5 Ways You Can Change Your Mindset to Reach Your Peak

Having the right mindset can be crucial to achieving success. After all, if you’re constantly doubting yourself or believe that you’re not good enough, you’re putting up obstacles before you’ve even started.

Self-belief and confidence are needed to get ahead and having the right mindset is the key. Changing mindset is not easy but it’s also not impossible with a strategy and consistency of actions.

Here are three ways you can build a positive mindset and prime yourself for success:

  1. See the positives in failure

Everyone makes mistakes, but the difference between successful people and the rest is how you respond to your failures. It’s easy to get crushed by failure or to allow it to sap your energy and shake your confidence. Successful people see mistakes and losses as opportunities to learn and refocus. Once the dust settles, sit back and assess what went wrong and why. Work out how you would handle it differently next time and move on.

  • Be your own cheerleader

You can maintain a positive mindset no matter what the circumstances if you pay attention to your self-talk. If you find yourself slipping into negative thoughts or  beating yourself up for making a mistake, change the script. Give yourself credit for showing up, for trying. Acknowledge your successes and learn from your mistakes.

Positive self-talk can help you see everything as an asset and as something that will help you along the path to success. Being your own cheerleader will make you more resilient and more confident that you will achieve your goals. Successful people expect to succeed. Believe you can do it and you will.

  • Don’t compare

Social media makes it difficult not to compare yourself with others, but it can be toxic to your mindset. For a start, people only show the best aspects of their lives online. No one shares their failures or tweets about being fired or going bankrupt. You only get to see what people want to share. And they only want to share the good stuff, never the whole story.

It’s also important to remember that there is not a finite pool of success. Other people’s success does not affect what you can achieve. Someone else’s promotion or award doesn’t mean you can’t have the same level of success. But it’s up to you. The only person you should be competing with is yourself. And if you look back, you can see all the stepping stones and successes that led to where you are today. Focus on your benchmarks and don’t worry about other people. A great exercise is to write down your accomplishments daily, no matter how big or small.

  • Visualize

Our minds are very powerful; what you create in it you will follow, either positively or negatively. The visual field is the most powerful of our senses so use it to visualize your success – see yourself performing the actions you desire; see the big ideas you have – those pictures in your mind.

But it’s not just the pictures – experience the feelings you get when you see them and the actions you take to make them happen. For example, if you are wanting a promotion, see yourself confidently walking into the interview and wowing the hiring manager. See yourself getting the job and your happiness with those job tasks and relationships you build. Creating a vision board is a great way to keep those pictures in front of you every day.

  • Repeat Affirmations Daily

Affirmations are short statements that are intended to shift mindset and create positive changes. They are known to help overcome low self-esteem, anxiety, and lift spirits; this practice has been studied and validated in the neuroscience field and found to expand a person’s perspective and reducing negative emotions.

When frequently repeated, they change both perspective and beliefs to be more positive and forward-thinking. You can either say them or write them (10 times) to cement them into your brain. It’s one of the better ways to train your brain to positive thoughts. A few examples include: “I am a strong, confident person”;  “I deserve to be successful’ ; “I create how my day goes”; “I am enough.”

As stated earlier the more you work on these steps, the more positive changes you will see. You will change your mindset and prime it for success.

“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”

                                                                                                   (Wayne Dyer)

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