“You must learn a new way to think before you can learn a new way to be.”
My primary goal as an agile coach is to help teams to succeed achieving their goals and strive for excellence on their journey to high performance. They are driven to succeed and get satisfaction from pursuing their goals.
Let me get to the point: the single greatest effect on high performance is your state of mind! Everything starts with the way you think, with your habits and your beliefs.
It is crucial to understand that the way how we think determines how we act. The way we act leads to what we do and deliver, in other words to our results.
The figure below depicts this cycle:
Now… if you’d like to find out a key difference between the mind of people who struggle in making progress and of the others who find success more naturally, then here is something which might surprise you.
According to Dr. Carol Dweck, when it comes to performance, there are two types of ‘mindsets’ which she calls: the fixed mindset and the growth mindset.
Differences between the fixed mindset and the growth mindset
The fixed mindset
Everyone struggles or struggled in some stage of his life. And many struggle in areas where they really want to be successful and this causes a lot of inquietude and stress. The fixed mindset type is permanently looking for perfection and is permanently unsatisfied even though they have already achieved a lot.Fixed mindset individual's actions are driven by pain. tell a friend
The growth mindset
Everyone had moments in his life when he was luckier than the others. The growth mindset types have big achievements because they focus on improvement and they use feedback loops for learning and growth.
The Growth Mindset type is very motivated as he looks constantly at the daily progress, opportunities and chances.Growth mindset individual's actions are driven by gain. tell a friend
“If you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.”
Mental toughness is the ability to be flexible and adaptable to the strategies and actions, despite what’s happening to you, in the world around you and despite your circumstances.
True high performers look first of all for clarity in order to give the proper direction their actions.
3 Things High Performers Do Differently
1. Control their thoughts
Learn to control your thoughts: watch how you think and what you think. This insight is the first step towards change. If you are mindful and aware of your thoughts, you will open the door for a positive change.
The best way to do that is by using meditation. Meditation is for everyone who wants to realize their highest potential, to succeed in whatever they do, and live life to the fullest.
And a growing number of entrepreneurs and corporate executives are discovering that meditation not only increases their well-being and improves their personal lives – but it gives them an edge in the business world, too. (source https://pakwired.com/eight-successful-entrepreneurs-who-started-later-in-life-infographic/)
And here is a very short article about 15 Super Successful People Who Meditate Every Day
But the first step is to start changing your thoughts. In the Ultimate High Performance Mindset Guide I’m showing you 3 simple strategies which you can use daily to train your mind and start looking at things differently. That’s how the things around you will start to change.
2. Focus on achievements
High performers measure their improvement and create feedback loops of learning and growth.
You may have heard of people being described as glass half full or glass half empty people. People who are glass half full are generally optimistic. They invest their energy on overcoming the obstacles and achieving the result.
The glass half empty people focus all of their energy on what is not working and what is stopping them achieving. Many of the very successful people don’t have an academic degree but they have a positive outlook, mindset and self belief.
Learn how you can change your mindset by focusing on each small achievement by downloading the Ultimate High Performance Mindset Guide now.
3. View failure as chance to improve
High performers see their difficulties as opportunities. Their failure and mistakes are always a chance to improve.
They need failure to learn and continue to be self motivated because failure is important for their growth.
Whatever they do wrong today it helps them tomorrow as a new experience.
Achieving your goals is not only a matter of strategies, tactics, skills and plans. It is a matter of thoughts, beliefs and emotions.
“Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.”
Success is not a matter of coincidence. You will find it at the end of a long journey that begins with a destination.
Your results will change, only if you learn to master your thoughts and your emotions.