I sit here comfortably on my balcony taking in and feeling deeply the beauty of rain drizzling down gently. Thunder silently rumbles up in the sky. Perfect season. Perfect time to write to you. After meditating for around half an hour, I start to think about what are the major factors that determine and control the quality of our lives.
You see, we spend hours and hours trying out thousands of things to beautify the world around us but, come to think about it: how often do we give a thought to what beautifies the world within us? How often do we spend time reflecting about what is it that separates a serene and fulfilling life from a chaotic and an unfulfilling one?
Here’s the idea: even if we decide and commit to spending at least 5% of our time working on personal growth daily, our lives can improve by a minimum of 1800% by the end of a year – and that sounds incredible to me.
Out of all the people who read this, I assume around 70% of the people wish to improve and change for the better. You reading this post now tells me that you’re one of those interested in growth. And this post is all about personal growth and improvement. Out of that 70% of the people, I guess around 40% of them find themselves confused about where from to start the journey of personal growth.
I know it’s a too broad topic to be talking about but after connecting the dots and figuring out what has helped me grow, I conclude that there are two major game-changing factors that determine and control the rate of goodness in our lives, which are:
I wonder how simple and overused yet so powerful and profound these two words are. Now, I know how cheesy this may sound but, you’ll be amazed by how beautiful and meaningful our lives can become with the right mindset and perspective. Here’s an insight:
And hence the cliché: Your life is only as good as your mindset. Here’s a big idea:
“Be wise enough to understand that mindset and perspective are the two factors that influence the quality of your life and mature enough to realize that YOU hold the power over those two factors.” -Aditya
We’ve talked enough about the importance and impact of the two factors in determining the quality of your life. Now let’s dive deeper into how to change your mindset and perspective, shall we?
HOW TO CHANGE YOUR MINDSET AND PERSPECTIVE
#1. TAKE UP THE PERSPECTIVE CHALLENGE:
If you’re really interested in lifting your game up and improving the quality of your life, here’s my challenge for you:
For the next, at least 30 days, choose a partner and share with each other at least one situation you experienced throughout your day and ask each other for different perspectives about the situation.
I’ve been doing this with a good friend of mine since a long time, so believe me as I say, the amount of growth you’ll experience mutually by doing this simple strategy will be amazing. As you do this on a daily basis, I believe what this strategy does is that it simply rewires your brain to think of a situation from multiple perspectives.
Let me quote Chris Pine here:
“The only thing you sometimes have control over is perspective. You don’t have control over your situation. But you have a choice about how you view it.”
#2. REWIRE YOUR BRAIN TO FOCUS LESS ON NEGATIVITY:
Have you experienced that you respond or react to some negative experience more than you do to an equally good experience? If yes, well, that’s your brain’s natural negativity bias. If you haven’t heard about it before, here’s a simple explanation:
The negativity bias or negativity effect refers to the notion that, even when of equal intensity, things of a more negative nature have a greater effect on one’s psychological state than neutral or positive things.
It is so very much important to beat this negativity bias because emotions determine your perspective. One of the best ways I’ve known to rewire your brain for positivity is to develop an attitude of gratitude.
If you’re like me, you’ll find the idea of developing an attitude of gratitude quite cheesy but believe me, you’ll be amazed by the perspective shift you will experience after practicing this strategy on a daily basis. To get started, make it your daily ritual to list down 3 things you’re grateful for.
Another effective way to develop an attitude of gratitude is to write letters of appreciation. Find someone who has made an impact on your life and write them a random note of appreciation.
#3. BEGIN WITH BELIEFS:
“YOUR BELIEFS mould your MINDSET, your mindset influences your perspective and your perspective shapes your reality.” -Aditya
And hence another cliché: Beliefs shape your reality.
Carol Dweck shared, “Mindsets are just beliefs. They’re powerful beliefs, but they’re just something in your mind, and you can change your mind.”
I’ll leave you with this interesting infographic worth sharing:
70% of the people after they complete reading this blog will go back to normal. And I don’t want you to be one of those people. I want you to actually reflect on the two factors and start working on beautifying the world within you. Because I want to see you achieve personal excellence. Much love.
Do YOU know any ways to change mindset and perspective? Share with us below in comments!
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