Success, happiness, wealth and prosperity are all about mindset. What you think, you ultimately become. If that is true, then it becomes nonnegotiable that we learn how to deliberately cultivate a mindset that will allow us to create a life we truly desire.
Here are five time-proven suggestions:
1. Gratitude will transform your life
What we think about becomes a reality. This is the foundational principle for many books that have been written about the power of thought. Do you want to multiply the blessing that you currently have? The easiest way is to be thankful for them. The simple practice of introducing gratitude every morning before you wake up, and before you go to bed will transform your life into one of happiness and positivity. If you would like to read more about this practice, you can refer to the book ‘The Magic’ by Rhonda Byrne that will take you through the process step by step and help you use the power of gratitude in your life.
2. Make your self-talk positive
The conversations you have with yourself directly reflect how highly or lowly you think of yourself. If you constantly find yourself immersing in negative self-talk, take a deep breath and change your perspective—an easy way to configure your thoughts to positivity is by saying positive affirmations every day. You can start by telling yourself, “I can do this” or “I got this”, and then move on to the things you want to accomplish.
3. Identify & Overcome your Mental Blocks
We all have certain limiting beliefs, such as, ‘I am a procrastinator’ that holds us back from reaching our full potential. Most of these mental blocks are created during childhood and absorbed into our subconscious minds without our knowledge. When faced with challenging experiences, those feelings of insecurity and doubt linger on and become our default filter for reality.
Identifying and overcoming these specific mental blocks is one of the most effective ways to transform your mindset completely. If you are interested in learning more about these, you can check out Tony Robbins’ blog article on ‘How To Get Over A Mental Block’.
4. Determine the mindset you need and act as if
For every goal you want to achieve, the best way to start your plan of action is to pick a mindset to follow through on that goal. Identify people who have completed their goal and try to understand what mindset helped them achieve it.
5. Surround yourself with positive-minded people
The people whom you surround yourself with dramatically impact your life. It’s like what Jim Rohn tells us: “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.”
Take a moment to reflect on your circle; who are the people you spend the most time with? Do they elevate you or bring you down? Do they motivate or drain you?
The good thing about being around positive minded individuals, who have a habit of chasing their dreams and believe in taking responsibility for their lives, is that you will be inclined to grow in a positive direction as well.
In conclusion, I will leave you with a quote Henry Ford to ponder upon, “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t – you’re right,”