The Latest

THE LATEST

THE LATEST THINKING

THE LATEST THINKING

The opinions of THE LATEST’s guest contributors are their own.

A Fruity Take on Mindset

Kimberlee Leonard

Posted on October 20, 2018 18:28

0 user

Let's take mindset theory to the next level and go just a bit fruity. That's right, mangoes and mindset.

If you’ve ever felt that a mindset coach is a bit fruity, I couldn’t agree more. Mango is the fruit to be exact. At least the mango is a good metaphor for mindset. Why? Obviously, mangoes are a tropical fruit that reminds us of the wonderful tropical places where we can relax and enjoy life. That is a pretty good mindset to have.

True that I’m lucky to have a Hawaiian-style mindset developed over a lifetime of consuming the many varieties found here in the island. But that isn’t what I’m talking about.

I’ve been thinking a lot about goals and mindset lately. My son is quickly approaching his college application process and the next steps for him in life. I’m making some significant career decisions. All of this requires planning and preparing.

The reality is that any goal set has to be established with the right mindset. And I believe how you eat your mango will tell you a lot about your mindset. Stop drooling and stay with me on this.

There is a big beautiful mango sitting on the counter, not quite ripe. What do you do? Do you patiently wait for it to ripen to sweet delectable perfection or dig right now because you just can’t wait?

When it comes to approaching things in life, do you have the mindset to be patient and plan things out or are you just going to jump in? There are some ramifications to both.

If you patiently wait, you will likely enjoy the fruit of your labor while it is sweetest. There is also the possibility that your plans may be spoiled by waiting too long or someone else jumps in and eats it.  

Maybe you jump in instead. You may find that it’s still so sour that you can’t enjoy it as is. There are really three ways to deal with a sour mango: eat it anyway, toss it or adjust how you eat it. Sure, eating it makes sense, you paid $5 for that darn mango. But it isn’t the same. Tossing it is just a waste of money and maybe a lesson learned to wait a little longer.

Sometimes, even if you patiently wait, you’ll find your mango is still sour. Putting it in a salad or smoothie allows you to enjoy it in a different way and make the most of your mango investment.

How you deal with things in life is really no different. Being patient to work toward a goal is a good mindset to have. But even the best-laid plans sometimes go awry and learning to adapt rather than just accept things or abandon them are great skills to have.

(Disclosure: no mangoes were consumed in the process of writing this.)

Kimberlee Leonard

Posted on October 20, 2018 18:28

Comments

comments powered by Disqus

It was 1793 in Paris, and an angry crowd had surrounded Tuileries Palace, demanding the surrender of King Louis XVI.  Economic...

THE LATEST THINKING

Video Site Tour

The Latest
The Latest

Subscribe to THE LATEST Newsletter.

The Latest
The Latest

Share this TLT through...

The Latest