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Mindset, Optimism, And 7 Ways To Being Your Personal Best

Written by: Paul Corke, Executive Contributor

Executive Contributors at Brainz Magazine are handpicked and invited to contribute because of their knowledge and valuable insight within their area of expertise.


Your mindset has a powerful impact on your life. It can influence your beliefs, attitudes, and actions, and ultimately shape your outcomes. Having an optimistic mindset can be especially valuable, as it can help you approach challenges with a positive attitude and see opportunities where others may only see obstacles. By cultivating an optimistic mindset and striving to be your personal best, you can achieve greater success and happiness in all areas of your life.

"The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be." Ralph Waldo Emerson

What Is Mindset?

Mindset refers to the way you approach and think about challenges, opportunities, and setbacks. It is your set of beliefs and attitudes that shape your perceptions and behaviors. There are two main types of mindsets: a fixed mindset and a growth mindset. A fixed mindset is characterized by the belief that your abilities and qualities are fixed and cannot be changed. People with a fixed mindset tend to avoid challenges and view failures as evidence of their lack of ability. They may also be more resistant to feedback and criticism, as it threatens their sense of identity and self-worth.

A growth mindset, on the other hand, is characterized by the belief that your abilities and qualities can be developed and improved over time with effort and practice. People with a growth mindset tend to embrace challenges and view failures as opportunities for learning and growth. They also tend to be more open to feedback and willing to make changes based on it.

Why Is Optimism Important?

Optimism is the belief that good things will happen in the future and that things will turn out well in the end. It is a positive outlook on life that can help you stay motivated, resilient, and focused on your goals. Optimistic people tend to have better mental and physical health, stronger relationships, and more success in their personal and professional lives.

Being optimistic doesn't mean ignoring problems or denying reality. It means having a positive attitude and looking for solutions instead of dwelling on problems. Optimistic people tend to see setbacks and failures as temporary and solvable, rather than permanent and insurmountable.

How To Be Your Personal Best

Being your personal best means striving to be the best version of yourself in all areas of your life. It means setting high standards for yourself and continuously working to improve and grow. Here are some tips for being your personal best:

  1. Start everyday by thinking what would the best version of me do today and act accordingly for the rest of the day.

  2. Set goals: Set specific, measurable, and achievable goals for yourself in different areas of your life, such as health, career, relationships, and personal growth.

  3. Focus on your strengths: Identify your strengths and talents and find ways to use them to your advantage. Also, be aware of your weaknesses and work on improving them.

  4. Learn continuously: Keep learning and growing by reading, taking courses, and seeking feedback from others.

  5. Take care of yourself: Prioritize self-care by eating well, exercising regularly, getting enough sleep, and managing stress.

  6. Surround yourself with positive influences: Surround yourself with people who support and encourage you, and limit your exposure to negative influences.

  7. Stay optimistic: Cultivate an optimistic mindset by focusing on the positive, practicing gratitude, and looking for opportunities in challenges.

In conclusion, your mindset, optimism, and commitment to being your personal best are essential ingredients for success and happiness. By cultivating a growth mindset, staying optimistic, and striving to be your best, you can achieve your goals, overcome obstacles, and live a fulfilling life.

"Optimism is the most important human trait, because it allows us to evolve our ideas, to improve our situation, and to hope for a better tomorrow." – Seth Godin

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Paul Corke, Executive Contributor Brainz Magazine

Paul Corke is an author, a keynote speaker, and considered to be a leading expert on mindset, innovation, and leadership. He is currently recognized as the No. 1 Health and Wellness Thought Leader & Influencer with @Thinkers360 and is also the Managing Director of Leadership Innovators an innovative leadership consultancy. He previously spent 25 years in the corporate world with award-winning results specializing in organizational effectiveness, employee engagement, talent management, and leadership development with experience in the UK, Ireland, Europe, the US, and the Middle East.

Paul is the author of Reframe Your Mindset: Redefine Your Success, has a podcast series to support the book and has created The Mindset Journal all based on what he calls ‘The Mindset Equation for Success.’ Paul uses his research into the mindset and positive psychology along with the thinking from his books to provide thought leadership, leadership model design, leadership assessment, and solutions to help organizations build their leadership capability.

Paul has successfully built a leadership development strategy and provided solutions in the industries of Financial Services, Retail, Automobile, Charity, Information Technology, Education, and Local Government. His mission is to develop leaders the world now wants to see whilst also making a difference through B1G1working towards the UN Global Goals to help those in need across the world.



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