Monday, May 17, 2010

Mindset Monday: Change Your Mindset; Change Your Life

To transform your mindset into one which attracts what you want, it’s necessary to incorporate your desired thoughts into your subconscious. Your mind is like an iceberg, that is, the conscious part of your brain is the top 10% and the hidden 90% is your subconscious.It’s also your subconscious that controls 90% of your actions and virtually all of your ideas and attitudes which affect everything else in your life. In essence, it controls you.

There are some simple strategies that allow you to access your subconscious. The goal is to input the ideas and attitudes you desire into your mind on a continual basis so that gradually your mindset changes to what you want. These strategies allow you to mold yourself to your heart’s desire through your subconscious!

Follow these tips to make lasting changes to your subconscious so you can attract your desires:

First and foremost, for my praying friends...

Prayer and meditation. Take the time to pray and meditate and visualize actually living the life of your dreams. Experience it with all your senses and it will draw it to you. This kind of spiritual self-reflection will help transform your mindset to be in accordance with your visualization.

Positive self-talk. Your mind engages itself in a conversation – or rather monologue – the entire time you’re awake. Since you spend all day talking to yourself, why not tell yourself things you want to hear? Keep it positive and good benefits will follow!

Congratulate yourself on every success, no matter how small. Each success is a victory and leads you toward your goals. Take every opportunity to celebrate and build your confidence!

When you make a mistake, ask yourself how this helps you. What can you learn or gain from this error? Even mistakes can bring the very life lessons that can catapult you toward your success.

Avoid beating yourself up about anything! This negative self-talk ruins your confidence and breeds discontent and failure. If you hear something negative, stop it in its tracks and turn it into something positive.

Use your self-talk to encourage yourself to act in ways that are in accordance – and not contrary to – your goals.  Affirmations are a form of positive self-talk that affirms the traits in you that you desire. You can replace your negative mindset with positive thoughts and images that guide you toward your goals.

Remember the 3 Ps: Affirmations should be personal, present tense, and positive. Personal means to use the words “I”, “me”, and “my”. Write them in the present tense as if this is a trait you already possess. And, of course, you want them to be positive statements.

Use them every single day. Say your affirmations every morning, every night, and whenever you feel the urge to boost your attitude.  Type them up and print them out to tape to the walls surrounding your desk if you have to!

Here are some affirmations you can start with:
  • I take advantage of opportunities that present themselves with swift action.
  • I enjoy meeting new people.
  • I am open to new ideas that can help me reach my goals.
  • I take time to plan my actions and then follow my plan.
  • I make healthy choices about the foods I eat.
  • I enjoy exercising because it makes me look good and feel better.
You CAN change your life!  LiveStrong and Just do it!  (Thanks Nike!)

Until next time...

Aspire to Plan!


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