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Great info about how the mind functions and programs our every thought and action.

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By Jogradyz - Aug 26 2012
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Great info about how the mind functions and programs our every thought and action.
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Warrior vs. Victim: Warrior Mind Podcast #495

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Over six years and going strong!  With over 1M downloads from over 15 countries and 7 continents’…. this is the Warrior Mind Podcast.

In this episode of the Warrior Mind Podcast I’m going to review the differences between a warrior and a victim…which one are you?

Warrior vs. Victim

During my mental strength coaching over the past 10+ years I have observed certain traits that people exhibit. To generalize, they fall either into the “warrior” category, or the “victim” category.

I’ve taken what I consider to be the 10 traits of a warrior and a victim and provided them below.

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WarriorVictimTakes responsibility for resultsBlames, complains or justifiesResponds differently according to the circumstancesRigged, unbending “I’ve always done it this way” Knows that people work perfectly from where they are with what they knowTires to make themselves look better by making others look smallKnows the response they get is a reflection of their message and will change the message to ensure the right responsePlaces blame for miscommunication on the other person, “Why don’t they understand!?”Creates reason why they should do somethingCreates excuses why they can’t do something Takes decisive  action, “If it’s meant to be, it’s up to me.”Waits for others to tell them what to doAsks, “How can I…?” questionsAsks, “Why can’t I …?” questionsKnows they have all the resources they need (inside themselves)Feels stuck and doesn’t have any resources except what others tell themIs a master at working with both the unconsciousness and conscious mindCan’t control their thoughts, emotions, or actions. “I just can’t help myself”

This table is far from all inclusive, but as you read them, be honest with yourself and think about how many times a day are you on each side.

The goal here is to be aware of where you are and then decide is where you are is where you want to be.

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Jul 11 2020

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5 Mental Strength Tips For A Successful Life: Warrior Mind Podcast #494

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Over six years and going strong!  With over 1M downloads from over 15 countries and 7 continents’…. this is the Warrior Mind Podcast.

In this episode of the Warrior Mind Podcast I’m going to review 5 mental strength tips to embrace to have a successful life!  

Successful Life

It seems everyone and their grandmothers are constantly seeking the secrets to true personal success.  Since most individuals have their own definition of what personal success is, there really is no one clear-cut formula.

There are however certain traits that are common in many high achievers.  The following are five mental strength tips that will help you live a life of power, purpose and passion…basically a successful life. 

1. Learn, Discard, And Create:

Learn what is useful, discard what is not and add what is uniquely your own.

All throughout our lives, we are educated and forced to learn things about society, people, religion, politics and life…all from someone else.

Many of these teachings will be of no use to you in creating your future. Keep what resonates with your Soul, that which you know will be good for you. Then, discard the disposable information; it will only tend to confuse your mind.

When you were younger and just starting out learning about math, reading, science, etc it was delivered in a “one size fits all” program.  Now that you have moved on from that style of learning is time to purge your mental cache.

It is up to you to determine which information supports you and your personal goals and which information does not.

Become a master at your craft. 

Seek out the resources that are required for your personal success at your chosen profession. Then add a dash of uniqueness and make your life your own by adding your personality.

This way, you know that the knowledge you acquired, combined with application in real life, plus your additional perspective makes for a life lived with power, purpose and passion!

2. Go Beyond Your Limitations:

 Most high achievers were told that they couldn’t do it.  They were told they were too poor, too inexperienced, too unattractive, or too weak to achieve any sense of personal success.

Don’t let others limitations become your limitations!

Use your mental strength and learn to break down the barriers of your comfort zone.

Be open to change, possibilities and adventure!  

Believe you can do it. 

Remember, there is no failure only feedback.  Use your feedback to motivate yourself into doing more than you thought possible. Think powerful and positive thoughts.  These thoughts will lead to powerful and positive action that will help you break out of your self-imposed limitations and on to achieving your personal success.

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3. Set Goals:

Have you ever gone through a phase in your life and realize that you don’t really have a goal? Feels like you’re just wandering around doesn’t it?

