Strategies to Build A Positive Mindset – Transform Your Life with Positive Thinking

Strategies to Build A Positive Mindset – Transform Your Life with Positive Thinking

 

Build a positive mindset to make positive things happen

Our reality is based on what we think about. As I’ve mentioned many times; you get what you focus on.

Alright, let’s break this down and add some more juice and fun examples to really dig into what it’s all about.

You’ve probably heard the saying, “You are what you eat,” right? Well, there’s a similar vibe when it comes to our thoughts: “You become what you think.” It’s like planting seeds in a garden – if you plant seeds of negativity, don’t be surprised when you end up with a garden full of weeds. But if you plant flowers, well, you get the picture.

I probably sound like a broken record saying this, but it’s super important – you need to build a positive mindset, because focus really does shape our reality.

 

How can thoughts help build a positive mindset?

Imagine your mind as a magnifying glass. Whatever you put under it, whether it’s your fears or your dreams, it’s gonna look a lot bigger and take up more of your view.

Build a positive mindsetNow, let’s say you’re someone who’s been on a bit of a downer, always telling yourself you’re not good enough or that you’re a failure. It’s like telling your brain to tune into a radio station that only plays the blues. And guess what? Your brain, being the loyal DJ it is, keeps those tunes spinning, bringing up every single time you’ve messed up, just to prove you’re right.

But here’s the cool part – your brain doesn’t play favorites between positive and negative thoughts.

It’s like a genie in a lamp, granting you what you focus on, no questions asked. Start singing to a more upbeat tune, telling yourself about all the awesome stuff you can do and have done, and your brain’s gonna switch tracks. It’ll start showing you all the wins, big or small, reinforcing that positive mindset.

So, if you’re someone who often feels like they’re not enough, or that everything’s always going wrong, it’s time to flip the script. Start feeding your mind a diet of positivity.

It’s not just about avoiding negative talk; it’s about actively praising yourself. Did you finish a task at work? Awesome, you’re capable and reliable. Managed to keep a plant alive? Heck, you’re practically a magician.

The idea here is to make your mind a place where positivity thrives, just like a well-kept garden or a happy, healthy puppy. By building a positive mindset, you’re not just hoping for positive changes; you’re actively laying down the pathway for those changes to find their way to you. Trust me, it’s a game changer.

One of my favourite quotes is this one from Henry Ford

“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t, you’re right”

 

Always have a positive focus

Here’s some simple tips to help you maintain a positive focus and give yourself the best chance to build a positive mindset.

Positive mindset

  • Make a change in mindset and tell yourself how great you are. Think back to all the times you’ve been successful with a task similar to the current one and how well you’ve dealt with it in the past.
  • Use positive affirmations while you’re visualising times of success, to help boost your confidence of doing the same thing again.
  • If your mind is concentrating on your successes, it can’t also concentrate on your failures.
  • By consistently filling your mind with positive thoughts, you’re more likely to trigger a cycle of positivity that breeds higher confidence in everything you do.
  • Visualise your past successes every day.
  • Use all of your senses to bring the vision to life.
  • Use positive affirmations of your strengths to build confidence.
  • Don’t dwell on the negative.
  • Focus on the good stuff. The things that make you who you are.

 

 

Final thoughts

Of course, your thoughts are only a part of the story to your success. It’s also important that you take action towards your goals.

However, if you don’t build a positive mindset first, you’re more likely to give up on reaching your goals. So, start by choosing one of the items listed above and spend some time making sure it sits at the front of your mind.

If you can , leave little notes around the place, to help remind you to be positive. As always, small steps lead to big results!

Do you have any tips you’d like to share? If so, jot them in the comments so everyone can try them 🙂  Joining a community of minds is always better than a single voice.

Steve

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