Your life is no better than your relationship with your mind. Still, at eighty-one years old I focus on conquering my mind while managing the signals, triggers, and messages I absorb and entertain. In the war of life, our mind is our weapon and knowledge is our ammunition. You have to be absolutely vigilant to train your mind not to be swayed by self-limiting beliefs and negative self-talk.
Everything happens for a reason. When you are in the thick of things it is hard to recognize the truism that things get worse before they get better. Mental toughness is the ability to see the bright side of a hopeless situation. We have been conditioned to think that mistakes are bad. Every mistake is actually a learning experience. Great things can come from mistakes if you are prepared to learn from them. You should not worry about making mistakes. So long as it is not the same mistakes again and again.
Every day strive for personal freedom. If all you hold onto is bitterness, you can never be free to explore the depths of who you are. Practice removing the confines in your life. As you free yourself, forgive yourself and liberate yourself, you begin to create the rules for your life. You will experience pain, setbacks, and obstacles along your self-discovery journey but you can always choose not to be defeated.
To excel in our lives and craft, we must have the courage and discipline to show up at our very best. Realize the present moment is the only aspect of your life you can control. You can only control what you think, say and do in this moment. You cannot control what other people think, say and do with their moment. Always hold yourself to just one standard: to be the very best version of yourself. Stay focus on what is most important in your life while never becoming too busy to spread kindness, sunshine, and positivity everywhere you go!