You can have everything you want in life and there are a few simple mindset shifts that can get you from where you are to where you want to be, fast.
1. Shifting Your Focus
Where you focus matters. What you focus on, you get more of. End of story.
If you focus on how far you have to go: You’’ always have a really far way to go. If you focus on what you don’t like about your body: You’ll keep seeing things you don’t like and acting in ways that get you more of what you don’t like.
It works in the opposite way too…
If you focus on how far you’ve come: You’ll keep doing and acting in ways that will will affirm that focus and feeling. If you focus on what you love about your body: You’ll keep seeing and acting from a place of love, reverence and nourishment.
Focus on your greatness: Embody greatness and act in accordance with your greatness. Focus on what you can acknowledge yourself for: Keep doing more what lines up with that feeling of accomplishment.
This isn’t just positive thinking stuff to motivate you. It’s actually rooted in science because as you focus on more empowering things, you put your Reticular Activating System (RAS) to work on making sure your thoughts are experienced, thus bringing them into your reality.
Your RAS the sorter of the millions of pieces of information you receive daily and to help you cope with all of the information that is constantly demanding your attention, it prioritizes the information deemed themost useful in the form of messages that need and get your attention.
This system goes to work with the focuses that are brought to the forefront of your mind. If you tend to focus on everything that’s going wrong in your life and what you’re lacking, your RAS will keep you focusing, attracting and acting in ways that perpetuate that scarcity further. If you focus on all the goodness in your life and practice gratitude, you’ll attract more positivity and that which you’re grateful for into your experience.
2. Transforming Limiting Beliefs
A belief defines an idea or principle that we judge to be true. Many of our beliefs are formed at a very young age without us even knowing it’s happening and throughout our lives, beliefs get reaffirmed through our experiences.
The beliefs you hold to be true make up all that you experience. They define how you perceive the world, who you are and also what you think you’re capable of achieving.
The stronger a belief is, the more things are noticed in your experience to support that belief and the more that particular belief is validated.
When these beliefs we have formed over time are ones that limit our potential, they can keep us stuck in spirals of self sabotage. They begin to rule our life because our brains becomes intimately and emotionally entangled with these ideas we believe are true, however, we may have came to that conclusion and emotionally averse to ideas we believe to be false.
This is amazing if at our core we believe we are worthy and capable of love, happiness, health and success. But it gets a little sticky if we believe we are unworthy and incapable of achieving our greatest desires.
Uncovering beliefs that hold you back and reprogramming them to be more empowering beliefs will dramatically increase your potential and allow you to release self sabotage, take action and manifest the life of your dreams. Powerful isn’t it?
3. Creating and Living Out Your Vision
Life isn’t always easy. There will be times when things get hard, that’s why it’s so important to have a clear vision of what you want and also to be very attached to your motivation of why you want it.
You want a vision so clear and so emotionally moving that it wakes you up in the morning and can pull you forward in even the most difficult of times. And you want to reattach to this vision often. At Fitlife, they call this your Why-Dentity (the WHY that makes you cry).
Another benefit of a very clear vision is you can use it to build up references for your new belief system as you are releasing your limiting beliefs. It’s important to know that the belief with the most references and proof in your life usually wins. A way to “prove” to your brain that your new belief is legitimate, is through visualization.
Visualize yourself reaching your goals and living as if you’ve created the life of your dreams (your vision) and this will allow you to think, act and behave in ways as if you are already there. This will not only get you closer to your goals but attract people, places and situations into your life that will support you in getting there quicker.
3. Taking Action
You can do all of the mindset shifting, re-focusing and vision work in the world but if you don’t take action, none of it will come to fruition. Action is the cornerstone of success. As long as you’re taking action, you are moving forward.
A mentor of mine always says, “you can’t move a parked car.” And it’s so true. There’s no way to adjust a plan that hasn’t been executed. In action, you can course correct what’s not working and do more of what is. In action, doors and opportunities will open.
Don’t stay so stuck in your head that you fail to move your feet. Even if you don’t know exactly how you’ll get there, you just have to see far enough in front of you to take a single step and then from there, it’s one foot in front of another, one step at a time.
This builds momentum and it’s with consistent momentum that magic happens. So, get out there and make it happen! You CAN do it!
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Drew Canole is a rockstar in the world of fitness, nutrition and mindset, with a huge heart for others and doing his part to transform the world, one person at a time.
As the founder and CEO of Fitlife.TV, he is committed to sharing educational, inspirational and entertaining videos and articles about health, fitness, healing and longevity. He is also a best selling author and the founder of Organifi, an organic, incredibly delicious greens powder, chock-full of superfoods to make juicing easy no matter your busy schedule.
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