The Beginner’s Guide To Training Your Mindset

Take these 3 steps everyday to build a mindset of steel.

Did you know it is possible to be positive at all times, generate energy when you feel low, and even make it easier to achieve your goals? It’s all possible with one change – training your mindset. Your mindset is the frame from which you understand and interact with the world coupled with your fundamental beliefs.

Someone who believes the world as a dangerous place will make drastically different decisions from the person who believes life is full of opportunity. The best part is training your brain and building your mindset is just like working out any other muscle. It gets better with practice. Below, we outline 3 daily practices you can do to train your mindset.

 

Know What You Want

 

Frustration, confusion, no motivation… all that goes away once you are clear with exactly what you want. Be aware to not compare yourself to what your friends have achieved or what society says you should want.

Have you always wanted to be a musician, but felt pressured to get a “stable” job? Maybe you have always wanted to travel and do humanitarian work, but did not even give it a shot.

Here’s a helpful exercise, ask yourself: What would you do if it was impossible for you to fail?

Your answer to this will tell you what you truly want. Many times dreams go unfulfilled because fear of failure is greater than desire to achieve a dream.

Train your mindset to achieve something. Be a better dad. Create one-million dollars through your music. Just be real and honest with yourself on what that is.

Do this daily: Use your imagination to visualize as if you have already achieved what you want from life. Believe you can do it, and you’re halfway there.

 

Set A Goal

 

Knowing what you want is vital because without that, you would have no idea how to set a goal. Or you would be setting an unrealistic goal not aligned with your true self.

The most important part of goals? Having one. Very few people live a life a purpose-driven life. When your mindset is trained to achieve something greater than yourself, you suddenly have the energy to do whatever it takes.

It also helps to be practical. Make your goal SMART:

S pecific

M easureable

A chievable

R elevant

T ime Bound

 

At this point, you’re rolling up your sleeves, doing the work, and making the sacrifices achieving your goal requires.

Do this daily: Start with Micro-Goals, bite-sized actions that remove the “afraid to start” barrier. Is your goal to do 100 push-ups today? Make your Micro-Goal to do ten push-ups ten times throughout the day. A lot less daunting and way more motivating!

 

Your Words Have Worth

 

The words you use, with yourself and others, are the building blocks of your mindset. Positive thoughts become positive words which then become positive actions. Add this all up day after day and you are looking at a positive life.

Of all three daily mindset training tips we covered here, reprogramming your mind to think positively is the most vital. You can know what you want and set goals, but without beneficial self-talk, you may just end up frustrated and unknowingly self-sabotaging.

Do this daily: Monitor your self-talk by being mindful of your thoughts. Automatic Negative Thinking, or ANT, is the psychological term to describe the Debbie downer thoughts that trigger like a reflex throughout our day. ANT’s may be so lightning fast, that you may find yourself suddenly in a bad mood without realizing the train of thought behind it.

 

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These may seem very basic. But then again, school and parents did not always exactly spell it out. By knowing what you want, setting a simple goal, and monitoring your self-talk you will have a mindset of steel. Share this article with a friend that you want to show that #MindsetMatters.

The Beginner’s Guide To Training Your Mindset

Take these 3 steps everyday to build a mindset of steel.

Did you know it is possible to be positive at all times, generate energy when you feel low, and even make it easier to achieve your goals? It’s all possible with one change – training your mindset. Your mindset is the frame from which you understand and interact with the world coupled with your fundamental beliefs.

Someone who believes the world as a dangerous place will make drastically different decisions from the person who believes life is full of opportunity. The best part is training your brain and building your mindset is just like working out any other muscle. It gets better with practice. Below, we outline 3 daily practices you can do to train your mindset.

 

Know What You Want

 

Frustration, confusion, no motivation… all that goes away once you are clear with exactly what you want. Be aware to not compare yourself to what your friends have achieved or what society says you should want.

Have you always wanted to be a musician, but felt pressured to get a “stable” job? Maybe you have always wanted to travel and do humanitarian work, but did not even give it a shot.

Here’s a helpful exercise, ask yourself: What would you do if it was impossible for you to fail?

Your answer to this will tell you what you truly want. Many times dreams go unfulfilled because fear of failure is greater than desire to achieve a dream.

Train your mindset to achieve something. Be a better dad. Create one-million dollars through your music. Just be real and honest with yourself on what that is.

Do this daily: Use your imagination to visualize as if you have already achieved what you want from life. Believe you can do it, and you’re halfway there.

 

Set A Goal

 

Knowing what you want is vital because without that, you would have no idea how to set a goal. Or you would be setting an unrealistic goal not aligned with your true self.

The most important part of goals? Having one. Very few people live a life a purpose-driven life. When your mindset is trained to achieve something greater than yourself, you suddenly have the energy to do whatever it takes.

It also helps to be practical. Make your goal SMART:

S pecific

M easureable

A chievable

R elevant

T ime Bound

 

At this point, you’re rolling up your sleeves, doing the work, and making the sacrifices achieving your goal requires.

Do this daily: Start with Micro-Goals, bite-sized actions that remove the “afraid to start” barrier. Is your goal to do 100 push-ups today? Make your Micro-Goal to do ten push-ups ten times throughout the day. A lot less daunting and way more motivating!

 

Your Words Have Worth

 

The words you use, with yourself and others, are the building blocks of your mindset. Positive thoughts become positive words which then become positive actions. Add this all up day after day and you are looking at a positive life.

Of all three daily mindset training tips we covered here, reprogramming your mind to think positively is the most vital. You can know what you want and set goals, but without beneficial self-talk, you may just end up frustrated and unknowingly self-sabotaging.

Do this daily: Monitor your self-talk by being mindful of your thoughts. Automatic Negative Thinking, or ANT, is the psychological term to describe the Debbie downer thoughts that trigger like a reflex throughout our day. ANT’s may be so lightning fast, that you may find yourself suddenly in a bad mood without realizing the train of thought behind it.

 

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These may seem very basic. But then again, school and parents did not always exactly spell it out. By knowing what you want, setting a simple goal, and monitoring your self-talk you will have a mindset of steel. Share this article with a friend that you want to show that #MindsetMatters.


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