The Mental Game of Results

Achieving results is just as much a mental game than it is a method game.

Methods give you the how-to information you need to reach your goal. They tell the overweight person what exercise programs and diet they can follow to lose weight.

In this information age, how-to information isn’t a scarce resource. In fact, no matter what result you’re trying to achieve, a simple search on Google will give you an abundance of useful information on how to reach your goal. But what makes the difference is what you’re going to do what all that information. Having information isn’t the same as using that information effectively.

Knowing what to do is one side of the coin. The other side of the coin is doing what you know. And most often than not, that’s where people fail. It’s not that they don’t have the strategies to achieve their goals; it’s that they can’t get themselves to implement those strategies. I mean it’s not that the overweight person doesn’t know what exercise program and diet they should follow; it can’t get themselves to do what they know. And they can’t resist gorging tons of donuts and swallow gallons of soda.

Results are a mental game. You must master your mindset. When fear stands in your way, you must muster the mental fortitude to launch on your journey despite fear’s threats. When procrastination tries to seduce you, you must show strong willpower and stay the course toward your goal. When everything in you wants to quit, you must buckle up and press forth.

You can cultivate your mindset. You cultivate it by what you consume. More specifically, the inspirational content you consume affects your state of mind. But a broader sense, everything you consume either erodes or erect your mindset.

You cultivate your mindset by connecting with positive people. Whom you surround yourself with has an impact on your mindset. Mindsets are contagious. Thus, you want to be mindful of your associations.

You cultivate your mindset by your conversations with yourself. Day in and day out, you’re talking to yourself. Your inner “dialogue” either empowers you or imprisons you.

To win the mental game you must pay close attention to the information you consume, the connections you make, and the conversations you have with yourself. And winning the mental game unlocks the door to remarkable results.

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.