How You CAN Be the Person Who’s Awesome
May 6, 2022
Need a Mental Boost?
You know that feeling you get when you have a super important interview or really want to crush a test? Yeah, that’s stress baby.
Fun fact: the word stress didn’t even exist until 1949 when Hans Selye invented the term. People didn’t really understand this widespread affectation at that time, but Selye was about to show the world just what stress was, and how developing success habits can help.
Stress is just a little six-letter word, yet it holds a massive punch. By allowing yourself to build on the foundations of your stress, you’re adding more and more to the fire of negative momentum. But your brain is capable of taking that negativity and transforming it into positive momentum. It all comes down to focusing on your mindset core and success habits.
And guess what: that starts with you. It’s all part of being a growth owner and taking charge of your happiness instead of succumbing to being a fixed victim and letting the world have it’s way with you. Let’s start with a success habit to jump start your positive mindset.
The Success Habit to Change It All
A buddy of mine had a great little success habit for keeping his positive mindset. He had frustrating days just like anyone else, but if anyone asked him how he was, he wouldn’t mention his frustrations.
Nope, instead he said “I feel AWESOME,” as fervently as possible. After doing this for a bit, it actually began to make him feel better! He proactively reduced negativity by ingraining a success habit into his daily routine.
Changing Your Mindset
I know what you’re thinking: “But Will, just because he SAID he was awesome doesn’t mean his day was any better.” Maybe not at first, but don’t underestimate the power of a positive mindset! And even if his day didn’t change, just not letting it bother him actually did change how he perceived it.
Life isn’t always fair—that means that things aren’t always going to go your way. But it’s all about rolling with the punches! Rather than getting down on yourself after a bad day, welcome it as a normal occurrence that will help you learn how to be the best that you can be.
Take a lesson from my pal and start by creating success habits that will help you on your off days to still be the person you’re striving to be. Even if you aren’t having a good day, doing something small that brings you joy will build up your positive momentum.
So, How Do You Begin?
The world has changed quite a bit since 2019. It can be overwhelming and frustrating to think about. But, instead of getting out of bed thinking “today’s gonna suck,” think “I’m gonna crush this day!” Just like my friend’s mantra of awesomeness, this is a success habit that can boost your momentum up, up, up!
This is a mindset I’ve tried to follow my whole life. Back in the day, this was called having some “moxie.” The Cambridge Dictionary defines “moxie” as a steadfast sense of confidence and determination.
5 Success Habits to Boost Your Mindset
The first step to having a bit of moxie in your life is believing you can do it and never giving up.
To put a little moxie in your day, you’ve got to start building up success habits instead of failure habits. Still struggling? Here’s my top 5 success habits to keep on keeping on:
Stay positive. The first way you can bolster your happiness is to increase positive momentum in your life whenever you can. Wake up trying to see the world as a glass half full instead of half empty!
Don’t panic. It’s easy to get overwhelmed by bad days, but remember that after the rain comes the rainbow.
Be active. You can’t just sit around waiting for your life to get better. This success habit encourages you to go out there and get what you want.
Keep moving forward. Sure, you may have a lot of failure habits built up from the past, but this is all about the future. Keep pushing towards your success!
Fake it till you make it. I’m sure you’ve heard this saying before, but it’s actually true! If you’re having a bad day just smile on through it and things might just get a little bit brighter.
Extra Tip For The Week:
If you want to keep building up your success habits, start now! Throughout your day today search for different ways you can turn your frown upside down. As always, gamifying your habits is a great change agent! Make it a game to see how often you can spin negativity to positivity. Soon it will just be a habit that you don’t even have to think about.
Want To Keep The Momentum Moving?
Want to know where you stand in the five values of life tied to happiness (Your 5 Cores), take this two minute Core Values Quiz to get your core score in the five values of life.