Just like we condition our bodies when we physically work out, we can condition other parts of us. We can condition our brains, our hearts and our attitude. We can even condition our success.
So conditioning our body is easy right? We eat healthy foods in moderation, cut out sugar, and exercise….well I know none of that is easy but it is a choice and it is doable. And we know that the more we do those things the better condition our body will be in–inside and out.
We can also condition our minds. We can read and write, work on puzzles and do many creative things that stimulate our brains. In fact the more we do anything–it stimulates our brain–and the task or fact or idea–takes better root.
Sometimes the best way to condition the brain is to turn off all the noise of your world–ie. Facebook, Twitter, Google, Email–and just observe the world around us. It trains our brains to notice the details that we have been overlooking and it stretches our brains.
Our hearts can be conditioned better as well. We can practice having more compassion for people–not to mention more compassion for ourselves. We can practice being empathetic instead of critical and seeing things from other people’s point of view.
Our hearts can be conditioned to feel better by being genuine in who we are and treating others with respect.
Attitudes can also be conditioned. Lord knows many attitudes walking around in the world could use some conditioning!
We can practice positive intentions–if not to improve your attitude towards other people–but just to improve! It takes practice! And it takes consistency to create the kind of positive attitude that impacts the attitudes of others.
And just like we can condition our hearts, our minds and our attitudes we can definitely condition ourselves to be successful in everything we want to be successful in.
Like everything else, it takes practice and stick-with-it-ness! We have to really know what we value being successful in and then work at that everyday.
We can condition ourselves not to accept failure–not because failure is not an option–but because a failure just means we need to find another way of doing something. No excuses–look for another option.
If we condition ourselves to think in this way and act in this way there is nothing that can stand in our way.
Too many times we say we want to be successful–at whatever it is in the moment–a diet, our careers, a relationship–and then at the first sign that things are getting hard, we give up!
In order to make your success muscles strong–you have to push through the self doubt and the setbacks. You have to lift and bend and keep trying.
Success is not an easy thing in our lives–especially if you do not condition yourself to reach those goals–but if you are not reaching for your goals, then what is your life about?
Practice, move forward, accept defeat when it comes. And keep moving forward. Condition yourself for success, we only have one life folks–let’s do this!
Comment below if you have some tips on how to condition yourself to be successful in everything you do! I look forward to your ideas!
And as always–have fun!