Three Ways to Change Your Mindset TODAY for A Healthier, Happier You
Everyone wants the same thing: a life full of health, wealth and more happiness than you can imagine.
Well, here’s the good news: yes, you can have the life you’ve always wanted. But here’s the rub: you have to COMMIT to personal development and keep doing the work to get there.
When I was a corporate executive, out of shape and in an unhappy marriage, I had no idea where to start to make my life better. I knew there had to be a better way to live, but I had no clue where to start. I was so used to pointing the fingers at others and focusing on things on couldn’t control that I didn’t realize this one crucial fact: personal development starts with YOU.
Over time, as I got into better shape and learned to drop bad habits (and people!), I developed the strongest tool of all: MY MINDSET. I learned that fit is a state of mind, too, not just the way someone looks physically.
To get there, I needed to shift my mindset for success. Here’s how I did it.
From my own personal transformation and working with countless others, I’ve realized that accepting accountability of your own life is the first stepping stone on the way to true CHANGE.
For better or for worse, you’re in charge of designing your own life. You can’t blame others or look to outside influences to build (or buy) your own happiness. You have to create it for yourself!
This is great news because that means you create a NEW NORMAL, if the life you’ve got isn’t working out for you. There are endless possibilities for what your every day can look like. If you want more out of your life, start now. What do you have to lose? Nothing! You only have everything to gain.
When it comes down to it, you’re going to have to push yourself because no one else is going to do it for you. And at the end of the day you better LOVE YOURSELF, because you’re the best you’ve got.
Focus on Clarity
Here comes the fun part. Now that you’ve decided you want to change, you get to decide what your new life is going to look like! Strive for clarity, and have a solid picture of what SUCCESS looks like in your mind. It’s different for everybody.
Look around your environment. Are you sending yourself mixed messages? Do you still have remnants from your past hanging around reminding you of failure?
Earlier this month I was sitting at my desk and noticed I was still hanging on to relics from my past. Years ago, when the economy went down, I had a business that went down with it. That was a hard time in my life full of feelings like “you’re not good enough” and “you’re not smart enough” and “you’re going to fail.” Why on EARTH did I have those reminders sitting right there in front of me?
So I made a decision right then and there: TOSS OUT FAILURE. I resolved to get rid of all of those things around me that reminded me of my past. I’m in a new business and new headspace, a successful one at that! More importantly: those reminders no longer serve me.
Get CLARITY on where you’re at, and make sure not to send your subconscious mixed messages. Set yourself up for success!
While you’re deciding your goals and working towards a better future, it’s important to relax and TRUST THE PROCESS, even when it feels like it’s taking forever.
Stop wishing for the work to be easier, just be glad that you’re in a position to shed old layers and come out on the other side as a BETTER version of yourself. If nothing else, you’ll learn loads about who you really are in the process.
So how can you be patient? By being GRATEFUL. This is something that I practice every single day. When I wake up in the morning, I remember to be grateful for friends, family, my wonderful husband, my travels and the ability to do something that I LOVE unlike so many others.
Gratitude is an easy mental shift that will take you far. Your positive mindset will change the way you see the world around you, and what types of opportunities head your way.
….And there you have it! Three powerful, yet easy ways to instantly change your mindset. Suddenly success doesn’t seem so far away, huh? You’re on your way.