanuel!

Building an optimistic mindset is crucial for having an easier, more enjoyable (and successful!) life.

I'd just like to add that I believe everyone is BORN with an optimistic mindset. Through socialization and our guardians' experience with (and acceptance of) failure, we LEARN to view the world more `realistically'.

We only have to rediscover this innate talent and retrain our minds to look/think of the silver lining and the possibilities of every situation/person. is an incredible resource for doing this! Thank you for passing on your wisdom and helping us transform our mindsets, Emmanuel!

Emmanuel Lopez - Motivatorman said...

Thanks for sharing your thoughts HHN! It's true we are all born with the optimistic mindset. Hope you are activating yours on a daily basis!


Anonymous said...

AWESOME!!!!! This is so true and yes, it can take some of us years. But, if we are conscious of the process and of our thoughts then, wow, what a journey.