Mental Toughness: Perception – Who we see ourselves as – Video #6
In this video, we are going to discuss the 2nd P of the 5-P’s to success. You need to understand the 5- P’s to success which are basically the path to developing mental toughness to succeed.
The 5-P’s are:
1. Passion-your ultimate goal
2. Perception: Who we think we are
3. Perspective: Who we really want to be
4. Progressing: A Moving Forward mindset
5. Perseverance- Don’t quit – Never give-up
The 2nd P is Perception: Who we see ourselves as: Perception is our internal view of ourselves, our emotional judgement of our self-worth. It’s our mental impression of ourselves. How do we view things happening to us; has all been determined by how others have judge us in the past or how we have evaluated ourselves compared to others? It’s all about self-image the things or thoughts that have been instilled into your mental impressions of yourself. What have we developed over the years into, our self-image is something that has been learned over the years of others telling us how they view us.
Your beliefs are what leads to what you do. You’re the results of your beliefs. So how do you view yourself and how do you react to certain negative situations, most of us relate back to our perception of ourselves to develop our own beliefs. Ask yourself this how can two people be involved in the same situation, but have entirely two different views about what happen. Its goes back to self-image how to you view things.
You will perform at the very level you see yourself. So then to develop the mental toughness to MOVE FORWARD under pressure we must then change the way we view pressure and how we react to pressure by changing how we view ourselves.
See many people in this world were told they were bad at something so they have implanted in their minds that they are, without ever trying to get better or learn something new. Their emotional baggage shuts down. Let’s say in 3rd grade you took a math test and performed badly at it. You immediately begin to judge yourselves compared to how others performed, if they did great then you must not be good at math. What you never took into account was maybe they have already learned the process from someone else. So how could you be the same as them if they had prior training and you didn’t. But you see we plant this in our thoughts and now when math comes up we immediately think: oh boy I’m no good at math, the problem is we never try to get better or learn it, we just shut down because of a thought or a negative situation that happen in the past. To change your mental baggage, you must change how you view things If you say you can’t-then you can’t. You might want to change the statement to I can’t YET!!! Then go out there and try to learn the math, even if you fail you will be farther ahead than not trying based on some assumption. None us are born walking, but we all learn to walk after a few bumps and bruises. The key is we learn because no one has instilled into us that we will never be able to learn to walk. You see everyone knows you can learn to walk even after failing for months to learn. The difference is we have accepted that we are no good at math because we tried and failed and then others enforced the fact that we are not good at math because of how we compared to others.
It all comes down to how we perceive things, you must change the negative thoughts or baggage in your mind to overcome them. Start today write down everything you think you can’t do and then then think about how your mind send signals to you so you think you can’t. Now every time your mind says you can’t; change the thought with a positive though like I can’t YET, but I will learn. You will be surprised at how you look at things in the future. You need to have a growth mindset about everything, meaning you can do anything if you go to work on it and learn everything you can about it. Change the perception and change your world! Remember Positive in equals positive out! Your now on your way to becoming who you want to be!
No one starts out to be an expert at something, we all learn and fail until we are an expert at it. Start where you are today and change something you think your bad at, by just reading and learning everything you can about the subject, you will be amazed within just a few months you can consider yourself an expect because you know more about the subject than half the people out there. The difference is you need to let your mind and thoughts act like an expert. Remember you will perform at the very level you see yourself!
Look for our next video covering the 3rd P in the 5 P’s towards success Perspective: Who we want to be.
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