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To have the ability to adapt to changes faster, to build your confidence, and to have a sustainable growth in your self-improvement journey, you need to invest in yourself.

The energy you put into the process of investing in yourself will determine the quality of your life and your future. It’s the surest way to achieve your dreams, be successful, and improve your productivity. And overall become more satisfied with your life. 

An important thing to make note of is that before starting to invest in yourself, you need to be aware of the things you wish to accomplish. Sit back, reflect on the things you have now, your attitude towards things. And then see what you have to work on in order to have the things you’ve wished for. And here are a few ways you can start to invest in yourself: 

Develop your skills | Invest in Yourself

Start working on the skills YOU need in order to make your dreams and goals a reality. Before doing so, you have to be aware of the things you need to improve. If your goal is to be given a promotion at work, you would have to reflect on your strengths and weaknesses. If the new role would be needing a persona that is proficient in Excel, and you think you might be lacking the skills, it means you would have to work a little harder on mastering it. Or if your goal in life is to be happier, you would have to see what things bring you joy and the things that don’t. Then you would have to analyse the state of your mindset. You have to see where the setbacks are and then slowly but surely work on them for improvement. To have a sense of development you must always be learning and be aware. Aware of the things that you are lacking and learning how to adapt to better approaches and circumstances. 

Nurture your mind and body | Invest in Yourself

For you to achieve what you’ve planned you need to be in the right place and mindset. This means to always check in with yourself. See how you are feeling, what are you eating, how are you moving. Seek the things that bring you joy to have the desire to move with grace in life. Move your body in a way that gives you energy and makes you want to travel the world and back. Nurture your body with the right foods, but also seek a balance. You’ve noticed when you feel good inside and out, you have a new found power that makes you feel like you can conquer everything and everyone. 

Take care of yourself

Take time to properly tend to yourself. Make sure you have a somewhat balance between work and your personal life. Sometimes that line grows thinner and we don’t see how it can affect us over time. Create a self care day for yourself. Where you reflect on the things you’ve done so far. Where you check in with yourself and see what you need to have a more fulfilling life. 

Fuel your hobbies

Sometimes we’re so swept up in our responsibilities that we forget the things that give us pleasure. We forget the hobbies we have. This is a great way to invest in yourself. By doing the things that give you pleasure, your life can be a little easier. Also, it gives you the push to further work on what you want to achieve. Like mixing work with pleasure 😉

You need to set smart goals

This makes your life much easier and it gives you the ability to truly invest in things and in yourself. Seeing exactly what you want to achieve, gives you that drive to work. Your goals need to be attainable, specific, measurable, relevant and time bound. If you decide to work on achieving a promotion, you need to make an action plan. See if the goal is relevant to your values, if it’s specific and align with your wishes. See if it’s attainable, if not see on what you need to work on to make it so. And take note of the time frame, this can help you decide if it’s worth pursuing it or not. Even so, this makes the process of investing and working on yourself, much linear and wholesome. 

Investing in yourself is truly the first step into shaping your future the way you want it. The energy you spend on bettering yourself will bring you closer to your dreams and goals. Making small, continuous improvements enables you to do more and grow more. This brings more positive opportunities and positive long-term changes. To have the motivation and inspiration to keep on this journey browse my blog. I’m sure you’ll find something that resonates with whatever stage you are in your journey. 

Progress means development towards an improved or a more advanced condition. It’s easy to feel stuck and not acknowledge all the great things you’ve accomplished so far. 

Even if you don’t notice your improvements on a daily basis, just know that you’re making progress in life. You are not where you were yesterday and definitely won’t be in the same place tomorrow. On times when you are feeling stuck and not sure if the path you are on is right, it’s best to sit back, take a deep breath and reflect. Reflect on the amazing things you’ve managed to achieve so far. 

Remember everyone moves at different paces. Where you are now might not be the same place a dear friend is at. Or vice versa. We are all different, from our interests, passions, values, and goals that we set in life. It’s time for you to start affirming your progress in life. I’ve put together my best proven to work 25 affirmations that keep me going and I’m sure they will too. Download them for FREE to get started 😉

But, when you sit back and reflect on the amazing things you’ve achieved, what should you focus on? Here are 5 signs you’re making progress in life:

You start to accept failure

You’re no longer scared to fail – actually, you’re eager to see what failure can teach you. This is one of the main indicators that development is happening. Embrace the chance of failure when you try something new. Welcome learning with open arms. 

You have a new sense of confidence | Progress

You’re no longer afraid to try new things and approaches. Apart from not seeing failure as your number one enemy, you now have the confidence to tackle new challenges. Even if you don’t have all the resources when approaching new things you are confident in your strengths and you are sure that somehow things will work out for the better. And you embrace change wholeheartedly.