Always have personal goals you’re striving for. This serves as the itinerary of your life. Every major or minor decision you make should be geared towards the fulfillment of your personal goals.

Then, when you set your goals, be patient and be flexible. Don’t be discouraged by delays or minor setbacks…you have your entire life to reach them.  No success is lasting if it’s easy to get.

To be a truly successful person, your goals must not only be for your own benefit, but for the good of everyone in your life. And to really be successful, you must be in harmony with everyone else. No real success is borne out of the misery of others. Remember karma, you reap what you sow. Don’t step on anybody’s toes on your way to the top. It’s lonely being alone on your pedestal.

4. Create Your Own Destiny:

You are the master of your life – it’s no one else’s life but yours. In other words, you and only you can work towards your own success. If you rely on others to achieve your personal success you are not taking responsibility for your results. 

Someone else is determining your destiny.

The simplest way to be accountable and responsible for creating your destiny is to follow your path with heart.  That is, to follow the reason why you are here!  If you need help with finding your path, check out The Warrior Quest.     

When you use your mental strength and follow your path with heart, you have empowered yourself to live a life of destiny. 

I said this is simplest way, not the easiest way.  Simple because once you’re on your path there are very few decisions to make.  Because of this, your life will not be easy.  Others might look at you as if you’ve lost your mind.

You can rest assured that when you are on your path you are creating your own destiny! 

5. Have a Clear Conscience:

Have integrity. This is probably one of the most ignored aspects of success. What good is success if you achieved it in not-so-good ways? Always strive to be the best person you can possibly be.

Remember, that integrity is believing, thinking, speaking and acting all in the same way.

This will take mental strength and when you are aligned, that is, when you are in integrity, you will always have a clear conscience about all that you do. 

This last tip is the tip that will give you inner and emotional strength and success. It’s the one which will give you peace of mind.

As Zig Ziglar said, “Money will buy you a good comfortable bed, but it will not buy you a good night’s sleep.”

These tips were meant as a starting point for you to begin to live a successful life…a life of power, purpose and passion!

For a more in-depth discussion about this topic request your Introductory Consultation.

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Jun 27 2020

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Challenge Yourself: Warrior Mind Podcast #493

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Over six years and going strong!  With over 1M downloads from over 15 countries and 7 continents’…. this is the Warrior Mind Podcast.

In this episode of the Warrior Mind Podcast I’m going to discuss the importance of and why you need to challenge yourself.

Challenge Yourself

It is quite normal that whenever we attempt something new or pursue a big goal, we will experience a certain level of fear.

We can either let our fears stop us from going for what we want, or we can continue moving forward despite feeling afraid. The truth is almost all our fears are self-created.

In its simplest form, fear is an imagined negative consequence that may or may not occur in the future if we take a particular action. Basically, we scare ourselves by imagining negative outcomes to anything we want to do or experience in life.

Fear can often be disguised as:

  • Procrastination – not doing what needs to be done.
  • Avoidance – not willing to face a reality in life due to embarrassment, not wanting to be rejected or not knowing what’s ahead.
  • Distraction – allowing ourselves to get sidetracked from doing what really matters.
  • Perfectionism – not wanting to share what we have done for fear of criticism.

When we confront our fears, most times, we will find that they we totally made them up and things didn’t turn out to be as scary as we thought they would.

In the book, Think and Grow Rich, Napoleon Hill suggests that, “Every adversity brings with it the seed of an equivalent advantage.”

If we can start viewing our challenges or fears from a different perspective, then we are bound to learn valuable lessons and grow in the process.

One of the biggest challenges I’ve faced in life is leaving a so-called “secure” corporate career and starting my own business. Operating my own business is a totally different experience to managing someone else’s business and it required me to learn a lot of things quickly.

In my early years in business, I made so many mistakes that had me questioning what I was doing and whether I would get through. I always came back to “why” I started my business in the first place and that always helped me stay committed and inspired me to continue doing what was necessary to overcome the challenges I faced.

