Posted on www.duniamagazine.com on Dec, 10 2010
According to dictionary.com, mindset (noun) is an attitude, disposition, or mood. Mindset affects our attitude in life and influences our personal and career oriented achievements (or lack thereof), our relationships, and life in general. Cognitive psychologist Dr Carol Dweck after 20 years of research came to the conclusion that 'a key determinant of success is mindset'.
The state of our minds determines how we view and interpret things, most importantly how we interact with others. Our thoughts direct our minds by serving as the instructions our minds follow. There's an old saying by Buddha (Indian leader) that goes: "All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think, we become."
And so, if our thoughts determine the quality of our lives, by changing our thoughts, we can create a better life. It's that simple. This art has been mastered by the happily successful.
Here are few signs that you or someone you know needs to tweak their thoughts in order to improve on themselves, increase productivity, realize their full potential … and why not cope with an illness?