How to Change your Mindset

How to Change your Mindset


We all have the ability to change our mind-set – to change our core inner beliefs upon which we base our view of ourselves and of the world. But changing our beliefs is not an easy thing to do. Most people find changing one small belief extremely difficult, let alone a whole range of self-supporting beliefs based on negative pre-conditioning. What is needed is a tool – a tool for change that enables us to rapidly install new thought patterns and positive mind-sets, based on proven success models.


Your Mind-Set Can Be Changed


Fortunately, our mind-set regarding certain aspects of our lives are changeable and are based on our choice of meaning we give to things. If you consciously decide to develop a positive mind-set, empowered by positive thinking together with an attitude of joyous expectancy of only the best, you put yourself in the correct frame of mind to propel yourself into proper action while anticipating and expecting successful outcomes.

Often external events and circumstances seem to rush in to assist with our intended result. This knowledge is priceless. The knowledge that our positive mind-set can translate into a world of difference regardless of the goal we seek.


Three Success Mind-Set Fundamentals


  1. Mind-Set Self Confidence

If we lack belief in yourself and our capabilities, our self-esteem suffers. This results not only in a sense of worthlessness but also helplessness and even hopelessness. This in turn makes us feel inadequate and see everything as pointless. It is easy to stop trying to achieve because there is simply no point. We are defeated before we even begin. That’s why the correct self-confident mind-set is crucial to all other mind-sets we may adopt. First we must tackle the root.

When we have empowered our SELF with the confidence and belief in our SELF then we will be better able to accomplish the things we are already good at and also to learn how to do the things that at present we cannot. Accomplishing our goals and objectives becomes much easier. We are empowered from the inside out. And the results we can achieve reinforce our beliefs and boost our self-esteem and confidence even more. It can be a rising balloon spiralling upwards or a viscous circle spiralling downwards – depending on our choice.


  1. Mind-Set Determination & Perseverance

Part of a positive mind-set includes the determination and perseverance to overcome failures when they occur. No one can go through life without failure. The difference is the reactions and meanings we give to those failures. If we take a failure as meaning we are wasting our time and react by giving up then often we are not realizing our true potential.

Of course some failures are met to let us know that this is a goal that is unreachable. But knowing the difference is all important. Part of the positive mind-set is knowing that we will experience failures along the way and that that is normal in life and we should not put undue importance on some failures. Being able to evaluate correctly what went wrong and why and to see failure in the light of positive thinking and empowerment to perhaps try harder or by tackling the problem in a different way is essential. It is the acknowledgement that very few things worth having are so easily attained. A positive mind-set is conscious of the fact that one failure is not the end of the story but just one way it didn’t work. True failure only comes when we stop trying altogether.


  1. Mind-Set & Action

The correct positive mind-set leads to proactive positive action. Even when we are unsure or unable to proceed because of lack of knowledge or skill, a positive mind-set allows us to research and acquire those skill sets until we are able to achieve the actions we already know are necessary and important to succeed.

A person’s core inner beliefs and thought patterns are what lead to their feelings of potentiality, action and results. Simply by changing your mind-set it is possible to change not only our outlook in life by also the actual results we obtain in life.


Monitoring Your Self Talk


Often if we pay attention to our thoughts we may find that we are processing a lot of negative self-talk. This knowledge can sometimes be distressing at first and make us feel somewhat powerless over what thoughts are permeating our minds and our lives. But if we start by taking just a few of those negative thought patterns at a time and begin changing them into positive thoughts, we will feel much happier, stronger and more in control of our lives. Anyone and everyone can begin using positive statements to create change and improvements in their life. All it takes is the commitment to start and experience the positive benefits that this technique can deliver.

Once we have committed to change, to monitor our thoughts and to make positive changes to what we allow to flow through our mind, we can begin to focus and target the areas in which we most wish to bring about lasting change. To start to co-create our world and our universe, internally at first and later externally as well. Positive self-talk or affirmations repeated consistently are the tool that allows us to focus our mind on what we DO want rather than what we do not want. We can now focus our mind and energies on creating for the first time.



Instead of allowing our subconscious mind to flounder without a competent leader to direct it, now we can take charge and provide good sensible leadership. Directing our thoughts to show that WE ARE IN CONTROL and we are the one who is leading. Leading with authority and with solid direction.

