Have you have been trying to build an online business, lose weight, feel better or all of the above, yet so far nothing you have tried seems to work?Â
Frustrating right? I know what it is like.
So you think to yourself:
"I am following the wrong programs"Â Â or "I just don't have what it takes".
Well, you definitely DO have what it takes.
You just may not be building your "house" on the right foundation.
I know it has taken me months of failure before I forced myself to stop, regroup and look at my foundations.
Yes, you MAY be following the wrong programs, but let's start by checking your foundation. It may need a makeover.Â
What is this foundation?Â Â Your mindset.
The truth is that all successful achievements in life really doÂ start with your mindset. Once you get that right, you will KNOW whether you are following the right programs, strategies etc or not. So it is mindset first - then strategies.
Thanks to Carol Dweck for her dedicated research in the field of mindset, we do have some guidelines.
Carol has established two major mindsets that will determine yours and my success or lack. What are they?
First:Â what exactlyÂ is the Fixed Mindset?
This is the mindset that causes you to believe you can never change.Â
"You are just like your Dad or your Uncle in this area of your life" people around you constantly tell you.
Your mind agrees. After all you have heard it enough, your mind takes over and keeps telling you:Â "You will never change".
IfÂ you were "bornÂ to succeed"Â you are "in luck" but if you were not - then you will always have an excuse for failing.
Worse still, you have little reason to keep on trying if you are "stuck with" a mindset. After all, failureÂ is your "lot in life" right?
These are the patterns of the Fixed Mindset. "You were born this way, and you cannot change that".Â
I would hear this comments from some of my friends a lot: "It's just the way I am". Have you ever had thoughts like this?
Well, here is some good news! You do not have to stay stuck in this mindset. You CAN change!
The first step is to admit you have been (past tense), stuck in a fixed mindset. Then decide you don't want to stay there and so you are going to begin to form a Growth Mindset.Â
The journey is not easy, BUT it is possible! -
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