Mindset plays a big part in the success of your life. One of the most important mindsets you can have is a belief in yourself.
The famous quote from Henry Ford, “whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right” speaks perfectly to mindset and believing in yourself.
If you believe something is possible, you can make it happen. If you doubt yourself and think you can’t achieve it then that becomes your reality.
Having the mindset to believe in yourself is the first step toward your success. Sometimes you dream up the most outlandish thoughts and have someone say there’s no way you can do that. All of a sudden, the little voice in your head starts flooding your mind with thoughts of disbelief. At that point you have a choice. Do you let that person hold you back from going after your dreams or do you say forget them and go for it?
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Thoughts can hold you back from taking action and living the life you’ve always dreamed of.
You think, “oh I can’t possibly do that” because you don’t have all the answers, know all the steps, or have the path fully figured out yet.
You want all the steps laid out in front of you before you begin. Mostly, this is because you don’t want any surprises along the way. Doing something you’ve never done before can be a bit scary. You think you’ll be more prepared if you plan out the path and it may save you time by avoiding mistakes along the way.
Trying to figure out the perfect path only keeps you stuck in research mode. You say, “once I do this then I’ll be ready.” The funny thing is, you figure out that one thing and then you come with another reason why you can’t get started. You continually sit in this holding pattern, planning out what to do when it never...
Every day your mind is constantly flooded with thoughts about what is going on in your life. These thoughts determine how you feel. How you feel decides what action you take. Your actions dictate your result and your future. This domino effect is starts with an event and your response to it.
Let’s dive deeper into this process and learn how to take control of your thoughts.
Most of the time your circumstances are beyond your control. You made it to the airport late and missed your flight, you cut someone off in line, or you forgot your lunch at home. We all make mistakes. But what’s done is done. The past cannot be changed. The only thing you can change is how you respond.
The first response to your current situation is the one sentence thought that just popped into your mind. The thought is usually focused on what this situation confirms about you. This may be that you’re not...
Everyone is energy. We all vibrate at a frequency determined by our thoughts and feelings about life. The frequency you are vibrating at will determine your future.
There are two frequencies. One is positive, such as, bliss, happiness, joy, and excitement. The other is negative emotions; doubt, fear, worry, anger and resentment. When you vibrate at a positive frequency you are aligned with your highest self. This is when things fall into place and feeling good is easy.
The truth is, you are in control the frequency you are vibrating at. No one can control how you feel. But wait, what about that person that made you feel a negative emotion?
For example, someone gets upset with you for apparently cutting in line. You don’t want any trouble so you let the person go ahead of you. Later you start replaying the encounter and get more frustrated. Then you notice the person had said...
As high achievers, waking up with purpose is crucial. The perpetual goal setting and drive for achievement constantly pushes us forward.
However, the real purpose isn’t to achieve the goal in the first place. It’s actually all about the journey.
If you were challenged to make one million dollars and then give it all away, think of the kind of person you would become in the process of working to achieve that goal. You would be faced with many obstacles, you would have to get creative, meet a lot of people, and force yourself to step outside your comfort zone to do things that you’ve never done before.
The person who you are becoming while working to achieve your goal is transformational. You become a better person along the journey.
That is why you must set the kind of goals that will make something of you to achieve them. It’s not setting easy to attain goals, or ones that are impossible to...
It’s okay to make mistakes. Yet, growing up we are taught not to make mistakes. There is so much pressure to get all the correct answers in order to get the perfect grade. Mistakes mean you did a poor job and the assignment you just completed comes back marked up with giant red strike throughs. Mistakes make you feel like you messed up.
Think of everything you could create if your goal was to do it messy and make mistakes.
The truth is, mistakes are lessons you need to learn. Mistakes allow you to take note of what didn’t work and improve for next time.
Let go of making everything perfect. Perfection only holds you back from sharing your creativity with the world.
The first step in getting over your fear of making mistakes is to know that it is going to be imperfect. Something will go wrong. In that moment when a mistake happens, you will have tons learn and it will make you a better person...
It’s important to occasionally take time for self reflection and to sit quietly with your thoughts.
Often times we are rushing through life without the opportunity to stop and acknowledge where we’ve been or where we are trying to go. We float through life each day without purpose or direction.
This is why it’s imperative to schedule time for self reflection and analyze your thoughts.
Here are a few ways you can tap into your mind and release your subconscious thoughts. You may not realize it, but these thoughts have been streaming through your mind without you giving much thought to them.
The first way to start self reflection is to take a walk in nature. This means without looking at your phone or listening to any audio through your headphones. It’s just you and nature. As you walk your mind will travel. You’ll start to ponder things that have been bothering you and the best part is, you...
The universe is made up of energy. This includes energy from light. Light is easily seen in the sun, moon, and stars. But there are also light waves that are undetectable in plain sight.
The Japanese discovered that our human bodies emit light in a level that is 1,000 times less intense than all levels that can be seen by the naked eye. In fact, all living creatures emit an extremely weak light.
Our bodies not only emit light, but also a band of color around us. This energy given off by our bodies is called an aura. Being able to read someone’s aura can say a lot about their emotional and energetic state.
This bring us to the world of chakra. Chakra is an old Sanskrit word that translates to wheel or disk. There are seven main chakras, or wheels of energy in our bodies. Each contains a bundle of nerves and major organs which form our state of being. It is essential to keep the chakra’s open...
It’s the end of the year and so many of us start reflecting on the year. We look back at what we’ve done and accomplished.
The hardest part is looking back and realizing we are in the same spot we were last year. There was no growth, movement, momentum, or change. We are stuck in a rut and unsure how to get out. Fear starts creeping in and the disappointment appears on our face.
As high achievers, this is not like us. We achieve things. Yet, we feel lost. Our mood changes and feel a bit depressed. We sulk in this attitude only to realize this does not have to be our life.
We are in control of our life. The choices and actions we take determine our future. It’s at that point we decide to take 100% responsibility for our future and draw a line in the sand saying no more!
It’s time to take action. No longer will we sit on the sidelines and let life pass us by....
Having some degree of control over our lives is important to us, control freaks. In our world, the fear of the unknown is far worse than the known. At least with the known we can prepare. However, the unknown gives us a horrible feeling of worry when we don’t know what’s going to happen.
Worry develops from things we can’t control the outcome of. We fear what might or could happen in the future. Our mind starts going crazy with negative thoughts and what if possibilities. We always jump to the worst case scenario. We think what if this happens and what would that mean about us.
Instead of living in the worry, we decide to suppress it. We choose to push down these negative thoughts. But, that only breeds more negative thoughts. Plus, it builds more anxiety and worried butterflies in our stomach. We don’t want to think about the worst case scenario. ...