How to Create a Rock Solid Mindset: More Than Just Being Positive
Before we get started I should mention that I’m that person who doesn’t let negativity bother him, and who focuses on the positives that life throws at me. Being positive isn’t something I do consciously, but it does affect everything I do.
Now, before I lose you completely, I do know that life’s not all sunshine and rainbows. Please don’t misunderstand me.
This mindset has been a part of who I am for as long as I can remember. I never really “got” why people would settle for anything less … though I didn’t spend much time thinking about that either.
It wasn’t until a few years ago that I was able to pinpoint that this thought process was a complete mindset shift for a lot of people. It was very enlightening and gave me a whole new appreciation for how we all live our day-to-day lives.
What happened to give me this shift??
My wife and I attended an event with Keith Kochner, founder of Mentorfish. If you’ve never heard of Keith or his great community, their mandate is to help everyone live their greatest life. I highly recommend checking out the great work they do HERE.
At this event, Keith asked the audience the following …
“Do the events that occur in your life affect the outcome of your life?”
Most people were agreeing that yes, the events in your life help determine your outcome.
What Keith said next was what provided my shift:
“The events of your life are just events. They hold no meaning in the real world. It’s the story you tell yourself about those events that determines the power they hold in your life.”
You Just Don’t Get It
“Bruce, you just don’t get it …”
Is that what you’re thinking?
I have a quick story to share, and hopefully it opens your eyes as it did mine. Now, I don’t exactly know how true the story is, but the lesson remains.
A young reporter did 2 separate interviews with well-known entertainers, and asked them both about the feelings that rush through their bodies right before going on stage.
The first entertainer responded that he’s a mess right before going on. His hands get clammy, pulse starts racing, heart is beating in his throat … it’s all he can do to push through the paralyzing nervous energy to take the stage!
The second entertainer’s response left the interviewer at a loss for words: His hands get clammy, pulse starts racing, heart is beating in his throat … it’s all he can do to contain his excitement before rushing onto the stage!
Different meaning placed on those events.
Feed Your Mind Daily
Getting your mindset in check is much more than being positive.
Yes, being positive is important. It’s a vital first step that you can take on your own.
What stories can you re-frame in your mind to give yourself a better outcome?
– Did you lose a subscriber, or did you simply find someone who wasn’t really in your target niche?
– Is nobody interested in what you have to say, or have you just not yet reached your tipping point?
– Are the days getting shorter and colder, or is it the perfect time for a vacation?
Creating a rock solid mindset requires daily food from multiple sources. The sooner you get some help, the easier it’ll become.
Here are the 5 best ways I have found to grow your mindset and make being positive into something natural:
1. Surround yourself with the “right people”
Your mindset is a powerful thing, and you must protect it. This is not an easy exercise, but you need to figure out how to limit contact with certain people in your life so you can expand contact with others.
2. Monitor what you read, watch and listen to
Fill your space with the stories and information that help you move forward on your mindset journey. Don’t let anything in that takes away from where you’re headed.
3. Tune out the negativity
We are all constantly bombarded by information trying to get our attention. Create your own bubble. I learned this important lesson from Success Mentor, Darren Hardy. I’m not saying that you should be uninformed with issues that matter … just make sure they matter TO YOU. Then take it a step further and make sure that you’re in a position to do something about the issue. If it either doesn’t matter to you or you can’t help the situation, you need to tune it out and let those who can affect it do their jobs.
4. Set up a daily mindset feed
Find a daily podcast or coaching call that you can tune into, preferably every morning. If you’re not sure where to find one, you can check out the one my wife and I use HERE.
5. Find the right mentors
Yes that’s a plural on mentorS. No one person is perfect to mentor you in every aspect of our life. Whether it’s goal planning, your online business, finances, or something else, make sure you’re growing in every area because your mindset will be affected by all of them. Again, if you’re not sure where to start I’d be happy to connect you with my mentoring community HERE.
Are you ready for a new world of being positive with a rock solid mindset?
Growing your mindset with these daily feeds will help get and keep you on the right track.
Do you have any other strategies to grow and solidify your mindset? I’d love to hear about them in the comments below!
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