We've all heard it before "Change Your Mind Set Change Your Life".
And we've probably even rolled our eyes because it can't be that simple right?
Well I have found that it is that simple. But it's not easy. And it takes practice...and lots of it.
But just like everything else it's a habit. So if we aren't loving where we are at in life then maybe it's time to start creating a new habit?
Knowledge is power
Dr Nick Hall’s “I know what to do so why don’t I do it?” delves into several key areas of life where we know what to do but we still don’t. Why is that? An insightful read and as well as sharing the why he gives some strategies.
And then Robert Kiyosaki’s Rich Dad Poor Dad. This is where I learnt to ask better questions. For example he says instead of saying “I can’t afford it” ask “how can I afford it?”.
I’ve modified this and ask myself frequently “how can I make it happen?”
What this does is opens up the brain to search for answers rather than being closed off because you’ve said “no” or “I can’t. Once I started doing this my whole life changed. I went from playing “the victim” to being someone that creates the life I want by asking better questions. No longer am I a passive bystander to my life watching it unfold.
It’s really important to point out that it takes time, it takes consistency and it takes creating new habits. It takes an ability to really stand guard at the door of mind and be choosy about what information you consume, this is why I no longer watch the news, read tabloid magazines and choose to read and listen to things that will help me grow as a person. If you do these things it becomes easier to do the things that will help you get where you want to be even when you don’t feel like it.
Case in point, last night was Ankorr night and I have it scheduled in but day 4 of a gut cleanse has left me pretty fatigued and walking home I was coming up with all the justifications (excuses) as to why it would be ok not to go. But not going is not going to get me the results that I want. It was scheduled in so I had to dig deep, get in the car and go.
That’s often the hardest part. Because the physical act of getting in the car and driving there is easy right? It’s our thoughts that determine whether we go or not. And because I am now in the habit of going it was easier not to honor my excuses.
Being part of a group really helps when that group is supportive and encouraging. Endorphins released during the work out made me feel good and I’m super glad my I ignored the excuses and went. You just have to get there. The rest is easy.
My tips for strengthening mind set:
1.Start asking better questions – how can I? and what do I need to do to make it happen? are good places to start.
2.Filter the information you let in.
3.Practice practice practice – personal development
4.Strengthen the habits you want to create so it’s easier to overcome the excuses
What do you do?
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