A Form Of Self-Hypnosis - Deepstash

A Form Of Self-Hypnosis

Some of the phrases that are used by people with a passive mindset:

  • "It’s not my fault that I was late, Traffic was bad."
  • "I can’t come, it’s too hot."

Using this type of language acts as a form of self-hypnosis and convinces the person with a passive mindset that nothing is their responsibility.

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People with an active mindset are in control and their attitude has ownership. They own their failures and appear responsible and truthful. They say it like it is and the language they use provides a sense of respect and humility.

  • “I should have planned for traffic, will take care next time!”
  • “I got fired as I wasn’t the best, but I learned a lot from this.”

People with active mindsets choose their life’s direction and own the process.

Passive Mindset

A passive mindset translates into the attitude or the assumption that life just happens to you accidentally and you are not responsible for it in any way.

People with a passive mindset use language that shifts the blame on other people, events and circumstances. They also do self-pity by asking why bad things always happen to them.

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We live in a distracting world, and it’s not getting any better. We are constantly bombarded with new information.

It's natural to think we need more discipline or willpower to resist the onslaught of distractions. But self-control is a function of circumstances, and willpower is a myth. We need to create an environment for good decisions.

  • Practice mind control and master it! Get rid of bad thoughts; they will just constantly remind you badly of yourself. Instead, use that flaw as an inspiration to train yourself and get better at anything.
  • Pull the trigger by turning that sting into a positive trigger; it will remind you that you're building confidence around something different.
  • Monitor your time. Reduce reaction times and set limits each time you practice. Remind yourself to do it in a shorter amount of time. Be honest and monitor how long it took.
  • Make your impact. Control your emotions, gain the skills you need and move towards your goals.

When you're overwhelmed,  feel like a failure or paralyzed by fear, it's important to pause and take a deep breath.

It will help slow your increasing heart rate by calming you down and giving you some clarity.