Got Mindset? What makes you tick? What state of mind do you embody? How do you approach life? How would you describe your belief system? What values are important to you? What do you care about most?
Pondering these questions help you identify what kind of mindset you have adapted for your life. And, more importantly, they will allow you to formulate a starting point for rewiring your mindset. Because you want your mindset to be congruent with your goals and your dreams.
What is Your Mindset?
“Your beliefs become your thoughts, your thoughts become your words, your words become your actions, your actions become your habits, your habits become your values, your values become your destiny.” – Mahatma Gandhi
Gandhi describes a brilliant chain of events that outline the process and formation of your mindset. Interested in figuring out your mindset? Interested in programming your mindset so that you can up level up? Let’s break it down.
What do you believe in? Your belief system is like a compass that guides you through life. Beliefs create patterns in our mind, brain, emotions, and actions. If you stick to your belief system, you will experience fulfillment as you navigate life’s twists, turns, ups and downs.
Write down your top ten core beliefs. Then, pare that list down to your top five. Post your top five beliefs to remind you where your True North is whenever you waver. Create art depicting your beliefs, write blogs about your beliefs, and revisit your beliefs often to keep them top-of-mind.
Spend time with people who share your beliefs. Discuss your beliefs with passion while always remaining tolerant of other people’s beliefs. Be your beliefs, and whenever you fall short, become your beliefs again. Your beliefs contribute to your overall mindset in a big way.
Your thoughts are created in the brain, as the mind imprints the brain with ideas, dreams, and other conceptual forms. The brain constructs a sequence, combining ideas into a congruous thought form. All matter and energy move first from subtle levels to dense levels. Thus, your thoughts are colored by your belief system and precede your words, emotions, actions, and behavior patterns.
The words we speak and write are powerful. They carry energy and intention along with them. It is said that once words are spoken they may never be taken back. As a conscious person, your words should reflect your positive mindset.
Being cognizant of the effect your words have on others is key to up-leveling your experience and ensuring kindness and compassion ensue. Your word choices are impactful and have a magnetic effect. Kind words beget kindness. Speech is a vehicle to express your beliefs, thoughts, and mindset.
As indicated, matter moves from subtle energetic levels into dense physical actions. Being mindful of one’s actions creates a synergistic alignment with your higher energy. When actions are taken outside of your belief system and positive mindset, there is a disconnection in your conscious intentions. This can result in negativity, toxicity, and fragmentation from an energetic standpoint. It is important to use your belief system as a filter before acting, in order to ensure that your actions accurately reflect your beliefs and mindset.
Your repeated actions become habits. Once you have aligned your beliefs with your thoughts, with your words, and with your actions, you have the opportunity to create habit patterns. And, habit patterns can either uplift you or defeat your purpose. When your belief system is fused with all of these components, then it is possible to experience a harmony or habit patterns that can help manifest your goals.
Being mindful of all aspects of your expression will naturally create habits that are in alignment with your consciousness. These habits depict your values and, ultimately, create your mindset. Using your values as a barometer is important so you can assess whether your mindset is in or out of alignment with your belief system.
What are your objectives, goals, and dreams? Write them down, discuss them, and let them color your mindset and drive your life. If you are conscious about the sequence of events that make up your mindset, you can achieve your goals quicker. Not only that but you will have an increased probability of staying the course of living in alignment and with purpose. The culmination of all of these aspects are reflected in your mindset. As you continue to hone and refine your mindset, your ability to manifest your goals and sustain them is also refined.
As you gauge your results in life, it is useful to periodically take the pulse of your mindset. Do you need to make adjustments? Are your results and growth congruent with your goals? Are there any blind spots or unforeseen roadblocks?
Examining your mindset, and all the aspects that feed into it, will allow you to navigate the terrain. Closer examination of your mindset can create subtle yet radical shifts in your mind. Suddenly, new ways of seeing, of behaving, and of being become available to us. These up-leveling shifts have the potential to transform our lives and create avenues by which we can continue to fulfill our purpose.
“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” – Jane Goodall