It is often hard for people to imagine and accept that there is a possibility that they are co-creating their life and their world. Because if we are to accept that then we must accept that we have also co-created all that has happened before. In the end it is always up to us. No one can make us make the changes we may need. It is up to us to examine our negative self-talk, to take responsibility for it and ultimately to make the conscious choices that lead to a more positive direction.



Be Willing To Change

These are your thoughts, so YOU can change them. Although your beliefs most likely formed when you were young, you are an adult today and you have the power to affect change in your life. This is the essence of personal power: choice and responsibility.

Feed The Mind-Set You Want

The fastest way to change your mind-set is to feed your mind the one you want. Every time you feed yourself a positive mind-set, it weakens the negative ones. You will be instantly creating new neurons that form a new more positive neural network. The more you do this the stronger your new neural network will become. Feeding the positive weakens the negative.

Scientists and perennial wisdom agree with what many successful people have long discovered, that neurons don’t know the difference between whether you are actually doing something different or simply visualizing doing it differently. Either way, the neural network grows stronger.

Love Your Mind-Set

Allow yourself to create a passion for your new mind-set. The new mind-set you want to create. Doing this creates endorphins in your body that lead to a new sense of well-being. This in turn leads to a more inspired and emotionally engaged you, having more fun in your life as you enlarge and make stronger your new neural network.

Pick one thing you want to change today. It can be one attitude, one belief, or one perspective. Imagine for a moment what you want instead. Let your imagination run wild for just a moment. Remember any resistance is just your old neural network playing up as usual. Use the power of your imagination to vividly picture what you really want. Mentally rehearse this for just 10 minutes a day strengthening it by adding enthusiasm, inspiration, and fun. Soon you will be taking small actions that will reinforce your new mind-set.




Other tips to obtain an abundance mindset:


  • Offer words of appreciation. Let people know how much you value their contributions.
  • Choose to see opportunity in challenges.
  • Remind yourself that there is more than enough for everyone.
  • Carefully select the company you keep. Mindsets are contagious.
  • Spend time in reflection. Learn to acknowledge and appreciate all the positives in your life and work. Gratitude is a powerful aspect of an abundant mindset.
  • Give more of what you want.




Take responsibility


Here are a few ways you can start taking responsibility immediately:

  • Recognize your choices. Realize that in every situation, you have choices. At the very least, you always get to choose how you think about the situation.
  • Pause for a moment. Anytime something “bad” happens, hold off responding to it for a few seconds. If you were going to make an excuse or blame someone else, don’t do it! Accept responsibility for it, even if you are totally convinced it’s not your fault.
  • Enlist a friend or family member. Think of someone you trust, respect, and spend a lot of time with. Have them point it out to you whenever you make an excuse or blame someone else. Remember: don’t get defensive.




  • You become free. By accepting responsibility, you give yourself authority over your own life, which means you have the power to change. You can live whatever life you want.
  • Improve self-esteem. Responsibility gives you personal power, because you are not at the mercy of external forces.
  • Reduce fear. When you take risks, you will be more comfortable. You know you must take action if you want to make a difference, so it’s harder to sit on the sidelines and take the easy way out.
  • Better problem solving skills. It is easier to focus your attention on the problem at hand when you know that you have the power to solve it.


Pause and Reflect


Make it a habit to take some time out of your day to simply pause and reflect on the times of abundance in your life.


Spend More Time With People Who Have Less

When you spend time with people who are less fortunate than you are, you gain a unique perspective.

If you have friends who are poorer than you are, talk to them. While you shouldn’t compare yourself to others, being reminded that there are people out there who have much less than you can help you feel more gratitude.


Focus your attention on what you have, not what you don’t.

This will expand your awareness of how good life really is for you.

Abundance is a state of mind, not a physical reality.


Spend Less Time With Complainers

A negative attitude is contagious. When somebody near you complains, you are likely to get infected with their negative mindset.

When you spend time with people who complain, it becomes more socially acceptable to give up your personal responsibility.

Not only that, but their complaints create an illusion of scarcity.


Look At the Big Picture

We all have a sort of “tunnel vision” in our own lives.

We look at the world through certain filters that are created by our own unique life experiences. These filters, while important, make us see lack where it doesn’t exist.


Read success stories

Another great way to help internalize the abundance mindset is to read or watch success/inspiring stories that support it.

Success stories are literal proof of abundance.


Teach the Abundance Mentality

“When you help another person get to the top of a mountain, you will arrive there also.”

– Anonymous

Be a good example to other people in your life by saying or doing things that reinforce the abundance mentality.