“And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect”, Romans 12: 2
The mindset we have or develop determines the outcome of our lives. This implies that our success and transformation of lives depend on our mindsets. Most often, people want new things in life but not a renewed or change of mindset. Everything that we see and experience came as a result of someone’s change of mindset.
Politicians are always talking about change of policies in favor of the people, the health sector is also researching for ways they can help to transform the wellbeing of their patients, teachers are looking at the best ways to help students or pupils to change their attitude towards learning in order to achieve the success they are in school for and parents are working so hard to help their children to develop the right attitude in life to become responsible individuals to the society and the community they come from. All these cannot be possible without a change of mind.
This therefore means that, developing or cultivating the right mindset is crucial if only we want to see success, fruitfulness, productivity or transformation. It will take a change of mindset to cut down on fatty food or diets that have the potential to affect one’s health. Taking steps to go to the gym to lose weight or keep fit comes as result of change mindset. Change of mindset can only be possible depending on the information one receives. The quality of the information one has applied is what helps in the transformation of life.
You will be amazed to know that our mindset is the sum total of the knowledge we have acquired over the years or a period of time. This contributes to the understanding or beliefs we have to help us transform our lives. Just as the kidney does a lot of important things to promote a healthy life, the mind also helps to process and filter the information we allow in to aid in the transformation of life we desire for ourselves. This is the reason why we must watch the information we gather around us daily as they contribute greatly to our lifestyles.
The way we respond and react to things in life is the result of the information received. As a healthcare professional working in the hospital, our attitude or behavior changes immediately when we receive alert on the ward. Within a second, our mind changes to respond to the alarm regardless of who we are or what we are doing at that particular time. We believe that life could be in danger of cardiac arrest. You see, this is because; our minds have information which has altered our behavior and reaction.
For an individual to learn, unlearn and relearn that person must be ready to cultivate the right mindset for a change which helps to form the belief system we have and hold ourselves. Your belief system determines your relief system. The only way we can make positive change to our lives and that of others is to change the belief we have in relations to how we view ourselves and the people we want to help because, whether we like it or not, what we believe have influence on our behavior and attitudes towards life in general.
3 Ways to Change Your Mindset to Transform Your Life
- Get the Right Information.
Getting the right information is what helps to transform our lives. The mind cannot work or operate without information. Therefore, to get your life transformed, it is very important to get the right information about what you want to do in life. No one travels to another country or starts a new job without acquiring the right information about the place or the job. Failure to get the right information is detrimental to one’s destiny.
As Public Health Professional, without having the right information about a particular health problem, I cannot provide quality care to my clients. Information can be found in books, internet, people, conferences and one’s network. So do not limit yourself from learning new and getting the right information concerning whatever you do. If you want to excel in life and change your life then you must align yourself to learn and get the right information.
- Get the right mentors in your life.
To excel in life and have a transformed life, you need to have a mentor who will guide and direct you unto the right path. Whether we like it or not, good mentorship produces good leadership. Most successful people today in the world have great mentors whom they listen to and follow in the area of success. Therefore, having a great mentor helps you to develop the right attitude and have great success in your area of endeavours in life.
Mentors are there to give you the knowledge that will last a lifetime and give you the platform to stand on to be effective in life and transform others. To experience a change in your life and maximize your potentials, you need to have the right mentors to lead and guide you into success.
- Examine Your Thoughts
Many people want new things but are not ready to change the way they think. To be effective and transform lives positively, you must re-examine your thinking pattern. What you believe about yourself is what manifests in your life. Your mind is an opened field; the information you have is the seed that fertilizes your mind to bear fruit in your life. Therefore, you must allow positive information in your mind in order to be transformed.
Be aware of your thoughts. The thoughts that you allow to go through your mind is what shapes your destiny. Examine your thoughts and flush out the negative and self-defeating thoughts that drain and destroy destiny. A Positive thought generates positive confidence and serves as motivation to pursue a cause in life.
It takes self-control to develop and learn to examine one’s thoughts. This means that, you must be aware of yourself in order to identify the thoughts that come through your mind because without it, you will not be able to get rid of the negative thoughts and allow the positive thoughts to transform you.
Negative thoughts will always knock at the door of our mind but we must never let them in as they will limit and prevent us from taking positive steps into fulfilling our destiny. Try not to hang around negative people otherwise your life will be affected by their negative words. When we do these, our mind will be able to produce positive things in our personal life and help us on the way of transformation have a joyful life. You have the power to CHANGE YOUR MINDSET TO TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE.