Why our mindset can be our worst enemy or our greatest asset

I’ve lost count of how many attempts I’ve had at trying to start this blog.

If I had to guess, I’d say it’s somewhere between 20 and 30. So if you’re reading this, don’t get too settled in. I give myself a week – tops.

Kidding. This time, I’m going to make it work. Famous last words, right?

So, what’s the problem? In a nutshell, I’m really good at starting things, but I’m terrible at finishing them.

Actually, I’d say that in the last few years, I’ve even started to get pretty bad at the starting part too.

I could go on and on about procrastination or a lack of planning or whatever else every expert with a keyboard usually dribbles on about, but the reality is, after so many years of starting and stopping… of trying and failing… my mindset is just completely fucked.

In other words, I genuinely have no concept anymore of what it’s like to see something through.

And despite what people may say, if your mindset is shot to shit, you’re pretty much screwed until you do something about that.

Willpower isn’t gonna help. Relying on motivation is gonna get you nowhere.

The only thing that is going to help is becoming aware of where your mindset is at, so you can start to take the right steps to do something about it.

So, that’s what this is.

This isn’t some pity party I’m throwing myself because I haven’t achieved any major goals in a while. I’m fully aware that none of you give a toss about that. You’re too busy with your own goals.

But if you’re struggling with those goals like I am because your mindset is throwing up roadblocks at every opportunity (whether you realise it yet or not), then you’re exactly who this is for.

Know that it doesn’t have to be like this forever.

I don’t have all the answers right now. I’m still figuring it all out myself, but I do know this:

With some genuine effort, you can positively change your mindset and fix your problems at the source.

Side Note: that’s what annoys me with most self-help garbage these days. The majority of self-professed experts never even consider the source of the problem. They’re too focused on lining their pockets with an often sexy yet wildly unhelpful bandaid solution.

But the problem with this is, if you don’t fully understand why you are the way you are, you’re gonna have a really difficult time doing anything to change that.

That’s why real change begins with changing your mindset.

Your mindset can be your worst enemy or your greatest asset.

The work that I’ve done so far on understanding my mindset fills me with a quiet confidence that I’m slowly bringing it around to become the latter.

But I’m not going to leave you out in the cold. As I start to figure more of this out, I’m going to be sharing more about my experience – because I want to help.

My greatest goal in life is to make other people happy. But in order to do that, I first need to make myself happy.

Here’s to making real progress this time.

Feature Photo by Jeremy Bishop on Unsplash.

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