I found an interesting image on the internet, which you can find attached in this blog post. The image basically shows the relation between mindset and results. The spiral can actually go in two ways, upwards and downwards, but before we go into it lets examine the spiral a little closer.
So, your mindset is responsible for your results as well as your results are responsible for your mindset.
For example, you are in a positive mindset, you are motivated and you are full of new great ideas, this, of course, leads to better results and then seeing those great results reinforces that mindset.
If we look from the other end, if you are getting poor results then your mindset gets affected you feel unmotivated to do a good job and poor mindset again affects your results.
As I said this spiral can go upwards or downwards. For example, you are feeling motivated, happy and empowered, this affects your productivity and creativity and you get much better results and good results motivate to do an even better job, which then gives even better results and this goes on and on and on.
You, have definitely noticed that, if you get a lot of good news in the morning then the whole day you feel more energetic and you manage to get a lot more done. It’s because you had a higher level mindset and you should actually start your every day by focusing on your mindset. Doing things like reading books, thinking about what you are grateful for, rethinking your goals, getting yourself motivated and inspired. If you do this you will have a higher level thinking which will influence your results.
It’s because you had a higher level mindset and you should actually start your day by focusing on your mindset. Doing things like reading books, meditating, thinking about what you are grateful for, rethinking your goals, getting yourself motivated and inspired by watching videos. If you do this you will have a higher level thinking which will influence your results.
If you do this you will have a higher level thinking which will influence your results throughout the day.
The downwards spiral example would be, if you start your day by reading the news, what bad things happened while you were asleep, you eat some junk food for breakfast, you feel tired and lazy, but you need to do the work, you force it by sheer willpower and of course you get poor results.
When you get poor results, it “destroys” your mindset even more and you put even less effort in your work and you get even worse results. And this goes on and on and on. That’s the downwards spiral.
If you don’t want to get into a downwards spiral you need to improve your mindset and thinking. Your current thinking can only get you as far, you need to be constantly improving, learning new skills, trying out different ideas. New kind of thinking will bring you results that you haven’t gotten. If you will always do the same things, your results will only go as far.
So, be creative keep improving, spend time every day to improving your mindset, get yourself motivated and inspired before you start working, this will increase your productivity and creativity, which will bring you better results and those results will serve you as motivation to do great work again.
I’m a big believer in morning rituals, you need to set yourself a system that would prepare your mind and body for the rest of the day. This could be a ten minute meditation, a short exercise or stretch, cold shower, going outside for a walk, journaling or a combination of different activities that lift you up and set you on the upwards spiral.
In what spiral are you in? The upwards or the downwards? Are you consistently improving, or are you just doing the same old same old and not seeing any results?