Many people say to me, “I want this year to be different.” And it can be.
Not by wishful thinking but by truly seeking change, committing to change, and being willing to do whatever it takes, because nothing will change if you change nothing!
Do you have any idea what has held you back from achieving your dreams in the past?
In my experience as a coach, the main thing that stops people from being as happy and successful as they can be is their … MINDSET.
Most people don’t truly understand the power of the mind.
Your mind controls your emotions, and your emotions control your behaviour, and your behaviour controls your outcomes in life.
In the updated edition of her bestselling book, Mindset the new psychology of success,
Dr. Carol Dweck, after decades of research, discovered a simple but groundbreaking idea: the power of the mindset.
In this brilliant book, she shows how success in every area of human endeavor can be dramatically influenced by how we think about our talents and abilities. People with a fixed mindset–those who believe that abilities are fixed–are less likely to flourish than those with a growth mindset–those who believe that abilities can be developed. Mindset reveals how great parents, teachers, managers, and athletes can put this idea to use to foster outstanding accomplishment.
In this edition, Dweck offers new insights into her now famous and broadly embraced the concept. She introduces a phenomenon she calls false growth mindset and guides people toward adopting a deeper, truer growth mindset. She also expands the mindset concept beyond the individual, applying it to the cultures of groups and organizations. With the right mindset, you can motivate those you lead, teach, and love – to transform their lives and your own.
Bill Gates says, “Through clever research studies and engaging writing, Dweck illuminates how our beliefs about our capabilities exert tremendous influence on how we learn and which paths we take in life.”
Growing up we were not taught how to train or understand the workings of the mind. I wish this topic was discussed in all schools. It would save mental agony for so many people. Understanding your mindset is essential for any goal setting and future plans. Without it, you will fall back into old habits, not because you want to but because that’s all the mind knows and feels comfortable with.
If you were to cut open your brain and take a look inside, you wouldn’t be able to find your mind. It is the part of you that works with your 5 senses and emotions to create pictures, memories, feelings, and thoughts.
Our mindset is established at a young age based on our experiences, family values, religious beliefs. Our mindset is influenced by our parents, teachers, and friends. A mindset that served you when you were 7, may not necessarily help you deal with life as an adult. If you haven’t had the opportunity to grow your mindset you may find that the things that hindered you as a child, still prevent you from achieving what you want today.
Without a positive, open mind, you are wasting your time setting new goals. You will reach the end of 2022 still feeling frustrated and calling yourself a failure.
Q: What do Actors, Olympians & Executives all have in common?
A: A Coach who helps them achieve what they want in their life and work!
All successful people know that they need to exercise their minds in the same way that they exercise any muscle in the body. To strengthen it, to stretch it, to make it stronger, it needs to be challenged and they do this with the training and guidance of an experienced Coach.
If this is something you (or someone you care about) could benefit from, then please let me help you. Don’t suffer another year of disappointment and frustration.
In my ‘Reignite Your Spark’ program, you will go on an exciting journey of growth, learn skills and techniques that help you understand the impact your mindset is having on your life right now, see how to change it, and enjoy a happier New Year.
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