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Raise Your Vibe – Simple Guide!

Have you heard someone talk about their vibe? or maybe you’ve heard the saying “that person gives me bad vibes.” The vibration or “vibes” can be felt by anyone.

We live in a vibrational universe, meaning everything – even the most physical, dense objects around us, when zoomed in on enough – are mostly space. Everything has a vibration.

Depending on what you’re interacting with – whether through thoughts, feelings, or actions – you’re either raising or lowering your vibration.

There are however, there are certain things you can do to raise your vibration fast. I’m excited to share these with you, so you can raise your vibration fast!

 

 

What happens when you raise your vibration?

Raising your vibration involves becoming aware your current level of frequency, and then consciously choosing to start living in a way that supports a higher vibration.

A high vibration equates to living in states of joy, love, gratitude, peace, fulfilment, and vibrant well-being.

By contrast, lower vibrational states can equate to living in judgment, shame, frustration, disease and fear.

Wherever you are on the vibrational scale now, there are powerful ways to raise your vibe and level up so you can start living a high vibe life in alignment with blessings the highest possibilities meant for you.

 

The difference between high vibration vs. low vibration

Our vibration emits a frequency out to the universe, and that energetic vibration is reflected back in our lives. This affects both; the short term and the long-term situations. Let me give you an example of each one:

Let’s say that you wake up one morning out of alignment and you are in a bad mood. You begin your day complaining about your coffee and the weather. If you do not shift your vibration, most likely your day will just get worse.

There’s a chance of you getting into an argument with the people around you, and you can pollute the people and the ambience everywhere you go. This is an example of a short term, because it is a one-day situation.

An example of a long term would be, you notice that you keep getting rejected on job interviews, and you can’t understand why since your resume is outstanding, you are more than qualified for the job, you have the experience and the skills; so why do you keep getting rejected?

Your energy has more power than you can even imagine. When you vibrate a high-vibration, positive and loving energy, you will receive that energy reflected back to you.

However, when you vibrate at a low vibration, you attract people and situations that are also vibrating at that level.

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Our energetic vibration is directly correlated to what we attract in our lives: the people that we attract, the situations that happen, the opportunities that arise, and all in between.

In order for us to be in our highest possible vibration to feel good, in alignment and to attract all the greatness and abundance into our lives, we have to do our part. It is a daily work.

The good news is that shifting and raising your vibration is easier than you think.

It is our responsibility to be aware of our energetic vibration, to know how to shift and raise our vibration at any moment, and to maintain a high vibration.

The good news is that shifting and raising your vibration is easier than you think. My goal is to give you the tools for you to carry them at all times, and to use them whenever you need them in order to stay in a high vibrational state. I want you to empower yourself by choosing YOUR vibration!

So, how do you shift your vibrational energy from a low vibration (anger, fear, anxiety, etc) to a higher vibration (joy, positivity, peace, gratitude)?

Here’s a simple guide of 7 tips to help raise your vibration:

 

Raise your vibe – Simple Guide!

Practice gratitude

Whenever you focus on gratitude you instantly shift your vibrations to positive. No matter what is going on in your life, you have the power to shift your focus to gratitude.

I also encourage the use of a gratitude journal – Every day write down or even just note in your mind at the end of each day, focus on everything you’re grateful for in your life and also how those things impact your life. Always aim for at least 3 things.

Here’s some examples from my own journal:

  • I am grateful for the increase in traffic to my website today
  • I am grateful for the nice walk I had with Jo and Alfie (the dog) today
  • I am grateful for seeing the twins today

Try to make your gratitude note specific to today. So rather than me writing I’m so grateful for everyone who visits my website. I would write, I’m so grateful for all of the people who visited my website today, and I’m especially grateful for the lady who took the time to leave a message saying how helpful my post was to her.

 

 

Pay attention to what you are consuming

As a vibrational being, you are impacted by everything you consume:

  • The information you process mentally
  • Things you ingest in your body
  • Products you consume
  • Products you put on your body
  • Items you use in your home

If you’re consuming a lot of information that is draining – whether scrolling social media or watching Netflix shows that are negative or depressing – this creates a change in your vibration.

Start replacing the things that bring you down with something that lifts you up: good books, uplifting music, creative projects, inspiring nature around you, as well as shows or documentaries that uplift and inspire you.

 

Practice meditation

There are so many benefits to meditation.  By simply concentrating on your breathing and being still for 10 minutes a day, you will notice an immediate shift in your soul.

The more you practice this and let the thoughts just flow in and out while you are still, the more attuned you will feel with your higher consciousness and guiding force.

When your mind is spiralling, reboot it through meditation. This is most effective when it is done consistently; a daily meditation practice is invaluable for setting the tone of your mental consciousness for the day.

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Dropping into deep stillness in meditation also gives you an opportunity to replenish your energy from the zero-point field of infinite possibility.

When you recharge from this place, you no longer need to “get energy from others”. You can cut away the need to engage in lower energy games that most of humanity is still entangled in – stepping back to observe from a place of higher Divine mind.

This raises your vibration which has an immense benefit for your life, but also helps you to ripple high vibe energy out beyond you to bless and benefit all.

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The below channels on YouTube are great for guided meditations;

If you’re interested in learning more in-depth about meditation, then the below books are excellent:

 

 

Practice mindfulness

When you put Mindfulness into practice your vibration will raise massively!

I can’t explain how much this practice has changed my life. When you’re mindful your life will transform massively.

By living in the present moment, you become at peace with your past thoughts and illusions made up in your mind.

Observe your thoughts, become at peace with them, take away the emotional attachment.

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When you find your mind wandering, revert back to the present moment.

The more you live in the present moment, the mind quickly loses control over you. The mind is a tool that should be working for you, not controlling you.

This takes a lot of practice, as your mind has spent so many years in control. The mind has been projecting its illusions on you all your life.

Purchase a book, research it on YouTube. The Mindfulness practice is life changing when used consistently and persistently!

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Some great channels that I use for mindfulness videos, are the following:

I also recommend the following books to read:

 

 

Take in nature

When you ground yourself in nature, you discharge negativity, and even more importantly, you recharge yourself with the loving and nurturing energy from Mother Earth.

After grounding yourself you’ll feel renewed, refreshed, centred, and balanced. Whether you simply walk barefoot in your garden, or go to the beach or the wood, just get out in nature, allow yourself to be present by opening all your senses: see, taste, hear, smell and feel.

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If you live in a big city or work in an office, you may feel you don’t have much opportunity to connect with nature.

Nature time could be:

  • Spend time in your garden.
  • Walk around a park.
  • Go to the woods.
  • Plan your next vacation around nature time.
  • Visit a lake or river

This is also where crystals, essential oils and houseplants come in. You may want to bring little bits of nature with you and consciously tune into them at home.

 

Move your body

One of the best things to do to raise your vibration is without a doubt moving your body. Think about it: your body has been lethargic and lying down for 6-8 hours, your muscles are probably still sleeping and need to stretch.

Now, I don’t expect you to do a full 45-minutes workout when you’re still feeling sleepy and unmotivated, but if you force yourself to move your body (even with some low-intensity exercises) for as little as 10 minutes, it will be a game changer, I promise.

It’s been proven that working out in the morning – even with some light exercise – can boost your metabolism up to 22% for the rest of the day and reduce tremendously sugar cravings.

Moving in the morning will get your heart pumping, your metabolism to speed up, while also making you feel more alert and active for the rest of the day.

 

Create and say affirmations

Affirmations can go a long way in helping you retrain your brain and focus on the important things.  By repeating a phrase, you attract it and bring its likeness to you.

Some affirmations that will increase your vibration could be:

  • I’ve accomplished many great things
  • I always get what I need
  • I have a lot to look forward to
  • I am valuable
  • My life is rewarding and meaningful

The key for affirmations to make a difference and work is for you to believe what you are saying.  Also, by saying things in the present tense you are letting it be known that it is true for you.

Try repeating your favourite affirmation whenever you are driving or going to the bathroom. The more often, the better.

 

 

Raise your vibe – Final thought

I hope this list helps you to find a few ways to raise your vibration so you can begin living your best life.

Raising your vibration is an ongoing process, and there is always room for improvement. There will be times where you really feel like you’re getting somewhere, and then you slip back a few steps in response to an outside trigger or challenge.

Don’t worry when this happens, be patient with yourself, treat yourself with love and care, and refocus on the simple things you can do now to raise your frequency now.

Listen to your intuition, follow your heart, laugh, play, take good care of yourself and do what is right for you to respond to life with love. Keep moving in the direction of an increased vibration and remember to enjoy the journey.

There is a huge opportunity for growth available to you in this lifetime, which happens one moment at a time.

This list of vibration raising activities is a good place to start, but is by no means an all-encompassing list.

The key is to really pay attention, and make living with a high vibration a priority!

What are some ways that you have raised your vibration? We would love to hear your tips.

 

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The Difference Between Fixed Mindset and Growth Mindset?

We’re always striving for growth. Whether it’s a bigger house, a bigger bank account, or bigger muscles, more is usually considered merrier. However, with this constant quest for self-improvement and a bigger bottom line, one important factor can get lost in the shuffle: mindset. You may be gaining knowledge, but are you truly growing?

We’ve discussed mindset a lot in recent blogs, and with good reason. It is fundamental to everything we are trying to achieve – both as professionals and as human beings.

This is especially true when it feels like everything is in flux; from strategy to skill requirements to working arrangements.

How do you continue to thrive when it’s impossible to predict what tomorrow will look like? By adopting a growth mindset.

Being fixed in your ways and resistant to change will get you nowhere. Adopting a growth mindset, on the other hand, opens up a world of possibilities.

So, to help make this year one of growth and continue our focus, we’ll compare fixed mindsets and growth mindsets, before analysing how to apply a growth mindset to your professional life or just life in general.

Let’s get growing!

 

 

The Difference Between Fixed Mindset and Growth Mindset?

According to researcher Carol Dweck, there are two types of mindsets: a fixed mindset and a growth mindset. 

In a fixed mindset, people believe their qualities are fixed traits and therefore cannot change. These people document their intelligence and talents rather than working to develop and improve them. They also believe that talent alone leads to success, and effort is not required.

In a growth mindset, people have an underlying belief that their learning and intelligence can grow with time and experience. When people believe they can become smarter, they realise that their effort has an effect on their success, so they put in extra time, leading to higher achievement.

People with a fixed mindset always want to appear intelligent because they believe that they were born with a fixed level of intelligence that cannot be modified. These people have a fear of looking dumb to people because they do not believe that they can redeem themselves once other people look at them as being non-intelligent.

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In a growth mindset, however people believe their abilities and intelligence can be developed with effort, learning, and persistence. Their basic abilities are simply a starting point for their potential. They don’t believe everyone is the same, but they hold onto the idea that everyone can become smarter if they try.

