If you don’t believe you can, you never will.
That is a pretty powerful statement, isn’t it?
If you are familiar with Oprah and her Super Soul Sunday series, then you are all too familiar with her infamous “aha” moments.
Well, today friends, we are going to share with you one of our biggest “aha” moments that changed our lives, our ability to chase our dreams, to date.
**Please note that all the information provided in this blog post was inspired by Carrie Green of the Female Entrepreneur Association and studied from her courses through her membership club, we highly recommend if you are interested in learning more about building a successful mindset to head over to her blog to read more.**
Like most people who are trying to pursue their dreams and advance in their careers, we assumed that our lack of a particular skill(s), resource(s), or missing education in a specific area or subject were the reason we were struggling to find success. We never thought that before you can even take any action, even a single step towards your dreams that a bigger underlying problem needed to be addressed before we would ever see a sliver of success.
That problem? Our mindset.
Now we aren’t just talking about believing in yourself. Like us, you have probably heard the saying, “believing in yourself is half the battle.”
Well, we believed in ourselves, we didn’t think there was anything else to it.
But, we were wrong.
Believing in yourself is definitely half the battle, the other half?
Conditioning your mind for success.
If you don’t have a successful mindset, if your mind is not aligned and ready to create success, you won’t be able to empower yourself to propel your career forward and reach your dreams.
So today, on the blog, we are going to share how you can set your mind up for success to help you begin your journey towards chasing your dreams.
A Successful Mindset.
First, what is a successful mindset and what does that look like? A successful mindset is the ability to use tools and resources to train your mind to work past negative thoughts and self-doubt, stopping you from getting in your own way, and instead get you thinking in a more positive way that allows you to use your strengths to propel your efforts forward while working with the flow of your efforts to draw more opportunities for success your way.
In our opinion, it isn’t necessarily about what having a successful mindset looks like, but more about what it feels like. When you have a more successful mindset you will likely feel your best and that is what is most important.
The successful mindset is all about conditioning your mind and putting yourself in a place that sets you up in alignment with success.
Determine Your Mind Blocks and Find Clarity.
Okay, let’s do this. We want a successful mindset, so how do we achieve that? As with every journey, it begins with self-awareness, discovery, and finding clarity.
You need to tune in to your current mindset. Begin with a self evaluation on your current mindset, journal out what you think your current mindset is and how it makes you feel. Become familiar with your current mindset habits, especially the ones that aren’t serving you by writing out your fears, worries, and doubts. Ask yourself, what you feel you need to work on and improve when it comes to your current mindset.
“Once you are aware of the things going on in your mind that aren’t serving you in a positive way, you can now do something about it.” -Carrie Green
Your mind will always get in your way if you don’t overcome your mind blocks. **Our biggest tip here is, don’t just write anything down. Be honest with yourself, write down what you feel will lead you to the breakthroughs you need to move on. We wrote a post on what it means to not just say intentional, but be intentional. If you are struggling with peeling back the layers to find what is really going on within, this post will help you find the effort you are looking for in writing out your answers. **
The next step to find clarity is asking yourself what mindset do you need in order to be more successful? Ask yourself, what changes need to happen, what thought patterns do I need to break, in order for me to achieve this?
“Know what you want, staying aligned with it, and making sure your actions lead you there.”
You need to know what you are working towards in order to make sure your efforts and actions are leading you to where you want to be.
**Here is our favorite inspirational video from Carrie Green on How to Let Go of Your Excuses and Take Responsibility for Your Success.**
Create Your Success Routine.
When you feel you have received the clarity you need to know what is working well and what isn’t working well, you can now have a good idea of what your strengths and weaknesses are. With this awareness of your weaknesses, your “mind blocks”, you have the power to begin pulling together activities of things you need to integrate into your daily routine to help you improve, this is what we call the success routine.
Your success routine is a daily practice, meaning it is something that you will work at every day knowing that you will never perfect them nor complete them.
A success routine is unique to every individual, yours will be entirely your own and won’t look like anyone else’s. How many different exercises or what kind of exercises you use is up to you.
Some examples of exercises we enjoy are:
Reading blog posts
Watch inspirational videos ( here is one of our fav’s from Rachel Hollis “Take Control of Your Life!”)
The purpose of these activities are to feed your mind with content and information that is empowering you to grow, move forward, to feel inspired and amazing.
“Getting into a success routine is about bringing success into your life and to help you feel successful.”
Ask yourself when playing around with different activities if what you are doing is inspiring you, does it make you feel good, does it help you feel successful?
Learn what feeds your mind most, what makes you feel your best. You may already know of some activities you are already doing that help you get your mind in the right place or leave you feeling more confident. How can you incorporate what makes you feel best and empowered more often and benefit from it daily?
“Self-improvement on a daily basis is key to building a successful mindset. Create a path for yourself to take action every day.”
Creating a success routine is going to take time and requires you to keep testing until you find a formula that works for you. This is the time where you will begin to see how taking the time and putting in the work to, well, work on your mind will transform you and allow you to see firsthand how placing your mind in a successful mindset will bring more success into your life.
Strengthen Your Mind Muscles.
Establishing yourself a success routine and continuously working to set your mind up for success over time is going to help you build up your mind muscles.
“If you want to see results you have to put in the work, same goes for your mind.”
If you want to see and feel the benefits of having a successful mindset then you have to put in the work. Just as athletes train regularly to work towards being their best, your mind requires you to put in the same effort for you to see and feel the results of your efforts.
More importantly, as you strengthen your mind muscles they become stronger and more capable of overcoming your mind blocks.
You build your mind muscles so you can overcome self-doubts, worries, and negativity. All those obstacles that are telling you that “you can’t do this, you will fail!”
When you work on your mind muscles, shifting your mindset to align with success, you are giving yourself the tools and strength you need to overcome internal and external obstacles and equip yourself with a more positive and empowered mindset that helps create a path of ease.
You need to feed your mind with goodness so you can radiate goodness. You can’t expect to produce success if you don’t fill your mind with the tools and positivity of success.
Conditioning your mind for success require you to take the time to think in a more successful mindset, but it also requires you to feel and act as the successful version of yourself you want to become. You have to put yourself in a successful state of being, stepping in to the line of success, in order to reach success.
Wake up every day and:
1. Think about manifesting success into your life. Feel it as if it is already happening and let the feeling of success fill you up.
2. Take time to evaluate your current mindset and see if it is where you need to be, a successful state of mind, and if not make the necessary changes accordingly.
3. Condition your mind for success using your success routine to feed your mind with information that will allow you to elevate your mindset and even improve the work you are producing.
These forms of activities will help you to act and work in alignment with success and even create momentum for you to continually build on that success.
**Resource: If you want to learn more or build your understanding of manifesting success we highly recommend you watch Carrie Green’s video “How To Use The Law Of Attraction For Success.”
Setting your mind up for success is about transforming your mindset to think successful, feeding your mind to overcome mind blocks, and even believing in your ability to be successful.
You have to condition your mind by taking the time to nurture your thoughts and patterns daily, taking the steps to evolve into the person you need to be in order to reach success.
Believing in yourself is half the battle, the other half is conditioning and manifesting your mind to think, act, and do as the successful version of yourself would do.
We found that conditioning our mind for success was so much more than just believing you were capable of chasing your dreams, but that you need to put the effort towards yourself daily to overcome those daily mind blocks, to work with intention, and step into alignment placing yourself on the path to success.
Do you work to condition your mind for success daily? Share with us what you do to work towards setting yourself up for success in the comments below.