You’ll Never Lose Motivation To Stay Healthy If You Embrace This One Mindset Change

You lack motivation to kick-start all your healthy plans even though you know the ways. Perhaps, you’ve tried few of them, but you failed and can’t persist.

If this is your case, spend 4 minutes to take a look on this article. It will teach you practical ways to stay in the healthy game consistently and never lose motivation again.

Why and how to develop a growth mindset when it comes to your health

Recently I read the book Mindset by Carol S. Dweck and it really stuck with me.

The book is basically about two mindsets:

the growth mindset and the fixed mindset.

Who better to explain them than Carol herself:

In a fixed mindset students believe their basic abilities, their intelligence, their talents, are just fixed traits. They have a certain amount and that’s that, and then their goal becomes to look smart all the time and never look dumb. In a growth mindset students understand that their talents and abilities can be developed through effort, good teaching and persistence. They don’t necessarily think everyone’s the same or anyone can be Einstein, but they believe everyone can get smarter if they work at it.

What has this to do with your health?

As the title already suggested developing a growth mindset will be beneficial for your health.

Let me explain.

There seems to be some thinking that health is only reserved for a few “lucky” people, with the right genes and the right environment when growing up.

I’ve heard it so many times:

  • “I can’t lose weight, because of my genes.”
  • “I was overweight as child, I can’t get to a normal weight now.”
  • “Not eating junk food is so hard.”
  • “I just can’t go to bed when I’m supposed to”
  • “I can’t exercising…”
  • etc., etc., etc.,

Well, that’s all BS. (I admit it, there might be some rare exceptions)

That’s your fixed mindset telling you:

”Look at you. You couldn’t stay slim/fit until now, you lack the ability to lose weight and you will never learn it”

Here’s the thing, BS as well. Don’t believe this

Every single one of you is able to get healthy, either by losing weight, eating quality food, exercising or sleeping enough.

Don’t let your fixed mindset tell you that you can’t do this.

Develop a growth mindset. Every single day think about what you can do to upgrade your health. Focus on the process not on the results.

  • Want to lose weight? Don’t focus on your “ideal weight”, but commit on exercising consistently.
  • Want to sleep better? Don’t focus on what your perfect sleep would look like, but commit on going to bed on time.
  • Want to eat better? Don’t focus on what your ideal diet will look like, but commit to eating a little bit better every day.

Your health isn’t fixed. Genes only account for around 20% of your health, but what about the other 80%?

Well, you are in control of that. Not your parents, not your friends, but you.

Developing a growth mindset for health is hard at the beginning, especially when all your life you have been thinking with a fixed mindset.

Here’s a 4 step process you can take to develop a growth mindset for your health.

Step 1: Show up for your health.

Whatever you want to achieve you need to show up first.

  • Want to go to bed earlier? Show up at your bedtime.
  • Want to eat healthier? Show up in your kitchen ready to prepare a meal.
  • Want to exercise more? Show up with your gym clothes, ready to exercise or take a run.

Show up for the first time, starting to upgrade your health.

Step 2: Notice your fixed mindset when it comes to your health.

Have you ever noticed that voice in your head, when you started exercising or cooking, that told you “You can’t do this, you can’t do that, you’re just born this way, just accept it.”

That’s your fixed mindset. Every time you try to eat healthier or start exercising the voice is telling you to stop to avoid failure.

Notice this voice in your head.

Step 3: Realize that failure is an opportunity to grow, not a reason to give up.

Oftentimes that voice in your head want to prevent you from failure, because it thinks failure is bad. Instead, everytime that voice comes up think about failure as an opportunity to grow.

Everybody experiences failure, it’s how you deal with it that makes you stand out.

  • Couldn’t go to bed earlier? Think about what you can do better. Maybe don’t watch TV in the evening.
  • Your home made meal tastes crappy? Think about what went wrong. Maybe try an easier recipe.
  • You can’t do 10 pushups? Start with one, but make sure to show up again!

You might have failed, but that’s not a reason to give up.

Step 4: Show up consistently.

When showing up consistently big results will happen, but don’t focus on them. Focus on the process instead.

  • Instead of thinking about how much weight you have to lose, focus on healthy eating every day.
  • Instead of thinking about how you run a marathon, focus on showing up for running consistently.

Your fixed mindset is preventing you back from getting healthy. Don’t let it do that. Develop a growth mindset. This isn’t limited to your health, but can be applied to all areas of your life.

Your health is a good starting point!

I hope those steps will help you realize that your health isn’t fixed. It’s in your hand. What will you show up for today?our

Source: betterhumans.coach.me ~ By: Paul Edrich

6 Stories of Super Successes Who Overcame Failure

Failure is not the alternative to success. It’s something to be avoided, but it’s also only a temporary setback on a bigger, more significant course. Everybody encounters failure at one point or another. What truly matters is how you react to and learn from that failure.

Take the stories of these six entrepreneurs. Their stories end in massive success, but all of them are rooted in failure. They’re perfect examples of why failure should never stop you from following your vision.

