Our mind is a powerful thing: it’s what creates our thoughts and ideas and drives us to take action. But it can also hold us back from taking the action that we need.
I often coach clients who during their session becomes both clear on the outcome that they want and the actions that they need to take to get there. I also check how they feel about it – and usually the client says that they are happy to take the action forward; and that they know it will deliver the results. However, at the beginning of the next session, it’s clear that they haven’t done what they’ve said they are going to. When questioned, the biggest factor to this is that the client’s mindset has got in the way and more specifically, they don’t have the thoughts and beliefs that are aligned to their outcome.
Why is this important? Well, in the years I have been coaching, the main difference between people who are successful in what they do and those who do not succeed, is mindset. Those who have beliefs that are aligned with their outcomes can more readily generate the thoughts, feelings and therefore, actions which drive them towards that very goal.
But the good news is that if your mindset is not in the right place, it is possible to change it. By understanding the beliefs and mindset that is holding the person back, it is possible to challenge those beliefs and thoughts by introducing opposing positive beliefs which will support the client in achieving their outcome. Therefore, if a person has a belief that they ‘are no good with money’, then a positive belief might be that they, ‘can manage money well and always have more than they need’. These beliefs can be strengthened by using affirmations, so the person will tell themselves positive statements associated with money daily to retrain the brain those thoughts that are going to be more aligned with their goals and outcomes. Consequently, in this case an affirmation might be, “Money comes to me easily and I always have more than I need.”.
Affirmations are important; they help create the right mindset to create the right action and it’s that which creates success.
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