Mindset

Mindset is the window through which you view the world, yourself, and your experiences. It is formed of your core beliefs and has a massive influence on how you behave, interact, and walk through life. Mindset matters.

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Believing that you are capable and resilient will increase your ability to rise after you fall and rise even stronger, more confident and focused than you were before.

Remembering that even if you fail you yourself are not a failure permits you to take risks, to go on adventures, to try, to take action,…for “only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly” – Robert Kennedy.

Assuming that most people in this world are kind and doing their best, just as you do, will diminish fear and competition while opening up a spirit of generosity and cooperation.

A core belief that even the most painful experience can teach you something helps you look for the gifts and refuse to give up. Sometimes your most painful experience is your best teacher.

A belief that all human beings have worth increases your capacity to forgive, to interact with compassion, to remember that everyone has a story.

An openness to change creates space for new relationships, new adventures, new opportunities – holding tightly to what was shuts you down and stifles growth and happiness. “Change. It has the power to uplift, to heal, to stimulate, surprise, open new doors, bring fresh experiences and create excitement in life. Certainly is worth the risk.
– Leo Buscaglia

A belief that your past does not dictate your future prevents you from feeling hopeless and stuck; today is a new day and opportunity to become who and how you want to be. Today is always fresh with no mistakes in it. You own the story to your life…you get to write the ending.

Remembering that while you are imperfect, you are also gifted, needed and that you offer a unique gift to the world can break the destructive power of comparison, and bring freedom for you to just be you.

A belief that you have great worth enables you to walk with greater confidence, avoid abusive relationships and advocate for yourself when needed.

Keeping in mind that genetic predisposition does not guarantee your future encourages to you to make positive lifestyle choices today, not out of fear, but simply because you choose the best life for you, not just one you have been told you will fall victim to. You own the story of your life, and you choose the ending of your story.

Acknowledging that stress and challenge can be positive, rather than numbing or running away from all fear and stressful situations, will empower you to have the courage to take purposeful risks in life and do the work you love in the world with more joy and ease, and try things you never dared to try before, maybe discovering new passions in life.

The belief that most of your happiness resides within your control compels you to stop thinking negative thoughts and start taking action to think more positive thoughts and do what you can to make your life a happy one while you’re here, living it.

Understanding that those who succeed at their craft are often not just born more gifted but have put more work into honing their skills propels you to sit your butt down and practice. Then practice some more. Practice make perfect.

A belief that baby steps count will release you from the destructive all-or-nothing attitude and empower you to create sustainable, significant changes in your life. One step at a time. Continuous learning.

Understanding that we do not have to agree on all things to be kind creates an amazing opportunity for learning, building bridges, enlarging our understanding, meeting new interesting people, and being the change we hope to see in the world.

A sense of personal responsibility shelters you from a victim mentality and inspires problem-solving and seeking out the next possible step that can move you forward. You have emotional intelligence and the communication and relationship skills to know how to maintain healthy relationships.

Remembering that your weaknesses are most often the opposite of your greatest strengths breaks shame and encourages you to embrace the way you are knit together, to find healthy ways to compensate for your weaknesses, and to figure out how you can shine using your greatest strengths instead of focusing on your weaknesses.

Mindset matters.

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