Mindset

Mindset.  It is always evolving and it is a process not an event.  It is something that has to be practised over and over again so that you can master it. When we start out in life, there are no limiting beliefs put on us until we start to grow up and we are told we aren't good enough, too short, that we aren't pretty enough or that we would never good at anything.  At least that is what I was told many many times in my life, and I began to believe it.

After many years of struggling with a negative mindset I finally sat down just recently and decided to write down everything that I have achieved in my life. I had so many accomplishments that I never got a chance to celebrate because I was told it just wasn't good enough.  When I was writing them down I decided to be in that moment and celebrate each accomplishment I had achieved.  It allowed me to have closure on all the negative feels that I had associated that experience.  What I was doing was changing my mindset.  I was reversing all the negative emotions I had to positive.  I started to tell myself how proud I was to have done what I did in such a short span of time.

This process made me realize that never once did anyone tell me they were ever proud of me.  Not a coach, teacher or even my parents. But while doing research for months on the topic of mindset and shame, it dawned on me that it didn't matter if anyone else was proud of me. Was I proud of myself?  Hell ya I am now.  I wasn't back then.

When you have a growth mindset you start to evolve as a person.  Your willing to look beyond your limiting beliefs and get out of your comfort zone.  You should be proud of that!  It takes a lot of courage to step out of that box, to follow your passion and become the person you were meant to be.

I challenge you to look at all the positive things that have happened in your life.  Write them down, celebrate each of them, be in that moment.  Remember your mindset when you are reliving that moment and grow from those experiences.