Changing Your Mindset
Do you believe that you will never get to take the vacation of your dreams – or that you will never find real friends or romance – or that you will probably never feel any better – or that the chance you have of having the life you want is slim to none?
What things do you tell yourself on a regular basis that may or may not be true? I heard a motivational speaker talk on this subject just the other night. She asked you to list all the negative things you tell yourself, and then underneath, list all the things that are really true. For example, one thing you might be telling yourself is that you will never get a better job.
The truth is the future is unlimited potential. You don’t know what kind of job you could attract if you got a little more training, or read a few books, or just practiced changing your mindset. After all, the law of attraction is working here.
You could be invited somewhere amazing – you could meet someone special later today – you could read about a new herbal remedy this evening that is just what you need – the phone could ring at any moment and a new opportunity present itself.
We tell ourselves limiting things everyday, as though they are the truth of our being. They are not. They are only potentials that exist in our mind. Thinking about them energizes them and keeps them attached to us. Once we start telling ourselves new truths, we have the potential of attracting those new things to us.
If you change your mindset, you can change the world
We live in a world that is full of negativity. The news is full of reports of crime, war, and natural disasters. It’s easy to get caught up in all the negativity and feel like there’s nothing we can do to make a difference. But what if I told you that changing your mindset could change the world? By simply shifting our focus from negative to positive, we can start to make a difference in our own lives and the lives of those around us. Here’s how…
Why it’s important to think positive thoughts
Thinking positively has been shown to have an overwhelmingly positive impact on our mental and physical health. It’s no surprise, then, that many experts suggest developing the habit of thinking positively as an important part of overall well-being. Positive thoughts not only help us manage stress and depression more easily, but also give us strength to go after our goals and work towards attaining them.
If we are constantly focused on the things that are going wrong in our lives, it’s much harder to take action and make changes. Additionally, having a positive attitude helps us develop meaningful relationships with others by encouraging us to leave behind feelings of judgment and judgemental behavior, allowing us to instead be kinder and more supportive towards one another.
How negativity can lead to a self-fulfilling prophecy
Negativity can be a serious roadblock to anyone’s success. The belief that something negative will occur can become a self-fulfilling prophecy if it is allowed to take hold and take control of your outlook. When we think negatively about ourselves or our current situation, we begin to act in ways that prevent us from reaching our goals and achieving success.
We constantly doubt our abilities, second guess our decisions and focus on the worst possible outcome of any given situation. Over time we become less confident, less motivated and less likely to make progress. It becomes difficult to break free from this negative thinking loop as it takes an absolute reframing of the story in order to escape its grasp. Taking steps toward positivity, with a goal of making it automatic will go a long way towards helping one achieve their desired outcomes and embrace life-changing success.
The power of gratitude and how it can change your outlook on life
One of the most important practices we can cultivate to improve our outlook on life is the practice of gratitude. Gratitude has the power to change your perspective by enabling you to recognize and appreciate all that is worthy and good in your life. We have so much to be thankful for, even in difficult times. When we express our appreciation for all that we have, it improves our relationships with others, opens us up to new possibilities, and enhances our own self-esteem and mental wellbeing.
Taking a few moments out of every day to reflect on what is truly valuable and important in life can help us to savor each moment, make more meaningful connections throughout our lives, and live with joy and compassion.
The importance of being kind to others and setting an example
It is important for each of us to be kind to others, not only because it promotes good relationships and a positive environment, but also because our own kindness sets an example for those around us. By treating others with respect and consideration, we can lead the way in creating a compassionate society. Our generosity and thoughtfulness will resonate with those we encounter, and they will likely imitate us as they observe our excellent examples of kindness.
Not only this, but being kind to others has been shown to lead to greater happiness both in ourselves as well as others, so it’s beneficial all around! Being kind can be contagious–let’s make a conscious effort to spread the love and plant seeds of compassion where ever we go!
Why we should all strive to be the best versions of ourselves
We all strive to be great and live our best lives, but it’s important to remember that we already are great. Being the best version of ourselves means embracing exactly who we are; all of our strengths, weaknesses, quirks and passions. It is by looking inwardly that we can create a true sense of contentment with self-growth, rather than trying to fit an impossible mold. Staying grounded in the values that make us unique allows us to set meaningful and achievable goals that will lead to long-term wellness, security and happiness.
Being positive has been proven time and time again to have a profound impact on our lives. Not only can it help to create positive thought patterns which can lead to better outcomes, but it also has the power to hopefully spread positivity throughout our communities. Through having a positive attitude, we can all strive to be our best version and similarly encourage others to do the same through appreciation, acceptance and understanding.
Furthermore, from random acts of kindness towards strangers, setting an example of behavior for children or simply just smiling at those around us, little actions like this can all help others gain confidence and enthusiasm about life in general. So let’s come together and make sure that we’re beginning each day with positivity that carries us through the rest of the day – uniting in thinking good thoughts because together we are stronger!
You, and only you, are responsible for the thoughts you think. What do you keep telling yourself on a daily basis? That you can? Or that you can’t? That it will work out, or that it won’t?
I hope you will consider giving some serious thought to changing your mindset about anything that is limiting you or causing you unhappiness. Nobody can do this for you – but then again, nobody can ever stop you. It’s your mind. I hope today you will give yourself permission to at least think about changing it.