You might benefit from shifting your mindset for a variety of reasons.
For example, you might find that your mindset is holding you back from achieving your goals. It is possible to change the way you think in order to achieve more and be happier.
You might also benefit from shifting your mindset if you are struggling with depression or anxiety. Changing the way you think can help reduce those feelings and make life easier.
Finally, you might want to consider shifting your mindset if you are going through any kind of change in your life. You may need to adapt in order to deal with the new situation and having a positive attitude will help with this process.
Considering this, where do you need a perspective shift?
Whatever your situation is, it’s not where you want to be.
What exactly does “shifting your mindset” mean?
Shifting your mindset is a way of thinking that encourages you to see the world in a different way. Changing your perception of your situation is the key.
By taking a different perspective, you can focus on what’s important and why, so that you’re able to make changes in your life that will lead to better outcomes.
That’s why I decided to name my company “The LeaderSHIFT Project.”
I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase “mindset is everything.” It’s a cliche, but it’s true. Simple changes in the way you think can make a big difference in your teams and organization.
As a coach, part of my job is to guide my clients in developing a positive mindset. A positive shift can have a huge impact on your life. It can help you achieve your goals and make the most of your opportunities. It can help you overcome obstacles that would otherwise seem insurmountable. And it can help you feel better about yourself and your life overall– which means that when you’re feeling good about yourself, other people will want to be around you.
Shifting your mindset with gratitude
If you had to describe your mindset, what would it be?
Is it open and ready for something new?
If so, take a moment to ask yourself:
➡️ What is one thing about this situation that I’m GRATEFUL for?
I’ve always been a big believer in the power of gratitude.
When I feel stuck or frustrated, being grateful for what IS working gives me the mental strength to work through these negative thoughts.
When I’m feeling a need for a perspective shift, I start by mentally thanking my parents. Then my younger sister Nanci, who gave me the two best nephews an aunt could ever want in Aidan and Kyle.
Immeasurable gratitude to Alan for for being the first love of my life, and for the invaluable lessons your death taught and continues to teach me and others. And thank you to Alan’s amazing family and friends, who have helped keep his memory and spirit vibrantly alive.
It’s easy to get caught up in the negative. We can’t help but notice when something doesn’t work out, but we often overlook all the things that DO work!
That’s why asking this one question will help you shift your perspective. Your answer becomes a beacon, so you can see clearly enough to come up with a solution, or at least ease the icky feelings you have around the situation.
Shifting your mindset by “failing forward”
Here’s another example…
➡️ Are you feeling like a “failure” about something?
I challenge you to ask yourself this:
What did I learn (or relearn) thanks to this situation?
The truth is, there is no failure. But that is always easier said than done. And yet, a perspective shift will help you move out of that feeling and onto the next stage so you can GROW as a result of this instead of stay stuck in it.
I made an investment in a healthy snack vending business that became a stupendous failure.
I was certainly upset about losing so much money, not to mention the fact that I had expended a great deal of time and effort to get the business up and running.
But I’ve processed it enough to see the lessons in it, and if it can help anyone else out there, I will get over my lingering embarrassment.
At that time, I definitely felt like a failure. But I believe in “failing forward”, which means using honest mistakes as opportunities to learn.
You’ve only truly failed when you’ve given up.
When you’re in the thick of it, it’s hard to see what’s going on. You feel like you’re failing, but it’s not over yet. You can still turn things around.
Medicine for your stuck mindset
If you’re struggling with something, it might be worth considering if shifting your mindset could help.
It’s important to remember that there are many different ways to approach this process, and it will take time to figure out what works best for you. Be patient, but don’t be afraid to try new things!
As the first step, a perspective shift (or Mindset Medicine, as I call it!) has almost instant results.
I actually have a downloadable Mindset Medicine PDF (free!)with all kinds of perspective shifts to help you move from just about any stuck mindset to a GROWTH mindset.
Download it here: Mindset Medicine – Get out of your stuck mindset