I have been working on my mindset and self-esteem since I was a small child. I had no idea that “mindset” would one day be so popular. As a child, I had not yet learned how to talk myself out of taking action to improve my situation. But what I did realize is that believing in myself was essential for survival. That same inner belief system has carried me throughout the years. Unlike me, you may not have years to spend improving your mindset. In this article, I’m going to share how you can get the ball rolling in a single day. That’s right, you can start to implement these mindset shifts to improve your self-belief in just one day.
So let’s get started!
3 Mindset Shifts for Self-Belief
- Shift How You See the Past
Our past can be difficult for us to overcome. Whether it is child events that haunt us or recent failures that throw us off our path, the past has a powerful way of forming our future. In order to get out of negative thought patterns loops about our past, we can either reframe “what happened” or revisit it and kiss it goodbye. Whatever strategy we choose, the bottom line is: It’s time to let it go!
Every time you messed up, or missed the mark, you need to forgive yourself. It’s just that simple. It might take some time and practice, but you can start the process today. You might need to make a list and prepare to dig deep. You may have to face some issues that you’ve been avoiding. Start by examining each memory separately and responding to those memories with a heartfelt “I forgive you.” Once forgiven, make the decision to move on. This might not sound fun, but it is absolutely crucial for moving forward and improving your self-belief.
- Shift the Subtle Messages You’re Listening To
Not every voice in your head has a message worth listening to. What are the messages that you keep playing in your mind? If they are negative and self-sabotaging, you need to start speaking to yourself in a more positive tone and manner. Reframe “problems” to create exciting challenges and brainstorm solutions. Replace negative words with more positive ones. Your inner dialogue must switch to the positive if you intend to boost your self-belief and reach your goals. Self-awareness of your internal dialogue is where you start. Notice each time a negative thought about yourself arises, see them for what it is (an old negative belief pattern that you can change), and consciously switch to a positive statement you can deeply believe.
- Shift the Game Plan
Now it’s time to act. Look at your goals and determine the steps needed to fulfill them. Set yourself in motion to accomplish those goals by taking baby steps towards them each day. Get some stuff done. Accomplish good things. The momentum that these accomplishments will create will start to shift your self-belief. You will create empirical evidence that you’re a person capable of success with each micro-goal you accomplish. What’s more, those micro-goals will eventually add up into those grand sweeping goals that you set initially, proving you’re capable of change, and of doing great things.
As a coach, I am amazed at how many times I see women who are burnt out from the expectations of others and so hard on themselves. They hold themselves back and are stuck in a comfort zone that isn’t really very comfortable at all.
If you’re tired of negative self-talk and feeling like you can’t accomplish anything, then it’s time for a change. It doesn’t have to take a lifetime to do. In fact, by practicing these three mental shifts, you’ll not only improve your self-belief, but you’ll be able to do so in a day.
Shifting your thinking isn’t as complicated as it’s made it out to be. If I could do it as a child, you can do it as a fully capable adult. The key is to be aware of your thinking and stay on the path that you’ve laid with these three strategies. You’re going to be amazed at how differently you feel, and how quickly your life begins to get better.
Be well + prosper,
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