One of the secrets to success I have discovered is
I have been listening to various podcasts lately, and they are stating some ideas of similarity - the posture you hold while undertaking a task, whether it's a new one, or one you've repeated many times, will determine a number of different things:
- Your sense of ability to accomplish the task
- Your energy that surrounds the outcome of the task
- Your motivation to complete the task
I first discovered this when I was out running. It's amazing how a simple thing like running with your chin pointing straight ahead can change
- your pace,
- your sense of lightness in your step and
- your motivation on whether you can make it to the next point in your run
Next, I discovered that this very same aspect of posture can change how you see the outcome of a task you're undertaking when working. Whenever I am feeling like I'm hitting a block in my thoughts, whether it's for writing, researching or speaking to new people, I change my posture. The difference in my ENERGY, CONFIDENCE & INSPIRATION for the task at hand is amazing.
Try this out at home.
When you're feeling low about an issue (no matter what it may be) that has troubled you during the day,
- stand up and,
- with a smile on your face, and
- your head held high,
- talk about what that issue is
Imagine if you do this when you're in the middle of a task that is draining your energy, your motivation or inspiration?
Try practising this in the mirror too - you will definitely notice a change in your posture - the smile helps with that too.
How you hold yourself during the day makes a difference to whether your tasks have successful or non-successful outcomes - mainly because your energy around the task changes, which invariably changes the whole situation and the potential outcome too.
Take the path and journey to success, change your posture, lift your chin, hold your head up high and remember to smile, the energy will definitely change for the better.