Saturday, February 2, 2008

When Things Doesn't Get Moving

The mind controls most of the tasks we do. External factors do matter. But if we are able to filter these external factors, we have to deal only with our internal factors.

Examples of external factors that affect our mind:
  1. Our superior
  2. Our family members
  3. Neighbours
  4. Counter staffs
  5. Technology
  6. Noise
  7. Lighting
  8. Colour

Examples of internal factors that influence our mind:

  1. Mood
  2. Energy level
  3. Attitude
  4. Past experience
  5. Knowledge base
  6. Education level
  7. Self-confidence
  8. Self-esteem
  9. Self-discipline
  10. Determination

Even if we can identify the factors that decides the outcome of any tasks taken, we have to address an important issue before-hand. This is the skill of "Positive Thinking".

What is this "Positive Thinking"?

It is the ability to think in good sense and see negative event in positive light. Those who are able to see opportunities in setbacks, reap quality results that re-inforce past experience. They see failures as feedback and use them to revisit and revise their strategy towards their goals.

Focusing on positive issue removes the mental space for negative issue. As time goes by, the person practicing positive thinking moves towards success and those that do otherwise become more of a loser. Things get done (and easily) when the mind focuses on what is possible instead of what is NOT possible. Alternative directions or solutions materialise when we think of what can be done. These positive thinkings and actions make things happen.

Only when we start off positively, the external and internal factors can then be quickly identified and stress upon or filtered off to set us in the pursuit of our dreams.

Therefore, when things does not seem to get moving, focus on the possibilities. Train the mind to twist towards "good stuff". Find ways or methods that remove the obstacles along the path and chances are that the outcome will be the one we desire. It is all in the mind and we can control it.

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