Most people don’t think about it, but the mind is actually the most powerful organ in our bodies, controlling thought and memories, but also our motor skills, breathing…. hunger… you name it.
The mind also controls our emotional well-being. And believe it or not, mindset is the key to achieving goals and becoming better humans.
Self-doubts, limiting beliefs, and holding onto fears or worries can hinder your future. Here are some real-life examples of negative beliefs we’ve heard here at Super Kicks…
- “I’m not very good at memorizing things.” – adult in class
- “He’s shy.” – new parent
- “I can’t do this.” – student
- “I have SO much to do, I’m overwhelmed, and I’m a nincompoop.” – Master Alley (got you, sir!)
On the other side, positive affirmations, empowering beliefs, and good things you say about yourself can have the power to propel you through the most difficult situations.
Positive affirmations are things like…
- I am strong and I will see this through
- I am a fast, talented learner
- I already have everything I need, it’s just locked inside
- If anyone can do this, it’s me
Our statements have the tendency to become self-fulfilling prophecies. So it is vital for healthy people to take care of how they think and speak out loud.
Create a habit of a positive mindset in your life:
Just by living, we are exposed to a multitude of different mindsets and beliefs about ourselves, the world, and what other people think about us. Our experiences and surroundings become our own personal bubbles, limiting our beliefs about who we are and what we are truly capable of. It isn’t until we force ourselves out of that bubble that we can truly see ourselves for who we are, and who we want to be. In order to become more self-aware, we need to recognize what limiting beliefs we have built up in our lives, and take ownership of them.
“To rise out of poverty you must change your way of thinking. You can’t live in abundance with impoverished thoughts.”Germany Kentwrite
Here are 4 ways you can get out of your own bubble, and start changing your mindset today:
- Write down all of your limiting beliefs. Including things you think about yourself and what other people have said about you. Then, write down empowering beliefs and affirmations. Read them out loud every day.
- Keep a daily gratitude journal
- Read a book about positive thinking or positive affirmations. Here are a few examples on Amazon
- Listen to a motivational podcast, like Daily Mind Medicine by Taylor Welsch
Like our muscles, our minds need to be trained and conditioned, programmed and re-established. Remember, it takes 3 days to break a bad habit, and 3 more days to implement a new one. But mindset isn’t just a habit, it’s a lifelong journey! Making a daily habit out of conditioning your mind is the key to achieving goals and becoming happier, healthier human beings.
Be confident in who you are, and speak positively about yourself and others
It’s easy to be hard on yourself, especially when you are learning new techniques and being exposed to environments you might not be accustomed to… like Karate class!
Whether you think you aren’t good at something, or your child is nervous going into class, be confident in knowing that you are fully capable of overcoming your fears, and ultimately – you are capable of accomplishing anything when you keep going! The important thing is to focus on your goal. And when you believe that, your positivity will pour out onto everyone else around you.