The 4 Mindset Shifts You Need To Achieve A Winner Mindset
"It's your attitude, not your aptitude that will determine your altitude."
This is one of the most famous positive mindset quotes by motivational guru, Zig Ziglar. What it means is, how far you go in life depends on your attitude or your mindset.
How much of success is dependent on mindset? When it comes to success in life, having the right mindset is everything. But, what is mindset? And, more importantly, what mindset are you?
According to this article on Ladders, mindset is a frame of mind. It’s the sum of beliefs, opinions, and thoughts that you formed about the world and yourself.
Think of your mindset as a lens through which you filter reality. A winning mindset, success mindset, or a can-do mindset will bring you everything you ever wanted, while a negative mindset will keep it away.
How do you know whether you have a good mindset or a negative mindset? The best way to test your mindset is to look at the results you’ve been achieving in your life.
Are you happy with your business or career, your finances, your relationships? If you’ve not been reaching the levels of success you hoped for it’s a good idea to examine your mindset and your beliefs and see if they are conducive to success.
So, if you’re wondering how to change your mindset from a loser mindset to a winner mindset, this article is for you. Some of the best advice on how to change your mindset for success comes from corporate psychologist, Patricia Thompson, Ph.D.
In her article, The Four Mindset Shifts That Will Help You Achieve Your Goals, she lists the four most common mindset shifts for developing a success mindset and making your dreams and goals a reality.
Mindset Shift #1: Change “I’ll Try” to “I’ll Do.”
Fans of the Star Wars series will remember how Jedi Master Yoda told Luke Skywalker, “Do. Or do not. There is no try”
According to Dr. Thompson, saying you “will try” to complete a goal or task is setting your mind up to be okay with it not working out. This is a recipe for failure.
Instead, when you say that you “will do” something, you are fully committed and have the can-do mindset of not letting failure stop you.
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When you tell your mind that you are committed to success, it will follow your directions and give you the support you need to succeed.
Mindset Shift #2: Shift a Fixed Mindset into a Growth Mindset
One of the best mindset books, Mindset: The New Psychology Of Success by Carol Dweck, discusses her mindset research and ideas about people with a growth mindset and a fixed mindset.
According to Dr. Dweck's mindset theory, in any given area of our lives, we can have either a fixed or a growth mindset.
What is a Fixed Mindset? Also called a rigid mindset, a fixed mindset is a belief that talent alone leads to success and that our qualities are fixed traits we cannot change.
This mindset makes success elusive because, if you believe that you either have the ability to complete a goal or not, you won’t even try to achieve it.
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A Growth Mindset (also called a flexible mindset), is the belief that we can learn new things and improve our abilities with effort, training and experience.
Guess which mindset will improve your ability to succeed? Yes, you got it right! People with a growth mindset are more likely to be successful in all areas of life.
One of the most famous growth mindset quotes is by actress, Audrey Hepburn, who said, “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says I'm possible.” If you believe that, you have a great mindset and nothing will be impossible for you!
Watch Carol Dweck’s mindset TED Talk about her growth mindset study or read the growth mindset book by Carol Dweck to learn more about fixed and growth mindset.
To learn more about Carol Dweck’s mindset psychology and mindset theory, and get fixed mindset examples and growth mindset examples, watch this growth mindset video, so you can work on developing a growth mindset in yourself and your children.
Mindset Shift #3: Focus on the Journey, Not the Destination
Most of us spend too much time focusing on the gap between where we are and where we want to be.
This creates a mindset of lack (as opposed to an abundance mindset) that keeps us from achieving the very success we desire and makes us more likely to give up.
Dr. Thompson explains that if you, instead, focus on enjoying the journey and on your growth as a person, you’ll feel more motivated and optimistic on the way to your goal.
Many enlightened teachers have shared the same message – that of focusing on the present moment and enjoying the journey.
As the inspirational speaker and Law of Attraction teacher, Esther Hicks, writes, "You think that the goal is to be over there, and we say the goal is the journey over there; the goal is the fun you have along the way on your way to over there."
Mindset Shift #4: Focus On The Pleasure Of Achievement, Not The Lack Of It
What drives you most? The desire to feel pleasure or to avoid pain? While both of these are triggers, many people fail because they’re focused on avoiding failure instead of working towards their goals.
One of the most famous success mindset quotes by success guru, Tony Robbins, is “Where focus goes, energy flows.” So, if you fear failure and keep worrying about it, that is exactly what you’ll end up manifesting in your life.
For example, if you’re trying to lose weight because you don’t like the way your body looks, you’re constantly sending your brain negative messages about your body.
This will make you feel discouraged even if you move forward in a small way and make you more likely to fail and give up on your weight loss goals.
Instead, if you learn to love and accept the way you look now while working towards a holistic approach to looking and feeling better by adopting a healthier lifestyle, you’re more likely to succeed.
The first goal focuses your emotions on self-criticism, whereas the second goal focuses on inspiration and taking pride in your achievements. This mindset change alone will drastically improve your chance of success.
These four mindset psychology tips will show you how to have a better mindset and shift your mindset to achieve success in life and business.
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