Article published on LinkedIn.com: May 31, 2023
Change is an inevitable part of life. If we fight or
resist it, we will be engaging in a losing battle. Your first
step in changing your future is to learn to understand change
and to accept it.
invest in personal development, you take responsibility for
your life, circumstances, and happiness. Change is your ally -
and a great tool to help you remain flexible, stay positive,
and put your life both in perspective and in control.
Embracing personal development will surely make changes easier
for you in the future!
Start going over the following reference points and
questions to gain experience and wisdom. Make the decision to
invest in yourself; it will be the best and most important
investment you will ever make to Change your future, now!
What about a productive mindset?
desire, motivation, vision, critical thinking,
self-confidence, persistence, positive attitude,
open-mindedness, and balance are the elements of a productive
mindset is one that makes the best use of resources, time,
energy, and efforts. It is not trying to do everything and be
everything, or even doing it in the quickest way possible. It
is making the most and the best of what one has while enjoying
In order to
acquire the necessary skills to improve who we are and what we
have, certain qualities or characteristics are needed. Having
a productive mindset means one possesses the willingness to
ask questions and find answers - new and better ways of doing
things. To have a productive mindset, one must train his mind
to visualize the outcome. It is all about being able to
accomplish the seemingly impossible by envisioning the
is also acquiring the ability to assess a situation in an
objective manner. Look at the pros and cons and be willing to
make the appropriate adjustments. Even so, mind setting cannot
be achieved without faith and belief that you are fully
capable and able to do what you set out to do. Without
self-confidence and faith, you cannot reach your full
Most things do
not come easily. The productive mindset must include being
willing to overcome obstacles and adversity. It is the notion
of persisting in order to reach a particular goal without
letting any circumstances, the opinions of others, or
setbacks, lessen one’s determination to succeed.
mind setter cannot function without a positive attitude that
allows for any possibility. Having a negative one defeats him,
even before he gets started. It is all about being either
positive or negative. One leads to success. The other will
break you and lead to failure or defeat.
in is book, Think Big and Kick Ass in Business and Life,
formulates a clear definition. ‘’Another thing you can
do is to think positively and expect the best. My positive
attitude has brought me a lot of luck. In the very beginning
of my career, when I was trying to buy the huge abandoned Penn
Central rail yard on Manhattan’s West side, I was new to the
city. I had no money, no employees, and no contacts. The city
was in the middle of a financial crisis, but I was optimistic
and enthusiastic. Because I was so young, I could not sell the
banks on my experience or my accomplishments, so I sold them
on my enthusiasm. It is important to think positively.
Negative thinking, especially about yourself and about your
prospects for success, will kill your focus and destroy any
chance you have of being successful.
There is nothing like an open-mind for generating new and
innovative ideas. However, ultimately, to function well and
get the most from life, we must maintain balance. Working
towards goals is important, but we must also take time to
rejuvenate and recharge. Doing too much, or pushing too hard,
can lead to ‘’burn out’’ and frustration.
Remember to integrate these elements into your thought processes, for
they will not only cultivate a productive mindset but will
also set you up to reach your goals more effectively, develop
positive habits and sharpen your mind to function at its best.
This was an excerpt from chapter one from the book
Change Your Future, Now!
Also, in the same chapter you can familiarize yourself
with questions, reflections, and answers about:
Can I keep an open mind?
Can I keep an open mind?
Do I think for myself?
Can I cultivate the ability to think for myself?
Could I not be thinking for myself?
Can I think critically?
Can I put subjects and things in perspective?
How can I make my heart and mind work together?
What about imagination and vision?
Can I develop courage?
How can I stop making excuses?
How can I be an original or my true self?
Am I an interesting person?
Can I think positively?
Can I expand my comfort zone?
What does it mean to take control of my life?
Can I balance my life?
Who is the person I want to be?
What should I consider?
This 642-page book is the result of a four-year project called Project
Tomorrow. During the four-year period, we followed more than
500 trainees, aged from 16 to 72.
The trainees were from colleges and reinsertion
programs in administration and computer science. Some of the
trainees that were implicated where dropouts from school
districts, and others were new immigrants or unemployed
workers from different economic and social backgrounds.
To graduate, the trainee had to perform during a period
of three months in a business environment. At the end of that
time, an appreciation evaluation was performed to determine
both the amount of change the trainee experienced during the
period and the impact of that change on the trainee.
Many of the questions, reflections, and answers
presented in this book are issued from our findings during
this period. We would like to thank all the trainees for their
efforts and determination during the process.
In a nutshell, to change your life for a better future, you
The book through questions, quotes and reflections
provides the necessary elements to explore your soul, to find
out who you really are, what your true passions are and how
you can become more efficient and effective, so you can shape
This 642-page book is the result of a four-year project
called Project Tomorrow. During the four-year period,
we followed more than 500 trainees, aged from 16 to
It is also the fruit of forty years of experience
acquired with local and international organizations
and companies and during consultancy, change
management, transition, and marketing services. For
more information go to:
About the Author
ISO Pour Tous
– Le manuel
d’information ISO – Le guide de préparation ISO – La
gestion du changement en affaires – La gestion de
projet d’affaires – Le
changement POUR TOUS –
Change Your Future,
Now! – Mon succès est votre succès –
My Success Is Your Success.
Germain Decelles, o.s.j.
WebTech Management et Publication Incorpored