While the fear has never gone away, I now know fear is just feedback that I am out of my comfort zone and about to do something I have not done before. That always make it easier to do what’s required to overcome my fears and achieve the outcomes I want.

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Here are five life lessons we will learn when we confront our greatest fears, which in turn, will help us deal with future challenges differently and with a lot more confidence.

  1. You will deal with adversity a lot better. We develop confidence when we successfully overcome an adversity or survive a risk. The more challenges we face and overcome in life, we stronger we will be mentally and emotionally. Our experiences in dealing with adversity will prepare us to face new ones better than if we don’t experience challenges in life.
  • You will appreciate the importance of being prepared. All obstacles and challenges are feedback that there are things we weren’t aware of which may have prevented us getting the outcomes we want. When we’re better prepared, we will handle adversity a lot better than if we aren’t prepared. Being prepared may mean having a plan, acquiring new knowledge or gaining new skills.
  • You will know why taking risks in life is important. We don’t really know what we are capable of until we find ourselves in a situation where we have no choice but to find an answer. These challenges and risk build our mental muscles and strengthen our ability to face bigger challenges in life.
  • You will value taking the right actions. Anything we are confronted with in life, chances are someone else has been through or experienced something similar. We can reduce any unnecessary stress or heartache by asking others how they overcame a similar challenge we are facing. That will help us identify the right actions to take and shorten our learning curve.
  • You will learn the power of persistence. How we deal with our fears reveal what we are made of and what we are capable of overcoming. When we attempt something new in life, it will require us to be resilient and develop more persistence to continue moving forward. The more persistent we are, the greater our chances of getting what we want in life.

If we can accept that our fears are mostly made up in our minds, then it will be a lot easier to take new risks in life. The more risks we are willing to take, the more we will grow, which will strengthen our ability to deal with bigger challenges. If we also accept that experiencing fear is very normal when we want to do something new, then setting big goals in life will be a lot easier.

Action Step: Reflect on the last time you experienced a great amount of fear. What caused you to experience fear? How did you deal with it? With the awareness you have now, what would you do differently?

Question: What is another valuable life lesson we will learn when we face our greatest fears?

Reference: Neel Raman

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Jun 20 2020

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The Complacent Zone: Warrior Mind Podcast #492

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Over six years and going strong!  With over 1M downloads from over 15 countries and 7 continents’…. this is the Warrior Mind Podcast.

In this episode of the Warrior Mind Podcast I’m going to discuss the Complacent Zone, what creates it and how to break through it.  

The Complacent Zone

When we set goals what exactly are we looking for?

Change!

Change from our current state to more powerful one.

What is Change?

Change is something that moves us out of our comfort (complacent) zone.

What is Mental Resistance?

It is the consciousness or unconscious rejection to change.

The inherent problem with goal setting is related to how the brain works. Recent neuroscience research shows the brain works in a protective way, resistant to change.

Therefore, any goals that require substantial behavioral change or thinking-pattern change will automatically be resisted. The brain is wired to seek rewards and avoid pain or discomfort, including fear.

When fear of failure creeps into the mind of the goal setter it commences a de-motivator with a desire to return to known, comfortable behavior and thought patterns.

Where Does Mental Resistance and Support Come From?

  • Beliefs
  • Values
  • Emotions
  • Past experiences

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So, as we start to make progress towards our goals, we get closer to our mental resistance line and “things” start to happen.

As we bounce back and forth between our mental support and mental resistance, we create our Complacent Zone.

What Makes Up Our Complacent Zone?

  • Environment
    • People, Places and Things 
  • Capabilities
    • Skills and Talents
  • Behavior
    • Habits and Routines
  • Your Story
    • What you tell yourself and others why you can’t reach your goals

To break out of our Complacent Zone requires the development of Mental Strength.  These skills include:

  • Goal Setting
  • Mental Rehearsal
  • Energy Management
  • Self-Talk

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Jun 13 2020

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Code of Honor: Warrior Mind Podcast #491

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Over six years and going strong!  With over 1M downloads from over 15 countries and 7 continents’…. this is the Warrior Mind Podcast.

In this episode of the Warrior Mind Podcast I’m going to discuss the importance of having a personal Code of Honor and how it helps direct our life’s actions.

How To Develop a Personal Code of Honor

Have you ever wondered how you can develop a personal code of honor? Developing a personal code of honor is a significant thing to do for yourself. Essentially, you put in writing the philosophies and ideas that are your nature. A personal code of honor allows you to commit to these philosophies because you believe in them.

You can look at your code of honor document each day to remind yourself of what you believe and to encourage yourself to abide by what you believe.

Now the real question is how you can develop your code of honor. Developing is quite simple, but it takes time and requires thought on your part.

The first step is to take a close look at your life. Whom do you believe yourself to be? Ask yourself how a friend would respond if they were asked to describe you. Would someone say you are kind and compassionate? Put down all the traits that your relatives and friends may have said to your paper.

The second step is to put thought into what you believe. Ask yourself what your ethical beliefs are. These are the beliefs that shape your life by influencing your decision making. Questioning why you believe in them is not important at this point. Just ensure you write as many of your ethical belief as you can think of.

The next step is to look at how you relate to people. Think about how you deal with family members, friends, workmates, and even strangers. In addition, consider the various places where live, work and play. Is there anything related to honor that has a negative impact on how you relate with people? List the changes you would like to make. This list should involve things as obvious as arguing with family to things of little importance such as gossip.

The next step is where you question why you believe in what you believe. This is an essential step as it helps you establish how important each of your belief is to you. The source of most beliefs is religion. Next to each belief, list the verses or teachings that each of your belief is based on.

At this point you know who you are, your beliefs, and the reasons behind your beliefs. With all this information, you can now develop a personal code of honor. This last step is not as hard as it might sound. However, it will take you time, as you have to decide what is important enough to include in your code of honor, and what is not important enough to include.

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A Personal Code of Honor Has Three Parts:

The first section is the purpose. Here is where you write why you are writing the personal code of honor. Are you writing it to adjust your behavior or is its purpose inspirational? Answering the question of the purpose of your code of honor allows you to develop the philosophy behind it. The purpose, as well as the code of honor itself, should match your needs and help you become a better human being in the society.

The second section is “I Will” of the personal code of honor. Remember where you wrote whom you are based on what you believe you are and what other people perceive you to be? Go through that list and write down your aspirations. Write your ‘I Wills’ based on the traits you possess now and those you aspire to possess.

The third section includes the reasons for your beliefs and the rules you would like to follow when dealing with other people. You wrote all this information in the third and fourth steps of developing a personal code of honor. This section is labeled ‘whys’. Remember to include the religious teaching your whys are based on using the guidance of various bible verses.

In conclusion, you are done with the first draft of your code of honor. Therefore, you may now refine, improve and edit it to fit with the changes in your life. The most important part is to follow it. Why go through all the trouble of writing the code of honor if you are not going to follow it?

Seven Virtues of Bushido

1. Justice or Rectitude

This is all about making sure that we have the right way when we make a decision. That we have the power to make a decision quickly. It is about making sure that we do not become indecisive and that our decisions are made and based on the right reasons.

2. Courage

This is about making sure that what we do is right and that we have the courage to do the right thing and not just what people think we should do. If we are raised in a particular way, we think in a way that we belief in. this is about making sure we do what we believe in and have the courage to do so.

3. Benevolence or Mercy

As a warrior, the Samurai have the power to kill. However, benevolence is about making sure that you are balanced in how you think. It is about making sure that you also have sympathy and mercy at the right time. For the Samurai it was about making sure you fought for the right reason and that if you had to kill someone, you did it for the right reason and your belief but that you also make sure that if there was no need to kill you would have mercy and be sympathetic.

4. Respect

It is important that in everything they believe, they must have respect and be polite in everything.  The way they live their life meant they must be respectful of their elders, they must respect life, respect others beliefs.

5. Honesty

Honesty was very important, as they believe that being honest in everything you do gives you respect and means you can be trusted.

6. Honor

To live and die with honor was very important to the Samurai. Everything they did was honorable which meant they did everything in what they believed with honor.

7. Loyalty

Loyalty was probably one of the very important parts of what they did. They treated each other like family and would do everything within their power to protect and help their samurai warriors. Loyalty was important because this means they can trust their warriors and know they would be loyal to whatever they needed to do and not worry about loosing their respect.

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Jun 06 2020

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Rules of the Game: Warrior Mind Podcast #490

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Over six years and going strong!  With over 1M downloads from over 15 countries and 7 continents’…. this is the Warrior Mind Podcast.

In this episode of the Warrior Mind Podcast I’m going to go over the mental strength rules of the game and the importance of them on your personal success.

Mental Strength Rules of the Game

How do we run our own mind?

So you want to take back control of your own mind?

Good on you.

What a wonderful goal!

And in this day age so rare.

Many people talk about taking back control of their mind and taking charge of their thoughts, but just watch them when criticized or insulted. They go to pieces. Let one of their closely held beliefs be questioned, and watch out.

Sudden it becomes semantic reaction time.

They explode with rage, anger, stress, fear, shock, etc. If they truly “control their own minds,” how is it that they lack state management skills in the moments when managing one’s reactions really counts?

Taking control of our own mind, and thinking freely in independent ways apart from rehashing worn-out or spoon fed thoughts necessitates several things.

It necessitates that we develop mindfulness about our minds (or more accurately, our minds) so that we actually develop state management skills. It means we learn to play a new Game, “I am in control of my mind and thoughts” game.

So, with that in mind:

What essentials do you need to know to take back control of your mind and thoughts?

Read them VERY carefully, they help you establish an understanding of the game of “I am in control of my mind and thoughts.”

Rules of the Game

#1: Thoughts are Things – Thoughts are things, they are real forces, and they are energy and are the ‘cause’ of all your ‘effects.’ Weak and scattered thoughts are weak and scattered real forces. Strong and concentrated thoughts are strong and concentrated real forces!

#2: Thoughts are Bidirectional – The mind is like a two-way radio, it is a sending and receiving station of thoughts. We are constantly affecting the outside environment with our thoughts, and the outside environment…those people, groups and communities we associate with…are constantly affecting our thoughts, particularly in sales.

#3: Thoughts are Like Magnets – Thoughts that are thought with emotion become magnetized and attract similar and like thoughts. Any thought that has emotion attached to it, changes the dynamic and the “energy” of the thoughts, i.e. negative thoughts attract more negative thoughts and positive thoughts attract more positive thoughts.

#4: Minds Follow Directions – They take the directions that you give them and they follow them. Provide a little description and the mind goes to work representing the information on our internal mental screen. Like a movie director, minds use the information as instructions for our mental Cinema. This explains why the following are very important questions for our states:

  • What directions are you giving your mind?
  • What are the default instructions that you’ve learned to give your mind?
  • What instructions did your parents or teachers provide you about yourself, life, others, etc.?
  • How useful, ecological, healthy, balanced, valuable, true, etc. are those instructions?
  • Do those instructions create empowering states for you?
  • Would you want to give those instructions to your children?
  • Do they map out an exciting and loving life?

Why are these questions so important?

Because, the quality of your life is in direct proportion to the quality of the questions asked. The quality of that information flows from the quality of its instructions and questions. The most important thing you do in life then are the instructions that you give your mind. Are the instructions those that you would use to create a world-class movie?

Minds use words, pictures, sounds, tones, volumes, smells, tastes, all kinds of things as the basis for swishing us places. Mention a word and off your mind goes.

But where?

It depends on your learning history, experiences, memories, imaginations, hopes, etc.

Minds are phenomenal at linking things. They do so very, very quickly. Actually, this is one of the chief problems we have with our minds. The problem is not that they don’t learn, but that they learn too quickly. It’s just what they learn that often times are just not true or useful.

Minds are also incredible instruments that never shut down. Even in sleep, we dream as mind wave activity continues. This becomes a problem if we don’t give the mind lots of interesting things to process. The stimulus hunger of minds will trigger them to play the old B-rated movies or hallucinate freely.

