Chapter 5, part 2: Declutter Your Mind from A Book in Time

Published on 13 September 2022 at 17:15

According to Tiffany:

Tiffany suggests some things you can try to help promote an optimistic lifestyle:


1.  Watch or listen to your inner critic. We may be so unaware of our negativity that when it affects our lives, it's become a habit. Some people just ignore them. You must pay attention and tune in; acknowledge these feelings.


2.  Take baby steps. You may feel overwhelmed. Overthinking leads to excessive worrying and a downward spiral of pessimistic views. Take small steps, notice your thoughts, and change them.


3.  System framing - a way to think about things from a more significant point of view. When you think systematically, you consciously try to make sense of your thoughts through observations and awareness. It's the cause-and-effect way of viewing your environment and behaviors.


4.  Ecology framing - weighing the pros and cons of your choices, looking at your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and thinking about them carefully before doing anything.


5.  See failures differently. The key to building success. Turn mistakes into growth. Take responsibility for your thoughts and actions, thereby promoting better decision-making skills. Think of solutions rather than dwelling on problems.


Success in decluttering your mind is about changing your perspective, taking proper care of yourself, and cutting out the unnecessary stressors in your life.


A Book in Time's Commentary:


Professionally:  It's easy to take credit for an outcome when it is successful. But what about when it isn't? In business, like in your personal life, successful people take responsibility for all outcomes, whether good or bad. This is a crucial part of how they become successful. By taking responsibility for everything you do, you build credibility, integrity, trust, and a dependable and admirable reputation. Learn from your mistakes and use them as opportunities for growth, advancement, education, creativity, new experiences, and as an example to others of the value you encompass as a person and a leader. Sometimes the greatest opportunities arise from a mistake or failure, such as the mythical idea of a phoenix rising from ashes. Imagine the other scenario if you passed the blame onto someone else. Guilt will (and should) result from not accepting the responsibility, thereby hurting someone else in return. The stress of guilt may have many harmful effects on your health, business, and relationships. Prevention is the key to avoiding this negative emotion.


"The price of greatness is responsibility."

Winston Churchill


"Character - the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life - is the source from which self-respect springs."

Joan Didion


"Eventually we all have to accept full and total responsibility for our actions, everything we have done, and have not done." Hubert Selby Jr


Personally:  At times, tackling a project may seem overwhelming. It may just be maintaining your own home or family. This in itself can be a complex task! Commitments, appointments, obligations, and occasions all keep adding up, and usually, they occur simultaneously. First of all, take a step back and take a deep breath. It may be a good time to meditate and call in some high-frequency energy help! Collect your thoughts, organize them based on priority, and tackle them in small, more manageable steps. This will make the task feel less intimidating and may increase your motivation. If you become overwhelmed, your motivation and drive will wane. Taking small steps, such as preparing an outline, timeline, and setting goals, may help decrease the stressful impact of the overall picture. Small changes over time can yield significant results.  


"This is one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."

Neil Armstrong


"The secret of getting ahead is getting started.  The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable ones, starting on the first one."

Mark Twain


"The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones."



Spiritually:  By changing your perspective, you can gain new insights, see things from a different point of view, and perhaps reach a better understanding. This could result in a more peaceful outcome, inspired creativity, and strengthened relationships. This empowers you to change how you feel about something or someone. If you only see things from one vantage point, you may miss out on a valuable way to experience your life. Your perspective on how you view things is a choice.How wonderful it is that you have control over this aspect.  ou may alter your view of the world.  For example, you can control your thoughts, select positive and productive ones, and experience your life in a way that supports your goals.  


"The moment that you accept life and your life as it is, is the moment that you will start to change your life."

Rasheed Ogunlaru


"He who asks a question is a fool for a minute; he who does not remains a fool forever. When you realize that by changing your perspective, the big things can be seen as little things, it becomes much harder to worry about anything. Commitment is an act, not a word."

Jean-Paul Sartre


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