How to Succeed with a Lego Movie Mindset

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Words have power. The way we describe our environment and those that share it with us determines how we perceive the world. Our perceptions and beliefs drive our actions and our actions determine how others respond to us. Their response, guided by their own perceptions and beliefs, can reinforce our thoughts that started the whole chain of events.

To be successful, you want others to see you in a positive light. For others to perceive you well, your actions need to support this perception. For positive actions, you need to see the world and those around you positively which brings us back to words. How do you currently describe your surroundings, those you interact with and your life in general? If you take some advice from the recently released Lego Movie, you can’t help but succeed.

Everything Is AWESOME!!!

You’ll be singing that for days to come now but that might actually be a good thing! What if you could adopt this mindset that everything truly is awesome?

Here’s an experiment for you. Over the next 21-days, start your day with your first thought being Everything is Awesome! When you come across something unpleasant, it’s awesome! When something doesn’t go right, it’s awesome!

This sounds Pollyannaish, but you’re simply setting a positive framework in which to deal with the situation. You’ll still tackle it head on, but you’ll do so from a place of humor and intention instead of dread and panic. Over time, the way you address negative situations will change and it will be noticed by others. Do you think an executive would rather promote someone that can address a crisis with a sense of humor and purpose or one that stresses out and sees the event as just one more in a string of “why does this always happen to me?”

I’ll leave you with one more thought. If you made it to the end of the song, you’ll recognize it. Everything you see or think or say…that’s awesome!

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