The following is an excerpt from the first draft of my next book. It will be a compilation of tips and actionable ideas for self-improvement. I have not decided on the title yet.
Attitude is everything. Mindset is everything. To be successful, your thoughts need to be organized. You need to understand yourself.
Many people view meditation as superstitious new age woo with no basis in science. But the practice actually goes back to the beginning of human history. Meditation is not just sitting with your legs crossed, eyes closed, and humming “om.” You can think of any practice of focusing on your mind as a form of meditation. It might be visualization, sitting in silence, gratefulness, prayer, or even doing yard work while immersed in deep thought.
If you want to be successful, you need to think like a successful person. When you start thinking like somebody who is successful, everything else will fall into place. Success starts with mindset.
A good mindset to have is stoicism. Stoicism is all about not worrying about things that you can’t change. Some things are out of your control. Worrying about those things will get you nowhere. Instead, you should only occupy your mind with things that you do have control over. Let go and accept anything that is out of your control.
Success is all about being able to conquer the challenges you face to reach the goals you set for yourself. A good mindset is the difference between solving every unpredictable challenge you encounter, or breaking.