For each of us, the word Stronger may be singular or multiple.
What immediately pops into your mind when you hear this word? Is it a physical image, or your mind (set)? For each of us, the word Stronger may be singular or multiple.
Personally, the word stronger for me is a physical, mental combination. As a husband, father and company leader, I have found that I need and have to be strong in both areas to be able to perform to my best abilities. I love to push my body. It provides me with much needed stress relief. The ways that I push my body changes according to my life. For the last four years, when living in Western Colorado that involved the labors of the ranch. Building fences, cleaning irrigation ditches, and feeding the cattle. Now, we’re back in the city. I’ve taken up riding a bike, which I haven’t done since I was 10. I’ve gotten back into the gym and using weights. All of these activities help me to keep my body strong. Even more important, is keeping my mind strong as well.
The mind is an amazing tool and piece of machinery!
The mind is an amazing tool and piece of machinery. As with all machines and tools, they need to be serviced and taken care of. Every day I read. This action alone helps me to focus, plan and execute. This is a way that I am singularly able to help myself. I personally focus on authors that help me to challenge how I think and how I develop my skill set as a leader. When I bike or run, I use that time to listen to audiobooks or podcasts. Part of keeping your mind strong is also protecting it from going dark. We all have our trigger points, and knowing those triggers will help us in our thought patterns and keep us from the self destructive behavior of negative thoughts about self.
I have found when I am strong in both areas, I am better with my relationships and I am more effective as a leader. I encourage you today to take action with your “strong”. Start by making small daily goals that will help lead you to even stronger goals, both physically and mentally.