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“Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their potential.”
- John C. Maxwell
No matter what area of life you want to grow in, your mindset is always the starting place. The good news is, just like any other muscle in your body- you can strengthen your mindset through continuous effort and focus.
The following are 4 metrics to track in your mindset for growth:
When it comes to growing your mindset, awareness is key. You have to be aware of the thoughts you're thinking, the emotions you're feeling, and the actions you're taking (or not taking). Once you're aware of these things, you can begin to change them.
One way to increase your awareness is to keep a journal. Every day, write down your thoughts, emotions, and actions. This will help you become more aware of the areas in which you need to grow.
Your attitude is everything. It's the lens through which you see the world and it determines how you react to what's happening around you. A positive attitude is essential for growth because it allows you to see the good in every situation and learn from your mistakes.
One way to improve your attitude is to find something positive in every situation, no matter how small. Another way is to take responsibility for your own happiness. Don't wait for someone else to make you happy- that's their job!
Your beliefs determine what you think is possible for yourself. If you believe that you're not good enough, smart enough, or talented enough, then guess what? You won't be. But if you believe that anything is possible and that YOU can make it happen, then suddenly all kinds of possibilities open up for you.
To change your beliefs, first become aware of the negative ones that are holding you back. Then, choose one belief to focus on at a time and find evidence that disproves it. For example, if you believe that you're not good enough, look back on your past successes and jot down all of the times when you were good enough. Keep adding to this list until your belief begins to shift.
Then choose a new belief to focus on and repeat the process!
Your feelings are just as important as your thoughts when it comes to setting and achieving goals. After all, how motivated are you going to be to achieve a goal if it doesn't excite or inspire you? Not very!
When setting goals, make sure they resonate with how YOU want to feel. For example, if you want to feel more confident, set goals that will help boost your confidence such as speaking up more often or complimenting yourself daily. Then take action steps towards those goals until they become part of who YOU are!
Your mindset is always the starting place for growth- no matter what area of life you want to improve in. The following are four key metrics to track in order strengthen your mindset muscle: awareness, attitude, beliefs, and feelings . Start tracking these things today in order create lasting change in YOUR mind so YOU can reach YOUR next level!
Desiree Foster-Collins is the Founder of EBD
Collective, LLC, a Leadership Coaching & Consulting Agency, and creator of the Excellence by Design Academy, a membership program for leaders. She is a Maxwell Leadership Executive Program Team Member and a Certified Human Behavioral Consultant.
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