A young man was walking in New York City and approached an older gentleman asking, “Sir, how do I get to Carnegie Hall?”.
The older man responded as he walked away with a smile, “Practice my boy. Practice.”…or so goes the tale.
Like most things in life, if we want to become really good at something, we have to work at it.
In a recent book I’m reading titled, “Talent is Overrated” the author, Geoffrey Colvin argues that talent is not necessarily a gift bestowed upon the fortunate but something that is acquired through what he calls, deliberate practice.
Hard work, independent learning, pushing on through painful experiences, rigorous effort, receiving coaching and so on, is what is needed to train ourselves to achieve greatness in our job, a task, a profession or a life pursuit.
When it comes to learning how to build a strong mindset, I have realized that this too requires deliberate practice.
Learning to build a strong mindset is crucial these days as we encounter a sudden change in our work, our relationship or in our life. It will be a strong mindset that will get us through a challenge, not money.
How do I define “strong”?
-Confident (not arrogant)
-Able to take on challenges
-Successfully achieve goals
“It will not be power, influence or the money in your pocket that will help you create a fulfilling life. It will be your strong mindset.”
How do we build a strong mindset?