When it comes to achieving it is essential to have a right mindset. Without it, you’ll struggle to make progress, lost interest and give up. Many people are affected by poor and negative thinking, but the human mind is powerful enough to change itself. This article is here to help you change your mindset to a healthy and positive one.
Increase your chances and change your mindset successfully
Changing your way of thinking is not an easy and instantaneous process. It requires determination, focus, self-control and time. To help you succeed developing a better mindset, here are 6 tips, that you can start using today:
1. Accept that developing a healthy and positive mindset takes time and effort. It’s a fact, but some people handle this change faster, some slower.
2. Determination is key. A strong feeling is mandatory when it comes to a change this big. You want it, you desire it, you need to feel its importance. If it is important enough for you, you’ll never give up. Even if it sometimes feels like a lost battle, don’t forget tomorrow you’ll have every resource to go into battle again. This war is winnable, every day.
3. Planning is essential. Analyse your thoughts and find your limiting beliefs and create a clear vision of what do you want in the future. This will help you focus, not to mention it also works on a subconscious level as well. In my article: Future you I cover the concept of this planning.
4. Scan your thoughts during the day. This is vital. You may have more or less negative thoughts, watch out for these. The most effective way is to eliminate this idea and replace it with a positive, constructive one. Here are some common examples of some negative thoughts and their positive counterparts:
- “I’m afraid of rejections.” – “If I don’t ask I’m rejected automatically.”
- “What if my best is not enough?” – “I’ll do my best, and see where can I advance from there.”
- “Others will judge me.” – “It’s not my job to please people in life.”
5. Do positive self-talk. Prepare a few sentences based on your plan from Tip #3. These should be short, positive and in a present tense. I recommend memorising these or write them on a piece of paper that you carry in your wallet or pocket. During your day repeat these sentences or read them. Here are a few good examples:
- I easily focus on my thoughts during the day.
- I always think positively.
- I’m determined to better my thinking.
6. Avoid negative people, hang out with positive people. Most of the time it is very easy to identify if someone is thinking negatively or positively. Try to avoid negative people, don’t spend more time with them that is mandatory. Even then, try scanning their sentences for negative things, and don’t let them influence you. Positive people, on the other hand, will have a positive affect on your life. Spending time with them will make you feel happy and comfortable. Sooner or later their mindset will affect yours as well. Its the law of averages as I mentioned this in my Adjusting your mindset can get you the right results article before.
“Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.” – Mahatma Gandhi
Mindset is a powerful thing. It can be your most loyal servant or your worst enemy. To change your mindset to a more advanced, more positive one will take time and effort, but it will worth it. Seeing the positive side of a challenge is one of the key features of a successful person. Change your mindset and change your life. I recommend reading these tips one more time and think about how can you apply them in your daily routine. Do you have difficulty with some of the tips? If you have an extra thought or want to share your progress with someone, feel free to write me an email. I’m really interested in what you think about this.
About the authorGabor Hosszu is the founder and head article writer of Goals Infinite. Being passionate about personal development and helping others were the main reasons he launched this site. By trade Gabor is a mechanical engineer. His hobbies include being a chilli farmer, a video game nerd and a wannabe beer expert.