The Importance of Mindsets
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What is the essential ingredient for a successful life? What is the one thing that can bestow upon us professional excellence, good health, familial comfort and inner joy? That one thing is not money, for we find so many wealthy people who are unproductive, unhealthy and miserable. It is not powerful connections either, because even children of well-connected people sometimes end up as irresponsible derelicts or wayward vagrants.
Nor is it high IQ, for many intellectuals are both emotionally fragile and socially obtuse. All these assets and qualities can undoubtedly prove helpful for success, but without that one essential ingredient, it cannot be guaranteed. The biggest key to accomplishment, happiness and fulfilment is mastery over our emotions. As the saying goes, ‘Attitude leads to altitude.’ Those who are expert in marshalling their sentiments are catapulted to success in their field of work, despite overwhelming odds. Since they possess the ability to choose their thoughts, they fill themselves with faith and inspiration and apply themselves to their tasks with joy.
They are resilient and determined, even while facing enormous challenges. Thus, they rise head and shoulders above their brethren, with astonishing accomplishments and heroic qualities of head and heart. Some may say these people just got lucky, but it was really their superior attitude in all situations that made all the difference. In contrast, there are people who keep getting entangled in the cobwebs of their thoughts. They waste precious time and energy revisiting sentiments of anxiety, gloom and resentment. Such negative feelings rob them of health, make them unpopular among friends and ineffective at work.
Consequently, their own mind becomes their worst enemy. Often, they do not even realise that their gloomy thoughts are the primary cause of their frustrations. And when they do become aware of their flawed thinking, they do not know how to subdue the despair that keeps cropping up in their mind. They may claim that Lady Luck never shone upon them, but, in reality, it was their ineptness at managing their emotions that tripped them on the journey of life.
I am certified in addiction counseling, public health, health education, mental health and I am also an AIDS-certified registered nurse with more than 30 years of experience and founder of Hindi health point