How to Change your Mindset
Happy Monday!! "Your mind is a powerful thing. When you fill it with positive thoughts, your life will change."
My whole life my parents have taught me that words are powerful and that having a good mindset is key in life. I never really thought anything of it as a child. It took me until I was an adult to fully understand that what I say and think can change my life for the better or for the worst. I know a lot of people who have self-doubt or live in fear may sometimes feel like they can't get far in life or do anything because of the ideas they have about themselves or what others have said about them. But I'm here to say that you can do anything you put your mind to, of course within reason. For my college graduation I put on my cap that I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me, Phil 4:13. I really do believe that and continue to live my life accordingly.
So If you struggle with confidence and self-love then keep reading.
Full disclaimer: I am not perfect and still struggle myself with my mindset at times as well.
Okay, let's do this. If you have been reading my blog posts you might realize that I enjoy lists a lot. So I'm going to try and do this in list format.
If you hear yourself saying I hope, I wish, if only a lot then you may struggle with your mindset.
If you really want something, saying things like I hope I get that job really isn't going to help you get the job. Confidence is key! Saying words like I will get that job because I have all of the qualifications for this job. Now that sounds much better. In return, you will feel better about yourself and open up space for positive thoughts versus self-doubting and lack of trust in yourself.
My mom tells me to this day to speak things into existence. Which is so true if you have ambitions and dreams that you want to see come to fruition. Last year during this time I was struggling to pay my bills but I just knew I would be okay. I kept assuring myself that I will pay all my bills and I will not ask for help from anyone. I only asked for help once but it was for such a small amount and I was able to pay all my bills and go on a vacation and drive to my friend's wedding in Tennessee. Now I'm not trying to paint this perfect picture of myself, I still sometimes struggle with money and am still in heaps of debt, thanks, College! But I continue to prevail and to always check my mindset.
I like to think of my future self and how I can be that awesome woman whose affluent and does what she wants in her life. Which takes me to this past weekend where I watched Wonder Woman and let me tell you it is what the world needed. Throughout the movie, she was told “No”by her mom and “No” by men she barely knew. And what did she do, she completely ignored them. Even though people were telling her she couldn't do this or that, she knew she could or at least really wanted to do it. My fiance called her stubborn, which I find interesting and its what we all should be more of, we need to be stubborn. We need to demand what we know that we can do.
Be Stubborn. Don't let naysayers tell you that you can't because you obviously can. Always believe that you can do the impossible because you were born for more, and to great and incredible things. Let your life Shine, and show them who's boss.
I feel like I went on a massive tangent but the most important thing I wanted to share with those is to think about what you think about yourself, are you proclaiming negative things in your life, do you constantly doubt yourself and never feel like you're good enough for whatever reason. Then stop and think and change your mindset. Tell yourself you're beautiful, tell yourself you can get a job, and just believe that your words are magic. It will change your life, seriously.
**Some people might think I'm crazy but I know that one day I will do something incredible. Truthfully I already have, I have to remember to give praise to small victories. It's the little victories we have to celebrate!
Be inspired, be ambitious, and be unique!
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