- A mind that is not tamed will be jerked around by external events and impulses just as a child without a boundary becomes spoiled. But taming your mind doesn’t happen overnight.
- Making yourself stronger through various circumstances takes time and practice. Putting your emotions and thoughts aside requires effort, and that is where good habits and mental training come in.
- Our everyday lives revolve around a number of default systems that we heavily rely on. These systems, such as what to eat for breakfast, when to wake up, what to say, and what to wear, make us who we are. You will default to biking if you do it enough. You will default to cooking if you do it enough. But if you train yourself to give in easily to your pleasures, they too will become your default habits.
- There’s a reason why so many great leaders, athletes, and business people are so successful. They have excellent habits and have prepared themselves to accept short-term pain to meet long-term goals. They concentrate on one thing at a time in whatever they do. On the other hand, most of us can’t even watch TV without scrolling through social media.
- To achieve our full potential, we must follow their example, take on more challenges, develop routines, and stop being lazy. We must discover what motivates us, repeat it, and make it uniquely ours. So, prepare your mind, be long-sighted, develop good habits and train yourself to stick to them.
But that’s just my take. Comment and share yours.
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