A positive mindset is not just a state of mind but a powerful tool that can transform our lives. It can help us navigate the ups and downs of life and achieve success in both our personal and professional lives. In this article, we will explore the concept of a positive mindset and its impact on our lives.
But let’s start with the conventional understanding of a positive mindset and its impact on our personal and professional lives, before we explore DCI Global Seed System’s perspective.
What is a Positive Mindset? The Conventional Understanding…
The conventional understanding of a positive mindset is that it is a state of mind that focuses on opportunities, growth, and possibilities. It is the belief that we can overcome obstacles and achieve our goals through hard work, perseverance, and a can-do attitude. A positive mindset is not about ignoring the challenges we face, but rather, it is about approaching them with a proactive and optimistic mindset.
Impact of a Positive Mindset on Personal Life: The Conventional Understanding…
A positive mindset can have a significant impact on our personal lives. It can improve our relationships, boost our self-confidence, and help us lead a more fulfilling life. When we have a positive mindset, we are more open to new experiences, and we can learn from our mistakes. This allows us to grow and evolve as individuals, leading to a greater sense of self-awareness and self-acceptance.
Impact of a Positive Mindset on Professional Life: The Conventional Understanding…
A positive mindset can also have a significant impact on our professional lives. It can help us achieve our career goals, build strong relationships with our colleagues, and increase our productivity. When we have a positive mindset, we are more resilient to setbacks and challenges, which allows us to bounce back faster and move forward with our goals.
DCI Global Seed System’s Perspective on a Positive Mindset: A Deeper Understanding…
According to the DCI Global Seed System, we first question what defines a positive mindset? Is it just a state of mind? If we think positively, is that itself sufficient to help individuals overcome obstacles, achieve their goals, and ultimately lead a more fulfilling life?
How does a “positive mindset” work in our system? It works only if we understand why anything works at all.
If we understand DCI Global’s most important foundational LifeTool—The Pen—we understand that all things have hidden potential.
Let’s quickly review what this means: in the same room, a person would see a pen and a dog would see something else, such as a chew toy. If both the person and the dog leave the room, meaning that there’s nobody in the room at all; at that moment, what is the object? Is it a pen or a chew toy?
Maybe it’s neither? Both? Don’t know?
At DCI Global, we say, it’s empty. It’s neither a pen nor a chew toy. That object is available and has the potential to be something, and what that something is depends upon the observer.
When a person enters the room it becomes a pen; and when a dog enters the room it becomes a chew toy.
And so given the situation that we have just described, does the quality of being a pen come from the pen, or does it come from us? Most likely, you would say that of course it’s coming from us! If it were coming from the pen, the dog would also see it as a pen. Duh!
So… since we say it’s coming from us, can we then just decide what it is? Could we choose to see the object as a diamond instead? Could positive thinking change the reality we experience? Let’s put the power of a positive mindset to the test.
If you really think about it, your mind will likely protest to the idea that a positive mindset can change your immediate reality because you likely can remember times when having a positive mindset, or choosing to focus on the bright side, didn’t work out and things didn’t improve at all, or may have even gotten worse. The fact is that simply wanting something doesn’t necessarily make it so.
We have been talking about this pen because the ideas in that discussion lay the foundation for our personal and professional success. The important question to ask ourselves is the following: “Now that we have proved that the pen is coming from me, why am I forced to see a pen instead of a diamond?
And we could expand this question to, “ why am I experiencing a mediocre life instead of achieving wild success in my personal and professional life?”
The ancient texts that the DCI Global Seed System is based upon explain that there is a seed in our mind which opens and forces us to see what we’re seeing and in fact experience everything that we experience. So how did that mental seed get into my mind?
These texts explain that we plant those seeds in our minds every time we interact with others. Our experiences depend entirely on how we treat others. If we treat others with kindness and generosity, we plant seeds of kindness and generosity, and we will experience a kind and generous world. And if we treat others with disrespect we plant negative seeds and will experience and unpleasant world.
Therefore, we can say that in our system, if we have a positive mental outlook and that positivity influences us to interact with others—whether it is how we treat them, how we speak to them, or even how we think of them—in a way that is kind and generous, then we will experience a kinder and more abundant world. And so we can summarize by saying that a positive mindset does affect our future, in as much as it effects how we treat others.