Is Mindset the new buzz word for the 21st century? Mindset has much to do with perception and the way you think about things. Some people take an idea and bring it to a very negative place while others bring a positive spin on any idea they encounter. So where are you when it comes to the way you process new information. Do you go directly pass the positive flow of life into the world of negativity or do you stop and process something and turn it into a positive.
Most of my life I fought with this idea and there were many battles in my head about the way I would think about something. Some call it renting space in your head or owning you. Life isn’t always flourishing with positive energy and let’s face it there are a lot of people out there that are irritated with a person that is always looking on the bright side of things. So obstacles do face us on a daily basis but where do we really want to land with the Negative Nancy or with the Positive Pauly.
I used to hear this saying, actually a lot of sayings that I refused to leave at the level they were told, so I always took things to the extended level. One of these statements were, “I never promised you a rose garden”. I really disliked this comment so I added to that version with a little bit of a flip and said, “I promised you a rose garden but remember there are thorns to prick you and manure to nourish them.”
Another one that always irked me was “do you want your cake and eat it too”? Well of course we want our cake and eat it too, why bother to have cake if you can’t eat it. So my version is “you can have your cake and eat it too but you may have to carry a little more weight around with you or exercise a little longer if you do not want to suffer consequences. Changing ideas around came to me at a fairly young age and I believe it was the beginning of my concept of Mindset for the years to come.
So the idea of mindset has been around for a long time, the author of “Think And Grow Rich” wrote this profound book in 1937 and Napoleon Hill began to teach generation after generation about the concept of if you change your thinking you can change your life. Again this is all ideas on mindset and law of attraction.
In the 21st century we put this idea into a very popular term but the concept has been around since the early 20th century or even earlier. There are even stories in the Bible about thinking in a manner that you manifest an outcome, be it good or bad. To answer the question of whether it is a new buzz word probably but it is a very old idea and it has brought many people of life of abundance.