How Mindset can lead to Mastery

How Mindset can lead to Mastery

"Train Your Brain"

If you cant control what you think, than how are you supposed to control what you do??  MINDSET matters 100%.  It is your thoughts that control your behaviors.  So how do we tackle this? With consistency and practice you can train your brain to think more positively.  The power of positivity is REAL.  More positive vibes = positive outcomes.  Now don’t get me wrong, this is not a simple task. We all have good days and bad days.  Understanding your own behaviors is the first step to then identify or label how your negative thoughts are influencing them.

This brings me to mindset. Do you have a growth mindset or a fixed mindset or maybe a little bit of both? A fixed mindset believes that your intelligence is static or that you are born with your abilities and that it cant really be changed significantly. People with a fixed mindset tend to avoid challenges and give up more easily when they face a challenge.  They believe that their effort wont make a difference in the end results and tend not to apply constructive criticism. A fixed mindset often feels threatened by the success of others. This can result in a plateau of overall growth and may not ever reach their full potential.

A growth mindset is a life-long learner that accepts challenges and puts in consistent effort to achieve a goal. They believe that their effort will increase their chances of mastery.  People with a growth mindset seek out others that may be more skilled than them in a certain area and learn from them.  They accept constructive criticism from others.  A growth mindset celebrates the success of others and it fuels them even more to continue to work hard at their goal.  Overall, individuals with a growth mindset reach higher levels of achievement.

Here are some strategies that help you to become more aware of how your mindset can  affect your goals and your results:

  1. Realize that the parts are just as great as the whole; meaning,  enjoy your journey toward mastery.  The process is where the growth takes place and be more mindful of those moments!
  2.   Attitude of Gratitude- Write down 3 things you are grateful for daily and your brain will begin to retain this pattern, which will increase those positive vibes.
  3. View failure differently( at least you tried to fail than fail to try) I use #flipthescript on my instagram alot to  explain more strategies…use failure as a catalyst for improvement .  Progress is progress no matter how small…
  4. Utilize your support group( family, friends, colleagues, ahem wellness coach!) and like minded individuals-getting different view points is helpful and can help  to pinpoint a specific focus.
  5.   Set a specific and measurable goal rather than making a generalized statement(it will be easier to track your progress and will increase your tenacity if the goal is clear. Heck, write that goal down somewhere where will you see it to remind yourself of what you are working for.

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