The Brain is a powerful thing.
It can make us – and it can break us.
The phrase ‘Mind over Matter’ certainly rings true.
And when it comes to our own personal wellness, goals, and life in general – our brains sometimes like to think they have more of a say than they actually do.
While on the other hand, there are many times where we push ourselves that little bit extra, just because our mind ‘told us too’.
Take physical goals and exercise.
If you go out for a run or set a course for your workout in the gym, you typically set out with some sort of plan in place.
Whether or not it is set in stone is another thing, but we tend to embark on a distance with a goal of 1km, 5km, 10km – or maybe even 2 light posts or the next mailbox.
Either way – when we get our feet moving one in front of other, as much as our legs sometimes want to give out, we keep pushing until we reach that next goal.
At the same time, maybe the goal we set out for ourselves was very attainable – maybe ‘too’ attainable.
We easily reach it and know that our legs and our lungs can keep moving us further.
Do we concede with the goal our mind has created for us, or do we keep pushing and work with our inner self to build that next goal and push until we reach that?
While its important to set attainable goals, its equally as important to be ready with that next goal so we never lose that forward momentum.
Having a powerful and positive winning mindset will propel you forward not only in your own personal goals – but you’ll find that this will transition to your day to day life as well.
You’ll find yourself feeling better as you continuously rise to the occasion and reach the little mile markers you’ve laid out.
You’ll strive for more and work harder, knowing that once you are in sync with your mind, you are a force to be reckoned with.
You’ll find the people around you will often even adapt into a similar mindset. They want what you have and see the benefits of the work you put out so set forth to achieve their own dreams.
The neigh sayers and none believers will tend to dwindle away and fall off sometimes and this is ok too.
They aren’t bad people, and may have their own hopes and dreams, but often its just a different race that they’re running and our paths may only intersect sometimes, or only for short amounts of time.
Setting a course of action for not just our day to day lives but things we want to accomplish for the week, the month, the year – no matter how small – are incredibly helpful tools to not only set a path, but to mark where we are.
At the end of the day it is just as important to see how far you’ve come, as it is to see how far you still plan to go.
And with that said, we can constantly evaluate and re-evaluate. Shift our goals, our priorities, our mindset for any given occasion.
Taking time for rest when we need it, as well as making room for celebrations for the victories we achieve.
Goals are meant to be celebrated and if we don’t take the time to positively acknowledge them, you likely might not be as excited to reach the next one.
When we associate reaching goals as victories or wins, we keep that mindset not only positive – but powerful.
In life its likely that our paths may shift and change as the world around us evolves, however one thing is for certain – those with this powerful mindset, the need to constantly be thriving for more and craving those victories – these are the people that will continue to make it far.
To lead others that need guidance.
To bring light when there is darkness.
And to make sense of things when it seems like there is nothing left that makes sense.
Shifting into this mindset is not easy, nor is it for the faint of heart.
But after adapting a plan for yourself and sticking to it for even four weeks, you’ll find that each week after that gets that little bit easier and then its just routine.
Surrounding yourself with those that believe the same mentality will only help strengthen this and aid you in your journey.
So build that team, set those goals, and strengthen that mindset.
The world is yours for the taking and we are here too help
Guest Blogger Rayna Davies
Rayna is the Office Manager at Sentinel Security, as well as the main blog contributor.
With foundations firmly routed in Business administration, Customer Service, and Management, she brings years of experience to her roles both within the Sentinel office, and the blog.
Having grown up with a father who has developed an expertise in Physical Security and Executive Protection in the RCMP and two major corporations, she has personally observed and experienced many security details. These experiences have included personally meeting HM Queen Elizabeth, Prime Minister Jean Chretien and many celebrities.
Her passions include spending time with her husband and two young children, world travel, reading, writing, and pushing herself to always look for the silver lining.