Mental Muscle

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“Your mindset is a powerful thing. I believe that people who are successful aren’t successful because they are more talented or even more skilled. Successful people are successful because they have a mindset for success even during failure.” David Villa

“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” (Romans 12:2)

At the beginning of every new year, gyms and health clubs are full, at least for a few weeks. I wonder what would happen across our country if those same short-termers could stay with a fitness routine for the entire year? One area which is worth examining is the mindset behind a decision to start working out versus giving up and sliding back into our old routines.

Of course, fitness is just one example of how our mindset affects us. How can we train and renew our minds and thought patterns to help us be successful? How many businesses, churches, and even relationships have been started and then abandoned, shut down, or broken because we didn’t have the mental toughness to keep going? Below are four ideas that might help you shift your mindset.

  1. Write down your goals. What action steps can you add to break them down into something manageable?
  2. Review them every day. Pray through them and ask God for help.
  3. Do something tangible every day towards meeting your goals.
  4. Talk to a trusted leader/mentor/friend about your list. Ask them if they have any ideas or advice. Ask them to pray for you.

There are no secrets or shortcuts to success. Learning how to think like a winner, however, will take us a long way towards becoming the successful person that we want to be. Work through those four action steps above and see where you end up at the end of 2023. My guess is that you will be further along than you imagined!

David and Annie are serving the Lord in the US, Africa, India, and South America. Would you consider joining their team? Just click here to get involved. Thanks so much!

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