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Why You Need to Master Your Mindset

Despite its overuse in recent years, mindset is without question the starting point of personal progress.

At its foundation, mindset can be summed up as the mental game you are playing inside your own mind.

The unique thing about this particular game is that you are both the offense and the defense.

What this means is that before you can adequately go out and compete against others, you must first win the internal battle inside yourself.

If left unchecked, the mind will naturally deteriorate.

The reason for this is simple, because progress is difficult and won’t naturally build without concerted effort.

Think of this principle of natural decline in terms of your fitness.

How often do you see someone who is physically fit that doesn’t have disciplined eating and an exercise regimen?

Muscles do not grow by themselves.

Eating correctly and exercising your muscles will make you stronger – that’s a fact.

The same can be said for your mind.

While the brain is often called a muscle, it is not, it is an organ.

So why is it mistaken for a muscle?


The brain has many characteristics that are similar to muscles. Here are a few:

  1. The brain gets stronger the more it is used, or exercised.
  2. When over exerted, the brain will fatigue – making high levels of functioning difficult.
  3. When exercised daily the brain will progress much quicker than when done intermittently.

Once we understand the connection between our mind and it’s need to be exercised, we are then able to take the necessary steps to strengthen it.

It is this act of increasing your mind that comprises this concept of mindset - and the focus on this book.

Circling back to our example of the game we must play inside our own minds.

There are two aspect to this internal game.

Offense is the first part we must focus on.

As in any sport, offense is the act of scoring, whereas defense is the act of preventing others from scoring.

When we play offense in our own minds, we are feeding our minds deliberate and strategic information so we can perform at a high level.

Here are a few of the things we must feed our minds: positive thoughts, valuable information, correct thinking, etc.

When we play defense, we are being strategic in preventing something from happening.

When it comes to our minds, there are certain things we must prevent if we want to be successful.

So, what must we prevent when playing defense?

Negative thoughts. Doubt. Insecurities.

Anything that enters our mind that prevents progress is something we must play defense against.

In this way we can strategically play this game and use both offense and defense to help build our mindset.

The purpose of this course is to help you master each of the ten aspects of building mindset – both offensively and defensively.

We will discuss the key points of the ten mindset areas you will need to focus on as you undertake this process of personal development and mindset growth.

Let’s get started!

A Final Note


Again we appreciate the support as we build this brand to help the veteran and patriot community.

Here is the link to our site if you want to help support the cause through our apparel or other products.

Thanks for reading,

Darron Rowley

Founder of 1911 Apparel

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