Meditation doesn’t always have to be about going out with new age music and “becoming one with nature” as you grab your energy crystals and yoga mat to head off to the nearest park. Just closing your eyes and breathing deeply works as well.
Re-categorizing is the ability to take a look at a problem one way, and recognize there are other perspectives to approach it–mainly positive ways. It allows you to see weaknesses that you may not have considered before giving you time to adjust. This gives you the opportunities to see the problem(s) and the solutions.
Play out all scenarios and how you would handle them. Don’t always focus on the outcome, only the process and how to adapt and respond to any situation effectively. Repetition of this can help tremendously if a stressful situation arises.
“People respect success. They respect big. They don’t even have to like your music. If you’re big enough, people are drawn to you. I’ve never looked at myself and said that I need to be a certain way to be around a certain sort of people,” Jay Z explains. “I’ve always wanted to stay true to myself, and I’ve managed to do that.”
Staying true to yourself might stand as a succinct summary of Jay-Z’s successful philosophy.