What is a "Mindset" and Why Do I Care?
The Cambridge Dictionary defines MINDSET as: a person's way of thinking and their opinions.
I believe a mindset is just a collection of thoughts. If you want to change the results you get in your life you have to make changes to your mindset.
You can take all the right actions to get the results you want but if deep down, you haven't addressed the mindset (aka beliefs, thoughts and feelings) that have given you the results that you currently see in your life, then the chances are that you will always get what you always got.
Who knows were your mindset came from. It could have come from how you were raised, how you interpreted what you experienced in life, or by mirroring the mindset of people closest to you. It really doesn't matter where it came from, you all have a mindset and most of the time you live by it unconsciously.
Here is my question: Do you really want to live unconsciously?
I'm guessing probably not. Once you admit to yourself that you have been living by your unconscious mindset and can see that by doing this you have created what you have today, you will be ready (and willing) to work on your mindset. You will want more for yourself.
Are you ready?
Here's how you begin:
1. Begin to slow down and examine your thoughts, feelings and beliefs. Take a close look at what kind of mindset you currently have.
Do you tend to be positive or pessimistic?
Do you have a "can-do" mindset or a "that's too hard" mindset"?
Do you have an "I created this result" mindset or an "I can't because..." mindset?
Do you have a "life has rules" mindset or a "rules are made to be broken" mindset?
Do you have a "this is just how I am" mindset or a "I can be whatever I want" mindset?
When you think about letting go of carbs, what sentences come up in your mind? Write them all down.
Do you think it's hard or easy?
Do you think it's permanent or temporary?
Do you think you tend to fail or succeed?
Do you think you struggle more than others?
Do you feel like you can do this or is something standing in the way of succeeding?
Just take note of it all. Write everything you can think of.
Once you begin to notice what kind of mindset you have then you can identify the areas you would like to work on.
Ask yourself what your goals are. Does your current mindset support your goals? If not then let's start to work on it.
In my experience, what you focus on is what is going become your reality. I find the people who focus on the following things seem to thrive:
This is a MUST for me.
I am committed to my health.
I love the way I feel when I eat this way.
I am so lucky I get to eat this stuff.
I just don't eat that (no big deal).
I am so excited to see what happens.
I believe this is the right thing.
I am willing to feel any emotion that comes up in order to reach my goal.
Those are just some examples. There are many more. The point is, they don't allow thoughts of confusion, doubt, struggle, deprivation or defeat control their thinking.
In the end, you are a human being who is living your own human life. You get to choose what is right for you and you get to do what ever you want. Once you get clear on what you want, make a decision and go for it. Don't waste any time sitting on the fence. Take some action and see what happens. There are no wrong decisions. You can always change your mind. Every decision is just an experiment and by making the decision you will know if it works or not. Give it a month and find out if it's right for you.
If you want some extra help on creating a new mindset let me know.
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