A fixed mindset assumes that our character, intelligence, and creative ability are static given which we can’t change in any meaningful way, and success is the affirmation of that inherent intelligence, an assessment of how those givens measure up against an equally fixed standard; striving for success and avoiding failure at all costs become a way of maintaining the sense of being smart or skilled.

A growth mindset on the other hand, thrives on challenge and sees failure not as evidence of non-intelligence but as a heartening springboard for growth and for stretching our existing abilities. Out of these two mindsets, which we manifest from a very early age, springs a great deal of our behaviour, our relationship with success and failure in both professional and personal contexts, and ultimately our capacity for happiness.

You can watch a great TED talk with Carol Dweck on growth mindset here.

 

 

Identify your fixed mindset triggers

Before we explore ways to foster a growth mindset, it’s crucial to be able to spot your own fixed mindset triggers. Though the outcome will always be similar – lack of motivation, resilience, and personal growth – there are several mindset triggers people tend to react to.

It’s unlikely all of these will apply to you, but it would be surprising if none of them did. If you can’t pinpoint one of these triggers as affecting you, you may actually have a false growth mindset?

Having to work hard

Most people like to say they’re hard workers. But in reality, there is something society seems to value more: being “gifted” or “naturally talented.”

Did you ever feel proud when you did well on an exam without working too hard? If hard work is one of your mindset triggers, you may get overwhelmed by tasks that require a long, sustained effort – and you will be more likely to give up.

Another sign that hard work may be a mindset trigger for you is if you tend to compare yourself to others, and you feel discouraged when it seems like it requires less effort from them to achieve the same goals.

Note that if having to work hard is of your mindset triggers, it doesn’t mean that you’re lazy. It just means you have a self-limiting belief – that you think that no matter how much work you put in, some people are just more talented than you are.

Facing setbacks

Life happens. We get sick, we can lose a job, not sign an important contract, there can be an oversight, a mistake, an accident.

A challenge is intrinsic to what you’re trying to achieve. A setback is extrinsic. Let’s say you decide to go on a diet, but on the very first day, a colleague celebrates their birthday at work and you feel like you have to accept a piece of their birthday cake. With a growth mindset, this wouldn’t be a big deal – you’d just get back on track and forget about it. But if setbacks are a mindset trigger for you, you may stop the diet altogether because you feel like you have failed already.

Let’s look at another example: you promised yourself to go for a run twice a week. But it’s been raining all week – what a bummer. Running won’t be as nice with this kind of weather. So, you don’t go for a run. You basically let something like the weather derail your plans. In your mind, a setback is not a setback, it’s a roadblock.

Getting negative feedback

We don’t all handle critique the same way. Ok, let’s look at professional athletes. They get a ton of feedback from their coach. And sometimes, that feedback can be pretty harsh. But they listen, they learn, they apply the feedback and suggestions. The problem is that some of us struggle to separate our performance from our identity. If we didn’t do well, we think we’re not good enough. Think about how you react to critique – is it one of your mindset triggers?

Being challenged.

Being out of your comfort zone is one of the best signs you are learning and growing. Think about it – unless you’re getting stretched, chances are you’re simply repeating stuff you already know.

Some people are not comfortable being on the edge of their competence. If your mindset trigger is being challenged, it means that when you try to work on something and the solution you try doesn’t work, you believe the goal itself is too hard – and you may quit altogether.

Seeing success in others.

This is one people have a hard time admitting to. It has happened to me before. I would look at someone who was either more senior or had more experience, and I would compare myself to them.

It’s not a pretty emotion – I was basically feeling jealous. What my brain didn’t seem to really get, though, is that these people had been working at it for longer than me, and that there was no reason I wouldn’t get to a similar lever if I put in the effort too.

It can be intimidating to hang out with people who are more advanced than you in their journey – which is why it’s a mindset trigger for many of us.

You may be facing more subtle mindset triggers—for example, some people have specific mindset triggers when it comes to their siblings or their best friend.

But it’s very unlikely you don’t have any mindset triggers. So, take the time to explore your thoughts and your emotions so you can become aware of them. 

 

How to foster a growth mindset

As Carol Dweck said, there are two ways to look at the world: “In one world, effort is a bad thing. It, like failure, means you’re not smart or talented. If you were, you wouldn’t need effort. In the other world, effort is what makes you smart or talented.”

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When you have a growth mindset, the hand you are dealt is just a starting point for personal growth. By changing your vision of effort and failure, you can design a whole new approach to your life.

Convinced? Here are fifteen strategies you can use to develop a growth mindset.

Remember the concept of neuroplasticity

here is lots of research showing your brain’s structure is not fixed. Your mind should not be fixed either.

Appreciate the process over the results

It’s all about the learning process. Don’t worry too much about the actual result, make sure you learn as much as possible.

Acknowledge your weaknesses

Ignoring your weaknesses means that you’ll never manage to improve. Acknowledging and embracing your imperfections also means you know which ones you want to work on.

Cultivate your sense of purpose

According to Carol Dweck’s research, people with a growth mindset have a greater sense of purpose. Keep asking “why” and think about the meaning of your work.

Don’t say failing, say learning

Shift your vision of failure. If you fall short of a goal or make a mistake, don’t see it as a failure – make it a learning opportunity.

Value effort over talent.

Stop chasing the reputation of someone who is “naturally smart.” First, genius requires work. Second, you won’t be perceived as smart if you’re not willing to put the work in.

Consider challenges as opportunities

Challenges are an opportunity for self-improvement. Tackle them, and whether you succeed or fail, make sure to learn as much as possible.

Place growth before speed

It takes time to learn. Learning fast doesn’t mean learning well, and learning well requires allowing time for mistakes. Think realistically about time and effort it will require to acquire a new skill. Don’t expect to master everything in one sitting.

Do not chase other people’s approval

When you prioritise approval over learning, you sacrifice your own potential for growth.

View criticism as a gift

Related – don’t wait for constructive criticism. Analyse all criticism. Do not let it destroy you, see it as a useful data point.

Celebrate actions, not attributes

Give yourself a pat on the back when you did something smart—not just when you were being smart and relying on your previous knowledge.

Grow with others

If you have a growth mindset, you may want to share and celebrate your progress with others. Learn from other people’s mistakes, take risks with them. Don’t try to look your best, show how hard you’re willing to work and how comfortable you are with experimenting.

Take the time to reflect

Either once a day, once a week, or once a month, use journaling and metacognition techniques to reflect on your personal growth trajectory.

Cultivate perseverance.

Grit and determination will help you overcome challenges. Remind yourself of all the times you managed to deal with a particularly tough situation. You can do it again.

Use the “not yet” technique.

Carol Dweck says adding “not yet” to any fixed mindset statement is a great way to reframe your thought processes. When you’re struggling, just remind yourself that you haven’t mastered that skill…Yet.

There are probably more growth mindset techniques out there, but I think these will help you get the gist of it. Now, let’s have a look at the questions you can ask yourself to develop a growth mindset on a day-to-day basis.

 

 

Your mindset determines your success

If you have a growth mindset, you’re much more likely to be successful. Why? Because you have the drive, willingness, and overall foundation of belief to aim for bigger, better things.

If you have a fixed mindset, you’ll find yourself becoming stagnant, without the motivation to achieve anything greater than what you already have.

To quote Carol Dweck:

“For twenty years, my research has shown that the view you adopt for yourself profoundly affects the way you lead your life. It can determine whether you become the person you want to be and whether you accomplish the things you value.”

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A fixed mindset will lead you to avoid challenges because they can make you feel inferior. On the flip side, if you have a growth mindset you thrive on challenges. You’ll learn to stretch yourself, seek improvement, and grow personally.

If you have a fixed mindset, you’ll also be tempted to let one setback define you forever. A bad grade, a failure at work, a break up – you’ll feel like all these are definitive in your life.

However, if you have a growth mindset, you’ll take those setbacks and turn them into successes, learning from failure and bouncing back better than ever.

 

It’s all about mindset

Have you ever had someone say to you, “It’s all about perspective”? That’s what mindset is – the way you look at yourself, the people in your life, and the world around you.

If you have a growth mindset, you understand that the harder you work, the more drive you have, and the more optimism you use when facing the world, the more successful you’ll be.

Take a minute to consider yourself and your perception? Are you a fixed mindset person or do you have more of a growth mindset perspective?

Fortunately, you can change your mindset at any time you wish.

 

 

How can a person’s mindset change?

Just as someone can grow and develop their intellect, a person is also capable of changing brain functions and their thinking patterns.

Neuroscience shows us that the brain continues to develop and change, even as adults. The brain is similar to plastic in that it can be remoulded over time, as new neural pathways form. This has led scientists to identify the tendency of the brain to change through growth and reorganisation as “neuroplasticity”.

Studies have shown the brain can grow new connections, strengthen existing ones, and improve the speed of pulse transmission. These suggest that a person with a fixed mindset can slowly develop a growth mindset.

According to Dr. Carol Dweck, you can change your mindset from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset. This is also supported by neuroscience studies demonstrating the malleability of self-attributes such as intelligence.

 

 

How to develop a growth mindset

Researchers have found that it is possible to promote a growth mindset by teaching students about neuroscience evidence showing the brain is malleable and improves through effort.

There are several ways to develop a growth mindset:

Realise that, scientifically, you can improve

One of the most direct methods of fostering a growth mindset is by understanding our brains are built to grow and learn. By challenging yourself with new experiences, you can form or strengthen neural connections to “rewire” your brain which, in turn, can make you smarter.

Remove the “fixed mindset” inner voice

Many people have a negative inner voice that acts against a growth mindset. Try to flip thoughts such as ‘I can’t do this’, to ‘I can do this if I keep practicing’ to nurture a growth mindset.

Reward the process

Although society often rewards those who achieve excellent outcomes, this can work against a growth mindset. Instead, reward the process and the effort exerted. One study by Dr. Carol Dweck showed that rewarding effort over results on a maths game improved performance.

Get feedback

Try and seek feedback on your work. When students are provided with progressive feedback about what they did well and where they can improve, it creates motivation to keep going. Feedback is also associated with a pleasurable dopamine response and enhances a growth mindset.

Get out of your comfort zone

Being brave enough to leave your comfort zone can help foster a growth mindset. When faced with a challenge, try to choose the harder option that will allow you to grow.

Accept failure as part of the process

Failure, setbacks, and initial confusion are all part of the learning process! When trying   something new, see occasional “failures” as positive learning opportunities – try to enjoy the discovery process along the way.

 

The Difference Between Fixed Mindset and Growth Mindset – Final thought

The growth mindset is the belief that intelligence and ability can be nurtured through learning and effort. Growth-minded people see setbacks as a necessary part of the learning process and bounce back from “failure” by increasing effort.

This mindset has positive effects on motivation and academic performance in students or in professionals.

The limited evidence from neuroscience suggests the brains of people with a growth mindset are more active than those with a fixed mindset–particularly in areas associated with error-correction and learning.

