Don’t Lose Your Edge: Think

As humans, our ability to think gives us the edge over all the other species on earth. Elephants are large and strong. Sun bears are fierce and aggressive. Crocodiles can bite with force. Black mamba snakes are deadly. Cheetahs are fast. Eagles can fly. Sharks are hungry for blood.

Many animals have clear advantages over humans. But humans dominate them all; humans out-think animals. Humans don’t have the edge because we’re stronger, faster, or fiercer than other living creatures. It’s our minds that give us the edge.

The human mind is powerful, so much so that, of all the living creatures in the world, we are in a class on our own. We possess the ability to imagine things (e.g., stories, musical compositions, computer programs, inventions, etc.), learn and apply concepts (e.g., mathematics, languages, philosophies, etc.), process information and draw conclusions and make decisions, etc. That’s the power of the mind.

All this to say that your ability to think gives you the edge. Your results in life are directly related to your ability think, your mindset. If you’re not satisfied with your current results, you should pay close attention to your thinking process.

In simple terms, defective mindsets lead to disastrous results; they don’t help you reach your desired results. Cultivating the right mindset is vital to your success in life. And that is a lifelong endeavor. Like tending to a garden, you must continually plant seeds of positivity, pluck up weeds of negativity, and protect your mind from “pests” that seeks to attack your thought life.

And it never stops; the moment you stop, your field begins to wither, weeds begin to proliferate, “pests” launch their assault.

You can’t leave your thought life to chance. To keep your edge in life, you have to become intentional shaping a great mindset; the greater part of your results in life will hinge on your thinking ability.

About The Author

Vladimir Elie

I help people learn and apply success principles and strategies so that they can get the results they want in life.