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Make These 4 Mindset Shifts to Optimize Yourself and Live an Incredible Life

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We start every year with big goals and a desire to accomplish more than any previous year. We spend each day telling ourselves that tomorrow will be the day we’re going to start living life the way we’d like to live it. There’s always an inherent desire for more on the horizon but not acted upon.

We work hard and hit roadblocks. We take action and experience a setback. Things don’t work out as planned and derail us from our desired course. We come to the end of too many years not having lived the way we knew was possible. 

You can live an incredible life, accomplish your goals, and feel good about the way you spend each day. It’s going to take consistently putting in the work to build healthy habits that optimize you as a leader. No person is guaranteed tomorrow, and it’s time to stop living that way. 

If this will be the period in your life in which you accomplish your goals, it’s going to take some essential mindset shifts. Optimized leaders achieve goals with the energy, motivation, and hunger to accomplish more than they thought possible. 

Here are four mindset shifts that help you optimize yourself and accomplish your growth-focused goals. Understand these four principles.

1. My goals are possible if I’m willing to do hard things. 

Social media makes it seem glamorous to work on your goals. What’s not often shown when somebody posts a win is the hard things they chose to do to get that win. Make no mistake; it’s hard work to live a life of growth. You’re going to have to do hard things to get there.

Your dream life is worthy of the effort, and you need to understand that you can do hard things. One mindset shift that helps you optimize your actions is committing to doing the hard things instead of practicing avoidance.

When the going gets tough, avoidance becomes our default reaction. Avoiding hard things catches up to you at some point. Make the mindset shift that you’re going to take on hard things and resist the temptation to use avoidance as a strategy.

Whatever you’re facing or will face on the journey to become the best version of yourself will not go away just because you try to avoid it. Determine that you will be the type of leader that embraces the work and is not afraid of doing the hard things. 

2. It’s my daily choices that lead to long-term accomplishments. 

When we think of change, we’re thinking about the big picture and what it will be like once we get there. The big picture and accomplishment come from the daily choices that you make. Your choices build your habits, and that affects how successful you’ll become.

One essential mindset shift is understanding the importance of your daily choices. You make a shift by becoming intentional about your planning and execution each day. You set boundaries and evaluate what needs to go on your daily schedule based on your long-term goals.

You stop thinking about the long-term picture and view this as a journey of where you’re going. Your goal then becomes the daily compounding of the work you’re doing. You’re playing the long game, and you’re committed to doing the hard things that get you to that vision of success. 

Focus on planning your day the night before and be intentional about what goes on your plan. Focus on living each day fully and be present in your life. Make daily choices that compound and get you closer to your goals. 

“The mind is everything. What you think, you become.” – Buddha

3. I deserve every good thing that comes from consistency. 

Something interesting happens when we accomplish our goals and experience the benefits of that accomplishment. The fear of success has kept more than a few people from going after their dream life. One other limiting belief is not feeling worthy of that dream life.

Worthiness and feeling as if you deserve success are a critical mindset shift that needs to happen. If you’re going to do the work to optimize yourself, you have to believe you deserve the results of that work. You have to shift your mind and tell yourself you are worthy of good things.

One of the best ways to optimize your mind is to act like you’ve been there before. You are worthy, and you will do whatever it takes to accomplish your goals. You deserve nothing but good things; believe it and then do something about it.

4. I’m going to focus on what I want — not what I don’t have. 

One thing that’s understood but not practiced is this idea of focus and attention. You attract what you focus on, and you should be focusing on what you want.

Things don’t often work out as planned, and that tends to draw our focus. We focus on what we don’t have instead of focusing on what we want — it creates a bad attitude. There will always be things you don’t have or that don’t work out, but an optimized mindset understands those are all lessons and opportunities.

Your focus should be on where you’re going and what you have. As you focus on what you do have, it creates an attitude of gratitude, attracting more good things into your life. It also keeps your mind sharp because gratitude helps you stay energized.

One mindset shift that helps optimization is focusing on what you have instead of what you don’t have. The goal is to look forward and keep taking steps towards your goals. 

