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It is true that your mindset can drastically affect the outcome of something and can change your life. It’s often been proven that your mindset, or the way you think about yourself and the world around you, can change the way you approach learning, how you handle stress or unforeseen circumstances.
It can affect how you go after success or how resilient you are. It can even affect how your immune system performs.
Life is never random; there may be a purpose in every part of your story. This includes the very highs, to the really sad lows in your life.
The instinct may naturally be to hide in a cave, locked, hiding your fears and crying a river over past issues, failures and heartaches.
The key is to use that as a stepping stone, and a platform for self-improvement and success.
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If there is one thing I want you to take away from this whole idea of self improvement, working hard, and getting stuff done, it’s this: When in doubt, take action.
Or to phrase it differently, if you’re not sure what to do, do something. Let’s look at why that works and why it works, even if you end up taking the wrong action.
The main reason your default should always be to do something is because it creates momentum. It doesn't have to be anything big, and you don’t have to know everything to get a project done.
All you have to do is to take that first step. Not only will you be making progress, it also engages your subconscious to help you figure out what’s next.
Getting started is often the hardest part. Once you get the ball rolling, momentum will pull you along, all the way to the finish line.
Wrong Actions Are Learning Opportunities
Never feel paralyzed because you’re afraid of doing something wrong or making a mistake. Doing something less than perfect, or even completely messing it up, is okay.
In fact it is the fastest way to learn what does and what doesn’t work. There is one caveat to this, though. You have to keep trying after each failure. Keep taking action and look at the results. Do more of what works and stop doing what doesn’t work. Take a closer look and see if you can figure out why something didn't work. Learn from it and get better at what you do.
Last but not least, repeated actions build habits that will last you a lifetime. If you can tap into your new growth mindset and continue to do something every day to move you into the right direction, you will turn into the kind of person who continues to grow and improve.
You’ll build those good habits that will lead to lasting change. And taking action will become a habit as well. It will become your default reaction when life throws you another challenge.
So often, our first instinct is to stop and not do anything. That’s not necessarily a bad thing. Taking the time to evaluate and come up with the best course of action is good. Letting fear paralyze you into sticking your head in the sand isn’t.
If taking action becomes your default, you’ll always be looking for what you can do to make things better. And that’s a good feeling. Not only is it the fastest way out of any bad situation, it also does wonders for your confidence and self-esteem.
It gives you a feeling of control over any situation. Because you know that no matter what it is, you can do something about it.
Using a physical journal is a great way to start the process of self improvement. The act of taking time to sit down, getting out a pen and opening your journal helps you to focus on the task in hand.
Keeping a journal is a great tool to help manage your Mental Health and dealing with any overwhelming emotions.
See my article Why Use A Journal.
You can also find details of my range of Journals I have available here...
Colouring-in is much more than a fun way of keeping your kids entertained. It is also a very important tool in your child’s development.
It can enhance their motor skills, teach them how to hold a pencil properly and improve their coordination and handwriting.
Many of the benefits for children can equally apply to adults. We know that colouring relieves stress and enhances creativity, but it has been shown to be especially useful to people who suffer from anxiety.
Over the past few years colouring in has become a great way to relieve the stress of modern life. Unplug yourself from the digital world and put your busy schedule on hold.
Just find a quiet place and sit down with an adult colouring book and a nice set of coloured pencils. What could be simpler?
“An abundance mentality springs from internal security, not from external rankings, comparisons, opinions, possessions, or associations.”- Stephen Covey
I encourage you to check out the articles and resources here at Chris Curtis Online as you continue on the path of Personal Growth.