If you are tired of letting your inner voice put you down and criticize you, tell you what you can’t do and why you will fail, then you need to develop a Successful Mindset.
What Is a Successful Mindset and why it is important to develop?
Your thoughts are everything.
Your thoughts form your mindset, moods, attitudes and habits and the thoughts you think are the only thing that separate success from failure. A Successful Mindset tend to focus on growth, solving problems, and self-improvement. It doesn’t see failure as the end point, failure is only feedback, something you use to change, adjust, change direction. It’s just something that didn’t work, a stepping stone to finding what does work.
Your mindset is the sum of your knowledge, including beliefs and thoughts about the world and yourself in it. It is your filter for information you get in and put out. So it determines how you receive and react to information.
Your mindset is formed by…
Research from physics, neurology, psychology and education, show that your mindset is formed by the combined interaction of thoughts, images and emotions. Once your thoughts and emotions become habitual, they form a neural network, your subconscious mind’s programming, that keeps the mindset habitually in place.
That’s why when you master a habit, like driving a car or playing the piano, you don’t have to think about it much anymore. You’ve mastered the habit. The sub-conscious programming, the neural network, is in place, like a groove in a record.
The mindset and sub-conscious mind’s programming continues developing and becoming stronger with REPETITION and PRACTICE. The more habitual your thoughts, the stronger the subconscious programming. The stronger the neural network, your subconscious mind’s programming, the stronger the mindset regardless of whether your thoughts are positive OR negative.
REPETITION and PRACTICE
The neural network grows larger and stronger the more repetitive your thoughts and emotions. For example, if you are in the habit of thinking you are a victim you are likely to feel resentful and critical, that you are trapped, and there is nothing you can do. You’re likely to complain to your friends about it, using it as justification why you can’t change. It becomes your “story” that you repeat to yourself over and over. You believe it. The more you habitually do this, the stronger and larger the subconscious mind’s programming in your neural network becomes.
When you feel resistance to change, it’s not that you’re not good enough, it’s the strength of the neural network, your sub-conscious programming, that has you feeling like you are trapped and that it would be so hard to change.
The subconscious neural networks remember every time they are reinforced, and select those same thoughts and emotions. This is how beliefs and memory form, and how our stories about who we are and our life develop.
You now see what you want to see…
Your subconscious mind serves as a mental lens, filtering how we see and interpret what happens to us, and around us. You now see what you want to see. Whatever you believe, you prove yourself right over and over based on your filter. Change your mindset, and you will change your life.
Developing the right mindset is crucial to succeed in anything.
Developing the right mindset is a way of learning something new so you can develop the beliefs that are most helpful for where you want to go or how you want to be. This belief-system is your mindset.
You want to use your mindset to make a positive change.
Find the beliefs that are most supportive
Examine your mindset by looking at your current belief-system. Are these beliefs supporting you? Or are there self limiting beliefs?
To uncover your beliefs ask yourself the right questions about where you want to go and what is standing in your way right now.
Learn to Hear the Negative voice
The way to start identifying and exterminating your negative beliefs is to start paying attention to the little negative voice in your head. Notice when you hear the disparaging voice, and recognize how frequently it happens. More than likely, you’ll find that your limiting thoughts can be narrowed down to a few key themes. Taking note of this is a major step because we can’t change what we haven’t acknowledged.
Recognize that you have a choice and fight back with a success mindset
Once you’ve identified your top negative thoughts, you need a way to stop them from holding you back. The best techniques moves thoughts from negative to positive. For example, you can imagine the negative belief written on a chalkboard and you erasing it, in it’s place write out the positive belief you want to change it to… write it big and put a bright light around it, make it stand out. Another example is to place the negative belief in a balloon and let it float away leaving only the positive belief in its place.
The fastest way to change your mindset is to feed the one you want to create. Imagine a new possibility and you will be instantly creating new neurons that form the new neural network. Keep doing this, and your new neural network will become stronger than the older one. Feeding the positive weakens the negative.
Other options are to use affirmations and visualization to change your mindset. You can set up the affirmations yourself or find pre-made ones. You can also use hypnosis, subliminal, brainwave technology, gamma waves, nlp or take a mind reprogramming course. I will be going over and reviewing many of the options available in future posts.
The success mindset is also called the Growth Mindset. Now you should have a better understanding of What Is a Successful Mindset is and why it is important to develop. Check out the video below to learn more about the growth mindset.