The Importance Of Mindset To Create The Best You And Your Best Life
Pretend for a moment that your mind is a computer, and technically it is. Would you use your computer without first configuring various settings? Probably not. Your mindset is also a “setting” or a “set of settings,” which allow your mind to function exactly as you want it to in order to deliver the results you seek.
A mindset is framework of your psyche used to tackle problems or cope with life’s issues.
Mindsets are the way we see the world and how we see ourselves interacting with the world itself.
Your mindset guides your behaviors and is informed by your beliefs.
Your mindset dictates how you respond to others and to the many obstacles life will inevitably throw your way.
Your mindset is your attitude or disposition toward others, yourself, and life’s circumstances.
Because your mindset is how you perceive and judge things in life, it changes how you make sense of the world as well as of yourself.
Your mindset will determine how you view opportunities presented to you and how you approach and deal with challenges, both of which play a crucial role in your personal growth and your life in general. This makes mindset one of the, if not the most important consideration in creating a better you and a better life.
Unhealthy self-defeating mindsets include:
- The negative mindset or chronic negative thinking
- The entitled mindset believes that life somehow owes you something, anything, just because you are you.
- The deferred, conditional happiness mindset is simply described as once “SOME THING” happens I will be happy…
- The blaming mindset seeks to blame others or the world for any misfortunes without taking any personal responsibility.
- The failure mindset has an irrational fear of not succeeding.
- The excuse mindset features the need to make constant excuses and irrational justifications for poor choices and outcomes in life.
- The risk-averse mindset constantly averts risks that results in missing out on key opportunities and consequent possible successes.
- The victim mindset consistently blames others or abdicates responsibility for the negative things that happen in life.
Healthy positive mindsets include:
- The growth mindset has the desire to change and grow to continue to improve yourself and your life as well as embracing change, challenge, and opportunities to further your happiness.
- A positive mindset chooses to focus on the positive aspects of life, embracing a positive attitude and optimistic thinking.
- The self-trusting mindset ensures you believe in your own capabilities and trusting that you can rely on yourself in life.
- The purpose-driven mindset means you have a strong sense of purpose and you are willing to put in the effort to that end.
- The dreamer mindset allows you to think and dream big and believe that anything is possible.
- The grateful mindset means being thankful for everything you are and all that you have.
- The accountable mindset accepts responsibility for actions and decisions, refusing to cast blame on others for your misfortunes or mistakes.
- The winning mindset gives you confidence in yourself and your abilities to believe that you can achieve what you want in life and guides your behaviors accordingly.
- Changing your mindset from one of the many negative ones to a more positive mentality can help you alter your behavior and reach your goals in life. Which positive mindset will you start embracing today?