Our minds are one of the most powerful tools we have.
We can change them on a dime, they can tell us what kind of emotions or feelings we’re having, they allow us to think, have free will and they are even powerful enough to create our realities.
It’s up to us to use them to our advantage or disadvantage.
Simply put, if you want to change your life for the better, it all starts from the inside out.
But this is so much easier said than done.
The biggest changes in my life have come from making small, incremental changes over time and I started with my mindset.
Here are three powerful mindset shifts that will change your life quickly and easily and these are changes you can make right here and right now.
All it takes is the decision to change.
3 Powerful Mindset Shifts that will Change your Life
1. Everything in life is a lesson to learn.
This is one of the most valuable lessons in life we will ever learn.
We have two choices in life when something happens to us, good or bad, we can choose to see it as a lesson, or we can spend years asking ourselves and other people why these things happened to us.
The latter will leave you with a chip on your shoulder, not enjoying life and robbing yourself of peace.
When we choose to see everything in life as a lesson, we learn the lesson and move on.
If we don’t learn the lesson, we’re simply taught it again and again and again.
Think about it like this.
When we’re kids we’re taught the stove is hot.
We might touch it once just to see how hot it actually is and when we get burned it hurts, so we stop touching the stove because we learned the lesson, that yes, the stove is actually hot.
When something painful happens or has happened in your life you have the choice to see it a different way.
Maybe you were cheated on so that you could help other women or men going through similar situations.
Or you fell and broke your leg because you needed to take some time off.
Whatever the situation may be, good or bad, easy or painful, make the conscious decision to look for the lesson in it.
And instead of asking yourself why is this happening to me, begin asking yourself, what is this trying to teach me?
2. I’m Not Missing Out, I’m Gaining a New Experience.
Raise your hand if you’ve ever been personally victimized by the fear of “missing out.”
*raises hand behind laptop*
The fear of missing out isn’t always as obvious as being picked last or not at all on the baseball field.
Sometimes it can come in the form of purchasing hundreds of books, courses, and lessons because you don’t want to miss anything.
Or missing a vacation with your friends because you have to work.
Whatever the case may be, it’s a fear, which means it’s trying to keep us away from danger.
Our brain can see this danger in many forms, such as:
- IF I don’t buy all the courses I need I might not make a million dollars.
- IF I don’t go on vacation with my friends they might talk about me, or I’ll get pushed out of the group because I won’t get their jokes from the trip.
- IF I don’t get picked to play baseball then that means no one likes me.
But what if instead of thinking you’re missing something, you decided you were just gaining a new experience? Or learning a new lesson?
It’s when you make this simple mindset shift that everything begins to open up.
We start to see all the experiences we may have missed if we were only focused on what we were “missing out on”.
Maybe while sitting on the sidelines watching other people play baseball you met your soul mate who was also hanging out.
Maybe while the girls were on vacation you got a promotion at work.
Maybe you already have everything you need to have everything you want out of life.
You get to decide if you’re missing out, or gaining something new.
But I can promise you, seeing life through the “gaining something new” lense is way more fun and you’ll end up getting so much more out of life too.
3. I Choose to be Open to the Solution instead of Focused on the Problem.
One morning I was running late for work, my alarm hadn’t gone off, my dog was refusing to do his daily business out of pure spite and just as I was making myself breakfast, like something out of a movie, I spilled my soy milk.
After scouring the house for seemed like years for a freaking towel, I spent the next five minutes cursing, flailing my arms around and basically having a meltdown only a five-year-old could perfect.
Once I finally allowed myself to chill out and breath for a minute, I realized there had been a towel sitting in front of my face the entire time. Guess where it was. Right next to the puddle of spilled milk.
When we are so focused on the problem, we simply cannot see the solution.
And everything in life has a solution whether that be walking away, choosing to see it differently, cleaning up the spilled milk or something else.
We just have to allow ourselves to see it.
Of course, this is easier said than done when in the moment our vision is covered by a thin sheet of red but once you calm down ask yourself one simple question.
What is the solution to this problem?
That’s it. Because when we start to ask ourselves the right questions, we begin to see the right answers.
And chances are, it’s been staring you in the face and you didn’t even realize it.
Your Sucess Story Begins from the Inside Out
At the end of the day, the easiest and biggest shift you can make to change your life is to make the unwavering decision to change.
Recognize what you want to change, then make a game plan to actually change those things.
And the easiest place to start is with your mindset.