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100 Positive Growth Mindset Quotes

Looking for positive growth mindset quotes? Want encouragement to continue to learn and improve?

This blog post will help you out. We have 100 of the best quotes about developing a growth mindset.

But before we dig into these quotes, let’s make sure we are all on the same page and understand the difference between a fixed mindset and a growth mindset?

Researcher Carol S. Dweck led a study thirty years ago to discover the underlying beliefs we tend to have about intelligence and learning.

Through this study, Dr. Dweck found out that there are individuals who have the understanding that we can develop our intelligence and abilities, that is, we can grow.

The individuals who possess this understanding were observed to bounce back better from failure, and Dr. Dweck described the attitude they possessed as “growth mindset”.

She also used the term “fixed mindset” to describe those who were devastated even with minor setbacks.

 

 

What is growth mindset?

Carol Dweck, a professor at Stanford University coined the theory of growth mindset. This theory categorises human learning and intelligence patterns into two categories – fixed mindset and growth mindset.

Fixed mindset is when individuals consider that their abilities and talents are constrained to a fixed set. On the other hand, when individuals believe that they can improve their abilities, intelligence and talents through their efforts, it is termed as growth mindset.

Theologians and teachers from ancient times have expounded on the inherent ability of the mind to grow and become smarter. But it was Prof. Dweck who first developed a structured theory on the characteristics of growth mindsets.

You can watch a great TED talk with Carol Dweck on growth mindset here.

 

 

Fixed vs. growth mindsets

According to Carol Dweck’s Mindset Theory, we all fall somewhere along a spectrum when it comes to our implicit beliefs. At one end, it’s possible to have a fixed mindset or an entity theory:

“A fixed mindset is when people believe their basic qualities, their intelligence, their talents, their abilities, are just fixed traits. They have a certain amount, and that’s that.”

If your implicit beliefs fall at the other end of the spectrum, you have a growth mindset – incremental theory:

“(You) believe that even basic talents and abilities can be developed over time through experience, mentorship, and so on…and these are the people who go for it. (Dweck, 2012)”

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A fixed mindset can often be associated with negative feelings when individuals encounter a setback. If we fail to meet goals (say an A+ in a test or a promotion at work), we may feel inadequate – that’s all we’re supposedly capable of after all, innately.

Having a growth mindset, on the other hand, means we view our failures as “development points” and can work on them to succeed.

Perhaps for readily apparent reasons, Mindset Theory often gets applied in learning.

 

100 Positive Growth Mindset Quotes

Read through the 100 growth mindset quotes below and, by the time you’re finished, you’ll feel like you’re ready to take on the world and that nothing can stop you.

  1. “The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.” – Molière
  2. “Press forward. Do not stop, do not linger in your journey, but strive for the mark set before you.” – George Whitefield
  3. “Keep trying until you have no more chances left.” – Aimee Carter
  4. “Keep the faith, don’t lose your perseverance and always trust your gut extinct.” – Paula Abdul
  5. “A challenge only becomes an obstacle when you bow to it.” – Ray Davis
  6. “Hope and change are hard-fought things.” – Michelle Obama
  7. “Everything happens for a reason and sometimes that reason is you’re not prepared for life today so just take a nap and try again.” – Nitya Prakash
  8. “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” – Thomas Edison
  9. “Mistakes aren’t mistakes; they are lessons!” – Israelmore Ayivor
  10. “When you’ve got something to prove, there’s nothing greater than a challenge.” – Terry Bradshaw
  11. “If you are going through a time of discouragement, there is a time or great personal growth ahead.” – Oswald Chambers
  12. “Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.” – John Quincy Adams
  13. “The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.” – Dolly Parton
  14. “It’s your game; make up your own rules.” Barbara Corcoran
  15. “A winner is a dreamer who never gives up.” – Nelson Mandela
  16. “Don’t be discouraged. It’s often the last key in the bunch that opens the lock.” – Unknown
  17. “Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.” – Robert H. Schuller
  18. “When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt
  19. “Just because you fail once doesn’t mean you’re gonna fail at everything.” – Marilyn Monroe
  20. “Successful people have fear, successful people have doubts, and successful people have worries. They just don’t let these feelings stop them.” – T. Harv Eker
  21. “Remember, you were created to be a champion and ready for any battle.” – Pernell Stoney
  22. “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!” – Audrey Hepburn.
  23. “The hugest pile of challenges and hardships will not hold back a needle of the clock.” – Roy A. Ngansop
  24. “Work hard now. Don’t wait. If you work hard enough, you’ll be given what you deserve.” – Shaquille O’Neal
  25. “Big shots are only little shots who keep shooting.” – Christopher Morley
  26. “Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other.” – Walter Elliot
  27. “Life is tough, my darling, but so are you.” – Stephanie Bennett-Henry
  28. “Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.” – Benjamin Spock
  29. “Challenges are what make life interesting. Overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” – Joshua J. Marine
  30. “Life keeps throwing me stones. And I keep finding the diamonds.” – Ana Claudia Antunes
  31. “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, try again.” – Thomas H. Palmer
  32. “In the end, some of your greatest pains become your greatest strengths.” Drew Barrymore
  33. “You don’t have to have a small fortune to achieve your dreams. You simply must overcome the obstacles that get in your way and be willing to triumph over your fear and take a leap of faith.” – Alicia Garcia
  34. “The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.” – Steve Jobs
  35. “The difference between the difficult and the impossible is that the impossible takes a little longer time.” – Lady Aberdeen
  36. “The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work.” – Harry Golden
  37. “It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.” – Confucius
  38. “The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease forever to be able to do it.” – J. M. Barrie
  39. “The greatest oak was once a little nut who held its ground.” – Anonymous
  40. “Believe you can…and you are halfway there!” – Theodore Roosevelt
  41. “And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.” – Roald Dahl
  42. “An expert is a person who has made all the mistakes that can be made in a very narrow field.” – Niels Bohr
  43. “You can’t stop dreaming just because the night never seems to end.” – Curtis Tyrone Jones
  44. “Opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves come when life seems most challenging.” – Joseph Campbell
  45. “In fact, stories of people of achievement often show that obstacles and struggles are the stepping stones to success.” – Michal Stawicki
  46. “Take up one idea, make that one idea your life – Think of it, dream of it, life on that idea.” – Swami Vivekananda
  47. “You can have it all. Just not all at once.” Oprah Winfrey
  48. “The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem.” – Captain Jack Sparrow
  49. “Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.” – A.A. Milne
  50. “Perseverance is a virtue that cannot be understated.” – Bob Riley
  51. “Dream after dream comes true—or rather is made true by persevering effort.” – L.M. Montgomery
  52. “Dreams don’t work unless you do. “– John C. Maxwell
  53. “Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.” – Michael Jordan
  54. “Being challenged in life is inevitable, being defeated is optional.” – Roger Crawford
  55. “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” – Nelson Mandela
  56. “It’s too easy to walk away quitter never wins so you should better stay look challenges straight in the eye.” – Z. Vujcic
  57. “A truly strong person does not need the approval of others any more than a lion needs the approval of sheep.” – Vernon Howard
  58. “When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  59. “It’s the ability to resist to use failure that often leads to great success.”  – J.K. Rowling
  60. “Challenges are an opportunity to test you and rise to the next level.”  – Angelica Montrose
  61. “If you find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.” – Frank A. Clark
  62. “A bend in the road is not the end of the road…Unless you fail to make the turn.” – Helen Keller
  63. “Learn from the stories of people who faced challenges you haven’t yet experienced.” – Joanna Barsh
  64. “If you don’t give anything, don’t expect anything. Success is not coming to you. You must come get it.” – Marva Collins
  65. “Accept challenges, so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory.” – George S. Patton
  66. “Real difficulties can be overcome; it is the imaginary ones that are unconquerable.” – Theodore Newton Vail
  67. “Test scores and measures of achievement tell you where a student is, but they don’t tell you where a student could end up.” – Carol Dweck
  68. “Your self-worth is determined by you. You don’t have to depend on someone telling you who you are.” Beyonce
  69. “The measure of success is not whether you have a tough problem to deal with, but whether it’s the same problem you had last year.” – John Foster Dulles
  70. “Don’t be too timid and too squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment.” – Raulph Waldo Emerson
  71. “Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.” – Julie Andrews
  72. “Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree long time ago.” – Warren Buffett
  73. “There’s no such thing as failure, only results.” – Tony Robbins
  74. “Don’t give up at half time. Concentrate on winning the second half.” – Paul “Bear” Bryant
  75. “You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.” – Walt Disney
  76. “If you quit once it becomes a habit. Don’t Quit.” – Michael Jordan
  77. “Always do what you are afraid of doing.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  78. “The more you trust your intuition, the more empowered you become, the stronger you become, and the happier you become.” Gisele Bundchen
  79. “Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill
  80. “Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.” – Samuel Johnson
  81. “Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed no hope at all.” – Dale Carnegie
  82. “Believe it is possible to solve your problem. Tremendous things happen to the believer. So believe the answer will come. It will.” – Norman Vincent Peale
  83. “Smiling is a wonderful way to get a boost of happiness. The next time life presents you with a challenging situation, take a deep breath and smile.” – Morris Pratt
  84. “Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.” – Truman Capote
  85. “Obstacles and challenges will arise no matter who you are or what you are trying to accomplish but it is only those who know there is a solution and keep digging until they find it that will conquer the day.” – Byron Pulsifer
  86. “To persevere in one’s duty and be silent, is the best answer to calumny.” – George Washington
  87. “Every problem has a gift for you in its hands.” – Richard Bach
  88. “Sometimes, some people and some situations deserve a second chance.” – Germany Kent
  89. “Make sure life the best story ever written through a journey filled with overcoming obstacles, taking risks, and continuing to develop.” – Catherine Pulsifer
  90. “The most rewarding things you do in life are often the ones that look like they cannot be done.” – Arnold Palmer
  91. “You can use the stumbling blocks to build your success.” – Lailah Gifty Akita
  92. “No dream is too big. No challenge is too great. Nothing we want for our future is beyond our reach.” – Donald Trump
  93. “Sometimes, instead of climbing over the barricades, you’ve got to walk around them.” – Bono
  94. “If at first you don’t succeed, you are running about average.” – M.H. Alderson
  95. “Nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know.” – Pema Chodron
  96. “It’s part of life to have obstacles. It’s about overcoming obstacles; that’s the key to happiness.” – Herbie Hancok
  97. “Your thoughts don’t make you who you are, your actions do. Be better than your thoughts.” – Bucky Buckbinder
  98. “Every defeat gives us a new opportunity to try again.” – Avijeet Das
  99. “Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they’re supposed to help you discover who you are.” – Bernice Johnson Reagon
  100. “Energy and persistence conquer all things.” – Benjamin Franklin

 

100 Positive Growth Mindset Quotes – Final thought

Success is not about the money earned but more about the growth in life. It is in the ability to quickly dealing with your problems.

