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How to Instantly Reframe Your Mindset And Radically Improve Your Life

What mindset is

A mindset is a set of assumptions, methods, or notations that is so established that it creates a powerful incentive within you to continue to adopt or accept prior behaviours, choices, or tools.

It’s so powerful that it affects every decision-making process. It predetermines your responses and interpretations of situations.

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How to Instantly Reframe Your Mindset And Radically Improve Your Life

How to Instantly Reframe Your Mindset And Radically Improve Your Life

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Reframing your mindset

Stop reacting to life and start responding to it.

If you want to really change, you need to start reframing your mindset. You’re not in control of everything that happens to you, but you are in control of how you respond to what happens to you.

Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau

“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.”

What mindset is

A mindset is a set of assumptions, methods, or notations that is so established that it creates a powerful incentive within you to continue to adopt or accept prior behaviours, choices, or tools.

It’s so powerful that it affects every decision-making process. It predetermines your responses and interpretations of situations.

Types of mindsets

  • Growth mindset: you believe your most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work. This view creates a love of learning and resilience.
  • Fixed mindset: you believe basic qualities, like intelligence or talent, are simply fixed traits and that talent alone creates success — without effort. 

Wallace D. Wattles

Wallace D. Wattles

“Whatever you habitually think yourself to be, that you are.”

Examine your current beliefs

Ask yourself these questions, to identify limiting beliefs and negative patterns:

  • Where did I learn these beliefs and knowledge from?
  • Are they the objective truth?
  • Who uses these beliefs in life and business?

Motivational techniques

... for improving performance:

  • Self-talk (saying to yourself “I can do better”)
  • Imagery (imagining yourself doing something better)
  • If-then planning (for example, “If I start to doubt myself, then I will remind myself that I have the skills!”)

Travis Bradberry

Travis Bradberry

"People with a growth mindset believe that they can improve with effort. They outperform those with a fixed mindset, even when they have a lower IQ, because they embrace challenges, treating them as opportunities to learn something new."

Mastering your mindset

You can change your brain’s patterns once you start to consistently feed your mind with new empowering messages.

When you begin to master your mindset, you will be able to make new healthy choices, embrace a positive outlook in life, commit to goals and get them done and you will most likely finish what you start.

Disciplined practice

  • Make a specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and time-bound life-list of 5 things you want to achieve. 
  • Set small goals for each day and week.
  • Be aware of your self-talk. Replace negative thoughts with positive ones.
  • Use the skills you already have. Focus on your strengths and build upon them. 
  • See failure as a set up for a comeback.

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Mindset is a belief system

It includes the ideas we have about ourselves and the world around us. 

These beliefs come from our innate dispositions, childhood experience and/or cultural/societal influence and are often entrenched.

Examine the evidence

If you believe you can’t learn new skills or change the way you work, look at the evidence that supports both your negative and positive beliefs.

This may not necessarily lead to a modification of those beliefs, but is an important start. You can use belief monitoring to keep track of your thinking.

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Thinking or Doing
We have a ‘thinking’ system and a ‘doing’ system – and we’re generally only capable of using one at a time.
  • Thinking requires Diverging(trying to come up with as many ideas as possible).
Get Some Distance

Physical and mental distance influence the way you think about things. Distance engages the thinking system

Your workplace environment is strongly associated with getting things done. In order to engage a thinking mindset, spend time working in another place. Change your environment, and you will change the way you think.

Stand Up and Move

The modern workplace revolves around sitting.

The seated posture reinforces the activation of a thinking mindset.

If you need to jumpstart your doing mindset, get moving. Stand up. Walk around your workspace. By getting up and moving, you get into a converging, action-oriented mode on.

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Learned Optimism in Psychology

This is a concept that suggests that we can always change our attitude and behaviour, be aware of our thoughts and stop our negative self-talk.

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Pessimism is defined as the anticipation of good or bad things to happen in the future, while optimism is generally considered the opposite. Optimism can be defined as the individual difference variable reflecting the extent of which we hold positive expectancies for the upcoming event.

