There is a small, hidden room. It conceals itself within its surroundings among the bolder, brassier or more appealing places. This room is often overlooked, rarely entered for the routine de-cluttering and cleaning that it needs to be a working and functioning space. Over the doorway, the brass sign reads, “Your Mindset”. Despite it being horribly neglected, it is always operational, taking in information and outputting information, influencing every other room it connects to, and it connects to EVERYTHING.
With all the decisions, choices, challenges and obstacles our brains have to navigate, it is quite easy for us to focus on the urgent and obvious, ignoring or becoming oblivious to the thoughts, beliefs and words that create our mindset – the very thing that activates and inspires emotions, attitudes and quality of life. Our cluttered mindset drags us down, traps us in troubles, creates over-reactions or under-reactions, bogs down creativity and halts growth.
Our mind can become our friend, our champion, and a partner for growth, but maintenance is required. Has your mindset room become cluttered up with messy, broken, and decades old thinking patterns? Take an inventory and make sure to discard any of the following items: