I don’t think there is one answer to that question.
I also think there are many different ways to do it and it will be different for everybody.
The one thing that I do know is that it starts with keeping promises with yourself. You start by keeping commitments with yourself. If you say you are going to do something you need to follow through. For example, if you say I am going to go for a 20-minute walk 3 times this week, you need to do it. When you do this, you build momentum to keep going. When you don’t you are sending a signal to your subconscious saying that you won’t follow through and that bleeds into other parts of your life.
I think part of having a strong mindset is having the discipline to do what needs to be done. It’s also good to deal with the fact that life is hard. We are going to have good days and bad days. I always go back to this scene in Rocky:
“Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It’s a very mean and nasty place and I don’t care how tough you are it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t about how hard ya hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done! Now if you know what you’re worth then go out and get what you’re worth. But ya gotta be willing to take the hits, and not pointing fingers saying you ain’t where you wanna be because of him, or her, or anybody! Cowards do that and that ain’t you! You’re better than that! I’m always gonna love you no matter what. No matter what happens. You’re my son and you’re my blood. You’re the best thing in my life. But until you start believing in yourself, ya ain’t gonna have a life. “
When I read that, not only does it fire me up, it makes me stop complaining about the little things in life and go do what needs to be done. Maybe Rocky sums up what it takes to have a strong mindset and we should just go with that. It seems to make the most sense to me.
People that aren’t successful in any area of their lives make excuses and the successful don’t, it really is that simple.
So where do you need to stop making excuses and do the work?If you can answer that and fix it, you are on your way to a strong minds