Monday, January 2, 2017

Strengthen Your Success Mindset

These past few weeks, I have been working hard behind the scenes of my business. I have been doing endless book-keeping, filing, organizing, new-year planning, designing, learning, and the list continues on.

I swear that during my holiday-break from my Etsy shop, I have been more busy than ever; catching up on all the stuff I don't have much time for when I'm creating and fulfilling orders for the shop.

One of my favorite to-do's that I have completed so far during my break was when I recently took an online course called "The Resilience Journey", to better run my business, and; essentially my whole life, too. The course was more personal-focused, and it shared with me some wonderful insight on how to maintain a successful mindset in all areas of my life.

>> This course even helped me as I identified my 7 Focus Words for 2017! Identifying and elaborating more on my 7 focus words for 2017 was a very soul-searching experience. I realized a lot about myself, and by doing so, I developed a more clear vision for the year ahead. You can read the post I wrote on my 7 Focus words, here: My 7 Focus Words for 2017. <<

I enjoyed this course so much because the information translates so well in my both my business life and my personal life. I am going to use the following strategies to keep myself on track for my business endeavors as well as my weight-loss goals.

Here are five strategies from the resilience journey to help you strengthen your success mindset:

1. Focus on your successes instead of your failures. Think of what you can do and not what you think you can't do. What success have you achieved already? Is there any reason to think you can't be successful again and again?

2. Remember that you can choose your response to any situation. For instance, if you have failed at something, you can choose to label yourself a failure and throw in the towel, or you can choose to say you failed this time and keep trying until you succeed.

3. When you are discouraged and confused about what to do next, think about someone with tons of perseverance and ask yourself, "What would they do in this situation?"

4. You can re-frame failures as either opportunities from which to learn and grow, or as threats that stop you dead in your tracks. When you're frightened and anxious, this can be difficult, but with practice you will begin to do it easily.

5. Visualize your success. This process gets your brain into thinking you've already done something; even if you haven't. It speeds up progress toward success.


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Another portion of the course focused on perseverance. The course directed me to "consider how children learn to walk or ride a bicycle. They fall down, get up, fall down again... but they don't quit. Every time they do a little better, they're excited and motivated to do it again. As adults, we need to approach challenges in the same way. 

Have you ever heard the saying, "Get up, dress up, show up."? Whether you feel like it or not, just do it. You won't succeed 100 percent of the time, but eventually, it will get easier. Make a promise to yourself that you will do something for a specific period of time and don't quit before that time is up. Make the time short if you need to. But no matter what you do, keep your promise to yourself. 

And, you'll need to focus on your goals daily. Some successful people start out the day reviewing their dream. This could take as little as 30 seconds a day but it helps to direct the day's activities and mark progress toward you achieving your dream."

I really enjoyed this course! I feel like it spoke to all areas of my life. I am going to especially use these success-tips throughout my HealthyWage challenge, as I work toward losing 6% of my body weight in 12 weeks. You can read more on my challenge, here: Goal of Losing's HealthyWage Challenge. It starts this Friday, January 6, 2017!

2 comments:

  1. I loved this! They are some great tips to start out the new year and accomplish your goals. I may actually take notes :)

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