Does Mindset Matter?
When growing an online business, you’ll soon go beyond your comfort zone.
Cultivate healthy mental habits for business success.
Lessons From a Spork
What is a spork? It’s a plastic utensil that is both a spoon and a fork.
In Toy Story 4, a spork was introduced named Forky!
The story begins with Bonnie’s first scary day in Kindergarten.
She pulled a spork out of the trash and glued pieces of popsicle sticks, plastic eyes, and pipe cleaner.
Forky was her comfort toy, but Forky was scared outside of his dark trash can.
His mindset didn’t change until he realized he was more than trash. He had a purpose and a person that needed him.
Sometimes, we forget that we have a purpose and a person that needs us online.
Like Forky, we can’t go beyond our default patterns until we tackle our mindset.
Why Mental Habits Can Affect Our Lives and Business
Watch the training, and let’s unpack a few concepts. It’s time to understand how your mind works.
Your Subconscious Mind Guards Your Comfort Zone
Have you ever gone to a concert or sports event and noticed a bouncer? They’re doorman that fill the role of a security guard. If someone gets out of line, they bounce them out of the event.
Your subconscious mind guards your comfort zone.
If you’re afraid of public speaking, your subconscious mind knows it’s out of your comfort zone and bounces that idea right out of your head.
After all, it’s trying to protect you from internal conflict.
Most entrepreneurs will soon find themselves out of their comfort zone. It’s uncomfortable; however, the fear doesn’t have to limit your potential.
3 Ways to Cultivate Healthy Mental Habits for Business Success
This is less painful than a root canal, so give it a try.
1. Heighten Your Awareness
No one likes to be called a control freak, but in this case, permit yourself to control your thoughts.
Control is merely exercising restraint or having power over something.
When you feel a negative emotion, such as anxiety, stress, fear, worry, or panic, stop what you’re doing and consider your thoughts.
Become aware that a thought is influencing that emotion. Don’t be led by your senses, in other words, by what you see or hear.
2. Identify the Origin of the Root Belief
Your subconscious mind doesn’t give up information easily.
Tap into the part of your mind that you’re not fully aware of but persistently influences your feelings and actions.
There’s a great scripture that articulates this practice.
We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ, 2 Corinthians 10: 5 (NASB 1995).
Get to the root and remove that weed by reframing your thinking.
3. Create New Mental Habits
If you’re not sure how to reframe your thoughts to create a new mental habit, here’s is an excellent place to start.
Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things. Philippians 4:8 (NASB 1995).
A journal is a great way to note your thoughts and find patterns. You can also look back and see how far you’ve come.
The more you practice steps one and two, the faster you’ll change your mental default setting. You’ll realize that reality is a moment’s perception.
You won’t live conflicted because your renewed belief served as an anchor.
New mental habits lead to new choices and new results.
You can start a whole new way of living with confidence and fulfillment.
Mindset Matters Because It Will Prepare You for Tomorrow
Challenges may come, but cultivate Resilience Today for a Better Tomorrow.
Here are a few benefits you can expect.
- Dare to dream again
- Your “but…” will turn into a “how…”
- No more owning other people’s fears.
- Enjoy a life of gratitude.
- Become the architect of your destiny.
You can live a fulfilling life by changing the mental habits that don’t serve you well.
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