Do you have a mindset focused on appreciation or gratitude? Or one that too often focuses on dissatisfaction with yourself or others? To shift your mindset towards gratitude, write down 3 things you’re grateful for before going to bed tonight. (This practice has also been shown to improve sleep quality as well!). We encourage to try this practice for 7 consecutive days to see what it does for your mindset.
‘Mindset’ is a very broad umbrella. We’re starting with the importance of self belief.
Without a firm belief in ourselves and our abilities we can struggle through life and become frustrated by a lack of progress in whatever we do. Self belief is the foundation for building a strong, resilient mindset.
But to build even greater mental strength, it’s best to identify and work toward a vision or purpose that is greater than ourselves. For example, a grander vision and purpose could include being the best teacher, coach, employee or parent that we can be so that we can fully enrich the lives of those we serve. When we lose sight of such a vision and purpose, it can be too easy to slip into an attitude of apathy and indifference which can erode and undermine our efforts in other areas of life.
For the month of June, we encourage you to reflect on and clarify your grander vision and purpose. Write down WHAT you’re doing in your life right now and WHY it’s so important to you and others in your life (including friends, family, co-workers and teammates).
“Be grateful for what you already have while you pursue your goals.
If you aren’t grateful for what you already have, what makes you think you would be happy with more.”
-Roy T. Bennett