“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t - you’re right.” - Henry Ford
The power of the mind is incredible! The human brain is so powerful and our daily thoughts and mindset have huge implications for so many things! Changing your mindset to be positive and have an optimistic outlook can pay huge dividends when it comes to reaching our goals. .
Here are just a couple of things I recommend to get yourself in the right frame of mind:
Gratitude - start a daily journal and write down three things daily that you are grateful for. Doing this daily will help you to see all that great things that you have in your life already!
Positivity - turn all negative situations into a positive. Any time you have a negative thought, flip it around and make it positive. Over time this gets easier and easier and has huge effects on your mood and how you interact with others.
Celebrate wins - take time to appreciate meeting your goals, no matter how big or small they might be.
Show appreciation - Go out of your way to tell people how much you appreciate them and the things that they have done. You can also send a text, email etc. Tell others how great they are and how much you care for them!.
Frame of mind - nervous before a presentation or meeting? Or maybe dreading an interaction with someone? Ask yourself, “what do I appreciate about so-and-so?” This will not only help with any anxiety and nervousness but will also hep you to feel more connected and in turn help you to build a better relationship with that person.
Like I said the power of the mind is amazing! Take time to strengthen your mental health along with your muscular strength and I promise you will start being more productive and achieve your goals in a way you never have before! Don’t forget to take time for yourself and give your brain a rest as well. Turn off the screens/shut off the lights, get outside and go for a walk or just sit and relax. Today’s world is so busy and its easy to overlook this but IT. IS. SO. IMPORTANT!
Change your mindset and accelerate to the top!
Dr. Ladd's views on performance improvement, injury prevention and sometimes other random thoughts.