How to Develop a Strategic Mindset
Such strategic behaviors are typically referred to as "metacognitive strategies," because they require taking a perspective on oneself and one's tactics.
Or in simple terms, constantly revising and adapting and refining your approach to achieving a goal.
How to Develop a Strategic Mindset Sounds good, but how?
There's a process. The key is to regularly ask yourself six basic questions -- all focused on your emotions -- as you pursue a goal:
Feel like you're struggling more than you should? Take a step back and ask yourself, "What are things I can do to help myself?" Feel like you've hit a plateau? Ask yourself, "Is there a better way of doing this?" Feel frustrated with how difficult progress seems? Ask yourself, "How can I do this better?" Feel challenged? Ask yourself, "What are things I can do to make myself better at this?" Feel intimidated? Ask yourself, "What can I do to help myself?" Feel like it's always going to be too hard? Ask yourself, "What can I do to get better at this?"