Life is hard, but I am a strong believer that with the right mindset you can achieve pretty much anything you set your mind to (insert traditional caveats here, that you are unlikely to grow wings and fly under your own power, or become a unicorn). Often it becomes about how you frame your vision, and how flexible you are about how to reach that end goal. Sometimes that could mean compromising your values (or someone else’s)…why else would Olympic athletes constantly be found taking performance enhancing drugs?
Ultimately it’s because their end goal of winning means more to them than not winning, they will literally do anything it takes to be number 1. To them the benefit outweighs the risk of being found out, breaking the rules, or the law.
Now I am not saying you should completely do away with your morals and start beating up strangers in Starbucks just because you want the seat that they have. You could however look at what you achieve and then assess whether you are doing all you can to achieve what you want….and you….eating that giant cookie….you’re only going to lose weight if you look at your cookies in to exercise out ratio! Maybe start by buying less cookies, that’ll help you eat less of them (stealing cookies from children is not a workaround here either) and perhaps you’ll lose weight.
Or perhaps you should look at why you lose weight. You might think it will make you happier, but then again it might not. How do you know if you want to achieve something for your own reasons, and not someone else’s? How can you tell if actually it is the right destination and journey for you? It’s tough isn’t it?
To find the right mindset, you might find you need a little help and guidance, and Lucy, from Lucy Locket Loves has put together a great Mindset Activity Book to help you get there. Here’s what she says about it:
Do you struggle to get clear on what you want to achieve and how to stay focused?
Do you need help getting into your own thoughts and feelings? Whether it’s fitness, health, job, worklife balance related sometimes we all need abit of help with our goals and what drives us!
This is EXACTLY what my NEW mindset workbook is for, included are:
-Setting goals exercises
-Mindset habits exercises
Sounds pretty cool huh? It’s a nicely put together PDF that you can either print off and scribble on as you work through all of the exercises, OR, if you’re a digital lover like me, simply import it into your favourite PDF annotation app and away you go. Mine’s ready to go in OneNote alongside my digital Bullet Journal.
As a launch offer, Lucy’s offering readers of Tailfish the chance to get her Mindset Activity Book for just £4.99 instead of the usual £8.99! All you need to do is visit her site, go to “Make Payment Online” and when you enter the details of the Mindset Activity Book in the purchase box, make sure that you quote TAILFISH as a discount code in the notes section.
Nice and simple, and you can be chilling with a coffee and your workbook in no time!
I look forward to hearing what you all achieve with her guidance!