According to the latest brain research, there are 3 key things anyone can do to increase their chances for achieving greater success in all areas of life, including business and career. And these three things are what turn goal setters into goal achievers.
1st – Self-image and self-worth
Self-image is what we want people to see. Self-worth is the one hidden deep within our psyche (subconscious). If our subconscious image says ‘I am not good enough’, ‘smart enough’ or ‘worthy enough’ of the goal we are looking to achieve, we will sabotage our efforts. As our brain will do everything possible to keep status quo – ensure our results are aligned with our self-image and what we believe we deserve.
2nd – Limiting beliefs
Limiting beliefs act as a filter to what we see and do in the world – ensuring that our actions and behaviours align with what we believe is true – about ourselves, our circumstances and what’s possible for us.
Some people choose to invest their energy in dealing with disappointments rather than mastering change, staying stuck in a paradigm that hinders their ability to achieve life goals and dreams.
3rd – Fear
There are over 50 types of fears that hold people back. Fear of failure, fear of being embarrassed, ashamed or judged to name a few.
Now – what most people do not know is that all three of these subconscious activities deactivate the motivational circuits in the brain and activate the stress response circuits in – and when this happens- chances are that you will not take the necessary actions consistently enough to achieve your goals.
But what most people also don’t know, is that through consistent mindset training – which re-wires circuits in the brain – we can change the way we think, feel and therefore behave, so that you have more control over how our future unfolds.
And through my work – with high achieving women running their own business as well as employed by corporates – I have seen multiple examples of this not only being possible, but also achieved within relatively short timescales and also with – again, relative – ease.
The most common statement I hear from my clients is “I can’t believe how simple and effective this [practice] has been. I wish I have done it years ago!”.
Which is why I also hope and believe that mindset management, including how to change limiting beliefs, unsupportive habits, address fears and thoughts that are no longer serving us, will be thought in schools one day.