Grit and Grind! – Overcome Your Mental Barriers
Students' Corner | 24-Jan-2018
By IC Desk @ Deeksha
Striving for success requires emotional competence, mental clarity and a willingness to stand out. You must be able to deal with mental obstacles, doubts and fears in order to be a standout. It is important to know how to cultivate your strengths and work through your fears and doubts in order to manifest your ideas. This is the crux of success; of being able to savor the fruits of success that you have worked for so long, so hard. Yes, sticking to the path towards your goal is challenging and often humbling. But who you start out as at the beginning of your journey and who you will transform into at the end of your journey will be two different people; the former being ambitious and ready to take up the challenge and the latter being a veteran who has transpired through various phases of life to achieve what he/she truly wants.
Overall, it is essential to know how to use time and patience, to your advantage so this is why we give you a few tips for overcoming mental barriers to exceed your expectations and attain your goal and ultimately, find success.
1. Keep your emotions in check
Emotional management is essential, successful individuals know when to be flexible and when to set limits in their emotions. This emotional monitoring makes you an exceptional decision maker as it makes you think clearly on what is best for you regardless of your emotions.
Mistakes are the first thing that makes you learn about what has to change within you in order to achieve emotional balance and self-management. It is important to know that you cannot let fear overcome your desire to achieve something. There will always be fear about your decisions about whether or not you are in the right path, but you cannot let this fear be greater to your willingness to reach success.
2. Purpose is key
In order to be successful, you need to have a strong purpose and well defined goals in order to provide motivation to be a standout success story. When you have a clear idea of what you want in your life, and where do you see yourself in a few years, then there is no time for anything else but hard work.
Time and patience keeps you in touch with your commitment to succeed at all costs. Giving yourself time clears your mind and prevents you from being an impulsive decision maker. You have to believe deeply that working on yourself is your opportunity to greatly change or influence the world.
3. Say no to conformity
Conformists are people who stick to accepted beliefs and practices all the time. Conformity can only get you where people and ideas have already been. In a world full of new ideas and opportunities, there is little room for conformity and conformists. They are unafraid to think different, and trust that their ideas can be the ones that revolutionize the way we think.
4. Self-investment is the best investment
To be successful you have to care for yourself physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. Your brain needs quality sleep, good nutrition and physical exercise to manage your thoughts and emotions at high levels. It is important to keep your energy up and stay healthy and focused.
You need to be confident and trust yourself, knowing that you are capable of doing everything you are setting yourself for. Confidence is a very important characteristic of a successful individual. If you don´t believe in yourself then who else would?
Do not let giving up to be an option.
5. Doubt is motivation
Never believe any idea has reached its limit. Be willing to push past doubts, take what already exists and make it better or create something new altogether.
To stand out, you must be radical enough to make up your own rules, be willing to rise above the status quo, and have the willingness to take great risk to secure your unique place in the world.
Nothing is outside our realm of achievement. It only depends on how much we want something and how much we are willing to work for it. Hard work takes patience, patience takes integrity but success is a feeling that can never be replaced by anything else.
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