The phrase of Nature’s abhor of a vacuum that always manages to fill a void is undeniably true. When an undesirable habit has a replacement by a habit that leaves a more pleasant taste in your mouth, it is generally a challenge that takes some time to accomplish. You already know that “bad habits are hard to break,” but how did you acquire it in the first place? That all comes down the subconscious, subliminal, and other in-depth processes we cannot cover in this short period, however, let’s take it one step at a time.
Your mind is like a glass bottle, in that when the contents of the bottle cease to be, the bottle is not truly empty–it is now full of air. The same goes for your mind as it will be full of something, whether you put the information in, or allow someone else to channel you. The hard truth is the more you allow certain thoughts to take up residency, the more often those thoughts will occur until you have developed a habit, and changing that habit is extremely difficult, but not impossible with patience.
You must make a conscious effort in order to recondition your mind. For instance, if you know you have anger issues to where your temper takes over at inappropriate times, this could end up costing you a lot whether it be a relationship, a large purchase, or even a working position. This thought needs to be rechanneled by first realizing and taking responsibility for the action, and then neutralizing it with a positive affirmation such as, “No one has the right to decide how I will react but me, no matter what she says, and no one can make me angry or feel guilty without me feeding into her sales pitch. No one has the right to control my emotions without my permission.”
Stop and look at the last day or so and ask yourself how many times your emotions make decisions for you. It is time to turn the vacuum off and reverse it to blow the bad habits out, creating more room for good ones.
When you know about computers, you know that GIGO refers to “garbage in – garbage out” because a lot of unnecessary information is placed into storage until deliberate removal takes place. There are programs to assist in the process that can run automatically during the night while you sleep, or you can manually begin the programs deleting history, viruses, or other issues your computer is not agreeing with, which may cause it to slow down.
Your mind is your body’s computer, and suspiciously enough, it is similar to a computer in many ways. Your mind will be fed, whether you intentionally feed it or not, and it is not just what passes down the esophagus. Sure, what you digest is certainly important in keeping your mind healthy, but even more important than food is what you entertain or exercise your mind with during the day, or even while you sleep and dream.
When you allow your mind to have healthy and nourishing input, it will become strong and responsive, but if you restrict it to negative, unhealthy, and unproductive input, you are essentially feeding it “junk food.” This garbage out would be better off not being exposed to your mind in the first place.
Feed your mind a healthy, balanced diet including information in a variety of fields, or the latest trends. You will be happily surprised to realize how much more positive a person you become by “defragging” your mind to fill it with ideas to benefit you, instead of take away from healthy thoughts.
Suggesting solutions or compromises can save a working relationship and lay new ground for a stronger foundation. This direction takes a piece from all the workers making a decision and weaves them into an all-encompassing blanket, giving everyone “warm fuzzies,” as long as the answers are of a reasonable nature. When everyone is happy, they may feel encouragement enough to continue working within the project, rather than sabotaging a situation that seemingly rejects the participants. In other words, people may unknowingly reject themselves because an idea of their own is not of an acceptable nature. As a supervisor or manager, the importance of having your team feel as important as the next member of the team is crucial, as the employees cheer together for well-deserved accomplishments.
In a company, a “boss” tells a person what to do, while a “supervisor” watches over the progress and makes tiny changes here and there in order to guide progress. In the race of business, the supervisor who always crosses the finish line first does so with positive business results and ecstatic employees.
(For ideas on strenghtening your team, click Joe Paterno’s statement below.)
“When a team outgrows individual performance and learns team confidence, excellence becomes a reality.” — Joe “JoePa” Paterno, Penn State Football Coach of 46 years
A working position simply provides a basic fundamental process of which you may create the perfect job for yourself. You literally are where you work. Whether you agree with your company or not, being present on a regular basis will tend to mold you into someone other than who you went in as. If this process didn’t occur, you would not fit in, and would not be working there long.
In contrast, the more you give to your job the more it responds with an allowance of personal growth, self-confidence, monetary rewards, and your future’s potential. Like the majority of people, there are apt to be a few things you do not particularly care for, but you feel the pros and cons are of a reasonably fair balance. It’s up to you to make it the greatest job in the world. Just like in your life, you get what you give; no more and no less.
When you search for the perfect job, make sure it’s one that will not only choose you, but one that you choose as well. If you cannot find the job that screams out your name when you say the title, you may take something temporarily, but this does not need to be a setback. Learn what you can as you continue searching for the job that deserves you fulfilling it to make it your own.
The typical worker reports to work on a set schedule, conforming to a contract or a schedule, before beginning to work. Supervisors tell you what you will accomplish and what you cannot do, if you anticipate continuing to work within the company. However, no matter how influential your supervisor is, there is one aspect that only you can control–your mind.
You attitude about your job, the things you think about, and whether you feel the monetary compensation and requirements are fair, is completely up to you. When you foster negative feelings about your position, you can never plan to be happy at work, unless something happens and you change the way you see the situation. Your attitude, which is your real master, is only under your control–no one else’s. When you control your emotions, you begin to control your reactions, and control the implication of the events.
Remember that life truly is a game, and in order to win you need to be able to make decisions for your own mind, instead of waiting for someone else to do it. Positive outlooks beget positive results, so ensure your outlook is fantastic!
In order to be an achiever you can leave no room for procrastination. Like any habit, good or bad, the more repetition, the easier the act becomes. Redundancy can range from being tardy or dishonest to volunteering or donating. Every act shows a benefit, as well as a price, but the easier the task is the quicker the results typically are.
How many people have you heard state at one time, “Somebody should think of a way to…”? Consider that sentence word for word; who are they suggesting, and why aren’t they the prime considered applicants? While it is unmistakable of where the idea seems to have originated, what is the reason for its abandonment so soon in the game? The conversation seldom leaves the room. In all actuality, the purpose for considering and sharing is frequently someone fishing for acceptance. The idea was dead before even being given a chance.
Stop and think for a moment how many ideas you have, and how many you mention? In office meetings is the prime area to contemplate this issue. You have an idea which is actually plausible, but can’t think of the miraculous ending, so you throw the idea to the wayside instead of giving someone else a chance to easily come up with a solution. Instantaneous failure.
The next time you have an idea, share your thoughts with someone who can validate your ability to consider concerns not previously taken into account. Your office just might be running more smoothly, and you might be the one your supervisor comes to the next time the company needs ideas. By being proactive and dealing with the issues instead of shoving them to the back, don’t be surprised when your supervisor begins coming to you for your opinions or advice.