Mindset: Why You Must Watch What You Consume

If the bulk of your diet consists of fatty, high-sodium, and otherwise junk food, you don’t need to be a medical professional to know that, in the long run, your health will suffer. Ultimately, the food you consume affect your health. And to cultivate a vibrant health, you must fuel your body appropriately by consuming nutritive food.

Similarly, what you feed your mind contribute to cultivating your mindsets. In fact, the information you absorb on a continuous basis influences your mindsets greatly. The books you read, the music you listen to, the shows you watch, the websites you consult regularly, etc.—all impact your mindsets.

As with your physical body, when it comes to your mindsets, you are what you eat. For good or bad, the mental food you consume shapes your mind.

If “junk information” abounds in your environment—like junk food does today—you may find it hard to resist its incessant appeals. But you must.

I’m sure you’ve heard about the GIGO principle: Garbage In Garbage Out. To use another analogy, what you sow in your mind you reap in your life. And when you feed your mind junk, your life becomes a mess.

If you don’t like what you’re reaping in your life (your results), change what you’re sowing in your heart (what you absorb).

You’re the steward of your mind, and thus, you’re responsible for cultivating it. Proverbs 4:23 says, “Keep your heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.” What have you been sowing in your heart?

Like a gardener tending to their garden, nurture your mind by consuming empowering content. You can’t live it to chance; you must be intentional.

Like a dieter watching the calories they consume, monitor closely the information entering through your eyes and ears and determine whether it’s contributing to your growth or polluting your mind.

To develop great results mindsets, you must, on the one hand, ensure that you don’t consume “junk information” (e.g. gossip news, gloom-and-doom content, and other forms of negativity) and, on the other hand, commit to feeding your mind with uplifting ideas.

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.