Here is the full text and summary of Maxi Knust’s talk titled “How to Create a Successful Mindset” at TEDxHHL conference. In this talk, Maxi discusses the importance of positive thinking and how it can shape our lives. She shares personal experiences and examples to emphasize the impact of our thoughts on our actions and outcomes.
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Have you ever heard of this saying?
“Watch your thoughts, for they become words. Watch your words, for they become actions. Watch your actions, for they become habits. Watch your habits, for they become character. Watch your character, for it will become your destiny.” This saying shows that everything starts with our thoughts. The roots of our destiny are in our thoughts.
Today I want to show you how important it is to carefully watch your thoughts and how you can create a successful mindset. Our thoughts determine how our life looks like. You think that sounds crazy?
Well, I want you to imagine the situation. You want to take the bus to go to work, to university, and you usually need five minutes to get to your bus station. But today, you have only two minutes left. So though it seems impossible to catch the bus, you decide to run and just give it a try. So you step outside the door, and while running, you have two options now.
You can either think, oh damn, I’m way too late, I won’t make it, I will miss the bus and be too late at work, what a shitty day. Or you have another option to think, well, I still have two minutes left. I can make it. I will catch the bus and be on time at work. Today is a good day.