Strengthen Your Mindset is part seven of The ‘Materialize Your Dreams and Goals’ Series by Ines Nangue from NurtureBodyandSoul.com
Do you find yourself comparing yourself to other and feeling depressed or discouraged? Feeling like your life is boring as a result? Then keep reading till the end. Strengthen your mindset.
So far we’ve covered:
- Part 1: A balanced mind and gratitude – Self-care and exercise
- Part 2: Visualization, Affirmations and taking inspired focused actions
Your relationships not only the people you spend most time with but also what you consume online through social media and your environment influence your mindset.
Nurture your support group to strengthen your mindset
Nurture your support group to strengthen your mindset
Your support group are the people who love you, they encourage you, they support you and also challenge you enough by inspiring you to investigate even deeper what you want and to stay on track with your dreams and goals.
Common sense has it that you’re the average of the 5 people you most spend time with.
Surround yourself with like minded people who believe in you and who believe that
- your dream is possible, that
- you are in the process of achieving your dream and your goals.
Staying engaged with your support group will strengthen your mindset
Talk to the people of your support group regularly, especially individually and tell them
- what you’ve accomplished so far,
- the challenges you’ve faced,
- the challenges/setbacks you’re facing
- what you want to do next and why, etc.
It’s even better when you have experts in your support group about the topics you’re interested about, but it’s not a prerequisite. Make sure to analyze any advice you receive though, because well intentinated people can give inadequate advice without being aware of it.
Utopia or sound Advice?
Have you heard about people suggesting or advising that you leave your current friends if they don’t support your dreams and goals and find new ones who do?
It’s utopia to only want one side, like only support without challenges or only success without failure.
While it’s wise to have friends that support your dreams and goals, I do not recommend that you cut out your current relationships just because they don’t support your goals. For two reasons:
1- life is both support and challenges, not only one side without the other, and so it is with your dreams and goals. They need both the support and challenges to expand.
The people who do not support your dreams and goals are necessary for you to be challenged and to go to your next level, or to study your plan and strategy more clearly in order to materialize those dreams and goals.
2- You might be the necessary catalyst in the life of those people who don’t support or understand your dreams, to inspire them to find their own dreams and fulfill them.
Focus your attention on materializing your own dreams and goals, use the objections of the Nay sayers to refine your strategy.
Make sure to build a strong support group around you to fuel your ambition with your dreams and goals while you listen to the challenges that come from the nay sayers around you and inspire them through exemplification from the momentum you create towards realizing your dreams and goals.
Don’t compare yourself to others = strong mindset
Okay, do you love to scroll social media in order to find inspiration? And then before you know it you feel the low and feel like your life is boring because you’re comparing yourself to others?
Do not compare yourself to others around you. Be it on social media or in real life, when you start comparing yourself to others, you’ll always find something you think you should have, be or do by now and feel negative feelings like envy or jealousy or competition.
First be aware of what has already be given to you in your life. Second admire and use as inspiration what you see in others. If you can see it in them, then it’s already in you in your own form. So use the things you admire as inspiration to awaken then in you as well.
It’s easy to feel like your life is boring in comparison to someone else’s. The thing is you never know what it’s really like to be in the shoes of the people you envy, what did they have to sacrifice to be where they are that you are not willing to sacrifice.
Like Emerson said
Envy is ignorance and Imitation is suicide – Emerson
You’re unique. So instead of comparing yourself to others, compare your own daily actions to your own biggest dreams and goals.
Instead of watching what others are doing , make sure that everyday, you do at least one thing that is bringing you closer to your dreams and goals.
Take action and stay focused and disciplined in following your own dreams and goals, and you’ll feel your energy levels getting higher and higher, because you’re fulfilling your own destiny..
Your dreams belong to your heart and you are exactly at this moment at the perfect place, with the perfect people, doing the perfect actions that will lead you to fulfill your destiny.
Your special gifts, unique to you, are needed in the world. So stay inspired and present on your journey to your biggest dreams and goals.
Next we’ll be looking at winning habits and the influence of your physical environment to strengthen your mindset and Materialize Your dreams and Goals.
This post is part of the Materialize Your dreams and Goals Series
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