The ways in which we think affects our health, well-being and success, even though the situations are the same.

Benefits of Optimism
  • A positive impact on many aspects of physical and mental health.
  • Provides motivation to work harder.
  • Greater career success in life.

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Diffuse the fear of being rejected

... by acknowledging and expecting it can and will hurt.

To overcome the sting of rejection, stop trying to avoid feeling that stings. Stop pretending your unaffect...

Interrupting rumination

Make a contract with your partner, family, and friends allowing them to catch you in the throes of verbal diarrhea when you were unfairly treated.

Work out three or four different activities that will distract you and turn your attention to something productive. 

Regulate the number of rejection opportunities

 ... you expose yourself to.

We all have a different threshold of the amount of rejection we can handle. Wisely considering how much more you can handle is essential. 

Before you take another step forward, ask yourself if you have the right resources and support in place to catch you.

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Ways to deal with depression

Understand the common triggers. Once you understand which one is behind your depression, you can better learn how to cope with depression.

Feelings of loss, “less than” and “never going to happen” are the major reasons that most people dip into depression. Loss can result from a loved one dying or losing a job; feelings of “less than” can be triggered by comparing yourself to others you view as having more than you and “never” occurs when you start believing that your goals and dreams are completely out of reach. 

Address your limiting beliefs

Many of those trying to find ways to deal with depression have formed limiting beliefs that negatively affect how they think.

If you come from a family who has never had a member attend college, you might believe that you are not smart enough to achieve your goals. Another common limiting belief is that they are supposed to be sad because depression or anxiety runs in their family. 

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Create Successful Habits

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Be Accountable To Someone

Being accountable allows an impartial observer to assess your work. It is advisable to work with people who have walked your path or who have had similar experiences. 

Alternatively, someone who is completely unrelated to your interest may also serve as a watchful eye as they offer an unbiased perspective.

Focus On Smaller Victories

Focussing on smaller victories along the way gives you the self-confidence you need to forge ahead. 

You might stumble upon setbacks along the way during the pursuit of smaller goals that will serve as valuable lessons since they allow you to iron out the creases before pursuing the larger goal. 

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Martial arts was not merely a competitive sport for Bruce Lee, but in essence a means of self-discovery and self-expression.

By learning to fight, he was able to better understand who he was — he could force himself out of his comfort zone, test his limits, and confront his fears. 

Be like water

Bruce Lee saw life as being in constant change.

Unless we learn to adapt to it, we’re bound to experience tremendous resistance that will entrap us in a constant state of suffering.

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Mindsets in the workplace

We spend half of our day at work (and even more) and both our mindset and the mindset of those around us will have a significant impact on our life, especially the mindset of our leaders.

The fixed mindset in the workplace
  • It doesn’t easily allow you to change course.
  • It doesn't  believe in growth,  but in right and wrong and any suggestion of change or adaptation is considered a criticism.
  • Challenges or obstacles tend activate defensive mechanisms.
  • When something goes wrong, it doesn't take responsibility- it blame others because that would be akin to accepting inferiority.
  • Believes in a world of hierarchy: where some people are superior and some are inferior. 
Creating a growth-mindset environment
  • Presenting skills as learnable
  • Conveying that the environment values learning and perseverance, not just ready-made genius or talent
  • Giving feedback in a way that promotes learning and future success.
Minimalizing Your Life

To minimize your life is choosing to live by design, not by default. You decide where to allocate your time, focus, and efforts.

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“The secret of happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less.”
Why Minimizing Your Life

What minimizing your life will bring you:

  • More Efficiency: You finally have enough time to do what’s truly important.
  • More Time: Owning and doing things carry high costs. Doing less frees up your time to focus on the essential few.
  • Less Stress: No more overloaded schedules, running from one place to the next, always rushing.
  • Better Health: having and doing less calms your mind and brings clarity.
  • Freedom: things don’t own you anymore, you only own things you love. 

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