Mental Health

Your Mind is the Get Way to Your Success

Motivational Quotes

To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe” – Anatole France.


God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference” – Serenity Prayer


Cease to ask what the morrow will bring forth, and set down as gain each day that Fortune grants” – Horace.


Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why it is called present” – Unkonwn


Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain.

Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think” – Benjamin Desraeli. This article is a follow-up to yesterdays post entitled your health is your wealth. The state of your mind has a great effect on your life’s well being. Your mind directs your foot paths. In other words your mind is the compass for your life’s direction. You are where you are because of what you think constantly and the action you have taken. You are a sum total of your thoughts and actions. That thinking takes place in your mind. With this knowledge, I know that a healthy mind is key to achieving your life’s intended purpose.

As human beings who are aspiring and focused to contributing positively to a better society, it is therefore, inevitable that we know how to keep our minds healthy. We must also aspire to develop and devise the right mental attitude and create the desire to take action. There is no quick fix to this statement. This however, does not come easy. They say the most high paying jobs are those that involve thinking. Whether this is true or not is a matter for another day.

Most people who have succeed in life have deliberately developed a right mental attitude towards life. Yes I know that life will not always be easy. But, it also entails that we must be prepared for what comes along because even the so called easy things are not as easy as they seem. Just because you can get over a task with ease does not necessarily mean it is easy for the next person. If you point your compass in the right direction and take the necessary steps in the right direction you are surely guaranteed to meet with success. “The mind has exactly the same power as the hands; not merely to grasp the world, but to change it” – Colin Wilson.

In this regard preparation is key. At the core of ones character is ones thinking and attitude. It is therefore, of paramount importance that we feed our minds with the right stuff. The stuff that will help us in the future and in the present. The right stuff could simply mean changing the people we hangout with; taking time to further our education; making a complete u-turn in the things we are currently doing. You will agree with me that our minds continuously play back our life’s experiences. These experiences come through different ways that may include the following;  real life experiences, reading books, watching videos etc. We should not just exist to navigate through life but to ensure that we leave the world a better place than we found it.

To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one’s family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one’s own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him” – Buddha.

Throughout the years of my life I have discovered that everything that I have become, is as a result of the thoughts and the decision I have made. Believe me some of the decisions I have made in the past are terrible. But you know what am OK with them because I cannot change the past. These are what have helped me learn how to navigate through life with ease. You may not realise it but your thinking and attitude towards life is what has brought you to your current situation. However, do not despair, if your compass is pointing in the wrong direction there is still room to correct it.

I believe that you can still achieve your goals and life’s intended purpose regardless of your current situation and age. You can turn round the ship and begin to sail in the right direction. After all life is not a competition. The fact that you are reading this article could be that you are ready to take the next step in your life. The starting point of all success is to change the way you think. If your thoughts are always negative change them and begin to believe in yourself a lot more and just having a positive outlook about life. Look, not everything that glitters is gold. Even the people you think are successful have struggles in their lives. Its just that they are more optimistic and positive about it. They have prepared themselves mentally for what life has to offer.


The sooner you realise that you need to protect your mind from negativity the better. The bible says “out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks”. If we are to leave a better world we then must learn to feed our minds with the correct stuff and begin to act on it. There is so much going on in this world that needs to be corrected and I believe that you are living now for a reason and purpose. You may be going the wrong way with your life but I know that you change the status quo by repositioning your mind. I challenge you to find it within yourself. “The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind” – William James. Always remember to “standout tall and be counted”.

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Get fired up

“The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled” – Plutarch. Do you know that you are the only one of your kind in this world? Uniquely designed and wonderfully made. Your blue print is the only one in the world and that if you died today the world would have lost a uniquely formed human being with different characteristics and talents that will never be put to use. You have in you, engraved all the attributes to succeed in whatever you want to do. You were designed to succeed in achieving your intended purpose in life. You have the potential to succeed. Deep inside you lies the ability and potential to succeed and its all waiting to be explored.

Knowing your potential is the key to achieving your intended goals in life. The word potential in simple terms means “capacity to” you have the capacity to succeed, develop, become anything you put your mind and effort to. If you can think it then you can be achieve or be it. You just have to be positive with anything you set out to do.

Change your mind set

Success starts with your mind. People who succeed never give up. Take an athlete for example what is the first thing that comes to his mind when he enters into a sporting competition? He is going to win otherwise, he would not have entered into the sporting competition. It is this kind of mentality that you need in life. Even in a sporting competition we all know that it is always tough, so is it even in achieving our intended purpose in life. For you to achieve any meaningful and tangible results you will need a mind of a sports man who continuously keeps fit i.e. spending time training and improving on his strategies. In your case you will need to acquire the things needed for you to reach your goals in life. There is no substitute for had work.

To help change your negative mind I suggest you identify your negative attitudes first then think about how you would fix them. After finding the solution to your negative attitudes practice the solutions for the next 21 days and see if nothing changes. You will notice the bad negative attitudes will die away and be replaced with the new positive ones. Remember always encourage yourself even in bad times. I believe that “success is not measured by what you have but by the many obstacles you have overcome“. A positive mind set is a great recipe for success.

Be patient

“The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it open” – Arnold Glasgow. If there is one thing I have learnt in life more than anything is patience. For those of you who are married you will agree with me. Be patient in everything you do. Never do things in a hurry. I will give an example of education we are never educated in a flash of time. In our education system it takes us twelve years to complete primary and secondary education. Say another minimum of two years for vocational education, added together this is a minimum of fourteen years. Remember also that personal education does not end. This is not a short period of time by any means. They say patience is a virtue.

Thomas Edison failed many times before finally discovering the light bulb. I believe that he was patient with himself and learnt from his failures.

Be patient

Make a decision to be happy. Do you realize that happiness is a decision? We choose to be happy or not. Focus on the positive things and enjoy them while they last. Even in hard times it is very possible to be happy. A happy mind is very healthy to the well being of an individual. Remember that yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift that is why we call it “present”.

Cease to ask what the morrow will bring forth and set down and gain each that fortune grants” – Unknown.


A few tips to help you stay fired up.

  • Start the day with a prayer – always give thanks to your creator for where there is life there is hope no matter what.
  • Look in the mirror and tell yourself you are built to succeed
  • If you are married tell your spouse how much they mean to you
  • Tell yourself that today is a gift
  • Face your challenges with a positive attitude
  • Treat your day’s short comings as challenges
  • Review your day before sleeping. Note what you did not achieve for that day let them be the starting point for tomorrow.
  • End your day with prayer

There are many more tips that can be given but there is no prescription to success it is all in you and entirely up to you to unlock it.

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Remember “standout tall and be counted“.

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