You should learn to find a concrete solution and solve the problem at once, this will let you move on in life.

Now that you have the inspiration from these great thinkers and leaders, you can be a little more motivated when you’re trying to maintain a growth mindset in life.

Do you have a favourite growth mindset quote? Share it below in the comments.

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Growth Mindset Activities 

If you’re unfamiliar, growth mindset is a learning theory developed by Stanford University professor Carol Dweck. Dweck spent years researching success and failure, and came to the conclusion that how we tackle learning comes from one of two “mindsets”: fixed or growth.

Someone with a “fixed mindset” believes our basic abilities (intelligence, talents) are static. That is, we live with what we’re born with; we don’t have the capacity to learn and grow and change.

Someone with a “growth mindset, however, knows that the brain changes and grows when we use it. Learning is everything; our intelligence and talents can be developed and improved. When we encounter failure, we understand it’s an opportunity to learn.

For children, a fixed mindset sounds like this: “I’m not good at reading”, “I can’t draw” or “I’m bad at math”. They have a hard time recovering from a setback, and they’re hesitant to challenge themselves.

As adults, many of us do this too: “I’m too old for this”, “I’m not good with new technology”, or “I already know what works for me”. Sound familiar?

The good news? It’s not too late to develop a growth mindset – it just takes a little practice.

 

 

Fixed vs. Growth Mindsets

According to Carol Dweck’s Mindset Theory, we all fall somewhere along a spectrum when it comes to our implicit beliefs. At one end, it’s possible to have a fixed mindset or an entity theory:

“A fixed mindset is when people believe their basic qualities, their intelligence, their talents, their abilities, are just fixed traits. They have a certain amount, and that’s that.”

If your implicit beliefs fall at the other end of the spectrum, you have a growth mindset – incremental theory:

“(You) believe that even basic talents and abilities can be developed over time through experience, mentorship, and so on…and these are the people who go for it. (Dweck, 2012)”

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A fixed mindset can often be associated with negative feelings when individuals encounter a setback. If we fail to meet goals (say an A+ in a test or a promotion at work), we may feel inadequate – that’s all we’re supposedly capable of after all, innately.

Having a growth mindset, on the other hand, means we view our failures as “development points” and can work on them to succeed.

Perhaps for readily apparent reasons, Mindset Theory often gets applied in learning contexts, both in academia for students and in workplace coaching, leadership, or professional development.

 

Why is a Growth Mindset Important?

Choosing to have a growth mindset vs fixed mindset can help you pursue long-term personal and professional growth. Where a fixed mindset can make you feel like you are in a “talent race” with those around you, a growth mindset can motivate you to collaborate in order to achieve success.

A growth mindset can also lead to more open-mindedness, which fosters the ability to learn new things.

Like Carol Dweck explained, people with a growth mindset tend to take on challenges and stretch themselves to accommodate them, often committing to lifelong learning that supports their success.

 

 

Develop a growth mindset

Did you know that learning – at any age – has a profound impact on the brain?

That’s what the growth mindset advocates: challenge yourself with something new, and your brain will form newer, stronger connections.

As Dweck herself will tell you, adopting a growth mindset is all about embracing the power of “yet”.

You don’t know something……yet.

You can’t do it……yet.

Even as an adult, you’re on a learning curve and your effort, focus and perseverance are what will help you continue to grow.

That thing you’ve been wanting to learn? Do it! That course you’ve wanted to take? Start it!

It’s never too late!

 

Growth Mindset Activities

Cultivating a growth mindset starts with you. While you can binge growth mindset TED Talks or read inspirational growth mindset quotes, we’re here to show you another approach. An approach that will help you create some epic experiences.

 

Activity #1: Introspection

Introspection is a great method when you’re engaging in growth mindset activities. Take the time to reflect on your triumphs and challenges.

One growth mindset activity to take part in is the rose, thorn, and bud technique.

🌹 Rose: This part highlights a positive event. It can consist of celebrating the small victories, successes, and appreciating the moments that went well.

💥 Thorn: This is a setback or anything negative that may have occurred. Thorns focus on challenges and roadblocks that may have hindered any work.

🌱 Bud: This area refers to something you’re looking forward to in the future. This is an opportunity to explore possible outcomes and apply new learnings.

This growth mindset activity gives you the opportunity to debrief and flush out any lingering thoughts that may be brewing in your mind.

Part of developing a growth mindset is reflecting and believing that your outcome isn’t end-all. This exercise can help you shift from a fixed to a growth mindset.

Growth mindset activities are about pushing the boundaries. With a growth mindset you start to understand you have control over your own destiny.

 

Activity #2: Find the positives

Another way to start implementing a growth mindset is by putting a positive spin onto any situation. Merely changing the language can shift your mentality. Repeating positive affirmations and thoughts will brighten your overall attitude.

Try repeating these phrases to yourself:

  • I strive for progress, not perfection.
  • When I don’t succeed, I try again.
  • There is a way around this.
  • I wonder what this experience is trying to teach me?
  • I can learn from my mistakes.
  • I haven’t figured it out yet.
  • It’s OK to make mistakes.
  • This is not a dead-end.

A growth mindset operates on the idea of reframing thoughts from negative to positive. It takes ownership of your results and decisions, so you can achieve your goals.

We challenge you to practice restructuring your thought process to help you seek out growth opportunities.

Growth mindset activities not only include mental power but physical power too. Look into mediating as you transition into a growth mindset.

 

 

Activity #3: Mindfulness

A growth mindset isn’t just mental, it also requires a bit of a physical shift. The mind and body go hand-in-hand when evolving into a growth mindset.

While there are many ways to develop a growth mindset, try engaging in mindfulness activities. This practice weeds out any interpretation or judgment and allows you to focus on the present moment.

Try mindfulness activities like these:

  • Breathing exercises
  • Mediation
  • Walking
  • Stretching
  • Laying down

As simple as these tasks are, they can have a profound effect on the mind. While you’re walking, listening to your breath, or clearing your mind, take the time to focus on the task at hand.

Bring awareness to your thoughts and surroundings. Pursuing mindfulness activities can bring you new experiences and perspectives to familiar situations.

 

 

Growth Mindset Activities – Final thought

The list of growth mindset activities is abundant. Out of them all, there is no superior method to develop a growth mindset. The key is to find the methods that work best for you.

So, adopt the attitude to experiment and see what you like. After all, trying these growth mindset activities will develop your mindset to begin with.

I would love to hear your thoughts on what you are doing to change your life in the coming days and years!

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Growth Mindset Meaning – Simple Guide!

Having a “growth mindset” has never been more important than now. The world is changing at an incredibly fast pace, and there are new challenges we must face every day.

Our way of life is changing, norms are changing, and we must keep up and adjust to all of these changes. This is why having a growth mindset is so necessary.

Growth Mindset” is a term you often hear within the world of education, especially when looking for ways to improve academically. But what exactly does it mean, and why is it so important to have a “Growth Mindset?”

 

 

Growth Mindset Meaning

I while ago, I came across the research of Professor Carol Dweck about how our Mindsets have a massive impact on motivation and, in particular, our motivation to learn new things.

Recent neuroscience has revealed some astonishing revelations about how our brains can be altered to shape intelligence.

The beliefs we hold about our intelligence can greatly impact on the language and behaviour we exhibit on a day-to-day basis.

If these beliefs are rooted in out-dated notions that the brain is static and does not change (what we are born with is our lot), this can greatly impinge on what we are able to achieve in life and how we think about ourselves.

From Dweck’s findings, she coined the terms Fixed and Growth Mindset. We are all a mixture of both. As the names suggest, a Fixed Mindset stems from the belief that the intelligence you are born with is fixed and cannot change, what you are born with is what you have.

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A Growth Mindset stems from the idea that intelligence can be grown as a result of specific, targeted actions of which we are in control. This is where the Mindset training becomes a tool of self-regulation and can help children to see the reasons behind taking particular actions for their learning.

Having a Growth Mindset is about progress and change. It focuses on the reasons why this action may not occur and what we can do to change that.

It goes without saying that everyone, not just professionals, should strive for a growth mindset. You have the power to climb mountains, brave storms, and ride the waves!

Now, let’s kick fixed mindset out and start developing a growth mindset!

 

Why is growth mindset important?

Implementing a growth mindset is important because:

  • It supports the development of resilience
  • It supports self-regulation
  • It helps us to recognise the importance of challenge, struggle, mistakes and failure in learning and innovation
  • It provides a means by which to tackle mental health issues which stem from a lack of belief in one’s self and one’s abilities
  • It supports the cultivation of creativity
  • It helps us to find courage and motivation which creates progress
  • It helps us to achieve more
  • It helps us to be happier and more satisfied

 

 

10 ways to develop a growth mindset

Now that you have an idea of what a growth mindset is, let’s dig a little deeper. We have compiled 10 techniques to help you unlock the growth mindset part of your brain. Let’s get started!

 

Reflect

Take time to acknowledge, reflect, and embrace all your failures. Becoming aware of your areas of improvement is the stepping stone in cultivating a growth mindset. Sweeping your weaknesses under the rug will only inhibit your ability to reach success.

 

Find your purpose

In a growth mindset TED Talk led by Charlotte Barber, the young speaker explains how fostering a “growth mindset with a strong purpose and a toned resilience muscle, you’ll find that there are always other ways to achieve your goals.” We agree. Take time to reflect and find your purpose.

 

Take on challenges

Part of developing a growth mindset is shattering the negative perception of a challenge. Embrace challenges and view them as fruitful learning experiences that you would not get otherwise. Elbert Hubbard once said,The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make a mistake.”

 

Foster grit

Grit is the ability to persevere through obstacles in order to reach a meaningful end-goal. Hold on to grit. It gives that internal push to keep moving forward and fulfil your commitments.

 

Incorporate “yet” 

Integrating the word yet into your vocabulary signals that despite any struggles, you can overcome anything. It’s a matter of time and little effort. Practicing growth mindset activities like yet starts shifting that fixed mindset to a growth mindset.

 

Write down goals

Growth mindset people are aware that once one goal is down, they have others lined up to pursue. Create clear, realistic goals based on your passion and purpose. And be sure to give yourself enough time to conquer them thoroughly.

 

 

Alter your attitude

Fixed mindsets tend to harbour negative, pessimistic, and no-can-do attitudes. Kick those thoughts out now. The power of positive, optimistic thinking can instantly shift your mood that not only inspires you but others around you as well.

 

 

Ask for constructive feedback

A growth mindset proactively sources out feedback from peers, friends, and leadership. It’s a chance to find lessons, learn from mistakes, and place efforts into skills that will help in the long run.

 

Practice mindfulness/meditation

Mental and physical activities are another piece of the growth mindset formula. Mediation, walking, or even stretching allows you to focus on the present moment, mediate on your surroundings, and brings clarity to a cloudy mind.

 

 

Appreciate the journey

An important factor when building a growth mindset is seeing the value in your journey. When you are fixated on the outcome, you miss out on valuable learning moments that can improve your professional development overall. A growth mindset sees beauty in struggling.

 

Growth Mindset Meaning – Final thought

Developing a growth mindset isn’t an easy task but is definitely worth the time and effort. By adapting one is not only a better way to learn but also a better way to life live.

In order to develop a growth mindset, you must change your perspective and cultivate self-acceptance, as approval from others and fear of embarrassment can prevent a growth mindset.

While learning something new, view challenges as opportunities to grow, and view errors or mistakes as lessons learned.

Try to redefine what failure means to you, and remember that patience is key.

I would love to hear your thoughts on what you are doing to change your life in the coming days and years!

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10 Habits of People with a Positive Mindset

When I was younger, in my teens, early 20s, and even through to my 30’s – I was trapped. Not physically, but mentally: by the destructive thought pattern called pessimism.

This negative thinking poisoned what might have been a pretty good and opportunity-filled childhood, adolescence, and early adulthood.

This pessimism created ceilings and walls where there really were none.

Throughout the period when I was ridden by pessimism, my life and I mostly stood still. Looking back, it was a terrible waste.

If you are in pessimistic place, you don’t have to stay there for the rest of your life. I didn’t, for I learned to replace my negative thinking with optimism.

 

 

Are you an optimist or pessimist?

Are you more of an optimist or a pessimist? What do these words mean to you?

If you’re uncertain, perhaps the question should be more specific: what do you think about your life? How do you see your future? Is it more pain and misery or rainbows and butterflies?

The modern world makes it truly difficult to be naturally positive. From our busy, fast-paced lives, to all the negativity, scarcity, violence, and fear that we’re constantly bombarded with on TV and online, it would be cynical to say it’s easy to be happy nowadays.

The COVID-19 crisis brought even more troubles to our plates, with all the uncertainty about the future and the economic crisis we’re facing.

In such circumstances, slipping into a negative state of mind can happen without even noticing. You just wake up one day thinking: when did it all go downhill?

A negative attitude is a sure way towards achieving total life dissatisfaction and pushing people away from yourself.

If you’ve had a few bad experiences when you’ve tried to change or influence the world around you, then it’s likely that only resulted in further disappointment.

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However, there’s always one thing you can do, and it is no small matter but something achievable if you really want to do it—change yourself. How?

By achieving a positive mindset.

It may sound like a cliché, but the benefits of a positive mindset are real and demonstrated by multiple scientific studies.

A positive mindset is a game-changer, as it will further elevate and improve your attitude and behaviour, and make you a happier person in the process.

This article is all about showing you what, how, and why of achieving a positive mindset and attitude in life.

I will explore 10 positivity habits that have helped me to go from someone who was pessimistic most of the time, to someone who is now optimistic almost all the time.

I recommend to not try to add all the habits at one go, but to try a few for a while before adding more. This way you will have time to adapt to them.

So, let’s get started.

 

10 Habits of People with a Positive Mindset

Start the day with a positive affirmation

How you start the morning sets the tone for the rest of the day. Have you ever woken up late, panicked, and then felt like nothing good happened the rest of the day?

This is likely because you started out the day with a negative emotion and a pessimistic view that carried into every other event you experienced.

Instead of letting this dominate you, start your day with positive affirmations. Talk to yourself in the mirror, even if you feel silly, with statements like, “Today will be a good day” or “I’m going to be awesome today.” You’ll be amazed how much your day improves.

 

 

Practice Gratitude

One of the quickest ways to shift your focus away from negativity, judgment, and disappointment is to list the things in your life for which you are grateful.

Be grateful to be gainfully employed, to sleep in a bed each night, for the sun that comes up each morning, for the waiter who greets you with a smile, for the people that love and care for you, and for a body that lets you experience life each day.

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Practicing gratefulness can cause almost an immediate shift in your perspective. Keeping a daily gratitude journal, even digitally, can help remind you to keep life’s blessings at the forefront of your mind.

Another strategy is to have a gratitude partner—someone who can support you in your journey to positive thinking. Each day, text, email or tell each other three things for which you are grateful. Think of this person as your accountability partner for your path to healthy thinking.

 

 

Focus on the present

I’m talking about the present—not today, not this hour, only this exact moment. You might be getting chewed out by your boss, but what in this exact moment is happening that’s so bad?

Forget the comment he made five minutes ago. Forget what he might say five minutes from now. Focus on this one, individual moment.

In most situations, you’ll find it’s not as bad as you imagine it to be. Most sources of negativity stem from a memory of a recent event or the exaggerated imagination of a potential future event.

Stay in the present moment, and watch your life transform.

 

 

Read a book

Books are an invaluable resource at your disposal. They teach, encourage, ridicule, and even lift your spirits.

One of the things you need to do if you want to create and foster a positive mindset is crack open a book and read it.

There are countless books out there, available either in soft or hard copies. There are advantages and disadvantages to reading either a soft or hard copy, but at the end of the day, you get to read a book.

When looking for a book to read, look for ones that will lift your positivity, and leave you feeling better.

There are inspirational books that are solely tailored to give you a positive mindset. If you are unsure about such books, you can ask for help from the bookstore you decide to get your books from.

You can also ask for guidance from your circle of friends regarding any books that would give you a positive mindset.

If you read a book and find it helpful, don’t feel shy to recommend it to your friends, or someone you think might need it.

There is a never-ending list of self-development books out there to learn from.

 

Write down your goals

Writing down your goals is a great habit to have when you want to live a more positive life. It means you have a clear vision of what you want and how you want to get there.

Writing down your goals will program your brain to help you find the positive steps you can take to achieve them.

It will alert your brain to notice things and events that are related to your goal. You will automatically be more aware of certain events, opportunities and people who can be helpful.

You’ll also be clearer about what you want, and this will sneak into your conversation and your general attitude, where others can pick up on it.

 

 

Reframe your challenges

There are no dead ends, only re-directions. Although we might try, there are very few things in life that we have complete control over.

We should not let uncontrollable occurrences from the outside turn our inner to mush. What we can control is the effort that we put in and when we give our full effort, there is no reason for regret.

Have fun with challenges, embrace them as adventures instead of attempting to resist an experience for growth. Sometimes you win and sometimes you learn.Robert Kiyosaki

 

Transform negative self-talk into positive self-talk

Negative self-talk can creep up easily and is often hard to notice. You might think I’m so bad at this or I shouldn’t have tried that.

But these thoughts turn into internalised feelings and might cement your conceptions of yourself. When you catch yourself doing this, stop and replace those negative messages with positive ones.

For example, “I’m so bad at this becomes Once I get more practice, I’ll be way better at thisI shouldn’t have tried becomes That didn’t work out as planned – maybe next time”.

 

Focus on role models in order to strengthen your weaknesses

As creatures of comfort, we often refuse to abandon our comfort zone, lacking the motivation, especially after having experienced the outcomes of our weaknesses.

When we do not feel the urge to strive for better, the figure of role models could help us to score big in the game of positive thinking.

Through those that we admire (not envy), we can be driven for better in the path for self-improvement.

Positive people find their role models among those people they love. Focus on those traces from each role model that you would also like to get in order to become your best you.

 

Have a solid morning routine

What do you do when you wake up? Groan about how tired you are? Check your phone for work emails or scroll through an endless feed of Instagram posts? Do those choices make you happy? Or are they more reactionary at this point?

A naturally positive person doesn’t wake up and engage in activities that are stressful or sucks the joy out of them.

They have a morning routine that energises them; one that puts them in the right mindset for positivity.

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That could be making a hot pot of coffee and enjoying the fresh air outside on their patio. Maybe that looks like going for a morning walk. Perhaps they even journal their thoughts and write down what they’re grateful for.

The key takeaway here is this: you can’t become a positive person if the very first moments of your day take away from your happiness.

 

 

Make someone else smile

Who do you think about most of the time? If we answered honestly, most of us would say themselves.

It’s good to hold ourselves accountable, take responsibility for our life roles, hygiene, food, etc. but set a goal for each day to make someone else smile.

Think about someone else’s happiness and it will help us to realize our immense impact that our attitude and expression has on the people around us.

 

10 Habits of People with a Positive Mindset – Final thought

Sometimes the task of changing out mindset can be difficult. We think that we have to control every single thought, however, that is not the case.

All you need to do is start making small changes in our daily life and eventually those changes will snowball into something bigger and better in the coming days, months and even years.

All you have to do is start. Start making the effort. Start trying to change.

If you make one small change and do it successfully, you are more likely to make more successful, bigger changes in the future.

So, the only thing that you need to do is start.

I hope you all got as much out of this article as I did when I wrote it.

I would love to hear your thoughts on what you are doing to change your life in the coming days and years!

If you have any questions please reach out to me via adam@mydoshtips.com. I would love to hear from you!

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How to become more motivated – Simple Guide!

When reaching for a big goal, self-motivation plays a key role. But making a change in your life requires persistence, and many of us find it difficult to stay motivated over time.

When setting out to achieve a long-term goal, whether it’s to get healthy, make a midlife career change, or realise a personal dream, the beginning is easy. You’re full of vitality and determination to face the challenge.

However, many of our most precious goals don’t happen quickly. It takes hard work, persistence, and discipline to change your life.

When results don’t come as quickly as you expect, or when nothing goes right, it’s natural to feel frustrated and have difficulty staying motivated.

Exploring how to find motivation will provide the tools to overcome dips, develop mental toughness, improve your focus on your goals, and keep you on a steady path toward success.

So, let’s begin!

 

 

What Is self-motivation?

In order to find motivation, we first need to understand what we’re really talking about.

Motivation is simply the force driving your behaviour. It’s the why behind everything you do, and the reason you might take up a cause, commit to an action, or work toward a goal. Everything we do is motivated by some combination of conscious and unconscious need or desire.

When we talk about self-motivation, we are going beyond basic motives. What we really mean is the ability to follow through on making a positive change in life — without giving up. Self-motivation requires that you believe in yourself, stay inspired, and keep going despite setbacks.

In other words, we are talking about grit.

Psychologist Angela Duckworth studied the characteristics of high achievers and discovered that passion and perseverance are the key drivers of long-term success. Grit takes you farther than the initial motive behind your goal, after the buzz of excitement wears off. Grit takes you all the way to the finish line.

So, how can we learn to harness these qualities and develop the self-motivation to succeed?

 

What drives motivation? 

Although self-motivation requires a long-term view, it’s important to look at what is motivating you to seek change.

The clearer you are on why, the easier it will be to stay focused on the work you’re doing, and to create the life you want.

Sometimes motives can hide in plain sight, hidden within the subconscious, telling us deep down inside that something needs to change.

Desires can evolve, sometimes in a flash of inspiration, and sometimes through self-discovery over time.

You’ll have an easier time staying motivated by recognising the motives behind your goals.

Becoming aware of these motives, and their source, improves self-awareness while also keeping you on track toward goals that truly matter to you.

 

How to become more motivated

Change isn’t easy for anyone. Finding self-motivation requires long-term commitment, courage, and perseverance. But that doesn’t mean it’s impossible.

It simply means you have to find ways to give yourself a boost when you need it, and avoid giving up when you hit a dip.

Here are the best ways to stay motivated, no matter how much you feel like giving up:

 

Just Start

Urgh. Don’t you just hate this advice?

Still, there’s a reason we’ve all heard it a million times: it can work wonders.

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You don’t always need to reason with your emotions or rationalize why you need to do something. You can deal with those negative feelings later on, at the right time. Instead, try setting aside all of the negative emotions and simply START.

As the famous writer Mark Twain once said: “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”

 

Break tasks down into small steps

Woah… another piece of ground-breaking, never-heard-before advice, right?

Again, there’s a reason so many people recommend that you use this tactic when trying to motivate yourself – sometimes it’s the simplest things done well that work the best.

Remember, you can’t do everything at once. That’s why the painter Vincent Van Gogh said, “Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.”

Here’s a method to help you find motivation to get things done: Write down what you need to do on a piece of paper. Then, write down every single step you need to take to make it happen. Finally, ignore everything except the step you’re working on.

Once in the flow, you may just find it easier to continue with the next task.

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Create a positive mindset

Getting motivated is almost impossible if you’re looking at the situation from a negative viewpoint. On the other hand, positivity can be energizing and help you to motivate yourself.

So, pause and ask yourself, “what’s good about this situation?”

As the author Catherine Pulsifer said, “If we have the attitude that it’s going to be a great day it usually is.”

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Create a feeling of gratitude

When you find yourself stuck in a rut, it can feel impossible to motivate yourself. So before you try to motivate yourself, take a step back and try to appreciate how you feel.

When you feel appreciation for yourself, it’s much easier to stay motivated.

One of the quickest ways to feel good about yourself is to practice gratitude – it’s almost entirely impossible to feel low and grateful at the same time.

To practice gratitude, start by writing down three things you’re grateful for. These could be anything – from your morning coffee, to your pet, or even the comfortable chair you sit on.

Ideally, you could make this part of your daily routine to find everyday motivation.

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Be kind to yourself

When you procrastinate or make a mistake, it’s easy to beat yourself up. In fact, if you’re like many people, you may find that you internally “speak” to yourself in a mean way.

If you notice yourself doing this, pause and try to speak to yourself kindly instead. You wouldn’t speak to someone else that way, so why do it to yourself? You deserve your own kindness.

Try to remember your true inherent value as a human being. Then, allow yourself to gently come back to the task at hand.

 

 

Be constructive

When you realise you’ve made a mistake or finally bring yourself back from a procrastination session, you have a golden opportunity to learn and improve.

Ask yourself, “Why did I make this mistake? How can I avoid making the same mistake in the future?”

If you do this and act on what you learn, you’ll transform mistakes into opportunities.

The entrepreneur Arianna Huffington said, “We need to accept that we won’t always make the right decisions, that we’ll screw up royally sometimes – understanding that failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success.”

 

Cut your to-do list down

To-do lists can help us organize our tasks and focus on what’s important. However, they can also overwhelm us so much that we end up procrastinating even more.

So, if you find yourself struggling to stay motivated, cut your to-do list down to a more manageable size.

Each day, choose no more than three tasks and make that your new to-do list. Then, ignore all but the first item. You may find that with time, you can take on a longer to-do list.

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Set attainable goals that excite you

If you have a goal that feels too big or unattainable, it may make you feel crippled with anxiety and fear. This is a sure-fire way to prevent yourself from developing motivation.

For now, let go of goals that paralyze you. Instead, choose exciting enough goals to help you motivate yourself, but not so big that you freeze when facing them.

As the politician Theodore Roosevelt said, “Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.”

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Imagine your future if you don’t change

This tip can make inspiring yourself easy: Instead of focusing on the change you want, imagine the life you’ll have if you don’t stay motivated.

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Ask yourself, “What will life be like in one year, five years, and ten years?”

Here’s a motivational quote from an anonymous wise person: “You can either experience the pain of discipline or the pain of regret. The choice is yours.”

 

Reflect on how far you’ve come

How often do you pause, reflect, and appreciate how far you’ve come?

If you’re like many people, you probably don’t give yourself enough credit for all the growth you’ve gone through.

Take a few minutes to close your eyes and remember your successes, however small – relive and feel into them.

Do this often to help you stay motivated.

 

Remind yourself of your “why”

Sheryl Sandberg, the COO of Facebook, said, “Motivation comes from working on things we care about.”

Take a moment to write down three reasons you want to find motivation to get things done. Do you want to improve your fitness, get an education, save money, or start a business?

Why?

Keep coming up with answers until you find ones that will help you stay motivated.

 

Eliminate distractions mercilessly

Distractions are the enemy of focus. If you want to get motivated, you have to eliminate distractions.

As the billionaire investor Warren Buffett said, “The difference between successful people and very successful people is that very successful people say ‘no’ to almost everything.”

The saying goes, “You can have anything you want. However, you can’t have everything you want.”

So, turn your phone off and leave it in a different room. Close the door. Turn the music off. Delete distracting apps.

Remind yourself that you are not punishing yourself – you’re just focusing on your goals. Then, remember what you truly want in the long-term.

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Commit 100% to the deal you’re making

Remember, nothing comes for free.

When you want something, you have to give something in return – whether it’s time, effort, hard work, or emotional discomfort.

That’s the deal.

Take a moment to recognize and appreciate the deal you’re making. Then commit to it 100%.  Maya Angelou, the activist and poet, once said, “Nothing will work unless you do.”

 

Declutter and tidy

It’s extremely difficult to motivate yourself if you can’t see your bedroom floor and your desk looks like something has exploded on it.

Have you ever heard the expression, “tidy space, tidy mind”?

What’s your environment like? Is it tidy, neat, and clean? Or is it messy and cluttered? Work from the outside in and create an environment that helps you to stay motivated.

 

Change your inputs

You know the saying, “you are what you eat.” And we consume a lot every day – food, music, podcasts, TV, social media.

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So, if you’re finding it challenging to motivate yourself, mix things up a bit. Listen to motivational podcasts, check out a must-read book, or watch some inspiring videos.

This can help you to freshen up, get energized, and find motivation to get things done.

 

Look to people in your life for motivation

Some people energise us, others we find draining.

The motivational speaker Jim Rohn said, “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.”

So, when possible, seek out enthusiastic, motivated people to spend time with. Let yourself get wrapped up in their positive energy, and you may start developing self-motivation, too.

 

Ask for help from friends and family

If you’re really struggling to motivate yourself, consider asking a close friend or family member for help. You could ask them to hold you accountable and check up on your progress.

By expressing your goals out loud to someone else, it can help to make them feel more real. Plus, if you know someone will check in on your progress, you may be more likely to follow through.

 

Follow inspiring people who motivate you

There are so many inspiring people out there who can help you to motivate yourself. Is there an entrepreneur, teacher, musician, or politician you find inspiring?

You can also learn how people you admire stay motivated, and then apply the lessons to your own life.

As the ancient Greek philosopher Socrates once said, “Smart people learn from everything and everyone, average people from their experiences, stupid people already have all the answers.”

 

Listen to an upbeat song

If you need to motivate yourself quickly, try this super-simple tip: listen to a song you love that’s upbeat, inspiring, and full of energy.

For bonus points, dance like a crazy person at the same time.

Then, as soon as the song finishes, don’t pause – dive straight into action. It may become one of your favourite ways to stay motivated.

 

Remember your power and potential

Look, you are powerful, and you have enormous potential.

You may not feel like it sometimes, and you may even feel like I’m silly for saying it to you, but it’s true.

The author Alice Walker said, “The most common reason people give up their power is because they think they don’t have any.”

So, please, take a moment to dig deep and try to connect with your inner power and potential – imagine what you could achieve.

Become still.

Then listen to that quiet voice in your head saying, “You can do this.”

 

 

How to become more motivated – final thought

Remember that changing your life for the better doesn’t happen overnight. When you set out to achieve a big goal, expect to progress in small steps.

When you feel a dip in self-motivation, remember all the concrete actions you can take to avoid crashing and giving up too soon. Turn to your friends, get guidance from wise people in your circle, practice self-care, and stay positive.

Celebrate your successes every step of the way because pursuing a big dream isn’t easy, but you are worth it.

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Time management tips and techniques

Time I will be talking you through time management tips and techniques.

Do you have a lot to get done, but you don’t know where to start? So many people think they do not have enough time to do the things they need and want to do.

Most people, however, just need to learn to manage their time better. If you have a super-long to-do list it can be overwhelming to figure out how to fit it all into your day.

You do not have to implement all of these tips to be successful. Feel free to pick one or two that resonate with you and start there.

Even utilising a few of the techniques on this list will help you make your day more manageable.

Once you master a few, you can move on and choose a couple more to work on later. It doesn’t matter what you have going on, whether at work or at home, these time management tips are sure to make you more productive.

People are busier today than ever before. Sometimes we go so far as to glorify busy as if taking on too much is a badge of honour that we should wear proudly.

We have to be careful about how we choose to spend our time. It is so important to manage your time well, so you can spend more time on the things that truly matter.

I hope you have a good idea of what that is for you, so you can focus your efforts accordingly.

Below are 10 simple time management tips and techniques that will skyrocket your productivity.

 

 

Time management tips and techniques

Shift your mindset

One of the best time management skills you can adopt is the ability to shift your mindset. To have an open mind; able to understand fresh perspectives and to be willing to question them.

Basically, to challenge both yourself and your assumptions in regards to how things work.

One great way to do this is to simply ask yourself why. For example, why…

  • Do I do X first thing in the morning?
  • Am I responsible for X tasks?
  • Is there only so much of X?

These questions are meant to help you understand the big picture. Because you’ll often find that the work you do isn’t aligned with your goals.

Which is a problem.

So, from time to time, ask yourself why.

You may just discover some new ways of doing things. Or better yet, that some things that you do now don’t need to be done at all!

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Utilise a calendar

Ah, the calendar. Seen by many as one of the top time management strategies (myself included).

Why?

Because of how helpful it is in organizing your life.

Whether planning for today, for your week, or for a year from now, using a calendar is a must.

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Most smartphones come with a calendar built in. Personally, I use the default one that comes on Apple devices. I’ve also heard great things about Google Calendar too. You can use a free app or a paper calendar. You can use a notebook or a spreadsheet.

It doesn’t matter as long as you have some sort of system for planning.

