Maintaining Your 2% Mindset #948 

by Sue Hawkes

This graphic blew my mind. I don’t know if it’s factual or not, yet I know none of us live in either mindset permanently. The game is to develop strategies to manage to YOUR 2% mindset. Mine is below. 

If 98% of the population: 

Wants to be like everyone else Plays it safe 
Is insecure  Has regrets 
Is surviving Has a “dull” life 
Lives in fear Procrastinates  
Is just getting by Settles for less 

It sure sounds dismal and scarce. I know many of us experience these very human feelings. It doesn’t mean we live there.  

I’ve learned over the years to manage my mindset. My stress is like a runaway skateboard down a hill when I’m overtired, overscheduled, and overcommitted. I don’t always catch it early enough, but I’m a work in progress getting better all the time. The strategy I use to move to the 2% is below.  

It’s a few simple (not easy) steps that work for me: 

  1. Decide I’m successful. This is a problem to solve and an opportunity to grow / improve 
  1. Remind myself I need to change some behaviors (vs something being wrong with me or others) and I can always do something differently. It’s very different than criticizing yourself or others. 
  1. Simplify what’s happening – get to the core 3 things I MUST get done to win / feel better  
  1. Say no 
  1. Ask for help 
  1. Get sleep and exercise, these are my two defaults for resetting 
  1. Focus on #3 like my life depends on it (knowing it doesn’t) 

If abundance is hanging in the balance, it’s worth taking time to maintain YOUR 2% mindset. 

Pursuing your dreams Embracing the unknown 
Having confidence Experiencing Excitement 
Exploring new things Enjoying change 
Choosing happiness Living without limits 
Enjoying fulfillment Getting the most out of life 
Sue HawkesMaintaining Your 2% Mindset #948