Mindset Matters

Have you ever heard the expression “if you think you CAN’T or if you think you CAN”, you’re correct?

You’d think it would be an either/or proposition, wouldn’t you?
How can 2 opposite viewpoints be correct at the same time?
I’ve had this situation in my life many times. If I’m faced with a task & believe that I can’t do it, I avoid trying to do it. I’m hamstrung with fear, I choose any of a number of distractions instead of the task at hand. In short, I procrastinate  – or if – I actually attempt a start, it usually fizzles out before the task is completed.
On the other hand, if I’m confident I can do whatever it is, I normally will attack the task enthusiastically. I can’t wait to get started with it & finish it. The idea of success will draw me into the task.
The difference between the 2 attitudes is mindset. Mindset will take you a long way toward either success or failure at anything. The initial belief is critical to the outcome.
Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m not trying to tell you that you just have to believe and then whatever it is magically happens. Our mindsets influence our behaviors, and it’s our action and behaviors that determine the outcomes.
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