Positive Mindset


Heather Raposo, Reporter/Photographer

Needing a little inspiration? Maybe a pick me up? Positive Mindset is here to help with weekly quotes of inspiration to keep you motivated.

November 2nd – Perseverance

If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

Perseverance is all about knowing that challenges and frustrations are learning lessons. If you change your mindset to believe that there is no such thing as failure you will slowly realize that each of those things that did not work out were meant to be building blocks for your future.

October 26th ~ Self-Motivation

“If you get up in the morning and think the future is going to be better, it is a bright day. Otherwise, it’s not” ~ Elon Musk

The Self-Motivation mindset helps us stay in tune with our goals by reminding ourselves to think in a positive way. Perfection doesn’t have to be your end result, but allowing yourself to think negatively can push self-motivation down. Get to know yourself, if you struggle with completion, start small and reward yourself. For example: When (not if) I finish this one quiz, I will go get a Starbucks coffee. Then, from there, work your way up to larger goals that are intrinsically rewarding.

October 19th ~ Confidence in Action

Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence. Inaction is not only the result, but the cause of fear. Perhaps the action you take will be successful; perhaps different action or adjustments will have to follow. But any action is better than no action at all. – Norman Vincent Peale

The Confidence in Action mindset reminds us that we don’t always have control of everything. However, if we can do what we can, where and when we can, we will not stand still. As we begin to be more confident and level headed in our actions, we then can be more successful in how we respond to those things that we cannot not control, thus moving in a forward direction.

October 12th ~ We are connected

When we know ourselves to be connected to all others, acting compassionately is simply the natural thing to do. ” – R. N. Remen

The We are Connected mindset keeps us in check with each other. Now, more than ever, and during these challenging times, so many of us have needed to stay in our homes and physically distanced. Yet, that doesn’t mean we should not think of the compassion and kindness that should be passed on. The importance of embracing and nurturing empathy, community and mutual support within our relationships and connecting through compassion will help all of us through this journey.

October 4th ~ Passion First Mindset

“Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.” – Oprah Winfrey

The Passion First mindset helps us to understand the importance of doing things that are exciting to us. Being responsible and taking care of those life “to-do” checklists is paramount; yet making sure that we treat ourselves is also key to being happy. The best part of life is finding work that transpires from that passion, for then you can truly be successful.

September 28 ~ Growth Mindset

“The mind is just like a muscle – the more you exercise it, the stronger it gets and the more it can expand.” – Idowu Koyenikan

The Growth mindset reminds us to continue to learn, change, make mistakes and get stronger. We as humans are not meant to stand still, but to take what is given to us and use it to prepare for the next moment, day, month or year. The best way to do this is to acknowledge your weaknesses, become independent and communicate with those around us, while we continue to reach for our goals.

September 21 ~ 100% Accountable

Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power. – Lao Tzu – 6th Century BC

The 100% Accountability mindset means that you will do what you say you will and then do it to the best of your ability. This mindset reminds you to own yourself, your thoughts and your actions and take full control of your happiness and success. It shows that none of us are a product of the past, and that our futures are not predetermined because we choose our life in this moment and in moving forward.

September 14th ~ Taking Action Mindset

“If you can’t fly, then run, if you can’t run, then walk, if you can’t walk, then crawl, but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Taking Action mindset reminds us that we can act here and now and use what we have in front of us to make it work for ourselves. There are always circumstances out of our control, yet we can choose to move forward, if only in tiny steps.