Your mindset strongly influences your quality of life, living with the right mindset is critical to being happy and gaining a sense of fulfilment. To have the best mindset, you have to focus on strategies to help you get into the right mindset and optimize your potential.
Your mindset is the sum of your thoughts and beliefs that determine how you make sense of yourself, your immediate environment, and the world.
According to Carol Dweck, a researcher and Professor of Psychology at Stanford University, there are two types of mindsets that people can have: a fixed mindset and a growth mindset.
Lets look at what she explains:
Someone with a “fixed mindset” assumes that their temperament, intelligence, and level of creativity are innate characteristics that cannot be changed. People with a fixed mindset only believe that they have been successful when their performance or intelligence measures higher than the standard. They constantly strive for success and avoid failure at all costs.
Having a fixed mindset leads to a belief that intelligence and talent are limited, so there is no use in working to develop or learn. And, because they believe they were born with a restriction on their talent, those with a fixed mindset put this same restriction on their effort–and subsequently, their success.
Growth Mindset: “In a growth mindset, people believe that their most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work—brains and talent are just the starting point. This view creates a love of learning and a resilience that is essential for great accomplishment.”
Alternatively, people who have a “growth mindset” seek out challenges and view failure as a chance to learn and build upon their abilities. With time and effort, their intelligence and knowledge can grow because they recognize that their effort influences their success, so they spend more time practicing or learning, which leads to higher levels of achievement. What kind of mindset do you have?
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Although personal finance is 80% behaviour or Habits and only 20% Head knowledge or Thoughts , we still need to change the way we think about financial wellness, to be able to have a stress free life. We need to know the HOW, of making our finances work.
Let’s start with the first and foremost mind-set change: “I have enough money!”
When you live in a mind-set that you never have enough money, you’re going to act that out in real life. You will always be wanting for more money. If you think to yourself that you have enough, that you’re able to make ends meet and that you will be able to live off of what you make, you’ll find this starts to become true for you.
Believe you can and you’re halfway there
Never believe you don’t have enough money. That’s like starting in the hole and never recovering, no matter how hard you work.
Changing your mind-set will be the first step in working towards your abundance. You still have to do the hard work, but do it with the mind-set that you’ll have enough.
This is probably the hardest mind-set to change, but it will make the most difference.
If you’re able to change this one thought, you’ll be able to open yourself up to changing the way you deal with and manage your money.
Your positive relationship with money starts by believing that you have enough, that you are enough.
Marie Forleo says:
Anytime you part with money, bless it and say – There’s always more where that came from.
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Today we are going to visit a new concept! Toxic Positivity.
Maybe you’ve heard of toxic positivity? It is the culture of portaying yourself as being happy no matter what. You are basically switched off to anything which might be viewed as negative. It is also the idea of encouraging people to always see the bright side, and not open up about anything bad.
That is not a helpful thought pattern – it is actually harming.
What would you say? Are you ready to be honest about your emotions? Even if in you view it is not as “good” as you would want people to think your thoughts or your attitude is?
Do not pretend to be positive if you are not – you will be able to be more positive, complain less if you can first be honest about what you really feel!
How to avoid Toxic Positivity:
You can be sad, angry, upset, drained, anxious, overwhelmed, unsure, afraid and still be positive! Rather be honest, then you can be real and deal with what really is happening.
That will get you to move forward. Every time.
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What does thrive mean? To prosper; to be fortunate or successful. to grow or develop vigorously, to flourish.
Would you want to THRIVE?
I am sure we all want to say YES to that! Who does not want to prosper, flourish and grow? Surviving is no fun, it is just that, surviving.
Grow is to become larger or greater over a period of time, to increase.
Grow is good, we want to grow, but even more – we want to THRIVE!
What would you describe as the THRIVE factors in your life?
What do you need to have in place to be successful, to grow or to develop? Our answers might differ, but it is certain that we all need to consciously work at it.
Thriving doesn’t just happen – it takes focus, dedication and perseverance. Otherwise you will slip back into surviving, or just grow which doesn’t bring you the deep joy of a fulfilled life.
What is the first step to a Thriving life? I would want to say it is a choice. The choice to start. Start making better choices. You can start with one – one choice that is better that the one you made yesterday.
We have discovered that it is a LIFESTYLE. It is a journey. It does not happen overnight. Do-able? Yes! Easy? Not always. Rewarding? For sure.
You need to have an understanding of different areas in your life. You need to know what your life’s purpose is, what your values are, have your self-worth statements at the tip of your fingers, clear statements towards your wellness, your finances. You need to spy on your thoughts, change it, improve it.
You need to believe in you! So that you can THRIVE!!
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