In life and work, mental elasticity is essential for growth and success. Being elastic is a feature that you can see very well in the common rubber band. If you think for a few seconds about all the possible ways you can use a rubber band, you will find that its possible uses can be hundreds or even thousands.
The mental flexibility, or abandonment of our comfort zone, benefits us in seven distinct ways …
Few people want to be elastic
Most people use only a fraction of mental elasticity and rarely strive to reach their full potential. If there is no tension in your life to grow, there is also little desire to be elastic.
Some statistics show that …
- A third of all graduates have never read another book for the rest of their lives.
- About half of the graduates have never read a book after graduating.
Successful people read growth books every day, so if you want to succeed, it’s very difficult to do it without embracing this concept. Too many people are willing to settle for an average life. The average is the top of the bottom, the best of the worst, the bottom of the summit, the worst of the best. You could also be in one of these situations. Being average means being forgotten when you move on to another life. Successful people are remembered for their contribution, while bankruptcy people are remembered for trying; but the average, the silent majority, is immediately forgotten.
Settling in the status quo leads to dissatisfaction
Most people are naturally tempted to settle in a comfort zone, where they choose tranquility with respect to the development of potential. They fall into patterns and family habits, doing the same things, in the same way, with the same people, at the same time and getting the same results. You must be willing to leave what seems familiar, safe and protective. You have to give up excuses and move on. You have to be willing to face the tension that comes from going forward to your potential. Only then can you gain in mental flexibility.
Mental elasticity starts from the inside
Reaching to your OKRS – Objectives and key results starts from your inside. Most people have a dream. For some it is on the tip of the tongue, and for others it is buried deep in their hearts, but everyone has one. However, not many people are pursuing their dream. Instead of wanting, wanting and waiting, people need to look for a reason to start. It is wise to remember that our situation in life is mainly due to the choices and actions we make, or do not do. The bigger we are, the more we are responsible for our situation. Find a mentor who can help you see yourself for what you could be, not who you are currently. And then use that image to inspire you to start your growth path.
Being elastic always requires changes
You can’t improve by avoiding change at the same time. It is difficult to focus on the past in order to change in the present. To grow you must be willing to let your present and your future be totally different from your past. Your story is not your destiny. If you want to grow and change, you have to take risks. People who take risks learn more and faster than those who do not. Their depth and range of experience is often greater. They also learn how to solve problems and their resolution helps people grow. The good news, though, is that it makes us grow in ways that we thought were impossible before.
Mental elasticity distinguishes you from others
Many talented people, with a lot of potential, stop in the media because they think the gap between media and excellence is too big to be achieved. Improving yourself is the best way to help even those around you. Successful people stand out because they start the improvement that others need. When you get better, those around you will benefit.
Being elastic can become a lifestyle
When you stop stretching and being elastic, you really stop living. You can continue to breathe, but inside you are dead and your greatest possibilities have died. Too many people have died, but they haven’t made it official yet. You should replace an old habit with a new habit that works to achieve your goal and produces a pleasant feeling. When you adopt this philosophy in life and really work to change the habits that produce pleasure, you will be amazed at how much you can achieve your goals in life.
Mental elasticity gives meaning to life
The meaning of life is in each of us. If you are willing to stretch and be elastic, this seed can grow until it begins to bear fruit in your life. What is fantastic is that the change within us challenges us to make changes around us: our growth creates a trust in us that others can also grow. When this happens in an environment and everyone is stretching and growing, indifference is replaced by “making a difference”. And that’s how we begin to change our world.