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Why Is Mindset So Critical?

Mindset is everything. Our thoughts become our reality. It seems that the main difference between someone who succeeds and someone who doesn’t is mindset. If you want to be successful and shape your dream life, you first need to master your mindset.

Here are 4 reasons why.

1. Without the proper mindset, you will not be truly successful

We all heard the cliché sentence: money doesn’t buy happiness. I believe there is some truth in it. If you have the wrong mindset, you will not be able to appreciate any of your successes. You are likely to hear the voice in your head “I’m not good enough”, “this is just luck”, “I don’t deserve it”. But if you believe in you, think positive and if you reprogram your mind, you will be able to enjoy even the smallest victory.

2. Whatever you want to achieve, you will encounter adversity

No need to lie to yourself, nothing worth achieving or having will come easily and without frustrations. And that is where a different mindset, a positive one, makes all the difference. When you know the path is full of obstacles, it is just a matter of stepping over them. Because all events that happen are just events. Whether there are good or bad is up to you. You can choose to go through pain, or you can choose to grow through it. Check the article about overcoming failure for more.

3. Limiting beliefs are your worst enemy

“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t–you’re right.”

The mind is so powerful that everything we believe becomes true. Our thoughts shape our reality, and anything we focus on acts as a filter. Have you ever noticed how you start to see a car you just discovered everywhere in the street? The cars didn’t magically pop up! It is your brain who choose now to see them. It is the same with our beliefs. When we believe something, our brain is constantly looking for evidence in the outside world. It applies for “Nobody likes me”, but also for “I have people that really love me”. This is our true power, we have the ability to choose what we believe! Believe you can do anything you want, and you will! I believe the possibilities are endless. Things like “I am not smart enough”, “I don’t have experience”, “I always fail”, are really tricks our brain uses to keep us safe, but that is not true at all!

4. Knowing where you want to go is a major asset

It is crucial that what you want to achieve is really clear in your mind. Otherwise you will end up switching projects and goals every 2 months. Knowing where you want to go, and most importantly, why, will keep you going when you’ill hit tough times. When we know why we are doing something, the how matters less. And always remember to do it for yourself, not to impress someone else, or to fit in the society. Find a goal that matters to you, aligned with your values, where you can express your integrity, and nothing will stop you!

I invite you to apply a very simple technique to get you started on your mindset shift. During the day, observe your mind and try to catch negative thoughts, limiting beliefs, and your autopilot brain mode. When you catch it, do not judge it, observe it, and then, choose to replace it by an empowering belief! This has been a game changer for me. Try it and tell me what you think 🙂

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