You can have all the skill set in the world, but if you don’t have the right mindset to match it, you’re always going to probably find a way to self sabotage it and end up in the same place you started– Patrice Washington
The mind is the faculty of man’s reasoning and thoughts. It holds the power of imagination,recognition, and appreciation, and is responsible for processing feelings and emotions, resulting in attitudes and actions –Pastor Chris
I was watching a video of a lady on YouTube, and what she was talking about was really interesting. She spoke about a lot of things but it all encapsulated to your mindset.
One of the things she spoke about was learning to humble yourself and ask for help.
“You never know it all”, she said.
You know some people feel being an ‘island’ is the best thing (fear of people stealing your idea and all that) but it shouldn’t be that way.
She also spoke about training your mind is such a way that, no matter what happens you won’t loose your value or question your worth. You have to know your identity because that is everything.
Your mind set matters.
You can get everything you need, but if your mind isn’t trained, if you don’t know your value, then trust me, if something happens and you lose everything, it will be very difficult to climb back up.
Wealth is not all about money and material possessions, because if it’s only about that, you’re going to be miserable at some point. Wealth is about well being in every area of your life.
What good is money if it’s in the house of a fool if they don’t have have the desire to seek wisdom – Prov 17:16
Also she talked being a saver. No matter small the money is, start from somewhere. You are who you are with a $100 and a $1000.
Have you heard this phrase before?
“Saving for a raining day”.
She said something that really got my attention, which was:
Have the mindset of saving for a sunny day and not a rainy day. When you save for a raining day, that means you’re expecting something bad to happen in which you’ll use the money for but if you save for a sunny day, whatever comes, the finance is there (it could be a business opportunity).
What good is it to have public success and be a private failure
Get rid of the mindset ‘I CAN’T’. What you verbalize, you magnify in your own life, the more you talk about something, the bigger it becomes to you; real to you. I explained more about this in my previous post, click here to read.
With any habit you want to form or break, it’s about shifting first of all what you say about yourself because most of it is a story you made up any way, so all you have to do is change the story, not that it’s easy but it’s definitely doable. Language matters.
Lastly, Know your worth, don’t negotiate yourself down just because you feel no one else is going to want you. They came to you because you’re good so don’t settle for less.
For every “ifs” that you have, there’s always an “is” that is the truth of what’s going on and if you look at the “ifs”, you’ll get to tell yourself a new story. we make stories so why not choose the one that empowers you than the one that keeps you crippled in fear.
Below is the video I talked about if you’re interested.
till next time,