“Excellence is not a skill. Excellence is an attitude.” — Conor McGregor
The best thing you can for your productivity is to start with a positive mindset.
When you see the world in a bright light, things are clearer. The path to “success” is clearer and seems more achievable.
1. Surround yourself with like-minded individuals
Have you ever noticed how your mood is strongly affected by the people you surround yourself with?
Someone who has been through similar experiences, who is currently experiencing similar things, or who is having similar life goals.
2. Invest in a mentor-mentee relationship
Be a mentor yourself.
There’s nothing more uplifting than doing your best to help someone else.
3. Read Biographies Near The End-of-Day
I like reading that I have similar thoughts or habits as Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos or Elon Musk for example. I like to read that I like the same food as Winston Churchill or grew up in similar situations as Angelina Jolie, Kanye West or Barack Obama.
To me, it gives me hope that I can achieve more, like them.
5. Watch Motivational Videos
If you need uplifting, watch one or two a day.
But just be careful though, they can be quite addicting.
6. Read Inspirational Stories
I first started reading on Medium about a year ago. It is the stories of the people that got me addicted.
Much like reading biographies, you learn that you’re not alone in your hardships. But the difference here is that people on Medium are more approachable.