Mindset is the greatest resource of any human being. In any difficult situation, only your mindset matters. If your mindset is positive, then no problem can ever harm you in life. It is your mindset that plays a vital role in determining achievement and success. But the question comes, what is a mindset, and why it matters? And how to change your mindset from negative to positive?
I am going to share with you a technique that will change your mindset from negative to positive in any given situation. All you have to do is change your words in that situation. I had also shared in my previous article on “The Tremendous Power of Autosuggestion” that how whatever you tell yourself affects your mind. How autosuggestion matters to your mindset.
What is mindset and why it matters?
Your mindset is a set of thoughts and beliefs that shape how you perceive everything. It affects your thinking, feeling, and behavior in any given situation.
Types of Mindset
There are two basic mindsets: fixed mindset and growth mindset.
Fixed mindset: If you have a fixed mindset, you believe that your abilities are fixed traits and therefore cannot be changed. You may also believe that your talent and intelligence are what lead to success, and effort is not required.
Growth mindset: On the other hand, if you have a growth mindset, you believe that your talents and abilities can be developed over time through effort and persistence. People with this mindset don’t necessarily believe that everyone can become Einstein or Mozart just because they try. However, he believes that everyone can be smarter or more talented if they work at it.
Why Mindset matters?
Your mindset plays an important role in how you approach life’s challenges. When a child has a growth mindset, they have an appetite to learn and a willingness to work hard and discover new things. This often translates into academic achievement.
As adults, these same people are more likely to face setbacks. Rather than throwing in the towel, adults with a growth mindset see this as an opportunity to learn and grow. On the other hand, people with a fixed mindset are more likely to face challenging situations.
Change your Mindset
One way to change the mindset, if you have implemented it, then no trouble in life can spoil you. You will always be positive no matter what happens.
Whatever is happening in life is an event. Whatever the event is, it will be either expected or unexpected. As you started working somewhere, at the end of the month you got the salary, it was expected. Suppose if you did not get a salary, it was unexpected. Or got a double salary, it was also unexpected.
These three things happen to everyone in life; expected, positive unexpected, and negative unexpected. But in life, only two things are more expected and negative expected. Positive expected is very rare. How many times does it happen that you came out of the house and you got 10 crores? Those with whom there is positive expectation are called lucky ones.
In the above image, life is either neutral or negative. This is the reason why people in the world are more ungrateful, apathetic, unsuccessful, depressed, negative, and unhappy. But not to worry you can change your mindset and nothing will negative happen in life. For this, you have to make a slight change in the above graph. Raise the bottom two levels up. Meaning whenever there is a negative unexpected, then tell yourself that it was expected. And celebrate whenever any expected happen like you would do when something positive unexpected will happen.
Suppose you are traveling by train and someone cut your pocket on the train. Instead of getting upset at that time, tell yourself that it was expected. Just by saying this, your mindset will immediately change from negative to positive and you will be saved from unnecessary stress.
If you have lent money to someone and they return it on time, celebrate this event as if something positive unexpected happened. That’s why it is said that one should learn to celebrate small things. Don’t wait for something big to celebrate. Apply this theory to your life and you will see your life is full of celebration, positivity, and happiness.
Re-read the whole concept to understand clearly and I would suggest reading it every morning, till your mindset changes completely.