Six life-changing thinking habits


In many cases, it’s not your environment, circumstances, or abilities that prevent you from succeeding, but your way of thinking.

The wall of stone is easy to fall, but the wall of thinking is very difficult to break. Blindly clinging to your thoughts will only block you and tie you in place. Here are six mindsets that will change your life.

1. Investment mindset

8X writer Chuc Ta La (China) once shared the story. When his company wanted to develop a live stream feature, but it took a lot of money to do it, and at the same time, not many people cared about it in the early stages.

Every day he selects some good and timely articles that will go live. Many people wonder why he is so full of enthusiasm in the face of something unrequited? “Don’t do everything with a trading mindset, do it with an investment mindset,” he says.

The transactional mindset means that you expect a short-term exchange, give one thing, get another immediately. Investment thinking needs a longer time, needs to give (invest) more to expect results. Usually, the result has a much larger value.

In fact, at first, Chuc Ta La had no interest in doing these shows, but prepared very seriously, because he always believed that the future was the age of live streaming and needed to be practiced in advance.

2. The mindset to accept change

The famous writer Lam Yutang (who has great merit in spreading Chinese culture to the world through works written in English) once said: “It is better to give up wisely than to cling blindly. “.

Actor and singer Chau Kiet is a typical example. He is famous for his role as Phuc Erkang in Hoan Chau Gap. However, because of his upright personality, his career quickly reached a dead end. Chau Kiet gradually disappeared from showbiz, returned to his hometown to cultivate. He later founded a successful red wine brand, with a thousand-acre estate.

In 2011, Chau Kiet completely left the entertainment industry, becoming an agricultural “tycoon”. Photo: Sohu.

Changing your way of thinking can help you calmly face life’s difficulties. Change does not mean cowardice, but intelligence and wisdom. There are many times in life when you need to know how to let go. Only with a mindset of accepting change can you prevent losses in time, expand your life path, and give yourself more options.

3. Learning mindset

We often hear a catchphrase: “You are very experienced”. The more senior we have, the more experience we have in handling the job. However, depending on experience alone can sometimes backfire.

This world is always changing and past experiences will become the shackles of today. Life is like a boat sailing on the sea. All experience will be empty before the tsunami.

Just as the computer will run faster after clearing the memory, the cup must be empty before it can be filled with new things, only by promptly getting rid of the rut and constantly learning can we move forward. in a better way.

4. Time thinking

Soviet entomologist, biologist, and philosopher Aleksandr Lyubishchev is known for his numerous degrees and more than 70 academic works. Many people think that such a person will probably forget to eat and sleep at work. In fact, he sleeps for 10 hours a day, has time to read books, watch plays with his wife and write letters to friends.

From the time he started working in 1916 until his death in 1972, he never stopped making a schedule for himself. Lyubishchev manages his time in two parts: One part is when he is in the mood to study science, the other part is doing activities that don’t require much mental energy. Daily activities including writing, reading, resting, walking, entertaining, to spending time with children, all are done according to the plan, not more than 5 different from each other. minute.

We are all mortal bodies, and our physical state affects our mental state. An excellent person not only knows how to be productive, but also knows how to take a good break. Being able to rest is a blessing.

5. Flexible thinking

Historian La Chan Ngoc (China) once shared a story about a young man working in the insurance industry. Initially, he knocked on door-to-door introducing products that no one bought. As a photography enthusiast, he took pictures of elderly people dancing in the square. Seeing their image as a star, they were interested in starting a conversation with the boy.

From here, everyone knows, photography is a side job and the guy’s main job is insurance. They are curious about this form. Taking advantage of the opportunity, the guy introduced his product and sold many contracts. He became an excellent employee of the company.

When the path ahead is not clear, you may want to turn around and start over. This allows you to think to eliminate what is not good and find a better way out.

6. Compound interest mindset

Albert Einstein Einstein once said, “Compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world”.

Economic writer Wu Xiaobo also said that since he wrote his first book, he has set a goal “to write a book every year and buy a house”. The plan persisted for many years, and Wu Xiaobo bought a house a year in royalties. Of course, in the 1990s China’s real estate industry was still young and buying a home wasn’t difficult.

In 1999, he also bought a small island on Thousand Island Lake, in Zhejiang, for 50 years, for the amount of 500,000 yuan. Currently, the island’s value has reached tens of millions of yuan. This is the power of compound interest thinking.

Not only wealth, but health, knowledge or ability can all be cultivated through compound interest thinking. When you make a little progress each day from yesterday and persevere for a long time, you can achieve a breakthrough from quantity to quality, thereby opening a new chapter in your life.

In an interview, a reporter asked Kazuo Inamori (former CEO of Japan Airlines): “What is the key to one’s success?”. “The way of thinking,” he replied.

Obviously thinking wrongly, no matter how hard you try, it will be futile. Make these six mindsets a habit that will help you improve yourself day by day. Over time, you will find that you have conquered your once foolish and stubborn self, becoming the self that determines your own direction in the future. As Steve Jobs once said: “The future is bought with the present”.

Bao Nhien (Follow Aboluowang)

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