Your Mindset Your Reason for Success

This morning when I woke up, I had this burning desire in my heart to go run. I have not been running in over a week or so. I knew I wanted to do it and as I was thinking I reassured myself that I am definitely going to run

What was interesting about this whole thinking, planning and ultimately taking the action was that I agreed to myself that I was going to run 15km, something that I have not done in a while. I guess over a year or so. I fed my mind and my subconscious mind with the idea that “I can do that”. I felt so tired with 5km and 10km runs; they were beginning to sound more monotonous to me and I needed encouragement of some sort

To cut the story short; this is what I am good at when I want to achieve something; I just changed into my gym clothes and got myself ready. This habit I learned that – once I am “workout ready” there is no turning back. I know for sure that action is a sure case and a done deal!

Most of the time I listen to my worship songs because I enjoy fellowship whilst running. I never felt so good ! My mind was already set for this. I knew this when I started! I did not succeed because I could; but I believe I succeeded because I removed all the fear, the negative self-talk that sometimes discourages us, I had a vision to finish the race, I had to reinforce my goals by faith that I had and love; I was physically prepared and I had set the goals powered by the desire to succeed…

….and I did! I finished my 15km race in 1:48:16 and I was proud of myself. My pace was pumping me up, telling me “I can”. I am grateful that I did it! This to me is what we call SUCCESS.

Success is not wealth or money, but success is an accomplishment of an aim or purpose

Being successful means the achievement of a desired and planned goals. I know I could not have done it better if from the beginning I never communicated with my subconscious mind. What I set my mind on, that is – my mindset, is the reason for my success. I strongly believe

We do not fail to succeed because we cannot, but we fail to succeed because our mindset does not connect with our vision and goals

Hope you are inspired and you will too inspire others positively. “ Be conscious of what you set your mind on” if you are to succeed in life


Published by mashikoane

A realist, always fond of things that are real and matters. The lover of writing and a staunch reader, growing up with a burning passion of writing. I always have a pen a pad with me, life is a story that I never want to miss writing about. It always fascinates me when we are categorized as introverts and extroverts because that on its own is the reason behind every personality. I grew up being referred to as an “introvert” and I later understood the personality behind it: quite, reserved, peaceful, creative mind & thinking; antisocial and very analytical. Being in that space I always knew that as a writer or reader you cannot do that in a noisy or busy place; you need a quite and peaceful environment. It is interesting how I found myself being able to fit all that I love doing in this space that I find myself loving because I fit so perfectly (besides the stereotypes, it is the truth): they all fit, my list is endless but what I know for sure is that “I am born an artist” I am married to my loving and supportive husband for 23 years, Collen and we are blessed with four children; three adult boys; all grown ups and the youngest teen daughter who is still with us and in high school. I am University graduate with a B.A degree in Social Science (majored in Psychology, Sociology and Anthropology), graduated with MBA in Sports in 2011. Worked for more 13 years until 2009 when we began our diplomatic life as a family. What I am grateful for is that there is always a bigger plan and things happen for a reason. Although mostly often, we do not have answers; all that matters is that we share those experiences and life lessons to inspire and lift others up. This is my passion and I am thrilled by challenges; good or bad and my mind likes solving mysteries that I believe are real; sometimes hidden and not spoken about. My favorite authors Danielle Steel and Agatha Christie always challenges my thinking and approach in life. I began reading their books from 14 years and I am still their fan reader. They share their stories in writing and as someone who likes sharing, I quickly connected with them My life is all about the real world: family, marriage, relationships, health, children, parenting, spirituality, cooking, leisure, travel, reading, writing, engaging, connecting, encouraging......I love sharing Sharing is golden

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