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#5: Minds Externalize Instructions – We live in two worlds. The inner world of thoughts, feelings and emotions; and the outer world of circumstances, situations and results. We can see a person’s internal world of ideas and frames by noticing the person’s external Games. External life reflects internal frames. The behavioral, speech, and action Games that we play on the outside are expressions of our internal frames of mind. They go together.

What the thinker thinks – the ‘prover’ proves.

The old proverb put it this way: “As a man thinks in his heart, so is he.” The Roman philosopher Marcus Aurelius put this yet another way: “As thy thoughts are so will thy mind be also; for the soul takes its coloring from thought.”

“If you are pained by an external thing, it is not this thing that disturbs you  but your judgment about it.” (The Meditations, 160 AD).

Minds manifest internal representation into the external world so that we externalize our internal frames and representations.

What does this mean?

Mainly, that our external world will only be as exciting, vibrant, dramatic, and powerful as our internal frames (references) of mind.

So, as you decorate your internal world of mind, imagination, and memory with hopes, desires, wonders, delights, etc., you alter the quality and content of the instructions that you give to your mind.

This brings up several excellent questions for those of us who want to run our own mind to create a quality life:

  • What kind of images, sounds, words, sensations, etc. do you have running on the inside of your mind?
  • What kind of internal movies are you showing in the Cinema of your Mind?
  • Who does your interior decorating?
  • Does your internal world of frames need some better interior decorating?

#6: Minds Run on Representations – The cognitive and neurosciences have discovered that minds represent our external sensed experiences. It is not that we literally have an internal movie screen in our mind, yet it seems that we do.

This phenomena of consciousness is how we experience thoughts and awareness’s. It seems that we internally recall what our home, car, work, friends, parents, dogs, etc. look like, sound like, smell like, feel like, taste like.

This sensory awareness on the inside of our mind has led neuro-scientists to designate parts of the mind the visual cortex, auditory cortex, the cortex where we process smells, tastes, sensations, balance, etc.

If we picture a beautiful day with blue sky and billowy white clouds and a green grass lawn facing the white sands of a gorgeous ocean view and imagine feeling the warm ocean breeze blowing through our hair and the smell of the salt water and the sounds of children playing and enjoy our favorite drink while getting a neck and back massage from our special loved one …

Well, it doesn’t take long before our body and neurology responds to those representations as if they were instructions about how to feel. Because minds run on representations, the more expressive, vivid, dramatic, and sensory-specific, the easier it is for us to tell our minds where to go and what to feel. Then the screen play is clearer and easier to follow.

Our minds represent things as it were on a mental screen of the mind. It’s like there’s an internal movie playing and we fill in the sensory details of that movie. Of course, we do not play out everything in that Cinema. We can’t. We can’t even input all that comes in.

Our eyes only scan a very narrow part of the electromagnetic spectrum. Our ears only receive a very narrow band of sound wave frequencies. So we have to be pretty selective, as a movie director, about what we play on our internal Cinema. Choose well. It’s your mind.

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May 30 2020

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Laws of the Mind: Warrior Mind Podcast #489

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Over six years and going strong!  With over 1M downloads from over 15 countries and 7 continents’…. this is the Warrior Mind Podcast.

In this episode of the Warrior Mind Podcast I’m going to discuss the nine Laws of the Mind and the importance of them on your personal success.

9 Laws of the Mind for Peak Performance

Law 1: What You Think Is What You Get

Any image placed into the subconscious mind develops into reality with absolute accuracy.

Law 2: Every Thought Causes a Physical Reaction

Your thoughts affect all of the functions of your body.

Law 3: Imagination is More Powerful Than Knowledge

Images are the property of the subconscious mind.  Those images will always overpower what you think. 

Law 4: Your Habits Are Your Life

Much of your day consists of successions of actions, 98% of what you do, you do by habit, spontaneously. 

Law 5: Negative Thoughts Breed Like Cockroaches

The more attention and power you give to your fears, the more they affect you and the more likely they are to manifest themselves. 

