It’s exciting to experience new ways to use your mind. Especially in ways that serve your interests.
Learning how to stay calm in situations that used to set you off. Discovering how to keep focused in situations that used to distract you. Figuring out how to be disciplined in areas you’ve typically been impulsive.
Replacing doubts with confidence, impatience with resolve, resentment with forgiveness, blame with responsibility, regret with appreciation, hate with love.
You can let go of pain from the past, fear of the future, and frustration with the present. You can turn defeat into victory, tragedy into triumph, simple into spectacular.
Make your mind your weapon. Your weapon against average and mediocrity. Against fear that wants to control you and beliefs that want to limit you. Make your mind your weapon against cynical voices and resisting forces. Against things that drives us apart and turn us against each other.
Discovering new ways to use your mind doesn’t just serve your interests, it serves the interests of the people around you. So if for some reason your own benefit doesn’t interest you that much, do it for someone you care about. Someone who relies on you. Someone who needs you. Someone who deserves the best from you.
Everything is training for something. Do the work.
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Brian Kight is a multi-industry leader on the topics of leadership, culture, and behavior. He provides simple systems that produce exceptional results for organizations, teams, and people.