Mindset is a hot topic these days. Positive mindset, negative mindset, business mindset, adjust your mindset, reframe, manifestation, and on and on.
On the surface, it kind of seems a little… well, woo-woo.
But the more I work with others and learn about coaching and read about personal development, the more I start seeing how mindset has merit.
Changing your mindset has consequences in your life.
You know how when you buy a new fancy pair of shoes (or whatever it is you buy) and for the next few weeks, all of a sudden you see EVERYBODY wearing shoes like yours? You didn’t magically make everybody start wearing shoes like yours because you thought about it, you’re just noticing it more because you’re thinking about it more. Your new shoes are prominent in your mind and that’s resulting in you seeing it in the real world.
That’s how mindset change works.
Another example: You know when things are going wrong and you resign yourself to having a bad day? And then your bad day goes from bad to worse. Your bad day isn’t really a bad day, it’s you being stuck in a negative mindset. You think “I’m going to have a bad day today,” you look for all the bad things in your day, and you totally miss all the good things that happened because you were so busy thinking about the bad stuff.
It’s not magic, it’s mindset.
Changing your mindset is about taking control of your thoughts and changing what you automatically think and feel and notice out in the world.
If you have any experience in the coaching world either as a coach, client, or ardent fan, you’ve heard the recommendation to change your mindset, to think abundantly, to be ready for the great things coming your way.
What coaches are really saying is that you need to stop resigning yourself to a bad day so that you stop looking for the things going wrong. When coaches tell you to shift your mindset, we’re really saying you need to go out into the world thinking “I’m going to have the BEST day!” and start looking for all the good things out there!
Will mindset give you anything without hard work?
Mmm, maybe a false sense of security?
Mindset without hard work will get you in a positive mood. From there, though, you need to let that good mood drive you towards doing whatever it is you need to do to find success or take care of yourself.
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So is changing your mindset completely woo-woo? Not at all. It’s simply about shifting your perspective and making conscious decisions about how you want to think, what you want to see, and how you want to receive the world.
Enjoy the journey,