Sadly, it is nothing unheard of that dreams and goals remain unreleased for quite a time, then they are sighed over and laid aside – for good. Actually, this is what happens all the time. More than we could imagine. U.S. News reported that as many as 80% of those who made New Year’s resolutions usually give them up when they get halfway into February. A figure this high is worth looking into. Are you among them? Do you know how to follow goals? Then you may be wanting to have your mindset adjusted, tuned, altered and re-fixed to assist you better in pursuing your goals. See if what is stated underneath could apply to you.
It’s time to readjust your mindset if you register the following signs
• When considering things, you take into account mostly negative factors.
• The discontented condition is chronic – even lucky strokes fail to make you feel happy.
• You can’t avoid conflicts when you interact with other people.
• Every new task, however small, comes as burdensome.
• You often feel vulnerable and victimized.
Acknowledge that you may need to alter your way of thinking
If we observe that our goals go up in smoke time and time again, we begin to suspect that something must be changed. Yet the dawning of this idea doesn’t imply that we know what things should be changed. But what we need to begin with is the way we think about tasks and how we approach them. Namely, the brain.
Remember that fixed mindsets tend to prevent growth
Individuals who possess fixed mindsets never think of self-development – they may even be not aware they keep going round in circles. A different thing is a mindset bent on growth: these people leave their comfort zone to achieve their goals and feel fulfilled afterwards. They never dither about learning new skills, making new friends easily and cultivating relationships. They see fresh opportunities in every new day.
Concentrate on personal development as an important goal in your life
Support your wish for personal development with meditation, any kind of spiritual practice, or do some soul searching to better see the road before you and perceive the meaning of change in your case.
Ponder on why and what changes you want for yourself
A clear understanding of this is an indispensable thing. These kinds of changes go deep, and short-term reasons and motivations may not work. It isn’t going to work well if you just want something and will relax your efforts when you get it; you will need to want to pull a complex task that requires serious involvement.
Get a clear vision of your dreams
You will be able to learn how exactly you want to change your mind (and your life) when you know what it is you wish to attain. The better you understand your dreams and wishes the better you will know what will be required for the achievement.
Get more positive
You will definitely need to think positively to accomplish what you have set out to; besides, a positive frame of mind is likely to bring on easing up on worries and anxieties, less stress, and peace of mind. Some experts hold that success is not possible without positive thinking. It relates to the fact that positive people, being more agreeable, are good at creating a network, forming a rapport with others, so it is easier for them to work towards their goals.
Learn to flip your take
You can flip your take in any given situation, and experts say this is really a winning practice. As a situation gets wrong, you flip your take, and thereby slip out of the problem – if only partially.
You can always believe – when you turned out not to be eligible or not chosen – that this happened for the single reason that the situation was too unimportant for you, and you are eligible for bigger things around the bend.
Choose small goals for a start and build on them
In order to be successful in changing your mindset, you had better begin with small goals that present no difficulties – though they may be really tiny ones.
Decide for yourself how small your tasks can be. For instance, just a couple of minutes of deep breathing can take the edge off your stress.
Tell yourself that your tiny task is only the beginning, and when you are ready for it you will make it longer/more difficult. Then you can do more of it and it will make you pleased if you suddenly overreach yourself. And it won’t hurt you if you stay within the set limit, either.
For great changes, it is even better to perform undemanding small steps which are cumulatively profitable and develop a habit. As you hitch up your goals your new mindset settles in allowing you to build a base from which you can launch your dream projects and move ahead unimpeded.
Find various motivators for each goal
Read up motivational articles and books, find videos and podcasts, pay attention to motivational interviews. Allot enough time to get a motivation boost, use the hints you collected. With a strong stream of motivation, you will soon revamp your mind in the way you want it to take you.
Don’t be afraid of failure
Failure is something that can be regarded as inevitable. However brilliantly you may perform, you can have no guarantee of avoiding it. Our counter mindset makes us stand in fear of it; it can even lead us to it. If you are prepared for it, you won’t be left stranded and in tatters, but ready to tackle the situation.
Stick to leading a healthy lifestyle and meditating
A balanced mind intent on developing prefers to function in a healthy body. Therefore a healthy way of life is essential for pursuing your dreams. Meditation is generally regarded as a powerful help to stay bodily as well as mentally potent.
Face challenges periodically
Oftentimes, challenges make our mind race faster – it reacts to a challenge subconsciously. If you feel you have stayed enough time within your comfort zone, go and seek challenges. Attempt new practices that you haven’t tackled before and which you are unsure about. As you conquer fear and expand outside your limits, your mindset makes another breakthrough into growth.
Whatever you need to do, plan it
Once you have your goal in sight, you are rich in motivation and primed to move out, before you actually start, make up a plan of action. It would be more convenient to have it in writing. It will give you an understanding of what you should do first thing and at the next stages.
Have realistic expectations
Since it is so easy to soar on the dream’s wings, you can quickly trespass into the territory of unfeasibility. Disappointment unavoidably follows. Appreciation is going to help in this case – if you commit yourself to appreciating your present position instead of spurring yourself on ceaselessly, you will be happier and your life will look brighter.
Socialize with congenial people only
Don’t underestimate this point: we are highly dependent on our environment. It would be a great push in the right direction if you were to have dealings only with those who think along the same lines as you do. So it would be worth your while to avoid negative people and stay around those who share your interests.
Keep a diary of the steps you took to acquire the growth mindset
The shift to a positive mindset will be a long and exciting journey – it will be extra fun and a benefit to have it taped. The record will serve to strengthen the health of your newly acquired mind.
Talking through a mirror
This is a powerful practice that redounds to your mental development. When you have an issue to consider – or just want to chat about some stuff – make out you are talking through a mirror. This will add meaning to what is being said and hone your new mindset.