By Julian Hayes II via flipboard.com Article
“1. ONLY BE IN COMPETITION WITH YOURSELF.
They understand that when you compare yourself and your journey to others, you’re devaluing your own self-worth. Viewing someone else’s life and journey from the outside is only witnessing their highlight reel.
Comparing is dangerous because you’re only seeing their curated product and who knows what their behind the scenes looks like. The only metric that is important is your own personal one. Did you at least get one percent better from the previous day?
If so, then that’s all that matters, don’t sweat anything else.
2. REMOVE ALL TOXIC PEOPLE AND ENVIRONMENTS.
You are who you surround yourself with. Toxic people and environments can become mosquito-like and suck all the life and energy out of you.
You’ll notice that people who are more fulfilled than the average person operates with a greater level of energy. That’s because they intensely guard their personal energy.
You only get one at-bat at this thing called life. Don’t let it go to waste on people who don’t lift you higher.
3. COMMIT TO A GROWTH MINDSET.
Your mind is powerful. Your thoughts and beliefs can morph into your worst enemy or greatest asset. Those who are living a more fulfilled life have a growth mindset where they see the world in abundance and believe there is enough for everyone.
A growth mindset realizes that skill and intelligence can be developed and expanded upon through consistent effort. With a growth mindset, you see yourself as the captain of your personal and professional life trajectory. Only you can stop yourself from achieving the goals that you want.
4. DON’T TRY TO CONTROL EVERYTHING.
We often get ourselves into trouble because we try to control the ‘uncontrollable’ (i.e. our external environment and circumstances). Mentally tough and fulfilled individuals understand that the only thing they can control is their response and perspective to specific situations.
Anything else is out of their hand. Embrace relinquishing control and notice how your stress levels go down because you were focusing on things that you couldn’t control.”