Use your calendar as a way to plan for the future, to stay organized, and to manage your time.

 

Stop multitasking

Plain and simple – multitasking doesn’t work.

I used to consider myself the king of multitasking… until I realized that I wasn’t actually getting anything done.

So, if you’re wondering how to manage time effectively, keep this one in mind. Because by spreading your focus too thin (i.e., multitasking), you won’t be able to actually get anything done.

Instead, then, create a list of what you need to do. Pick the most important item on that list and start working on it with clarity and focus.

Close out of your social media, put your phone on airplane mode, and get it done!

By single-tasking instead of multitasking, you will make huge strides in whatever you are trying to get done.

 

Be flexible

What? Be flexible? Didn’t you just tell me to plan out my life with a calendar?

Yes, but there’s more to time management than just using a calendar.

Things will happen unexpectedly. Problems arise here or there, deadlines change, software crashes.

Life will mess up your plans occasionally.

And when that happens, you need to be flexible.

In those moments, use your time to the best of your ability, but don’t be too hard on yourself if other things take precedence. Be flexible with your schedule and open to the fact that things will change and you’ll have to adapt as you go.

However, don’t use those events as an excuse to stop working towards your goals.

Instead, once the unexpected situation is resolved, get back to the task at hand with determination and drive.

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Know when to say no (and yes!)

You may feel the urge to say yes to every single thing that comes your way. It’s a common feeling that many share.

And I get it. You don’t want to miss out on an opportunity. So, if you say yes to everything, you’ll never miss a thing.

That’s not true though.

Keep in mind that one of the best time management skills that you should develop is to recognize when to say yes and when to say no. Because if you say yes to one opportunity, that means you are simultaneously saying no to potentially hundreds of other opportunities.

For example, if you attend a conference over the weekend that you have no interest in, that’s time that you could’ve spent:

  • Working on your side project
  • Exercising
  • Reading
  • Spending time with loved ones
  • Updating your resume for a better job

But instead of doing any of those things, you’re sitting in some poorly lit meeting room listening to someone drone on about something you’re never going to use.

So, recognise that every time you say yes to one thing you are also saying no to something else and decide accordingly.

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Optimise your meetings

Meetings are time wasters.

At best they help move a project along. At worst they burn an hour from your otherwise productive day.

So similar to recognising when to say yes and no, take the time to understand which meetings will provide value to you before agreeing to them.

If deemed not valuable, politely decline.

Or if you determine that it’s an important meeting to attend, make sure that:

  • Only the necessary people are there. Keep it small and concise.
  • There is an outline of topics that will be covered.
  • That it is scheduled for a short period and ends on time.

I try and avoid meetings at all costs, but when I need to attend them, I make sure they follow those guidelines.

 

Don’t be afraid to pick up the phone

Here’s one of the best (and simplest) time management skills to develop – pick up the phone.

Sending emails back and forth wastes time. Communication can often fall apart, message deliveries can get delayed, people can take days to respond.

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If you are looking to get things done fast, try picking up the phone and calling the other person instead.

Doing so will avoid unnecessary time waste and miscommunication.

 

Prioritise

With an ever-expanding list of to-dos, it is imperative that you prioritize the important versus the non.

So, go through your list and determine which items are important, not important, urgent, and not urgent (often referred to as the Eisenhower Matrix).

Use your goals as a reference point to help determine which items should be worked on first.

Put the urgent, important items at the top of your list and either remove or put the not urgent, not important items at the bottom.

Slow down and prioritise!

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Get motivated

Whether it’s work, your routine, or overall health, burnout is not fun to deal with.

So be proactive!

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Experiment with different ways of keeping yourself fresh and motivated. Build in some new positive habits, try out some new techniques, keep pushing onward.

Treat your mind and body well so that you can sustain your energy levels through the long haul.

You can be more productive!

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Learn to focus

To close out the list of time management skills, one skill that you’ll greatly benefit from developing is focus.

Because the better you can focus, the easier it will be for you to complete important tasks and get real work done. It’s a truly essential skill to have in your time management tool belt.

So, try putting:

  • Your phone on airplane mode so that you don’t get distracted
  • Some music on that helps you focus
  • Your current workspace aside and go find a quieter place to get work done

The key to making this time management skill work is to uncover what best allows you to concentrate.

 

 

Time management tips and techniques – Final thought

Just like learning how to use a hammer or paint a wall, building out your time management skill repertoire will take time.

It won’t be immediate and it won’t happen overnight.

But if you take little steps forward with your skills each day, your ability to effectively manage your time and get more done will continue to grow and grow.

So, get to it!

Push forward and make the progress you’re after!

Use the time management skills listed above and start harnessing your time like never before.

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Daily affirmations for success!

Imagine this: You wake up in the morning, pour yourself a cup of coffee (or tea/orange juice), and write out some success affirmations in your journal.

How do you feel? Calm? Relaxed? Ready to smash your goals!

Let’s face it, success tastes so SWEET!

I bet whenever you crush your goals, you’re on a high! It’s especially powerful when there were obstacles in the way that should have prevented you from achieving your goals, and you reached them anyway.

But before you get to that place of success, you might be feeling impatient and inadequate. It’s easy to get sucked down the drain of self-doubt if it’s taking longer than expected.

And self-doubt can have an effect on our health and life vitality in a way we don’t want.

 

 

What’s an affirmation?

A positive affirmation is a statement used to challenge a negative and unhelpful thought.

By repeating a positive affirmation, you begin to challenge your unhelpful subconscious thinking patterns and replace them with more realistic and helpful ones.

They can be used to boost your self-esteem, help you achieve your goals, or help you push through fear.

Affirmations have been incredibly useful to me. They’ve helped me, time and time again, to break out of negative thinking patterns and to build healthier ones.

In the past, I’ve used them to boost my confidence, push through fear, build boundaries in life, and to find greater joy in life.

Today though, I’m looking for some to achieve success. If you’ve been going through something similar, I hope these affirmations will remind and empower you to be your authentically incredible selves!

Choose one affirmation that speaks most to you (or write your own version!) and repeat it to yourself each morning.

 

Using Affirmations for Achievement

Affirmations are a great way to counter any soul-crushing doubt and keep your motivation high. The morning is the perfect time to use them to set yourself up for success all day.

If you use these success affirmations and feel deep emotion as you are reciting your affirmations, they help to put you into the right mindset and stay focused on your goals.

That doubt will begin to disappear and you’ll stay motivated to meet your goals and live the life of your dreams!

Practicing your motivational affirmations in the morning can help forge those neural pathways in the brain that will help lead you to making better choices, staying focused, and staying motivated all day long.

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Remember, affirmations that work are positive, powerful, and present tense.

Negative words can distract you and detract from your goals. So, you’ll find none here!

Find the affirmations that resonate most with you, write them down, recite them, and view them every day.

Here are 100 affirmations for success.

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Daily affirmations for success

Remember, these are daily affirmations for success, not one-time affirmations.

Repetition is key.  Feeling that these things are out there and are already yours is key.  Life externalises from your thoughts and beliefs.

  1. I am successful.
  2. I am a magnet for success.
  3. Love, health and success are attracted to me.
  4. I have unstoppable confidence within me.
  5. Life just feels great all of the time.
  6. There is always a way if I am committed.
  7. I am so excited because all of my dreams are coming true.
  8. Great things always seem to come my way.
  9. I am a naturally happy person.
  10. I am a naturally confident person.
  11. Opportunities just seem to fall right into my lap.
  12. I am full of energy and life.
  13. I am a good person who deserves success and happiness.
  14. I love myself for who I am.
  15. Everything always works out for me.
  16. I am highly motivated and productive.
  17. It doesn’t matter what others think of me, for I know who I am.
  18. I am a centre for positivity, joy and love.
  19. I am incredibly grateful for all of my success.
  20. I use positive thinking to manifest a positive life.
  21. I choose to think positive and create a wonderful life for myself.
  22. I find it easy to succeed at everything I do.
  23. People look at me and wonder how I so naturally attract success.
  24. I think BIG.
  25. I act fearlessly.
  26. The universe always provides for me.
  27. I am so happy and grateful for my life.
  28. Things have a way of working themselves out.
  29. I have such an amazing life.
  30. I am so lucky.  Life is rigged in my favor.
  31. I love who I am and I love my life.
  32. My goals and dreams always come true.
  33. I am passionate about constantly being better and more successful.
  34. Somehow the universe just always helps me achieve my goals.
  35. My dreams are materializing before my very eyes.
  36. The wealth of the universe is circulating in my life and flowing to me in avalanches of prosperity.
  37. Money wants me.
  38. I am very motivated, driven and ambitious.
  39. I can easily pick myself up and lift my spirits when needed.
  40. I find it easy to be optimistic.
  41. I only permit positive thoughts to remain in my mind.
  42. Wealth is all around me.
  43. I am surrounded by abundance.
  44. When I go after what I want, it comes to me.
  45. My mind is a magnet for all good things.
  46. I have success in all areas of my life.
  47. I am grateful that I am so healthy, happy and successful.
  48. Success comes naturally to me.
  49. Everything I do always results in great success.
  50. I can never fail, for everything that happens contributes to me being better.
  51. The seeds of my greatness lie in my mind.
  52. I am love, health and wealth.
  53. My affirmations for success always bear fruit.
  54. Others are inspired by my success.
  55. I am incredibly successful.
  56. I am decisive, confident and take action.
  57. It is so easy to achieve my goals.
  58. The universe is friendly and helps me to achieve my dreams.
  59. Right now, I am exactly what and where I want to be.
  60. Others are attracted to me because I am always successful.
  61. I continuously enhance all areas of my life.
  62. Life just keeps getting better and better.
  63. Every day I move closer to my goals and dreams.
  64. I am resilient, persistent and dedicated.
  65. I have the will and desire to reach unlimited heights of success.
  66. I can and will achieve whatever I set my mind to.
  67. I deserve success.
  68. I give of myself and the universe showers me in rewards.
  69. Wealth and success are normal for me.
  70. I am happy, healthy and wealthy.
  71. Life is an incredibly exciting and beautiful journey.
  72. The vision within me is creating the world around me.
  73. I am full of boundless positive energy.
  74. I see happiness and success wherever I go.
  75. Everywhere I go I create joy, love and success.
  76. Success comes from my mind.
  77. My beliefs determine my reality and I am the master of my beliefs.
  78. There is nothing I cannot do.
  79. I am a force for positive change.
  80. Happiness and success are automatic for me.
  81. My positive affirmations for love and success always work.
  82. I have the power to create my life the way I want it.
  83. I can move mountains with my mind.
  84. I believe deeply that I can achieve anything.
  85. Every day I am more and more successful.
  86. Success comes effortlessly to me.
  87. My life is filled with abundance and prosperity.
  88. It is so easy for me to succeed, even in the face of criticism.
  89. I know what I want and I achieve it.
  90. I can motivate myself with the snap of my fingers.
  91. I am strong, powerful and confident.
  92. I am destined for greatness.
  93. Life is a great adventure.
  94. Today I will take steps towards realizing my dreams.
  95. Everything I could every want or need is already out there, waiting to come to me.
  96. I feel refreshed, excited and determined to excel today.
  97. I can get myself in the right state of mind easily and in an instant.
  98. My thoughts create my reality and I am the master of my thoughts.
  99. I am in charge of my life.
  100. My thoughts and ideas are the seedlings of my success.

