In business, having a strong mindset is not the only thing that matters. It is important for you to be able to be brave and more decisive in making decision, or solve problem. However, there is also mental discipline you need to build so you can navigate business challenges the right way. It is not easy to establish mental discipline as every individual may have different tendencies and characters. For examples, some people tend to find goodness in everything. Meanwhile, some others like to victimizing themselves when bad situation occur to them.
What you need to do to build your mental discipline
Mental discipline is also about how you acknowledge of how deserving you are to have what you want because of how hard you have worked for it while turning your mind away from ‘self-victimizing’ thoughts. You can practice your mental discipline in both entrepreneurship and relationship. Both are crucial and intertwined with each other. It is essential for you to know how to disengage bad narratives and control and manipulate them into something joyful and fulfilling for you.
To practice mental discipline, you need to choose to stay present int he situations you encounter even if they are not ideal. This is to allow you perceive and experience magic and synchronicity. By choosing to stay present, you stop yourself from doing unnecessary thing such as fighting in denials or arguing with reality which doesn’t generate any good result but mental exhaustion. However, it is also important to know that practicing mental discipline is not an attempt to make you good at pretending to ignore what is happening both in your personal life and business life.
When you are facing non-ideal situation, what you need to do instead of complaining is ask yourself what quality you can develop to face the situation. Focus more on what you want to be in the situation and let it guide you through actions. it allows you time to reflect in yourself instead of haphazardly trying to fix the problem or bemoaning the situation. Only then, you will be able to develop the qualities you want to have. You will no longer focus on how to control the uncontrollable that will only lead to failure and frustration and choose to increase your power and potential instead.
Avoid adding extra meaning to the bad situation you encounter. It can lead to more confusion and frustration, making you feel like you have done something wrong where in fact it is just the situation happens. Look at every bad situation happening to your business as an opportunity for you to get more creative so you can bring in more revenue.
Practice your mental discipline by focusing more on what qualities you want to develop during hard times. This way, your mental discipline will help guide you to choose aligned actions to respond more nimbly. With good mental discipline, you will be able to keep adjusting your target while staying on track with your goals regardless of the situation you encounter along the way.