You aren't going to find success without first changing your mindset and habits.
It's pretty simple because if you could be where you wanted to with the mindset and habits you currently have, don't you think you would already be there?
You know how may times a day you fall into your "bad" habits like watching too much Netflix or playing too much Xbox. Imagine if you could create the habits that would help you push towards your goals when you have that extra downtime during the day!
Well, that is the power of a mindset and what the right mindset can do for you.
That is the purpose of this article. To first help you improve your mindset and then help you create habits of productivity and kill those bad habits.
Here is how you can do just that and start getting the results you want in life...
The Importance of A Growth Mindset
What exactly is a growth mindset you ask?
A growth mindset means you have the mindset to think you can always improve and there is always ways to improve.
You believe that you are never done learning and you can always improve in some areas.
You always see the opportunity to grow.
If you don't have a growth mindset you are going to believe that you are as good as you are going to get in areas of your life, even if that means you stay at the beginner level, because you believe there is no way to get better.
The ways that not having a growth mindset can hurt you is by limiting your opportunities, not letting you take opportunities because you don't think you are good enough, not letting you grow and learn the strategies to make you better at what you do and most importantly, not letting you reach your potential.
How To Create A Growth Mindset
Now you may be wondering how to develop this mindset that we call a growth mindset, I will just touch on that right here and create a blog post on it in the future but here are my tips.
How to create a growth mindset:
#1: Start looking at failure as a way to learn, something that has to happen before you are great at what you do. This is just another step in the journey... fail and then move on, embrace it and don't make the same mistake twice.
#2: Become more self aware, this is one of the best things and skills you can learn in life. It allows you to step back and see what you are struggling with and WHY you are struggling with it. Self awareness allows you to see past the bias and not blame others for your failure.
#3: Take responsibility for results, even if it is not your fault. This will make you both happier and more productive because instead of looking for people to blame you will start to look for answers and solutions to problems, helping you both learn and push forward at the same time.
#4: Start loving to learn, each ad everyday, make it a new habit like you would watching a new TV show. Pick up that book for an hour everyday, start learning to love the process of learning and bettering yourself. Hell, even listen to podcasts like The School of Greatness or the Tai Lopez Show in the car or in the gym!
#5: Accept the challenges and learn to love the process of success. Start going head first into what scares you and what challenges you, it is never going to get easier.. you are just going to have different challenges. Learn to love the process and you will find results, you won't have to find motivation because the process is all you need.
Simple Mindset Strategies
There a re a few mindset strategies that I live by and can do so much for not only your mindset but also your mental health, as I have dealt with mild depression in the past.
The first thing that will help you start the day in the right mindset is to write down 5 things you are grateful for either right when you wake up or right before you go to bed. This helps you get thinking in the positive mindset right away ad not focusing on whats wrong in your life ASAP in the morning.
Going along with that one, just start to look at things more positive and you will start to be happier and start to find more opportunities in everything that you do.
Number three, start to not spend the first hour of your day on electronics, on your phone or watching TV. This will help you create your own thoughts, your own opportunities and not get all your thoughts drowned out by the opinions of others.
Finally, start to take a walk or do something you enjoy outdoors for an hour a day. This will help you step outside the comfort zone of your home. This has made a huge impact on my happiness and productivity as it gives you a small break, gets you fresh air/ sunlight and helps you refocus your mind and create new ideas.
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Plan Your Days
One of the most powerful things you can do is to plan out your day by how important each task is. Pick 5 tasks that you need to do, and that are not already habits, and order them in order of how important they are going to be in your day to get closer towards your goals.
Then block them into time chunks each day so you don't waste time thinking about what you should do next, you know exactly what needs to be done in order to make progress.
This also helps to maximize your time each day if you don't have much free time to work on your business or passions and helps you feel more in control of your life.
The more in control you feel the more likely you are to take on new opportunities and more results you are going to start to see in your life. Looking for more results, like I'm sure we all are, try doing his and get more in control of your days.
Limit Distractions At Important Times of The Day
The key to success and still having balance in your life, if that is what you strive for, is to block out times of the day to kill your distractions and get to work.
Turn your phone off, turn the TV off and focus all your energy on one task at a time. Even two productive tasks at the same time could be a distraction because you aren't as focused as you could be.
When you get the the state of "flow" during these times you are focusing all your attention on this one thing and not worried about what you are going to do tonight or what you are going to eat.
This helps you create better content, create better products and services and get more done in a short period of time. If you get distracted easily then you are going to lose the momentum you gained on that project and have to try and get it back when you return to the task.
How To Kill Your Bad Habits and Create Growth Habits
Have bad habits and not getting much done?
Well these are the strategies that I used in order to create more of a growth midset and kill those bad habits.
First off, whenever I started to get distracted or had some down time where I would usually start doing bad habits like watching YouTube for hours, I would do something productive like respond to comments on social media or read a book.
This was hard at first but it gets easier and you start to enjoy the productivity you feel doing these other things more than the enjoyment of watching hours of TV everyday.
Also, I had a problems with wanting to respond to everything on Snapchat and look at Instagram a couple times an hour which was a bad habit so I decided to delete them and then redownload them everyday when I was done with my 5 productive tasks for the day! This was a game changer as I got much more done in a shorter period of time.
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