I’m learning more and more that your mindset is everything. What you think about and feed your mind has a direct impact on your behaviors and what happens in your life. What you think is what you become. I’ve been doing a lot of mindset work lately and I’m really loving it. I’ve noticed that it’s making a big difference in my life, and whenever that happens I want to make sure I share it with you guys! Your mindset, by definition, is the established set of attitudes you hold. Our mindset orients the way we handle situations and influences the things we do and decisions we make. Our mindset is powerful, and that’s why you need to master your mindset for success.
Why Your Mindset is So Important
Your mindset sets the tone for your entire life. If you believe you can do something, you can do it. If you believe you can have something, you can have it. It won’t happen overnight and it won’t happen without hard work and consistency, but whatever you think is possible is in your grasp. I know this can be a little hard for everyone to wrap their head around, and for some people it takes more work to get there than others, but if you’re open to this idea, you’re going to love this post! It’s completely possible for you to have, be, and do anything you want in this life…but only if you believe it is.
Your mindset is the difference between who you are and who you want to be. Once you change your mindset you can radically change your life.
Fixed Mindset vs. Growth Mindset
I was lucky enough to be invited to a money mindset masterclass the other night, hosted by Jennifer Love of One More Woman. She talked about the difference between having a “poverty mindset” and “abundance mindset” when it comes to money, and I think this can be related to every area of our lives. Some people are fixed in their mindset. They don’t see opportunities for growth and think that how things are is the only way they can/should be. They think their intelligence and talents are fixed traits and don’t spend time developing them. For me, this is one of the most dangerous things for a human being. We ALL have so much potential and so many people don’t come close to realizing theirs.
A growth mindset is the belief that your abilities can be developed with dedication and hard work. Nothing is out of reach, and you believe that you can do and be whatever you want. I’m lucky to have grown up with a growth mindset and still have one. A major difference I’ve noticed between fixed and growth mindsets are that people with fixed mindsets see things they would love to have or be, and think they can never get there because they are stuck with what they’re given. People with a growth mindset see things being done and rejoice, because they know that if it’s been done before it’s totally possible for it to be done again!
How to Master Your Mindset
Develop Self Love and Trust
To get where you want to go in life, it’s crucial that you have self love and trust. You have to trust that you can achieve every goal and dream you have for yourself and believe in your capabilities. You can create your own success, but you have to be able to eliminate negative, self-demeaning thoughts that pop up. Work on self love and development everyday and never give up on the things you want. One of the best ways to grow your self love and trust is creating and saying affirmations morning and night. If you want to learn more about affirmations, check out this post on manifesting your ideal life.
Get Goal and Dream Setting
To achieve the life you want, you also need to set your goals and dreams. Set short term and long term goals to work towards, and make sure to put in the work. There’s a difference from writing goals down and taking action to make them happen. When you have goals, you’ll be motivated to go out work for them, which will allow you to create your ideal life. Carve out some time to really think about what you want and write it down.
Laser Your Focus
This is one area that I’ve really noticed improvement in with my mindset work. I used to get really distracted and procrastinate a lot, and although I definitely still have to work on it, I’ve been a lot more productive. Focus is so important when you’re working on building your dreams. Distractions and procrastination waste so much time and keep you from reaching your goals.
If you want to master your mindset, you have to keep growing, and one of the best ways to do that is ongoing education and learning. Whether you take online courses, read business/self development books, listen to podcasts, or all of the above, never stop learning. Also remember that you have to fail in order to learn. You have to struggle, you have to realize that not everything will go smoothly, and from every experience you have, you can learn something from it.
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One of the best ways to master your mindset is to be thankful for everything you have right now. Sometimes we get so focused on what we want in the future that we lose sight of how far we’ve come and everything we have in the present moment. Take time everyday to focus on what you’re grateful for, big or small.
Once you master your mindset, you can create the life you’ve always dreamed of. Have you been doing any mindset work? I’d love to hear about what’s helping you!
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