Turn Your Mindset Around – How To Combat Negativity
We all have experienced it before. A bad move. A hit to our self-esteem. Or simply the feeling like we cannot reach the goals we have set for yourself.
What do all of these have in common?
They put you in a very negative mindset that is only going to hinder your progress going forward. Learning how to properly combat a negative mindset will be vital to your success because there is no questioning the fact that positivity breeds more results.
Let’s go over what you should do next time you find yourself in a bad mood and thinking negatively.
Look For The Lessons
The very first thing that you should do is look for the lessons in the outcome that put you in this negative mindset in the first place.
Remember, a mistake is only a mistake if you fail to learn from it. If you learn a lesson out of it, it then becomes an experience and experiences are what make us stronger.
Are your mistakes making you stronger?
Try And See The Good
Second, try and always see the good out of every bad situation. While this can be very hard to do, especially if you are in a very bad mood, there is usually at least one good factor to come out of every disappointing situation.
If you can focus on that factor more than the others, this can help you change your mindset around and put that issue behind you.
Remind Yourself Of Your Success
Next, constantly remind yourself of the success you have seen. It’s easy to focus hard on the mistakes that we make but how often are you celebrating your victories?
Most people don’t at all – but you should. These will give you an instant boost to your self-confidence so on the few occasions that you don’t get the results you want from any given event/scenario, it doesn’t seem like that big of an issue.
Remember, no one is perfect so you can’t expect everything to constantly go your way. If you have one mistake or slip-up out of every seven or eight, you’re doing pretty good and progress will be on the way.
In fact, as long as the successes you have are more than the set-backs, you are still moving forward.
Take A Deep Breath
Finally, last but not least, take a deep breath and remember that you have the choice of how you will let this impact you.
You are always in control. Even if you feel like a situation is completely beyond your control – and you very well might not be able to control the outcome – you do have control over how you choose to let that situation impact you.
Remember this because it is incredibly empowering and can help you stay the course even in spite of the most challenging times.
If you take that control and remember that the past is in the past and there is no going back and changing it (therefore it’s not worth wasting effort worrying about), you can then devote your energy to the future – which is something that you can change.
The more time you spend obsessing about the past is less time that you spend devoted to making sure that what’s to come is as successful and positive as possible, so question where you are really putting your focus.
Chances are, if you’re in a negative mindset, it is not where it will help you out down the road.
So use these tips next time you find yourself feeling down and need a boost. Remember that mindset can mean the difference between success and failure, so make sure yours is where it.
For more information on motivation, see this article.