The results we produce in our lives are resultant of our mindset. As Anthony Robbins explains, “80% of success is due to psychology—mindset, emotions, and beliefs, and only 20% is due to mechanics.”
As humans, we are blessed with the ability to change our reality. It requires shifting our mindset along with our beliefs, language, and the script we continually run.
Our inner world reflects our outer world, which is most evident in business, particularly during challenging times.
Russ Ruffino says it best: “Business is like a mirror. The business is constantly reflecting back to you everything in your brain—all of your fears, all of your doubts, all of the things you are not great at, and all of the things you are insecure about.”
The Power of a Story
Out of the blue, your best friend invites you to the opening of a new film. You immediately respond yes without even knowing what the film is about. Sitting in the middle of the packed cinema with your popcorn and soda, you eagerly await for the film to start.
As the credits roll, your name appears in lights. This is the movie of your life. In fact, you directed it. The movie illustrates your journey, full of love, success, loss, challenges, relationships, career, learnings, blessings, and disappointments.
In the cinema, you appear larger than life. The world can see how you present yourself, the way you communicate, your innermost thoughts, beliefs, emotions, and behavior.
What would your reaction be?
Would you want to jump with joy, or run so fast up to the box office to demand that this copy and all other copies of the film be destroyed?
What word would you use to describe your life?
Inspirational, ecstatic, disappointed, sad, annoyed, or simply forgettable to the point you want to crawl under the seat and hide until the film is finished, or worse run out of the cinema?
To evolve requires moving into heightened levels of awareness, traveling on the never-ending path of self-discovery. Here are the steps to program your mindset for long-term success:
1. Change the Words in the Script
Every single word we think and say has power, and those words resonate throughout the universe to give us what we want or don’t want. Our words form our beliefs. What is it that you believe to be true? Write down your beliefs and the evidence you have that this is true.
Start paying attention to the words you use, the power behind your words, and the phrases or words you use repetitiously.
(Discover the revolutionary morning ritual that can help you change your beliefs.)
2. Rewrite Your Entire Script
All events that occur in our life are neutral, that is until we decide to label them. Our life is simply what we tell ourselves it is. We do this by way of a script or story.
We can change the script at any given time by rewriting it. It helps to actually write it down. Start with the old story, and then rewrite it the way it actually occurred. Start telling yourself a different story, rather than repeating the story that no longer serves you.
3. Keep Your Light Shining Bright
As a business owner one of the key factors in playing the long game is learning the art of energy management. To quote from Stephen Spielberg: “My problem is that my imagination won’t turn off. I wake up so excited, I can’t eat breakfast. I’ve never run out of energy.”
Identify where your energy goes. Assess what is energizing you versus draining your energy.
4. Change the Set and Props
This is a game-changer. Think about your home and work environment and the people you associate with. We become like the five people we associate with the most, from their incomes, mindset, beliefs, and standards in life.
Everything is energy, therefore if you are constantly saying negative things about where you work or live, the energy in the environment reflects exactly that.
Remove clutter, reorganize your home or office, maintain cleanliness, and most importantly, be mindful of the people you associate with.
Be the director of your life—tthrow away the old script. Write a new script and update the sets and props to keep your energy shining bright.
Create a film that is inspirational, stirs your excitement, creates a positive difference in the world, leaves you with no regrets, and helps you achieve things beyond your wildest dreams.
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