Most self-help books will tell you “mindset is everything.”
But what they won’t tell you is how to actually use your mind to create the outcomes you want.
They just say things like "think positively" and "keep a gratitude journal" but their advice stops there.
It’s been said that our willpower is limited and that our brains become fatigued with decision-making, so we succumb to what’s comfortable, or easy—what's familiar.
It’s like trying to figure out what to make for dinner.
If you have to decide at the last minute, too many options will weigh you down. And if you’ve zapped your ability to make a judgement, it’s easy to order a pizza and say “to hell with it,” sabotaging your efforts in the process.
So it’s a clear case of your willpower and determination being limited, right?
Some research might say otherwise…
Your beliefs are dictated by what you’ve heard over and over again, even if the message is a lie.
This is what’s known as The Illusion Of Truth.
It’s a simple cognitive bias that tricks your brain into believing something because you’ve heard it multiple times.
But just because you “heard” something doesn’t mean someone said it to you, or that it was an ad or message you saw. It could simply be the voice inside your head giving you that message repeatedly until you believe it.
Kind of messed up huh?
This process is called self-talk and we all experience it.
Trust me — I’ve taken all the personality tests. My life experience proves it. I’m an introvert through and through. I know the little voice in my head all too well.
As soon as I wake up, the little voice is rambling on. It happens all day long. And when I lay down to sleep, the chatter doesn’t stop until I’m zonked out. Everywhere I go, there's a conversation going on inside myself.
And this used to plague me until I learned about something that completely changed how I dealt with these messages.
I was a complete sucker for all the hogwash that little voice spewed on a daily basis until I read about the power of a growth mindset over a fixed mindset.
To put it simply, those who have the belief they can change and improve over time actually do grow to change and improve themselves.
But those who believe their circumstances are fixed, don’t change or grow. They sit and rot in their mediocrity. They don’t aim for improvement because why try if you know you’ll fail? What’s the point?
The crazy thing is this… what you believe is actually what you get. Your belief dictates your outcomes.
I know this may sound a little nuts, but hear me out.
This ain’t some woo woo, believe-it-until-it-happens-with-no-action type of talk.
Of course, you have to put in the effort and work hard, but most people won’t put in the effort until they believe it’s a possibility.
Don’t believe you can change your body and improve your health?
Well, you probably won’t do much about your situation if that’s what you truly believe.
Mindset is all about the self-talk going on between your ears.
It’s a practice you can improve over time, which when done correctly as I’ve laid out for you in 4D Fat Loss, will push you to greater heights, more belief in yourself, and a bangin’ body as a result.
But this ain’t the end… There’s one more component to bring this full circle.