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Law 6: Attitude is a Matter of Choice

And attitude is basically the way in which you look at life or your performance.  You have the ability to choose your attitude in any circumstance.

Law 7: Reactions Must be Managed

Just as you can manage your attitude, you can manage your reactions.  What happens in your life is purely neutral.

Law 8: Thoughts Must be Kept Alive

No thought is self-sustaining in the mid, it must be nurtured, fed, and kept alive. Only one idea can be entertained at one time.

Law 9: Attitude of Gratitude

One of the laws of the universe is what you put forth comes back to you, and usually when it does it has gained massive momentum.  In other words, what goes around – comes around. 

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May 23 2020

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Grit and Mental Strength: Warrior Mind Podcast #488

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Over six years and going strong!  With over 1M downloads from over 15 countries and 7 continents’…. this is the Warrior Mind Podcast.

In this episode of the Warrior Mind Podcast I’m going to discuss grit, its association with mental strength and its importance.    

5 Keys to Developing Your Grit

Some people persistently chase their long-term dreams while others tend to get distracted by new projects or ideas along the way. This concept plays a huge role in predicting how successful each one of them will be in life. The people who strike out of their long-term goals for new ideas often get stuck while those that pursue their passions obstinately advance steadily and get actual results. This is what separates these two groups of people. According to Angele Duckworth, a professor of psychology, effort counts twice as much as talent. When you put effort into talent, you get a skill, and when you put effort to a skill, it results in achievement. This is why Grit counts twice and is such an essential factor in achieving your goals.

Grit is the passion and persistence for long term goals. It’s psychological meaning has two components; the aptitude to stick to long-term objectives and the aptitude to stay going in spite of harsh conditions. According to researchers, Grit is the best forecaster of success. You need the Grit to help you achieve your long terms goals no matter what they are, and the good thing is that it is possible to develop your Grit. You can apprehend your full potential by observing life as a long marathon rather than a short sprint and by refining particular factors that are indirectly linked to Grit. Here is an exclusive look at 5 tips to develop your Grit. 

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1.    Chase Your Interests

Pursuing goals that do not captivate, you will give you a hard time. The first step in developing your Grit is identifying what your interest is. This, however, does not mean just sitting around and thinking about your passion. It is more efficient if you get out there and try out different things until you find one thing that you are most passionate about. Once you know your interest, it’s time to get a role model or mentor to help you get better.

2.    Relate to A Higher Purpose

A compelling interest is not enough in developing your Grit. People who become grittier are those that connect their interests to a higher purpose.  You need to take a step back and reflect on how the thing that you are passionate about contributes to promoting the well-being of other people. This is useful in helping you grow your Grit and also enjoy what you are doing more. So, it’s essential you connect what you do to a higher purpose of benefiting the people around you.

3.    Stay Around Gritty People

The people around you influence your feelings, thoughts, and behaviors greatly. If you spend much time with a group of people, you begin doing the things that they do. Their values and norms will rub off on you and become your new ways. This means that surrounding yourself with positive peer pressure is an effective way of developing your Grit. Stay around gritty people, and you will be gritty yourself in no time.

4.    More And More Practice

Hard work brings competence and practice, practice makes perfect, and the higher chances are that we will stick with the things that we are good at. We should always want to improve no matter how good we already are. Once you know what you are passionate about, put in more effort to get better by competing with how good you were yesterday. Consider doing challenging mental resistance training such as mediating a bit longer, carrying out harder workouts and sticking with the tedious task more.

5.    Believe in Yourself

In anything that you do, the first step of achieving it is believing it is possible. Otherwise, having limiting beliefs about your abilities being unalterable and fixed will only affect your Grit negatively. According to research studies, you can change your brain and continuously learn new skills throughout your life. You can hence pursue your goals believing you can improve if you put in hard work because you can.

Conclusion

In summary, grit is the persistent refusal to quit. Successful people always stick with their long-term goals and keep following up even during challenges without getting distracted. These five tips will help you effectively grow your Grit. These will guarantee you eighty percent success.

