Category: mindset

Time for change is now

Are you fed up with the way your life is right now and wonder how to change it?
Here are simple ways to do just that and start to live the life you truly want.

What steps do you need to take now?

What steps do you need to take now?

Start with a dream. Imagine stepping from where you are now into the life you would like to have and take a good look around so that you can remember what you are doing, how you are dressed, the way you are behaving, the sort of things you say, who else is there and how you communicate with them, and most important of all how you feel about being in that ideal life.

Take all that information with you in your head as you are back in your day to day world and pick a goal from that vision which is feasible for you to succeed in right now even though you know that in order to achieve it you may have to step out of your comfort zone.

It could be something relatively easy to do such as change the way you wear your hair or start to wear a different style of clothes or a colour you don’t usually wear. Take a deep breath and tell yourself that this is your first step towards a new life and then do it.

Because doing this means you have to step out of your comfort zone the thought may almost stop you taking any action. So take a deep breath and breathe out your anxiety and breath in confidence and tell yourself ‘I can do this.’

You may feel as though the step is too difficult to do so ask yourself what is stopping you and what you must do to be able to take that step. If your answer is “I don’t know,’ then ask: ‘what would you have to do if you did know what’s stopping you?

Discover the answer and so what you have to do to remove whatever was stopping you.

Change your mindset and make changes to your life

Are you stuck in a rut of believing that changing your life isn’t possible? Nevertheless whatever you think there is always a choice and a possibility to make changes to your life. Even though you may have reached the conclusion that nothing could possibly be different you will find that when you your mindset makes some shifts that you come to realise that change is possible. So it is vitally important that in order for you to find  other ways  to alter your situation and make changes you have to learn ways to change your mindset.

To change your mindset the first thing to do is to say to yourself that you are open to possibilities. Not only that but also that you are willing to change even if at this stage you don’t know how to do so. Say this affirmation in the first person and present tense and repeat it several times every day. Write it on ‘post it’ notes to stick on your computer screen or mirror or car dashboard.

Find and talk to other people who have been in  similar situations to you and have made the changes you want to make and ask them what they did. You may not want to do the same but talking to them can spark other ideas in your head.

Be very sure about what you want to achieve  and set yourself clear goals. Identify the first step you need to take then brainstorm every way you can think of to succeed with  your goal. Don’t edit these ideas, just fill your page with everything you can think of, even the most unlikely idea may have some essence you might be able to tap into.

Most important is not to censor yourself at this stage with comments like: ‘I’d never be able to do that.’ Instead accept that there might be something in any of the ideas you have.

It’s  your internal critic which may have been stopping you making any progress until now.  Relax and let your internal dreamer have its say and tell you ways forward. In order to do this it’s important to take the time to daydream and imagine yourself having achieved what you want and think about what it would be like to be living your desired life. Think about where you would be, who would be with you, what you’d be wearing, what you’d be saying and hearing and how you would be feeling.

You can change your life if you follow these tips for change.

Our Mindset Determines Your Life by: Sopan Greene

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To keep at the top of your game you have to keep a clear head.

You can’t afford to fill up on news and negativity. The world’s overflowin’ with it and the only way to be a winner is to be in control of your thoughts.

Your thoughts become words, your words become actions and your actions become your destiny. Someone else came up with that, but I’ve always remembered it because it’s true. Our actions show who we truly are and how shallow or deep our character is.

Where you are today is a direct reflection of the words, thoughts and actions you took days, months and years ago. No matter how much some people blame their parents, teachers, where they grew up, television, the government or anything else, the truth is that nobody got them where they are today but themselves. The longer we choose to not take responsibility for our lives, the longer we’ll living uninspired lives that we don’t love.

I’ve heard 40 year old adults who complain about their lives and take no responsibility for what they’ve created. Give me a break. If you think you’re on the receiving end of life you’re mistaken and too lazy to do anything about it.

Simply think about the pictures you’ve seen on TV of people in third world countries. When I start to get mad about having to stand behind two people in a line at the grocery store I remind myself that a lot of people don’t even know where their food will come from tonight. This shifts me from anger to gratitude.

The next time you notice yourself getting frustrated or angry about something in your life I invite you to shift your focus onto what’s great in your life. It doesn’t matter if you think you don’t have enough money or you’re mad at your dog for chewing up a shoe. Remember how much love you get from having your dog in the first place and how your weekly earnings are more than some people make in a month or year.

Keep your focus on what is working – for you and for others. We are bombarded with negative input all day long. We need to watch what goes in because our livelihoods depend on what we creatively crank out. Our heads need to be full of positive inspiration or free space where we can dream.

A recent study revealed that the people who watch the most television news are the most fearful in our society. Crime has been going down in America for over a decade, but since the news focuses on it and repeats it over and over, a lot of people are receiving multiple messages that the world isn’t safe. These people end up being less confident and less successful as a result of being emotionally paralyzed to a degree by their fears.

Remember the old phrase “garbage in, garbage out”? If you Were asked to be on television based on the person you are today would be on Jerry Springer or Oprah?

Yeah, I know. You’re probably laughing or snickering right now.

I can practically see that questioning look of disbelief on your face.

You may even think that you wouldn’t be on either one. Just imagine that there’s a guy at your door and he’s going to put you in a limo right now and you have to pick one show or the other to be a guest on or you’ll be locked in your house for a month. (It’s silly, but you get the point, I want you to get into it).

There’s a definite difference between Oprah guests and Jerry’s guests. Oprah’s guests radiate confidence and have taken responsibility for their lives and have created lemonade out of lemons. Jerry’s guests radiate low self esteem and think they’re victims of life. Even worse, they think they have a right to inflict their negative self-defeating attitude on others.

Oprah people know that they’re on the creative end of life.

Jerry people choose to think they’re on the receiving end of life. And the truth is that if that’s what they believe then that’s what they get. It’s an easy cop out to settle in life and a lot of folks do it.

It’s important to keep a positive mental attitude no matter what your life is like because nothing is more important than your thoughts. They determine how you’ll experience the next minute, hour, day, week, year, decade and century. Rid your life of people and circumstances that don’t inspire and enliven you.

Life’s simply too short to put up distracting drama and complainers who never change anything.

We all throw around phrases about how life is too short, but we don’t live that way. Take at least one action today to reaffirm that you’re creating a life you love.

Fire a friend who drains your energy. Read from an autobiography of a person who inspires you. Turn off the TV and write your goals and values. Take a walk in nature or with a friend who supports the best in you. Write a note to someone who has impacted your life in a positive way to let them know you’re grateful for having them in your life. Rub your dog’s belly and watch a doggy smile of ecstasy come out to greet you.

You’re building a powerful future. Study successful people and you’ll notice they all surround themselves with other inspired and successful people. Your life is your show, choose to be an Oprah person and avoid the Jerry people who show up in your life. Or better yet, treat the Jerry people you meet like they are the Oprah person buried inside them so we can all shine together.

Let your positive mental attitude infect everyone you meet and we’ll all enjoy better lives.

About The Author:

Sopan is an author, mentor and teacher who is well loved and respected. Personal, compassionate, humorous, inspiring and full of innocent wonder; Sopan is skilled at working with people ready for change, raising their consciousness and upgrading their quality of life. His leading edge systems deliver results which many are joyfully choosing in today’s fearful, frustrating and stressful times.

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