Your mind can either be your best friend or your worst enemy when it comes to sticking with good habits. One of the biggest reasons many people find it difficult is because you have a powerful story in your head that influences how you act and think.
Some of the stories we tell ourselves are things like, “I’m not capable” or “Why bother – I’ll never accomplish anything.” These negative thoughts increase our chances of giving up on new skills before give them a chance. If you want to make changes in your life, focus more on positive thoughts like, “Anything is possible,” and take small steps towards reaching those goals instead of just sitting around feeling sorry for yourself every day.
If you believe things about yourself like…
“It’s hard for me to lose weight.”
“I’m not good with numbers.”
“I’m not a natural athlete.”
“I’m not creative.”
“I’m a procrastinator.”
…it’s clear that those fixed mindsets will cause you to avoid experiences where you might feel like a failure. As a result, you don’t learn as much and it’s hard to get better.
Actions change your beliefs
It’s your daily actions that will change what you believe about yourself and the person you become.
Eventually, the results and the self–confidence will come anyway.