How Do I Improve?
So now the question is where do I go from here? My mission is to practice putting myself in a state of regular intense focus. This means that I’m only thinking about the task at hand, not hypothetical outcomes. Building this habit is harder than it sounds, it’s important to start simple and build off the experiences. Meditation is my (re)starting place, it has always been a place of comfort for me in great times of stress and worry.
We all have our own mental struggles that we go through, but they don’t define our outcome. It’s important to acknowledge and assess inner turmoil. The man who struggles with fear believe that productive people simply “stay positive”, but it isn’t as simple as that. Many have learned to acknowledge their fears, but not let those fears affect the choices/actions they take/make. Choosing to believe that you have control of your thoughts is how you can start to make that shift in mindset. Acknowledging my fears but not giving in to them allows me to find new ways of thinking and doing things that I would never have discovered otherwise. In doing so I learn that I’m capable of more than I ever knew possible.
If you want to learn more about becoming more proactive in your life I recommend the book I’m currently reading, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by: Steven Covey. If you don’t have much time, and travel often recommended using audible. Go to www.taviannapier.com/audible for a free trial.