Simple Steps To Getting What You Want: Priming The Pump
Install a Positive Mindset to create energy which fuels behavior, attitude and action and
then ends in results.
This is the third installment of my Goal Achievement Series, entitled Simple Steps To Getting What You Want. With the first two parts of this series, we looked ahead to see what the road map is going to encompass and we completed the first steps by determining What by When.
Next, Install a Positive Mindset. A positive mindset creates energy which fuels behavior, attitude and action and then ends in results. Results do not occur with negativity and pessimism. Pessimistic people allow outside forces, circumstances or people limit or control their life. They blame and complain and often take on the role of a victim.
As an example, which of the following phrases spark energy – the phrase on the left or the phrase on the right?
Being Reactive / Being Proactive
There’s nothing I can do / Let’s look at the alternatives
That’s just the way I am / I can choose a different approach
He makes me so mad / I control my own feelings
I don’t have time / I set my own priorities
I can’t / I choose
I must / I prefer
If only / I will
The language of proactivity replaces the negative mind chatter that keeps us mired in inactivity. Negative mind chatter will not go away simply by denying it. It will only go away by replacing it with positive language.
In order to reach a goal, to achieve success, or to make a change, choose action over reaction. Even though the path may not be clear, action generates energy and leads to opportunity.
Get started by making a Declaration. This is a powerful statement of your intention, such as: I will achieve (WHAT) by (WHEN). I will instill positivity by (being proactive, using positive self-talk, etc.). I will not be a Victim, Blame or Complain or allow outside forces to keep me mired in inactivity.
Then make a Visual Display of your Declaration to keep it at the top of your mind. Be artistic or practical with your visual. Post your Declaration on the mirror, a wall, or the refrigerator where it calls attention and serves to remind.