It takes more than just diligence and a few snippets from the best self-help books to build a strong mindset to improve mental health.
You don’t kick a man when their down, to attack someone when their at their weakness is unethical and a cruel way to get what you want. We often get into situations wherein our mental state will be challenged and often times it crumbles under the excessive amount of stress.
I can’t even begin to recall how many times I’ve wanted to throw in the towel under extreme pressure that I often times brought upon myself. One of the hardest things we have to do is to push through even when things seem pointless, giving up so easily shouldn’t ever be an option.
It is my personal belief that when there’s a will there is always a way, I’m a stubborn person by nature with a pension for being impulsive at times (not as much as before -thank god for that) but along the way you make mistakes and face hardships that you learn from.
According to Francis Collins, “Genetics loads the gun and environment pulls the trigger” our faith relies on how we react to everything around us, we choose our actions and therefore we ultimately choose the consequences.
We’re not built to be perfect or even be an iota close to that, I hate making mistakes just like everyone but it’s only human that we do. Recognizing and taking responsibility is what separates us from being the jerks that walk among us, it’s the principles that guide us through every decision we make.
We are responsible for our past and our future and we have a great deal that we can improve on little by little each day. Acknowledging the need for improvement and being committed to it is a sign that you’re throwing away the old bad habits that plagued you and moving on to creating new and productive ones.
It’s easy to get your head stuck in the clouds and think about all these things and ideas that pop into your mind like a non-stop frenzy, however, it’s always counterproductive. Looking too much into the future raises your aspirations high which isn’t all bad, however, it doesn’t tell you how to focus on the present situation.
It’s important to keep your goals in sight but also to live in the present. Dreams are good but it’s just a wish if you don’t take actionable steps to achieve it.
Focus on how you’re going to get to point a to point b before you go off thinking about your fabulous life in 10 years.
Community Over Competition
In a competitive world where everyone is striving to be the best and outdo each other how can competition be overlooked for a community? The answer is simple, it’s because constantly competing with people is draining both physically and mentally. You can get to the top without having to make it your goal to beat out people along the way, what matters is that you just focus on doing your best and excelling in your work without having a guilty conscience to bug you.
You’ll realize that people don’t always strive to be the best to reap the rewards, they do it because it’s their passion. Working for something that you don’t love is soul destroying and it’s torture to have to wake up every morning to it.
We all love our comfort zones, it keeps us safe and secure when nothing else seems to be going right. My problem with staying in your zone is that we become complacent, we become too soft and even if we desire a change in scenery and routine- we’re afraid to start all over again.
It’s hard to move on to a new chapter if you can’t let go of the current one. The world is a big place that is full of opportunities and it has so much to offer than you think. It’s hard to be brave and leave our comfort zones, you’ll definitely run into moment wherein you’re going to question and berate yourself for leaving it- but mark my words in the long-run you’ll recognize it’s one of the best decisions you’ll ever make.