In January I ran four Vision Board workshops at Nature’s Fare; they were incredible! The range of ages of participants and of people’s dreams, desires, and goals was truly amazing. You are never too old or too young to start living in alignment with your greatest life’s desires. Some of the different goals people were manifesting included flying in an airplane for the first time, writing a cheque for a million dollars, building a dream house, quitting their job, travelling the world—the visions were so powerful.
One thing came up a lot when I asked people about their challenges in making their desires come to fruition: their limiting beliefs and mindsets. This is so common. Common limiting beliefs are: “I can’t…”, “I don’t have time…”, “I don’t have enough money…”, “I don’t know how…” Does that resonate with you? If you’ve ever said any of these things, here’s what you need to do to change your mindset from a limiting belief mindset to a growth mindset.
These will change your life:
Change the way you speak to yourself
You may not realize it, but the way you speak to yourself is a direct reflection of your mindset. Your thoughts become things. So change any negative statements you make about yourself to empowering statements and start changing the conversations you’re having in your mind.
Act as if you’re already there
No matter what the goal is, act as if you’re already there. Picture yourself already doing it. What does it look like, what does it feel like when you’re doing it? Hold on to that feeling and step into that energy. Act as if you already have the mindset it would take to do that.
Surround yourself with people who lift you up
This is a big one and sometimes the hardest. If the people surrounding you don’t support your growth, it may be time to create some space around those relationships. Start hanging out with people who are doing what you want to be doing; learn from them and adapt daily habits that support that mindset.
Do the work
Changing your mindset takes work. It takes intentional, conscious daily effort to makes these shifts. Read books, journal, do mirror work, meditate, and make small changes daily, and you’ll begin to notice your mindset shift.
Vanessa Jahnke is the founder of PURE Gym & Juicery in Penticton, BC. She is a certified holistic health coach with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and the creator of Healthy for Life, a monthly online wellness subscription. Her blog is loaded with healthy, easy to make recipes and easy to implement tools to achieve a happier, healthier life.