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May 16 2020

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Resilience and Mental Strength: Warrior Mind Podcast #487

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Over six years and going strong!  With over 1M downloads from over 15 countries and 7 continents’…. this is the Warrior Mind Podcast.

In this episode of the Warrior Mind Podcast I’m going to discuss reliance, its association with mental strength and its importance.    

Resilience

“The process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats or significant sources of stress — such as family and relationship problems, serious health problems or workplace and financial stressors. It means “bouncing back” from difficult experiences.”

 Key aspects of resilience training:

  • Developing an optimistic outlook for the future
  • Developing solid goals, as well as the desire to accomplish them
  • Developing our compassion and empathy
  • Developing our focus on what we can control, rather than what we can’t.

Resilience training involves:

  • Understanding and working on our internal locus of control
  • Developing our emotional regulation and awareness
  • Developing our self-efficacy
  • Learning to tolerate ambiguity
  • Developing realistic optimism

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Is Mental Strength Training the Same as Resilience Training?

Not quite, because mental strength and resilience themselves aren’t technically identical.

Mental Strength can be thought of as more akin to ‘Mental Hardiness’, a personality trait. Mental Toughness and Resilience are often used to refer to each other.

Resilience, on the other hand, is more commonly considered a process. Resilience has been defined very similarly by different researchers. These include:

  • Resilience as good adaptation to risk exposure
  • Resilience as a developmental progression to encompass new strengths
  • Resilience as the possession of social assets, such as close relationships with others

Mental Resilience Training

During MRT, US Army soldiers go through seven different modules that cover three main components

1. Preparation – This covers psychoeducation on the nature of resilience, the mental factors behind it, and how to grow them. These mental factors, or MRT competencies, include:

  • Self-awareness
  • Self-regulation
  • Mental agility
  • Optimism
  • Connections
  • Character strengths

2. Sustainment – the focus of the Sustainment component is to reinforce and apply the resilience skills covered in the Preparation aspect of the course. Soldiers learn to recognize and anticipate what being deployed can involve psychologically, as well as ways to remain resilient and nurture resilience in peers.

3. Enhancement – based heavily on sports psychology principles, the enhancement component covers one module. Here, MRT teaches goal-setting, confidence-building, energy management, and more.

The Benefits of Resilience

Coping with stress in a positive way is known as resilience, and it has many health benefits. It’s associated with longevity, lower rates of depression, and greater satisfaction with life. There’s a sense of control, and it helps people feel more positive in general.

Likewise, a lack of resilience means that you may not handle stress well in difficult situations. Chronic stress is associated with harmful health consequences such as high blood pressure, a weakened immune system, anxiety, depression, insomnia, heartburn, indigestion, and heart disease.

Resilient people are able to utilize their skills and strengths to cope and recover from problems and challenges.

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May 09 2020

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Control and Mental Strength: Warrior Mind Podcast #486

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Over six years and going strong!  With over 1M downloads from over 15 countries and 7 continents’…. this is the Warrior Mind Podcast.

In this episode of the Warrior Mind Podcast I’m going to review the last of the 4 c’s of Mental Strength, Control.   

CONTROL

This quality determines if you are in control of your life and are confident that you can get things done. This involves both life control and emotional control. Sometimes you may feel like you are not getting anything done and start to have bad thoughts about your progression. But work through challenges and gain control.

Control – Control means having a sense of self-worth and describes the extent to which a person feels in control of their life and their circumstances. Also, importantly it describes the extent to which they can control the display of their emotions.

  • Life Control
    • I believe I can do it, it’s in my control
  • Emotional Control
    • I can manage my emotions and the emotions of others

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A Mentally Strong person with high control will usually just “get on with it” irrespective of how they feel and work through emotionally charged situations without seemingly being distracted or derailed. This ‘calm’ and positive approach can also often lift the spirits of those around them.

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May 02 2020

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By Cellopoet - Feb 11 2018
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Each episode has something to do to gain mastery over you mind and program you life.

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By Jogradyz - Aug 26 2012
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Great info about how the mind functions and programs our every thought and action.