1. Arianna Huffington got rejected by 36 publishers.

It’s hard to believe that one of the most recognizable names in online publications was once rejected by three dozen major publishers. Huffington’s second book, which she tried to publish long before she created the now ubiquitously recognizable Huffington Post empire, was rejected 36 times before it was eventually accepted for publication.

Even Huffington Post itself wasn’t a success right away. In fact, when it launched, there were dozens of highly negative reviews about its quality and its potential. Obviously, Huffington overcame those initial bouts of failure and has cemented her name as one of the most successful outlets on the web.

2. Bill Gates watched his first company crumble.

Bill Gates is now one of the world’s wealthiest individuals, but he didn’t earn his fortune in a straight line to success. Gates entered the entrepreneurial scene with a company called Traf-O-Data, which aimed to process and analyze the data from traffic tapes (think of it like an early version of big data).

He tried to sell the idea alongside his business partner, Paul Allen, but the product barely even worked. It was a complete disaster. However, the failure did not hold Gates back from exploring new opportunities, and a few years later, he created his first Microsoft product, and forged a new path to success.

3. George Steinbrenner bankrupted a team.

Before Steinbrenner made a name for himself when he acquired ownership of the New York Yankees, he owned a small basketball team called the Cleveland Pipers back in 1960. By 1962, as a result of Steinbrenner’s direction, the entire franchise went bankrupt.

That stretch of failure seemed to follow Steinbrenner when he took over the Yankees in the 1970s, as the team struggled with a number of setbacks and losses throughout the 1980s and 1990s. However, despite public fear and criticism of Steinbrenner’s controversial decisions, eventually he led the team to an amazing comeback, with six World Series entries between 1996 and 2003, and a record as one of the most profitable teams in Major League Baseball.

4. Walt Disney was told he lacked creativity.

One of the most creative geniuses of the 20th century was once fired from a newspaper because he was told he lacked creativity. Trying to persevere, Disney formed his first animation company, which was called Laugh-O-Gram Films. He raised $15,000 for the company but eventually was forced to close Laugh-O-Gram, following the close of an important distributor partner.

Desperate and out of money, Disney found his way to Hollywood and faced even more criticism and failure until finally, his first few classic films started to skyrocket in popularity.

5. Steve Jobs was booted from his own company.

Steve Jobs is an impressive entrepreneur because of his boundless innovations, but also because of his emphatic comeback from an almost irrecoverable failure. Jobs found success in his 20s when Apple became a massive empire, but when he was 30, Apple’s board of directors decided to fire him.

Undaunted by the failure, Jobs founded a new company, NeXT, which was eventually acquired by Apple. Once back at Apple, Jobs proved his capacity for greatness by reinventing the company’s image and taking the Apple brand to new heights.

6. Milton Hershey started three candy companies before Hershey’s.

Everyone knows Hershey’s chocolate, but when Milton Hershey first started his candy production career, he was a nobody. After being fired from an apprenticeship with a printer, Hershey started three separate candy-related ventures, and was forced to watch all of them fail.

In one last attempt, Hershey founded the Lancaster Caramel Company, and started seeing enormous results. Believing in his vision for milk chocolate for the masses, he eventually founded the Hershey Company and became one of the most well-known names in the industry.

Draw inspiration from these stories the next time you experience failure, no matter the scale. In the moment, some failure might seem like the end of the road, but remember, there are countless successful men and women in the world today who are only enjoying success because they decided to push past the inevitable bleakness of failure.

Learn from your mistakes, reflect and accept the failure, but revisit your passion and keep pursuing your goals no matter what.

Source: entrepreneur.com ~ By: Jayson DeMers

To Thrive You Need to Wake Up to These 5 Hard Truths

Entrepreneurship isn’t an easy journey, and we’re in uncertain times for sure. With overwhelming complexity, insurmountable change and big competition, it’s became more important than ever to be strategic and intentional.

I want to share a couple insights that I feel can make a different in the results you achieve in your life and business, but more importantly help you thrive regardless of the economy. Some might make you mad at first, that’s fine. Sometimes the things you don’t want to hear are the things you need to hear the most. Most blogs you’ll read will try to make you feel good, and tell you exactly what you want to hear. That createsno real change, just a good feeling in the moment. They don’t spark your mind or make you think, they don’t challenge you, and they don’t go against traditional thinking.

This one will.

1. Do the opposite.

Strange tip for those not familiar, but a real GAME CHANGER. This is a killer strategy for those serious about improving their life. The more people do something, the less valuable it is.

  • Most people over eat and eat based off pleasure vs. health.
  • Most people sleep in and have no morning routine.
  • Most people make excuses instead of progress.
  • Most people focus on the negative vs. the positive.
  • Most people spend more money than they make.
  • Most people talk about success vs. take action.
  • Most people go to college, get in debt and get an unrelated job after college.
  • Most people pray for weekends, and hate Mondays.

Don’t be like most people! No one wants to be typical. We all want to be special and different, yet most of us do the same things. The majority of us live like one another and then wonder why we continually don’t achieve any real results or success in our lives. We follow each others’ lead and rarely break the mold. Life becomes so much more convenient when you really take this seriously.