Happiness comes when we create freedom in our life. Growth means accomplishment and making progress towards that life of freedom. Shift your mindset to live a happy life, optimize yourself, and accomplish every one of your goals.

It’s a great time to push towards your vision of success and accomplishment. It starts with consistency and building healthy habits. Make these for mindset shifts and do the work to become the best version of yourself. Make it happen.

Michelle is a Certified High-Performance Coach™ with a multi-disciplinary background working as an entrepreneur and corporate leader. Her career spans Professional Photography, Art, Information Technology, and Leadership; she enjoys developing ideas, processes, and technology to help others leverage their creative strengths.She utilizes various creative solutions to help you clarify your vision, provide you with a strategy to reach your goals, and drive the commitment to stick to that strategy. With a B.A. degree in Administrative Leadership from the University of Oklahoma, Michelle is also a certified DISC trainer, 48 Days Certified Master Coach, and Facilitator of the 48 Days to the Work You Love. Learn more at visionaryleadershipplaybook.com.

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The 3 Most Important Things I Learned About Personal Growth

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When you look back on your life, what do you want to think about? Do you plan to reminisce on all of the good things that have happened and how they shaped who you are today? Or would you rather remember all of the bad decisions, challenging experiences, and mistakes made that hurt or wasted a portion of your life?

In my opinion, I think it is important to reflect on both. While it’s important to remember the hardships we’ve been through in our lives – without them we wouldn’t be where we are now. There are 3 very specific areas that I feel have helped me grow in a personal sense more than anything else in my life so far. 

These aren’t simple lessons in a book or a lecture that you can just absorb and apply to your life. These are things that I’ve learned through experience and reflection, and I’m still learning and growing today.

1. We determine how much we’re worth by what we think about ourselves, others, and life in general.

This might seem like a pretty obvious lesson in life but it’s actually one of the most important because we can determine our own worth by how we think about ourselves and the world around us. If you’re looking for success in any kind of business or social setting (dating), then I’ll tell you right now that it doesn’t matter if you have 10 billion dollars or not – people are still going to judge you based on your thoughts and beliefs alone.

What determines our value isn’t necessarily what we do with our lives (which is often based on luck) but whether or not we believe that ‘our work’ is worthy or not in some sort of grand scheme or universe. We may not always be able to control what happens in our lives, but we can always control how we value ourselves and others.

“Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” – Maya Angelou

2. You don’t have to change your habits or personality just because someone else doesn’t like it – their opinions are THEIRS alone.

This is another one of those lessons that people tend to pick up on a little bit late in life, but if anything that makes its importance even worse! Basically, there’s going to come a time when you’re going to meet someone who has certain expectations of you as a person…but these expectations might not be realistic due to their motivations and personal beliefs. For example, sometimes parents might expect you to be a lawyer or doctor because that’s what they believe is best for their child.

However, this isn’t the case for everyone and so maybe your passion lies in music or writing novels. In this example, if you were also pressured into becoming a doctor – then there would obviously be some kind of conflict going on within yourself as a person. You should never have to give up something that you want to do just because someone else doesn’t like it! The reason why we’re put onto this Earth is to make our own choices and go after our OWN dreams instead of letting others determine what we can and cannot do with our lives .

3. You can’t change your life until you accept that you need to make a change.

When I was younger, I thought that this lesson would be pretty obvious – but as I got older, it really made me appreciate the fact that there are always different ways of perceiving our lives. For example, if someone wants to become rich and famous one day – their mind might simply overshadow any other possibility in their head because they feel like this is what they NEED to do right now.

However, this isn’t always true within our own lives because we think about things too literally instead of having an open mind. If you want to achieve success in any kind of business or social setting (dating) then you should be willing to try out different things instead of staying in your comfort zone. If you want something, then it’s up to YOU to actually go after it – nobody else is going to give it to you!

The three lessons above are some of the main things I want to pass on to everyone because they’ve come at an important time in my life where I need to start thinking about others instead of only myself. It’s great if we can learn to love ourselves first before anything else, but that doesn’t mean you should neglect everyone around you even though they might be your friends and family members!

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