Mindset Shifts for Stability in Changing Times
Focus Inward to Manage External Instability
What you focus on at any given moment affects your confidence and stability
- External “prizes” are transient and generate constant insecurity
(Money/Possessions, Achievements, Status)
- Internal growth provides unshakeable stability and strength
(Identity, mission, control over thoughts, feelings and behaviours)
Building your inner world provides peace and confidence, no matter what the external circumstances are
Is your focus internal or external?
Ask yourself these questions:
- What do I dream about?
- What do I worry about?
- What do I get upset about?
The answer to these questions reveals what is most important to you and what you build your life around
Control your ego and remove fear
Master the ego by becoming:
- “Un-embarrassable”: Humiliation is a mental construct. Humility isn’t thinking less of yourself; it’s thinking of yourself less
- “Un-offendable”: Put the ego aside and feel gratitude for the discomfort involved in growing
Fear is one of the main barriers to growth
Rewire your mind to:
- Release Typical Competitive Mindset:
I want to win because that defines my self worth
- Embrace Growth Competitive Mindset:
I want to bring my best and I am relentless in my pursuit of excellence. The greater the challenge, the greater my growth.
The most powerful person is the one who has no ego to defend and can focus on who he/she becomes during the pursuit of optimal performance
Rule The Three Times Periods
Learn from the past DON’T live in the past!
- Yesterday’s success does nothing to ensure today’s performance
- In a team, don’t let failures or losses linger
Produce results in the present, DON’T coast in the present!
- Success is a cycle of tests followed by lessons leading up to the next test
- Producing is about what you need to do NOW, which may not be what you had success with in the past
Prepare for the future, DON’T wish for the future!
- Mentally be there before you get there
- If your model works, it’s already obsolete: Always think about what you need to learn and improve in order to be better tomorrow