WHY work towards a positive mindset?
According to Raj Raghunathan in Psychology Today, up to 70% of our mental chatter is negative! He believes this is down to two very important factors:
It’s a defense mechanism, protecting and preparing us for any possibility. That way, when something goes wrong, we are not devastated by it.
It’s a reflection of our deepest self-beliefs.
I’m a huge believer in how our deeply rooted beliefs about ourselves, life in general, and everything in between, govern every decision we make. Every time we catch ourselves saying something like, ‘It’s not going to work out anyway, why bother trying?’, what we’re really saying is, ‘I’m not good enough; I’m not worthy; I don’t deserve happiness or success; I’m afraid of failure; I’m afraid of success; I am not in control’. Until these belief systems are acknowledged, and challenged, change will be difficult.
HOW do we make the shift?
Re-writing the script
Let’s make this a 60-day challenge, shall we?!
Determine your limiting beliefs
Re-write the script on each belief
Write out 10 things, people or experiences you are grateful for, every day
Self-reflect on your day, every day, to spot the opportunities