The Mindset You Need to Achieve Your Dreams - Life-Changing Strategies
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Have you ever thought about what could kill your dreams?
What can stop you from achieving all the things you want to achieve in life?
Our dreams are one of our greatest motivators for doing good in life. However, sadly, a lot of people never reach their dreams...
I don't want that to happen to you! So, in this blog, I will be sharing what can derail you from your track and what can keep you steady as a high performer. Read until the end for my Successful Mindset Pro Tip.
Progressive Mindset vs Absolute Mindset
Do you know that there’s a place out there called the “graveyard”? You might have walked across or passed a graveyard before, right?
The thing is, a graveyard doesn’t just hold people who’ve passed away... a graveyard holds books that could have been written, solutions that could have been created, movements that could have been started, and even families that could have been made...
People’s dreams were taken to the grave, and I don’t want that to happen to you!
So, let’s lean into a progressive mindset instead of an absolute mindset!
What is an ABSOLUTE MINDSET?
This is an all-or-nothing attitude in a thought process where you consciously or subconsciously set fixed conditions for yourself. For example as a health goal, it sounds like, “If I’m not getting the weight goals that I expect to get when I expect to get them, then I am going to quit.”
If you’re doing anything in life that is aligned with your values and vision, something that will bring out the best in you, but you decide to quit because it’s taking too long to get the results you want, or it’s not what you expected to be in terms of a “perfect journey” --- you are approaching Absolute Thinking.
Pause for a moment and think - In your life, how many times have you quit something because it got a little bit more difficult? Or it wasn’t this perfect journey, people judged you, or you thought they judged you? How many times have you quit, stopped something or put it aside and didn’t prioritise it as much?
If those goals truly do matter to you, I don’t want you to take your dreams to the grave. So, ADOPT A PROGRESSIVE MINDSET.
What is a PROGRESSIVE MINDSET?
Having a Progressive Mindset means it is not purely about the end result, but about your growth and the wins throughout the process. This is where you learn to build a positive experience from “failures” or setbacks, where you have the ability to evaluate the situation and look forward to new opportunities, this is where you gain higher levels of motivation (or better yet, inspiration) than ever before.
A progressive mindset is a mindset where you think, “Well, how am I growing in this journey? Who am I becoming as I am progressing towards that goal? Yeah, maybe I’m not hitting my weight loss goals, but hey, I’m actually healthier. I have more energy. I actually might live longer in my life to be able to stay alive for my grandchildren.”
Long-term Progressive Encouragement --- that’s what is rich in this mindset, where forward thinking is at the core of everything along the way.
This is the same with Public Speaking and Communication.
As a Public Speaking and Emotional Fitness Coach, I focus on the deep transformation for my members. That’s what my mission is all about --- facilitating peoples confidence to get better in all areas of life throughout the journey of becoming a confident speaker and inspiring leader.
To be an inspiring and confident speaker, you need to adopt this progressive mindset also. Like with other endeavours, it’s not always going to be an easy journey. There will be setbacks, but if you give up, then it feels like failure. However, if you keep progressing and think about how you are growing as a person along the journey towards those big speaking or big communication goals, or a big promotion, or whatever else, then it’s fulfilling! Right? The whole journey’s fulfilling!
You’ll have more purpose. Remember, the breakthroughs --- the breakthroughs are just around the corner of the breakdowns!
Your dreams matter. I trust that this message so far has added value to you.
Success Mindset Pro Tip
As promised, here is my Pro Tip for a Successful Mindset. My pro tip is to remember what the BE goals are along the journey. Not just the do goals that requite outward and external action, but the deep inner transformation and intention driven goals about WHO you need to BEcome in order to achieve the external goals that you are working towards.
When you shift your identity and who you are, your actions and therefore results will be much more successful and essentially aligned to getting you to that end result.
Who do you need to BE to achieve the goals? Who are you becoming as you progress? How is this journey allowing you to lean more into your values? What is the journey going to give you in terms of confidence? What is it going to give you in terms of skills? All of that, instead of the end result. Instead of just the destination, as the cliche goes. Adopt this and you’re going to have way more chances of achieving those big goals and making your dreams come true.
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Remember, every day you have a choice:
You can choose to be ordinary, or as Denise Burchard explains “YOU CAN CHOOSE TO BE EXTRAORDINARY”.
So, go out there and choose to be EXTRAORDINARY.
Be Brave. Be Vulnerable. Be Kind.
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