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  • Writer's pictureOzge McAree

The Power of Perspective: "I am Only Halfway Done" vs. "I am Already Halfway Done"

In our journey through life, we are faced with various challenges that put our mental and physical strength to the test. The way we communicate with ourselves during these moments plays a vital role in shaping our mindset and determining our ultimate success.

Let’s  explore the profound impact of mindset shifts, using my recent morning run as a powerful example. During this challenging run, with my legs sore from a previous workout, I came to recognize the significance of the words we choose to motivate ourselves. By consciously reframing my thoughts and embracing a positive mindset, I underwent a transformative shift.

The power of self-talk is an integral part of how effortlessly we can overcome obstacles. What we say to ourselves truly matters. Let’s say during my run, I looked at my Watch (see the next photo) and thought, "I am only halfway done." Now, imagine the impact this negative mindset would have had on the rest of my run. However, by choosing to say, "I am already halfway done," I instantly shifted my perspective and set myself up for success.

Applying Mindset Shift in Life:

This experience reminded me of how easily we can shift our mindset in various aspects of life. Similar to the workout example, we often encounter situations where we feel overwhelmed or inadequate compared to others. Instead of getting discouraged or envious, we can view them as worthy rivals who reveal our weaknesses. By analysing their strengths, we can identify areas for improvement within ourselves. This approach fosters a growth mindset, where constant improvement becomes the goal.

Complimenting and Learning from Others:

In our professional lives, it's essential to acknowledge and appreciate the accomplishments of others in our industry. Rather than harbouring resentment, we can take inspiration from their achievements. By examining their websites, products, or customer service, we gain valuable insights that can help us enhance our own offerings. Respect and admiration for others' successes can coexist with our own ambitions, fueling a positive and productive mindset.

Embracing Growth and Imperfection:

Just as no individual is perfect, no organisation can excel in every aspect. Recognising our limitations and embracing a growth mindset allows us to continuously improve. Daily growth may be challenging, and setbacks are inevitable. However, by reframing difficulties as opportunities for learning, we cultivate resilience and perseverance. Even on the toughest days, a simple mindset shift can be the catalyst for renewed motivation and progress.

Shifting our mindset is a powerful tool that enables us to overcome challenges and achieve our goals. By embracing a growth mindset, complimenting and learning from others, and accepting imperfections, we can navigate life's obstacles with greater ease and resilience. The habit of mindset shifting opens doors to new possibilities and fosters personal and professional growth. So, let's embark on this journey of mindset transformation and experience the wonderful impact it can have on our lives.


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