Have you ever noticed how good things keep happening to some people while others seem to always attract negativity? The secret may lie in their mindsets…
You see, whatever goes on in your mind is what you’ll attract in your life. So if you’re one of those people who nothing good ever happens to, you might be stuck in a negative mindset loop…and probably have been for years.
Maybe it started when you were a kid because you were laughed at when you said you wanted to be a professional race car driver or an actor. Or maybe later someone told you to be realistic when you said you wanted to travel the world and be a multimillionaire. Or maybe someone told you your business idea was stupid. And then one day you woke up making just enough money to pay your bills, wondering what happened to those big ideas…
Little by little, the people around you planted seeds of doubt which limited your thinking and actually made you believe that you are incapable of doing whatever you set your mind to. Now you don’t even need someone else to laugh at your ideas because you’re carrying around a negative little voice in the back of your head that does it for them.
You’re stuck in a negative spiral and this is why it seems like nothing good is ever happening in your life.
Well, my friend, it’s time to reprogram your mindset and break out of the muck.
To learn how to change your mindset, start by cultivating your awareness. Become very familiar with what’s going on in your head. If there’s a voice perpetually shooting you down or fearing for the worst, then muzzle it!
Ask yourself: Is this thought useful? Is this thought true? No? Then it has no place in your head. Take a breath and reassess.
Make Incremental Changes to Your Thoughts
The trick to changing your mindset is incremental change. Reintroduce positive thoughts incrementally until the big ideas don’t seem quite so impossible. In other words, what would it take to get from where you are right now to where you want to go? Map it out on a piece of paper.
For example, if you’re broke today, moving into a mansion tomorrow is unlikely – but giving up is also getting you nowhere. In this case, the first incremental thoughts might be “I can’t wait to move out of my apartment,” followed by, “I can’t wait to move into a house.” The more specific, the better! “I cannot wait to move into my house that has three bedrooms and a swimming pool.” Hold onto these achievable goals and the universe will help you find a way to make them happen.
As you internalize these thoughts, you will shut out the doubt and in fact attract more positivity and opportunities. Apply this same tactic to your business, your career, your relationships, and see how you suddenly become one of those people that everything goes right for.
What big dreams did you have as a kid? Share them with me or a friend, give some love and see for yourself how positivity and focusing on a dream can be contagious and even achieve results!
Beate Chelette is The Growth Architect & Founder of The Women’s Code, a training company specialized in providing companies an ROI on Balanced Leadership. She has been named one of 50 must-follow women entrepreneurs by the Huffington Post. A first-generation immigrant who found herself $135,000 in debt as a single parent, she bootstrapped her passion for photography into a highly-successful global business and eventually sold it to Bill Gates in a multimillion-dollar deal.
Beate works with business leaders and supports organizations by developing and providing training the training, tools, and expertise to create and maintain a balanced, equal, and inclusive work environment that fosters creativity, employee engagement, and corporate growth.
Recent clients include Merck, Women’s Legislative Caucus of California, Cal State University Dominguez Hills, Small Business Development Centers (SBDC), NFTE, CreativeLive, the Association of Corporate Growth, and TracyLocke.
Beate is the author of the #1 International Amazon Bestseller “Happy Woman Happy World – How to Go From Overwhelmed to Awesome” a book that corporate trainer and best-selling author Brian Tracy calls “a handbook for every woman who wants health, success and a fulfilling career.
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