Start Each Day with a Positive Mindset

Updated: Apr 16

The world-renowned basketball player, Michael Jordan once said, “I have missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I have lost almost 300 games. On 26 occasions I have been entrusted to take the game-winning shot, and I missed. I have failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” Michael Jordan taught us through his own life that our failures are one of the main reasons why we can succeed.


During his sophomore year of high school, Michael Jordan was rejected from the varsity basketball team. Throughout his career, he has disappointed millions of fans, his teammates, and his coaches, by missing the shot or not winning the game, but thank God he fought back. He found the will and determination to persevere in the eyes of failure because, if he didn’t, he would’ve never become the American star-athlete that he is today. His rejection, disappointment, and failure was his motivation to succeed. We can learn a lot from Michael Jordan. To start, let’s focus on mindset.

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It comes down to how you decide to give the situations you find yourself in.


It certainly comes down to what you believe this priceless life is all about.


Did you know that simply thinking positively can lengthen your lifespan by up to 15% and increase your likelihood of living beyond 85 years? Well, that’s what this recent study proved, citing factors like increased proactivity about health, lower stress, and lower chance of developing chronic disorders and diseases. And that’s just a negligible fraction of how much you can gain from thinking positively.


But what good is a positive mindset when you don’t see any (positive) results? In my practice, this has got to be the most common question I get from men and women alike. It may sound ridiculous because, well, we all know that we should be keeping a positive mindset – that is common knowledge, right?


While it’s generally easy to give a straight answer, I often find it difficult to frame the “right” answer. That’s mostly because of the depth of the sentiment and sense of hopelessness that the negative thoughts typically carry. It’s also difficult to understand how the person asking the question really feels- I do know however that it’s important to resolve feelings of hopelessness to achieve a positive mindset.


So what are the steps to achieving a positive mindset, when you feel hopeless? First, you have to make peace with your (perceived) failure. You have to reconcile with the fact that you are human and are bound to experience a delay in success from time to time. If you ask me, what sets us apart is the way we see and handle failure. It, therefore, only makes sense to adjust your perspective and teach yourself to see the bright side; the positive outcomes of failure.


But how? How is failure ever a good thing?

Failure has to be one of the most disreputable words. It’s so negative that it’s impossible for some of us to see it as a good thing. But remember this: life’s difficult experiences are what helps to make us stronger, it helps us to develop a better character, a clearer sense of purpose. Our ability to bounce back from setbacks is a major factor in our success. That means that success cannot be complete without failure.


So how can you achieve a positive mindset?

A simple routine of prayer and meditation may be all you need. It’s the best way to slow down, relax, manage your thoughts, and welcome peace and tranquility in your mind. It’s the best way to break free from what you cannot control and focus on what you can and what matters, such as your health and your family.


So how can you achieve a positive mindset?

A simple routine of prayer and meditation may be all you need. It’s the best way to slow down, relax, manage your thoughts, and welcome peace and tranquility in your mind. It’s the best way to break free from what you cannot control and focus on what you can and what matters, such as your health and your family.

A simple routine of prayer and meditation may be all you need. It’s the best way to slow down, relax, manage your thoughts, and welcome peace and tranquility in your mind. It’s the best way to break free from what you cannot control and focus on what you can and what matters, such as your health and your family.


I was once feeling overwhelmed with life too. While creating my fitness team, I couldn’t consider myself any less than passionate about the establishment; I also strongly believed in what I was doing. I looked to create a God-centered team that would take care of the body and mind of everyone who would take part in it. However, like anyone working on their own startup, I often feared.


What if my business is not successful? I would think. What if no one sees the value of my work? Even though I knew that worrying wasn’t going to help, sometimes I couldn’t control it. But then, when I meditated through prayer, I always felt a sudden tension release. I know well the feelings of calmness, peace, and positivity that comes with prayer. The more I did it, the more I was encouraged to encourage others to do it. That simple regular practice gave me all the fuel I needed to confidently grow the business to change lives of many holistically; body and mind.



When we pray, we strengthen our resolve, we work harder and appreciate every learning experience, otherwise known as failure. We are called by God to think only about what is honorable, true, lovely, pure, just, and commendable; not just to think about it, but dwell on it (Philippians 4:8). Speaking from experience, keeping a positive mindset all day every day is not easy. As a matter of fact, it’s downright difficult sometimes, particularly when we’re trying to be “realistic” during difficult experiences. I, however, believe that God’s desire for your mind and mine is that we develop a habit of replacing negative thoughts with positive ones- to be able to fill our minds and hearts with God’s love, truth, and peace. So set aside an hour or so each day or a few days each week for meditation with members of your family or community.


Follow these steps:

  • Turn off your electronic devices and other distractors.

  • Read a simple, familiar, encouraging scripture like

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”


Matthew 6:25-34 “‘Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life]?


“And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.


Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

  • Reflect together, meditate and ponder the words of God

  • Openly and honestly communicate your thoughts, fears, and desires with the Creator

  • Take a moment.

  • Breathe.

  • Repeat daily

Happy transformation!


Sincerely,


Dr. J & Celeste



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