The Right Mindset
How does your mindset dictate your decisions and way of life? Once you have set your standards with such factors as sleep, nutrition and physical activity it comes down to creating a plan and having the mindset to make it a habit.
The Plan – Be intentional in everything you do and recognize the patterns in your life.
- Set reminders on your phone and block times on your calendar
- Surround yourself with the right social circles or workout groups
- Engrain the good patterns and behaviors, reevaluate the bad ones
- Measure your success and track checkpoints
Control Your Controllables – There will always be people with greater talent or who are more educated, you cannot control that. What you can regulate is your:
When presented with a task or situation (Event), do you have the situational flexibility and mindset (Response) to control the Outcome you desire. Having the self-awareness to recognize what you are thinking and doing, and understanding the impact you will have is a major key in setting the right mindset.
Fixed vs Growth Mindset – People with fixed mindsets normally believe their qualities are set traits and cannot change. Alternatively, with a growth mindset, people understand that their intelligence and learning can grow with experience and time. Below are some key factors in developing a growth mindset:
- Acknowledge and embrace your weaknesses
- View challenges as opportunities
- Know your learning style and use the right learning strategies
- Remember that the brain has the ability to change throughout life
- Prioritize learning over seeking approval
- Focus on the process instead of the end result
- Cultivate a sense of purpose
- Choose learning well over learning fast
- Reward effort and actions, not traits
- Learn to give and receive constructive criticism