All the greats in our society live life to their own choosing, not other peoples. One way to be outstanding and valuable is to do what others aren’t doing, or what most can’t.

2. The 90-day focus.

What is your #1 goal that you want to accomplish in the next 90 days? What’s the #1 skill that you need master that will have the biggest impact on your #1 goal?

There are specific skills you have to master to reach that goal at a fast rate. Skills are weapons in your industry, so figure out the top skill you need right now and master it. Sadly, most people operate on information overload instead of mastery and have too much noise. Or, even worse, they learn just enough to get by and stop learning. Apple said it bluntly….

“We shouldn’t be criticized for using Chinese workers, the U.S. has stopped producing people with the skills we need.”

Ouch!

3. Destroy your momentum killers.

Write down your top three potential distractions and momentum killers that have held you back in the past. Now create a prevention plan for each. If you don’t have a plan to interrupt your interruptions, your plans will always be interrupted.

Distractions kill productivity, creative expression and income. Either you control your days or your days control you. Learn to concentrate and focus on the most important tasks with no interference or distraction. Prioritize your activities based on importance and then get to work with no distractions! Remember, activities without purpose are the drain to all life, wealth and peace of mind.

4. Analysis vs. emotions.

Base your decisions and actions off intelligence, not emotion. Ask yourself before every choice you make “is this the most intelligentaction to take right now, and does this action or decision get me closer or farther away from my 90-day goal?”

When you pass the stage of making decisions based on what others think or current emotion, you will start seeing real success. The best can silence their ego, push away anxieties, and analyze the situation. Don’t judge, don’t overreact, just analyze.

5. Stop the ideas, start the execution. 

“Innovation is  rewarded, execution is worshipped.”          —  Eric Thomas

Hard work trumps IQ seven days of the week. Great accomplishments don’t happen overnight or even in a few months. They will take years of consistent action linked by failure, sacrifice and discipline. If you want real changes in your life, expect that your actions need to be substantial. If you truly have the desire to create something you’re proud of, your addiction to ideas and other mindless distractions must be retired and replaced with meaningful action.

I know people who would rather poke their own eye balls out than take action, and I always find them struggling with another challenge followed by another validation or excuse. Execution is the foundational key to success. Once that happens, doors will consistently start opening for you.

Get serious about who you are and where you want to go. Realize the only way to get there is to differentiate yourself, invest in real education and start doing more than your talking.

Source: entrepreneur.com ~ By: Peter Voogd

5 Sources for Learning What It Takes to Become a Millionaire

When it comes to learning the ropes of how to be a millionaire, nothing is as important as your education. Getting an education on becoming a millionaire may differ slightly from your traditional educational approach, but it is still all about the learning process. If you are interested in becoming a millionaire and earning substantial money that will cover you over the long-term, then here are a few education techniques to consider.

1. Learning online with the right websites.

The Internet is a great educational resource for anyone seeking more information about earning money through their investments. However, it is important that you take the time to turn to the right resources. Websites such as Lynda, Udemy and Profit.ly are all great resources for aspiring millionaires. Sites like this allow you to learn and interact with the best traders online so that you can take your trading skills to the next level. These online educational marketplaces are designed to help people hone their learning skills and are valuable tools for individuals that want to learn as much as they can about the market and different trading techniques.

2. Books.

Reading is the cheapest but most effective way to learn the valuable tools needed to trade smart and earn a great deal of money. You can buy books online or in bookstores, purchase e-books for a discounted price or even get a library card and check them out from your local library. The point is that investing in books will provide you with a more applicable amount of knowledge on investing than a college degree (and it is much cheaper as well!). You should see top rated stock market books here. Never underestimate the power of a good book.

3. Follow other successful people on social media.

To learn how to be successful you need to know what other successful people are doing with their time. Get on all of the major social media sites such as Twitter, LinkedIn and Quora and start following successful and established investors. Learn what these people are doing and saying, and how they think. Learning from individuals such as these is a great way to see first-hand what the best in the business do. You may be surprised to find just how much they reveal from their social media accounts.

4. Become an expert in niche categories.

To become rich you need to become a specialist in a niche category few other people specialize in. To make a significant amount of money focus on non-traditional ways of earning that type of income. You don’t need to be a doctor or a lawyer to make money. In fact, you don’t want to be a doctor or a lawyer if your focus is on making money. In addition to having hefty school loans, these individuals often have a set ceiling on how much they can make. Think outside the box and you can open up your earning potential much more.

5. Failures and mistakes are a crucial part of your education.

One of the biggest parts of your education is actually in the failures and mistakes that you make. They are essential to your development. You shouldn’t fear them, but instead embrace and learn from them. You are going to fail. The key is to fail fast, fail often and fail forward, meaning that you adapt to your failures, learn from them and look to the future. The sooner you make your mistakes and the quicker you move on from them, the sooner you can adapt in you pursuit of success.

Your education in becoming a millionaire is about more than courses, classes and homework. It is about learning from the world around you and adapting to your journey so you can make the most of your experience and learn from both your mistakes and your triumphs.

Source: entrepreneur.com ~ By: Timothy Sykes