Updated: Mar 16, 2020
Why is it that some people seem to shine in any sphere in which they choose to exert themselves, and others cannot manage even a glimmer despite obvious talent?
Research shows that it’s the way that we think about our ability that really counts.
Most of those who have achieved greatness, to use Shakespeare’s phrase, have worked extremely hard to get there. Many were told that they would never amount to anything. But they believed that they could achieve, and worked hard to do so.
Before I give you the 3 Ways To Develop A Warrior Mindset, remember that your mindset is responsible for how successful you will be. Let's jump into it Queens!
1) You Must Know Yourself
You must know yourself in order to grow yourself. No one can produce great things who is not thoroughly sincere in dealing with themselves. To reach your potential, you must know where you you want to go and where you currently are.Without both of those pieces of information, Sis you're liable to get lost. Knowing yourself is like reading "YOU ARE HERE"on a map when you want to find your way to a destination. You have to know who you are to grow your potential; But you have to grow in order to know who you are.
Another layer to knowing yourself is acknowledging and embracing your imperfections and strengths. Hiding from your weaknesses means you'll never overcome them. Not acknowledging or working in the areas where you do well is a disservice not only to yourself, but to those waiting on your gifts.
"Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens." -Carl Jung
Lastly, there are 2 more factors that are key in knowing yourself in order to develop a warrior mindset: Provide yourself regular opportunities for reflection and take ownership over your attitude. Where do you need to grow right now? Is it self management? Is there an issue that you can't seem to to wrestle down? Are you failing to win at the most important relationships in your life? Do you need to examine or reexamine your purpose? Whatever your issues is, create questions around it and spend time writing your answer to those questions during your scheduled time of reflection. Once you develop a growth mindset, own it. Acknowledge yourself as someone who possesses a growth mentality and be proud to let it guide you throughout your growth journey.
2) Create Systems & Habits
When you commit to a system, you are far more likely to to stick to it. Systems are about the long-term process rather than short-term result. A structure in your life and some routines that help you every day and keep you on the right track is better than a single shot at getting something done. If you intend to get into better shape, build a successful business, or write a best-selling book, systems will get you closer to that goal than a radical one-time shot at achieving your most important goal. Many people have different successful systems that guide how they work and what actions to take at any point in time to achieve the bigger purpose. If your current system of work doesn’t work or give the desired results you expect, make a change, create a new system and take steps every day to stick to it.
By spending a little bit of time figuring out what will work best for you and your habits, you can put yourself in a great position to get out of your head and get things done.
Another piece that I have found that aids to creating a warrior mindset are affirmations. Affirmations are positive statements that can help you to challenge and overcome self-sabotaging and negative thoughts. When you repeat them often, and believe in them, you can start to make positive changes.
You might consider affirmations to be unrealistic "wishful thinking." But try looking at positive affirmations this way: many of us do repetitive exercises to improve our physical health, and affirmations are like exercises for our mind and outlook. These positive mental repetitions can reprogram our thinking patterns so that, over time, we begin to think – and act – differently.
3) Understand Circumstances vs Choices
So often, people waste time feeling sorry for themselves when they encounter a problem. They spend precious minutes of their lives complaining to others about how bad things are or they sit around and dwell on their negative emotions. Each minute they waste complaining and wallowing is a minute that they could have spent trying to improve their situation. Choosing to wallow in self-pity will only make you remain stuck. Feelings of self-pity will hold you back from making healthy choices. Feeling sorry for yourself will waste time and precious energy. Time doesn’t heal anything. In fact, if you choose to allow yourself to wallow in self-pity, you’ll feel worse as more time passes. Choosing to take action is the only thing that can make your situation better. Remember, you aren’t the only one in the world with problems. In fact, there are many people in the world who choose to overcome much bigger problems every day.
There are plenty of things in life that aren’t within your control. You can’t control other people, certain health problems, or how the world around you operates. You can however, always choose your attitude. Choosing to go through life with a positive attitude and a desire to be a survivor rather than a victim is up to you.
No matter how bad things are, you always have choices. You can choose to get back up when life pushes you down, even if you don’t feel like. Learning how to tolerate distress will give you more confidence that what doesn’t kill you will only make you stronger.
You were put on this earth because you’re strong enough to live it. Don’t waste time wishing things were different or insisting that life isn’t fair. Life wasn’t meant to be fair. It was meant to be lived, no matter what circumstances you encounter. Make a conscious choice to live a life that’s worth living, even when you don’t feel like it.
These my friends are the 3 ways you can start to develop a warrior mindset and start to see tangible change in your everyday life. Let me know if this blog post was helpful and/or more ways in which you develop your warrior mindset in the comments below!