The mindset of a life winner
Have you ever felt the pressure of being stretch in multiple directions? You know what you want, and you’ve got a plan, and yet you sometimes find it hard to progress because life is pulling you into many other directions.
We all know that FOCUS is great, but how do we get to focus in a world that constantly distracts us and pulls us into so many directions and into so many different tasks?
As usual, there is no easy answer, and I don’t even pretend to have one. However I would like to share my view on this problem. Rather than considering distractions as actual distractions, I rather prefer to consider them as un-expected ways for me to reach my goals. So instead of resisting against the various areas of my life I spend time on, I accept it and get on with it with excitement with the underlying belief that it is meant to help me get to where I want to be.
The advantage of this mindset is two-fold:
- Day to day life becomes instantly more pleasant and stress levels go down
- You get to learn and grow through every thing you do, not just what is supposed to make you grow
This mindset brings back the concept of the Journey, and that life takes us places because learnings and valuable experiences are waiting for us there.
I’m not saying you won’t ever feel stress again, but I do believe that if you were to take on this belief for 10 days, you would find yourself enjoying what you are doing much more. Why not giving it a try?
How does it all tie together?
Recently one of my coaching clients asked me how I managed to reconcile weGrow, my career, my properties investments and all the other things I did. It got me thinking and I realised that un-consciously I had built a structure that convinced me that all those things were pieces of a bigger puzzle that made me happy and fulfilled.
This is the diagram I then drew to explain it:
Basically, I keep my balance and satisfaction around how I manage my time based on: