These are steps I made use of when I was passing through my own university of adversity. Apply these steps and the voices behind them as you become unstoppable!
STEP 1: DEVELOP AN OWNERSHIP MENTALITY
This is about overcoming the victim mentality and developing an ownership mentality. Victims are at the mercy of their environment and in a state of reacting. In order to begin making any change in life, we must develop an ownership mentality and take the role of creating our own life.
STEP 2: GET RID OF THE PAIN OF THE PAST
This principle is about forgiveness and healing our past. We all have baggage that weighs us down. We might feel resentment, regret, and a sense of pressure from carrying our past baggage. But this pressure is exactly what can help teach us profound lessons. This will help you work through the pain of your past and use your adversity as a spiritual teacher.
STEP 3: BACK FROM ADVERSITY
This principle is about how to build resilience, and bounce back from adversity. Understanding the concept of resilience is a key first step to mental toughness. This principle will help you learn skills to bounce back from adversity and become a stronger person.
STEP 4: CONQUER SELF-LIMITING BELIEFS
This is about moving past self-doubt and not selling ourselves short.
We all have amazing potentials if we are willing to cultivate it and persevere. But sometimes we feel like an underdog and struggle to believe we have what it takes. Overcoming being an underdog means there is nothing to lose. This will help you conquer self-limiting beliefs and go after what you want!
STEP 5: BE RESILIENT
This is about the importance of always learning and growing.
Resilience involves pushing through the downtimes and keeping dedicated even when we do not see immediate results.
We all will have calm in our growth and progress, and learning to keep moving forward past stagnations is a requirement to reaching toward our potential. This will help you keep your momentum through downtimes.
STEP 6: OVERCOME YOUR FEARS
This step is about developing courage and overcoming your fears.
Sometimes our vivid imagination can get the best of us. Our mind becomes filled with worries, fears, and an image of the worst-case scenario. Fortunately, we can also use our imagination to empower and inspire ourselves. When you overcome your fears, you will learn how to channel your mind, come to terms with uncertainty, and live with greater intention.
STEP 7: CREATE HEALTHY AND SUPPORTIVE RELATIONSHIPS
This step is about the importance of creating healthy and supportive relationships. Social support may be the most important part of helping us cope and bounce back from adversity. Even when life is going smoothly we cannot do everything on our own. We all need support, encouragement, and resources to get where we want to go.
This will help you explore your current relationships and begin building your personal advisory board.
STEP 8: STAY INSPIRED
When we are dealing with adversity our sense of inspiration and purpose can dwindle. Finding ways to stay inspired and enthusiastic through difficult circumstances is crucial for bouncing back and remaining resilient. Having a great passion for your vision and keeping the bright future in view is a great way of being inspired.
STEP 9: HAVE A CLEAR VISION
This step is about the importance of having a clear vision and purpose for your life. A vision for our future gives us direction and keeps us on track. A vision and purpose prevents us from being distracted by the lower priorities around us and helps us stay motivated instead of discouraged. This vision will guide you in creating a mission statement for the different domains of your life.
STEP 10: DEVELOP A POSITIVE ATTITUDE
This principle is about the importance of a positive attitude.
Remaining optimistic and hopeful despite our struggles provides us with the mental strength to push onward. We can learn to be grateful and optimistic despite our circumstances.
STEP 11: BE PASSIONATE
This principle is about the importance of using our strengths and passions in daily life. When we are passionate it keeps us energized and filled with a zest for life. When we fill our lives with passion and use our core strengths, it feels like the wind is at our back instead of pushing against us.
STEP 12: BOLDNESS AND DETERMINATION
This principle is the culmination of all the other principles and is about developing a bold and determined state of mind. When we play to win instead of worrying about losing, we are able to take more risks, push ourselves further, and reach toward our potential.
This will provide tools to approach each day with a victorious mindset! Get out there and seize the day!
THE POWER OF A TRANSFORMED MIND
“And be not be conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” – Romans 12:2.
We underestimate the power of the mind most often. It is argued that most famous people in the world make use of 10 per cent (10%) of their mind. You can achieve what you have conceived in your mind. If a man will be defeated, it all starts from the mind. Courage is also a thing of the mind. The mind is so important to the extent that even at death a man’s will has to clearly indicate that it was written at a time when he was of a sound mind. The future is either paralyzed or energized by the thoughts that go through the mind.
Life moves in the direction of our greatest thoughts. We cannot be divorced from the consequences of our thoughts. If your thoughts are bad, the fruit which follows will be bad. So the human mind is the great motherboard in the computer God has made and put in man.
It is a place where information can be written and eventually executed. Success can be adequately defined as the achievement of God’s goals for your life. Success is not what you do or what you