 

 

Daily affirmations for success – Final thought

You now have an idea of everything about affirmations for success. It’s now your turn to pick the affirmation that are relevant to you and say them to yourself on a daily basis.

Affirmations are not something that you simply say once off and expect to see massive improvements.

The secret is repetition (do it regularly) and feel each word as you say them, experience what you’re saying.

Wait and see how affirmations will change and improve your life for the better.

Which of these affirmations for self-esteem resonates the most with you today?

Comment below, feel free to ask me questions. I am more than happy to answer anytime.

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Mindfulness Practice Guide

Today I will be talking you through our Mindfulness Practice Guide.

Have you ever drove somewhere and realised you don’t remember the drive? Or eaten something and it’s gone before you’ve really tasted it?

Have you ever blown up on someone and wondered where it came from? We tend to rush through life, living in the past or worrying about the future, instead of living in the moment and enjoying life.

I think that life is about the here and now. If we dwell on the past, we are missing out on what could be today.

If we spend all of our time worrying about or planning the future, we actually never get there. The future we want for ourselves will never happen unless we are taking steps towards it right now, today.

This is where mindfulness comes in. I’ve talked a little bit about mindfulness in some of my other posts, but I wanted to put mindfulness in the spotlight for once, because it can bring so much goodness to your life.

 

 

What is Mindfulness?

To keep it simple, being mindful means remaining present. Despite the hectic nature of our modern-day world, practicing mindfulness encourages self-awareness, acceptance, and taking in the moment. It allows you to truly focus on what you’re doing right now.

Mindfulness stems from ancient Buddhist meditation teachings, but Jon Kabat-Zinn adapted the concept in 1979. Over the last few years, mindfulness has gained a lot of popularity. This may be due to more mainstream coverage, publications like Mindful, and the power of social media!

After doing some research, I also found that mindfulness is often used in therapy. This is because it’s thought to help with anxiety and stress!

 

Why is Mindfulness important?

On autopilot we are so busy doing that we forget to be aware and really live our lives to the full. We leave ourselves open to depression, anxiety and stress.

When we practice mindful living, we wake up from this dreamlike state and fully participate in life.

Now let’s go into the Mindfulness practice guide.

 

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How to practice Mindfulness daily

Before anything, remember to always be kind to yourself. It’s perfectly okay (and normal) if your mind starts to wander. Don’t let that discourage you!

Keep it simple. For example, you might be cleaning your room after a long day. Maybe work was stressful and it left you feeling burned out.

Take in the moment around you, fully. What do you hear? What do you see and smell? Notice the breeze coming from your slightly cracked opened window. What does the cool air feel like on your skin? Take a few deep breathes, in and out, and relax your muscles. Keep doing this for a few moments until your mind begins to slow down.

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Want to find out how practicing Mindfulness helped me with my negative thoughts? Mindfulness and meditation go hand in hand – See below:

 

 

Mindful breathing

It is said that if you want to save yourself thousands in psychologist fees, simply learn how to breathe mindfully.

The breath is a good place to start, because we are breathing all the time, although usually unconsciously.

By tuning in we can unify our mind and body and become tied to the present moment.

By taking five deep breaths You can instantly feel tension and stress floating away.

Feel the breath coming into your body through the tips of your nostrils and then leaving your body again. Try envisioning your breath as a circle.

Visualise the inhales filling up half the circle then flowing directly into the exhales. It is a continuous motion. Whenever you notice your mind has wandered, bring it back to the breath.

If you want to take it one step further, on your inhales envision white healing light entering your body and, on your exhale, envision anxiety and tension leaving your body. Leave reminders for yourself throughout the day to breath

 

Focus on the present moment without judgement

Don’t dwell on your past mistakes and worry too much about the future. Stop being obsessed about a problem or a solution.

You need to learn to fully accept yourself in the moment. It’s not about avoiding a situation. It’s more about being present without being too attached to the outcome.

There is no right or wrong either, so try not to judge yourself.

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Our minds can run away with themselves. Reacting to these thoughts can cause anxiety and stress. We can feel guilty or ashamed of our thoughts. But what if we just allowed those thoughts to pass gently? Without judging them as they arise?

Take a few minutes to focus on your thoughts. Notice them coming and going without judging and labelling. If you do judge or react to any thoughts, acknowledge that, and then gently let the thought pass.

Being mindful in this way helps you to develop an awareness and understanding of how your thoughts affect you, and how you can better control your thoughts every day.

Top tip:

Some great channels that I use for mindfulness videos, are the following:

 

 

Awareness of your bodily sensations

So often we live in our heads and we completely forget about our body, unless of course, we are in distress.

And here’s the problem:

We think that our mind is completely separate from our physical body.

But it’s not.

To become aware of your body, send your breath to different parts and acknowledge those body parts.

  • Notice the tingling in your fingers
  • Release the stress in your stomach
  • Become aware of the top of your head and the tension in your neck

Becoming aware of your body will bring you into the present moment. It will fine-tune your senses and quiet the mind.

 

 

Spend time in nature, even if it’s just your garden

The sounds and sights of a bustling city are fun, but overstimulating. Sometimes, it’s nice to get away and enjoy a quieter atmosphere. Nothing is quite as relaxing as being in nature. Plus, it’s a great way to take in the present moment.

Even if you live in the heart of a city, find a calming spot nearby. It can be a beach, the park, or even your garden.

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Allow yourself to drop events from the day for just a moment. Watch the ocean waves crash against the sand. Sit underneath a tree in an open field. It’s just you and the calmness of a simplistic moment like this one.

I regularly take my dog for a walk over the local lake.  When I’m there, I take deep breaths, taking in the fresh air. I listen to the sounds, watch the birds, and I enjoy the smells. Depending on what weather it is, the lake always smells differently.

If you don’t have the luxury of local lake, try take a walking break during the day and go to a park or the woods/forest. Notice everything around you and enjoy. You’ll return to everyday life recharged and with a fresh mind.

 

Take a mindful shower

Being mindful doesn’t require much effort. You can be mindful with every little task. Try to take a mindful shower. Feel the water touching your skin and notice the temperature of the water.

Focus on smell of the soap, it will give a calming effect. Listen as the water hits your skin and falls on the floor. Touch your skin and notice what this is like for you.

Pay attention to your feelings. Do fresh? Be aware of your thoughts and feelings as you do this. This will also enhance the need to care for yourself, which is a very good practice for your personal wellbeing.

 

The five senses exercise

This one is pretty self-explanatory. You notice something that you are experiencing with each of the five senses.

  • 5 things you can see. Try to choose things that you don’t normally notice.
  • 4 things you can feel. What textures, surfaces and sensations can you feel?
  • 3 things you can hear. Notice what you can hear in the background. Try to separate the sounds.
  • 2 things you can smell. Take notice of pleasant or unpleasant odours.
  • 1 thing you can taste.

 

Eat mindfully

Mindfulness doesn’t just apply to emotions and thoughts, but to what you physically do too.

If you scoff down a load of food and find yourself reaching back into the fridge shortly afterwards, chances are you were distracted while eating and weren’t fully paying attention to the tastes and feeling of being full.

You were distracted by the fact that you ate. Focus your attention on the food in front of you.

 

Meditate, even if you’re too busy

Pick a regular time to meditate every day, such as on the commute to work on at the end of your lunch break.

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Meditating is as simple as a breath in and out. You can meditate in the car, on the bus, on a lunch break or any time that you have a few minutes to disconnect from the stress of life.

Download some podcasts or apps about meditation and they will guide you on what to do. If you can spend hours scrolling on social media every day, you can spare 10 minutes to check in with your thoughts.

Related post:

Want to know more about how meditation can have massive benefits to your mental health when implemented into your daily routine? Then see our post below:

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The below channels on YouTube are great for guided meditations;

If you want to learn about meditation, the follow channel is excellent:

If you’re interested in learning more in-depth about meditation, then the below books are excellent:

 

 

Fully listen to the person in front of you

Do you find yourself listening to a friend or co-worker talking and you just nod and say yeah really? no way throughout the conversation?

Are you actually listening to what they’re telling you? If someone is giving you their time you should take it as a huge compliment.

They could be giving it to anyone else but they’re choosing to spend this moment solely with you, so show them thanks by being fully engaged with what they’re saying.

Ask questions and delve deeper into the conversation and don’t glance at your phone or let your thoughts wander to something you deem more important.

 

Slow down when you need to

It’s okay to do nothing and just be, especially when you need to heal from a bad experience. It’s ok to take a break from your busy schedule and do the things that you love.

Everyone needs some downtime to recharge and you don’t have to feel guilty for being ‘selfish’ once in a while.

Self-love is necessary.

Related post:

Want to find out more about how slowing down and focusing on the present can help you be more confident? Then the see post below:

 

 

Empty your mind

Can you count the number of thoughts you have right now? I’m sure I can’t because there are always new thoughts popping in my mind while losing track of others.

It feels like a crowded highway inside the mind. Trying to let all the thoughts fade away and clear the path in front of you can feel liberating. It gives you time to connect with yourself.

For a mindful minute try to observe your thoughts and imagine blowing them away like bubbles.

Related post:

Want to find out how a brain dump exercise is great for decluttering your mind? Then the see post below:

 

 

Trust and acceptance

one of the most painful, kind of slap-in-the-face truths you can learn in life, is that things you never thought could happen to you, happen.

Another thing you learn along the way is that you’re much stronger than you give yourself credit for.

At one point or another, you might face situations or events that seem cruel, unreal and unfair.

Things that are hard to accept and move on from. That’s when you have to trust yourself and take responsibility for your own feelings and actions.

 

 

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I can’t tell you that your life will change instantly but I can tell you how my life has changed.

Since I began practicing Mindfulness, I have become so much more aware. I’m aware of other people’s feelings, I notice the beauty in life and because of this I can appreciate this life a lot more.

I don’t let the little things get to me so much, I can take a breath and realise that I don’t need to react to this situation.

In reality my life hasn’t changed, the things that used to stress me out are still there for the main part. It’s how I choose to respond to these stressors that is different. The change is within me, not life that happens around me.

That’s the beauty of Mindfulness you don’t need to take on the world, just yourself.

I would recommend to anyone to give Mindfulness a try. If you have already began the practice, how is it going for you?  Do you have any other Mindfulness activities you would like to share? I look forward to hearing them.

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