An unhelpful mindset came up for me the other day. My FOMO reared it’s head. I was sure I’d missed something. Something big.
You see, everywhere I looked – online, in my social feeds or in my inbox – the conversation was being dominated by concepts related to mindset.
So I asked a friend whether there was mindset challenge going on in the coaching community at the moment. My coaching friend replied in negative. “No,” she replied. “I don’t think so.” And then she gave me a super timely reminder when she said the following…
“It makes sense that you’re seeing it everywhere though. Absolutely everything great begins and ends with having the right mindset.”
Of course, she was right. Isn’t funny that even when you’re living and teaching this stuff, you can lose sight of just how important it is?
Yep. There’s a reason that every coach and their cat is always talking about mindset. It really is that important. And given I needed my own reminder, I thought I’d take a moment to share three of my favourite mindsets. I find them helpful for almost every situation I find myself in.
The right mindset – Three helpful mindsets
I’m not talking about going full on Pollyanna here. But there’s a lot to be said for training yourself to look for the good in situations. And yes, you can train yourself to do this. How do I know? Because I’ve watched people in my life – from clients to my mum – introduce this habit into their lives.
Curiosity is my go-to mindset for just about everything. Why? Because it can take away pressure, anxiety and overwhelm. Curiosity allows you to explore new ideas, environments, activities and conversations without attaching to an outcome. Disappointments come when expectations aren’t met. When you’re curious though, you don’t have any expectations. You’re simply watching and waiting to see what happens next.
If you want confidence in your life, you need to develop competence. Developing competence requires you to try things. Trying things means you have to be ready to grow because when you try new things, you always learn something. The same is also true in reverse. A growth mindset allows you to try things, which leads to competence. And competence ultimately delivers confidence. Therefore, a growth mindset is good thing.
Here’s the thing about growth though. It’s never comfortable. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t pursue growth. Because stagnating and never achieving your potential or your dreams is also uncomfortable. In fact, it’s probably worse.
I’d love to know. Do you have a favourite, go-to mindset? Feel free to share it in the comments section below.
Until next time – stay fabulous.
Warmest, Janelle x
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