Mindset Change

 3 Foundation Steps To Mindset Change

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Your mindset is a powerful thing, it has the ability to control you, persuade you and even hold you back from achieving things in life.

Very often, if we simply just list all the factors down on paper, we do not see the difference between a person’s skills and capabilities in achieving something compared with someone who couldn’t achieve it.  The difference is the mindset of the person who succeed, notice how the person is behaving, what he/she is thinking on how to get the tasks done, and the belief systems.

Changing our mindset, changes the way we take actions on it, and how we direct it to the desired outcome.

Well changing our mindset is not an easy task, it requires commitment and taking actions. But once it becomes a habit, it is very powerful in effecting change and improvement in our lives.

3 Steps To Mindset Change

#1. Awareness of the Mind:

Before attempting steps to change thought patterns, what we think or feel in our mind, first of all, practice of being aware of our mindset and beliefs.  The awareness of what makes us feel or think the way we are. You become more self-aware by paying attention and becoming curious about your own experience in a non-judgemental, non-resistance and non-critical way.  When you are aware of what makes you believe in a certain way, you can then start to apply tools and process to change the beliefs.  Find out more about being mindful of your thoughts on Mindfulness.

Practicing mindfulness has a deep impact in our life.  When we can tune in to our inner beliefs and awareness of what is happening in the now, in full focus of ourselves and our being, we get to “see” more insights into why things are happening.  This takes practice.  For example, say you feel panic and fear standing up and speaking in public, practice catching yourself when it happens, breathe deeply and without judging, ask the question inside you – “why are you shivering? what is it that you are afraid of?” Listen for the inner voices, what messages come up.  Do not expect to hear them on the first try, also do not be surprised as you keep doing this, one day you hear a voice or message, giving you the hint to the next puzzle to unfold.

#2 Releasing Old Beliefs or Mindset: 

Beliefs are formed haphazardly throughout life from the meaning we give to our experience.  They are formed during our upbringing from modelling significant others, especially our parents. They can be formed from a sudden unexpected conflict, trauma or confusion, and the younger we are, the more likely this is to happen.

Some of our beliefs give us freedom, choice and open possibilities, others may be disempowering, negativity and closing down choice.  Acting on these beliefs as if they were true makes you and others miserable.  Beliefs are often expressed in the form:

‘I can…’

‘I can’t…’

‘I should…’

‘I shouldn’t…’

Take a moment to write down some examples you have of each of these.

Do you get the sense that those that start ‘I can’t…’ and ‘I should…’ limit your choices? Examine them and ask yourself, ‘What presents me?’ and ‘What happen if I did?’.  As you are more aware of your inner thoughts, keep finding and asking what gives you this mindset and how you can let go of it and do it otherwise.

Repeated old patterns show us our needs.  For every habit we have, for every experience we go through over and over, there is a NEED WITHIN US for it.  The need corresponds to some belief we have.  If there were not a need, we wouldn’t have it, do it, or be it.  There is something within us that needs the poor relationships, the failures, the cigarettes, the anger, the poverty, the abuse, whatever there is that’s a problem for us.  Work on this release : work on the WILLINGNESS TO RELEASE THE NEED.

So for example, if one of my outer expression is procastination, it is an outer expression of the inner problem, the NEED of this within me, the inner thoughts or pattern could be that “I am unworthy”.  After all, procastination is one way to keep us from getting where wemindset-change-with-ease say we want to go.   When you can recognise this need, you create the environment and consciousness to surface this need with an emotional or physical release.  Make a daily affirmation “I see these repeated patterns and need as something to release.  They have no power over me.  I am in control of my mind.  I am the power in my world.  I flow with the changes taking place in my life with ease.  I approve of and love myself and the way I am changing.”

 

#3 Create the Mindset You Want:

Your mind is a tool.  You are much more than your mind. You may think that your mind is running the show, but that is only because you have  trained your mind to think in this way.  You can also untrain and retrain this tool of yours.  The way you now use your mind is only a habit, and habits, any habits can be changed if we want to do so, or even if we only know it is possible to do so.

Quiet the chatter of your mind for a moment, and really think about this concept: YOUR MIND IS A TOOL YOU CAN CHOOSE TO USE ANY WAY YOU WISH.

What you put your attention on grows.  Learn to think in positive affirmations.  Affirmations can be any statement you make.  Too often we think in negative affirmations.  Negative affirmations only create more of what you say you don’t want.  Saying, “I hate my job,” will get you nowwhere.  Declaring, “I now welcome and accept a new change into a wonderful job into my life,” will open the channels in your consciousness to create that, it opens up the awareness to be open at new opportunities.  And once again, reitering the point that you are doing this non-judgemental, non-critical way – it is just a mindset shift, a shift into a different way of managing a situation.

With the mindset we want to create, we could explore visualisation techniques, be very focus on what you want.  Very often, we think of many images in our head of the future or outcome we want, but they just keep flashing bits and pieces of it, and time passes we are still not there.  Training your mind, means focusing on creating them, creating the actions to get there.  Put these visuals into what we call a vision board.  But do it specifically and in focus – one subject only on a board. Say you want to work on a confident self, speaking infront of a crowd of people, print out images of a big group of people, a stage, you standing infront, and happy faces everywhere, hands applauding.  Put this vision board where you can look at it every day, you will soon see yourself standing up tall, even practicing infront of your vision board, speaking to people.  Notice that, when you put attention and awareness on it, take control of your mind, you create productive actions to generate the result you want.

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