When are you more likely to go to the gym?
- You feel energized and have a positive outlook of the world
- You feel like the world is against you and hate everything
Recently, I’ve started to observe the effects of mindset on my actions. I define mindset as general outlook. It encapsulates a set of beliefs leading to certain types of actions.
Optimism and pessimism are example mindsets that most know of.
When taking an action become aware of the state you’re in.
- Are you making a decision based on fear?
- What’s the root of your anxiety?
Training yourself to become aware of your mindset will help you make better decisions. A general rule of thumb is to avoid decision making in emotionally altered states.
Although emotions tell you about your feelings in a given situation, they can also blind you to key information.
Be aware of what you’re thinking, it affects how you act.