Your mindset is what governs your thoughts, actions, decisions and behaviors.
Think about the power it has for a moment.
Let’s say you live by the mindset that you aren’t good enough.
One day your uncle calls you and says I have got the greatest job opportunity for you!
If you don’t feel you are good enough then how do you think his comment will get “filtered” through your mind?
You’ll think of things such as:
- “It probably doesn’t pay much anyways.”
- “They must be desperate if they want someone like me.”
- “They probably already filled the job so why should I bother.”
If this doesn’t sound like you, you’ve certainly heard a friend or family member speak this way.
Feeling like you’re not good enough is one of the most flawed thoughts that infects our world.
Now let’s say you have a positive mindset, how would the things you think about change?
You’ll think of things such as:
- “This job may pay more than my current job and I can pay off my car loan.”
- “I know I have the qualifications so why not apply?”
- “I’m going to call them today to set up an interview.”
You already have a mindset you are letting control you but you have the power to change to a more productive mindset once you make a commitment to change.
It’s almost like there is a computer program running your life without you consciously being aware of it.
95% of your day is controlled by subconscious and your inherent mindset.
Now that you understand your mindset and its power, how do you change it?
Change Requires Small Daily Actions
To change your mindset you need to start by identifying what mindset you are looking to shift towards.
You can’t meet a friend for dinner of you don’t know where the destination is, right?
All too often we think about things we want and stop there!
Many of us think about the want but don’t think about how to clearly map out the road to that want, that goal, that dream.
In todays society people think they can make big gains fast. This couldn’t be any farther from the truth.
Small, consistent daily gains is the best way to make a solid change in your life and in your mindset.
Change is tough because your brain is lazy as it doesn’t want to use valuable energy to make new synapses and connections in your mind.
Whenever change feels tough imagine the feeling you will have once that change takes place and you’ve instantly made it easier.
Change is also where very possible when you create small wins everyday.
Choose The Creative Mindset
Let me suggest one of several mindsets you can choose, The Creative Mindset.
Choose The Creative Mindset and you begin the live your life the way you imagine it and create it.
With The Creative Mindset your imagination is what creates your future and your future starts will small daily actions you take today!
Imagine if your life was once created by you. What would that look like?
Imagine if you could control the way tomorrow looks and ultimately goes.
Can you see how that would be a powerful mindset to adopt?
To adopt a new mindset you must ensure that all your thoughts, feelings and behaviors are filtered through and in alignment with your new mindset.
For example, let’s say you choose to adopt The Creative Mindset and you start to think about how tomorrow might go.
Your old mindset may be negative or passive and think things such as:
- “Just another day”
- “Maybe I’ll hit the gym at some point.”
- “I hope tomorrow turns out to be better than today.”
Your new creative mindset would see the above thoughts through a different lens:
- “I plan on calling my boss and requesting that raise I’ve been putting off.”
- “Im going to hit the gym at 7Am and do an intense leg work out.”
- I’m setting 3 small goals I know I can achieve by dinner so I will feel accomplished tomorrow.”
In order to implement a change in your mindset you need to become aware.
Aware of the thoughts, feelings and behaviors that you’re having and ask yourself, “Which mindset or lens is guiding them all?”
Awareness is gained by focusing on yourself almost as an outsider looking in.
Without awareness you’ll simply be on autopilot and go to your old default mindset.
The way you begin to feel by adopting The Creative Mindset becomes both your reward and your fuel.
Once you make a decision, take an action and feel the reward for doing so you start to make your new mindset become habitual and it slowly becomes your new default.
Over time the more your small actions are rewarded, the more strongly you adopt your new Creative Mindset and the more your life changes.
People at work begin to see the changes, your close friends notice a pep in your step and you become empowered and in control of your mind and your life.