Anyone who is a long-time student of personal development has probably learned some amazing lessons from some great people. In times of uncertainty, these lessons are particularly important and we can turn to this knowledge. The biggest lesson to remember in order to keep our mindset strong is that we control our reality, which can feel like a cruel joke when times are really hard. When the outside world seems to spin out of control, we can maintain a sense of inner peace and keep our minds strong by remembering these few important lessons.
Tony Robbins reminds us that we have the power to give meaning to whatever is happening in our outer world. When things get out of control, we can easily give up our power and spiral downward. We let fear take over and forget that we can give meaning to anything. If you are feeling down or allowing the outside world to control you right now, remember that you have the power to choose a new thinking and a new action.
Oprah Winfrey makes no secret about how grateful she is. He has done countless shows about the power of gratitude on his television shows and now on his OWN network. It is not easy to be in a constant state of gratitude; “Bad” things are believed to occur and it is easy to question why to seek the good. Maintaining gratitude even during the test time increases our mental strength and flexibility.
Some ways to incorporate gratitude into your life? Start a gratitude journal. A simple way – First thing in the morning and before you go to bed at night, keep in mind what you are thankful for. Make it a habit. Even in the most difficult times, stopping to be grateful can have a profound effect.
3. “There is no problem within you that is superior within power.” – Bob Proctor
Bob Proctor, the author and famous speaker, often tells his own story in his workshops and seminars – he was 26 years old and broke up with only two months of high school education when his first mentor called him Napoleon Hill’s book “Think and Introduced “Grow Rich”.
In the last 50+ years, he never stopped studying that book and became one of the most successful speakers in the world and a great leader in the personal development industry. His story is not only a great reminder that if you believe it, you can achieve it, but never stop studying.
4. “Suck your fear. Feed the sandwich.” – Jane Cincario
Hilarious delightful writer Jane Cincero (you are a crook) reminds us that we have the power to choose faith or fear. Giving in to your fear is always an option. In times of change, we can crawl back under our covers and decide not to face the day or we can see fear in the eye and choose to move forward and not let it stop us in our efforts Can give life is a choice. Choose love and trust over fear.
5. “Your doubts build mountains. Your actions drive them forward.” – Mel Robbins
Author Mel Robbins teaches us to take action immediately. Like fear, doubt is reduced when you least expect them, especially in times of uncertainty. In her brilliant book, The 5 Second Rule, she reminds us that the moment you have an instinct to act, count backwards from five to one and act on your goal.
If you give yourself time to sit and think about it, you can never take action. If your instincts tell you that the time is right, whether it’s speaking in a meeting or starting a new business, go five, four, three, two, one, now and take action. Don’t wait
Michael Bernard Beckwith, founder and spiritual director of the AGP International Spiritual Center, empowers us to think beyond our circumstances. He teaches that you can pick up vibrations around you or you can distribute vibrations and bring your own energy into the room. Look at yourself on the other side of your circumstances where you are now.
Allow yourself the power you want to be and know where you are in your life right now, where you are. You can get through anything, you just have to believe in yourself and remember the power within you.
You have the power to do or not do anything. Remember these important lessons, especially when times are tough. The power is always within.