HOW TO CHANGE YOUR MINDSET

It is said that changing your mindset is as easy as changing your choice.

We want mindset work to be complicated, difficult, and time consuming because then we have the perfect excuses on why we haven't changed our minds in the first place.

If you want to change your mind or the outlook of anyone else for that matter, you must change the story.

You must either (1) rewrite the existing story or (2) create a new story far better and more fulfilling than the first.

Either way, you are writing a story.

A story needs a few essential elements:

  1. The protagonist and antagonists

  2. Beginning, middle, and end

  3. Set up. Problem. Climax. Resolution.

When looking at step 1. Who is the “good guy” and who is the “bad guy.” These can be people, places, or things, especially when it comes to the “bad guys.”

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Step 2. You must have a beginning, middle, and end to your story. Most likely your beginning started long ago and you are living in the middle. The end is your perfect resolution fully unfolded.

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Step 3. This is where detail is your friend. Set up the scene, define the problem, create the breaking point, and resolve the issue. Though each of these points could be individually summarized in one sentence a piece. Go into the details! What were you thinking, how did it smell, what did you feel, who else was there, what did it look like. Go adjective-centric!

Changing your mind is as simple as changing your story.

And the best way to start changing your story with a good ol’ pen and paper.

Write away. Create away. And watch your old mindset shift away.