The future makes more sense | Progress

Your future doesn’t seem so foggy now. You are in charge of your goals and dreams. And you are starting to work on them. You don’t have that feeling of an uncertain future. You made your action plan and you are slowly working towards achieving your dreams. Even if you are moving at a slower pace sometimes, that’s also an improvement. And it shows that you are consistent and certain about what you want in life. 

You are more positive and healthy

Another important indicator of making progress in life is your mood and your health. You are making healthier choices, and you are moving your body more. And you are not criticizing yourself. Actually you are viewing yourself on a positive note. Your mindset is on a positive note. You surround yourself with positive people and experiences, and you take pleasure in life. 

You are willing to sit back and reflect

If you’ve made it so far, it means you are truly making progress. You are on the right path of self-development. Even when you are feeling stuck you have the power to sit back and reassess the path you are on. And reflect on what actions you took and what led you to feeling stuck. This means you acknowledge your thoughts and feelings and situations and you seek to learn from them. Because every thought, feeling and situation is telling you something and you are willing to actually sit back and listen. 

Little steps, daily actions, the willingness to never stop and a focused mindset are what keeps you working towards your dreams. Celebrate even the smallest moments and achievements. This will make you more happy with the path you are on, and will give you that extra push to move forward. 

An important thing to always remember is that no matter where you are in your journey, you have to move forward. Stop looking at what other people are doing and just focus on what you want in life and your happiness. No one will give you these things, YOU have to search for them and work on them. No one can show you the right way to self-development, but you can take inspiration from other people and assess what aligns with your mission and values. 

If you can’t relate to all of the signs, it’s time for you to start affirming your progress in life. I’ve put together my best proven to work 25 affirmations that keep me going and I’m sure they will too. Download them for FREE to get started 😉

There are so many reasons why expectations ruin your progress. Expectations are what you think will happen in a certain situation. However, reality hits us hard sometimes. Some expectations can be good as they can help you overcome certain obstacles and chase your dreams, but others can be very unrealistic and they can create frustration, misunderstandings and more. If you are too attached to expectations can prevent you from seeing the reality as it is. This keeps you from taking certain actions or making certain decisions that can be in your best interest. 

Constantly hoping for better circumstances is a sign of not appreciating what you currently have. You could expect that after your promotion, you’ll be happier, in reality you’ll be overworked and stressed. You expect that after you buy a certain item it will give you immense satisfaction, when in fact it gives you temporary serotonin and after that you feel guilty about buying it. You plan to go to the gym, and set high expectations for yourself so that in 5 months you’ll have lost 20 pounds. When in reality, it doesn’t work like that and you put immense pressure on yourself and you don’t enjoy the process and the fitness activity. 

Here’s how to set healthy intentions for every action you take:

1. Be aware of the expectations you set

Be aware of the expectations you set for yourself and what you should actually expect. This allows you to escape the false promise that things will turn out differently than reality. When you encounter a new situation, ask yourself what the outcome could be. And what you wish the outcome will be. Ask yourself if it should be this way, and if they match reality. And if you feel disappointed, think if it was realistic to hope for your desired outcome. 

2. Consider your happiness above expectations

Accept what makes you truly happy. If you work a job only to buy yourself nice things, you’ll not get real satisfaction and your happiness will not be long-lasting. It’s perfectly fine to want more, but you can enjoy life so much more if you are content with what you currently have. Find happiness in the things you have now.

3. Create dreams and goals accordingly

You need a goal or a dream to keep you motivated. You need to believe in yourself that you are capable of achieving all you set out to achieve. But, you don’t need to set high expectations for yourself in order to accomplish them. You’re not obliged to have everything set before you turn 30. Having the perfect job right after graduating college, or even having the perfect life all the time. Set your dreams and goals, to what you want the end result to be. If your goal is to live a more fulfilling life, you need to work towards that. And accept that it’s not always going to be perfect and a smooth journey, and that’s alright. 

3. Practice gratitude

Appreciate the progress you are making, and accept the fact that everyone moves at different paces. You might not be where you wanted to be when you were 15, and that’s okay. Life happened and you are still on track to having the best life you want. But, you have to work for it. So, it’s nice to tell yourself that you are making progress on your own terms and you are also enjoying the entire journey. 

4. Change the way you see failure

Sometimes, when you are very keen on achieving your goals, you might not want to even start as failure can creep into your thoughts. You might start to think that if you work towards what you want, you might fail, and this will give you disappointment. Start by having a lot more confidence in yourself and create the life you’ve wanted. You can get ahead by doing my FREE 7-Day Challenge.

In the end, for every action you take and for every decision you make there will be some kind of outcome. But everything goes back to what are your thoughts and what intentions you set for yourself. It’s okay to have some expectations on how things can turn out. But make sure those expectations are not affecting your mental health, your journey. Take baby steps, always 🙂 

Above all, you need to have confidence in yourself that things will work out for the best. You need to nurture your self-esteem and create an environment where you can grow. If you need an extra push in this direction and get a little sense of accountability you can join my 7-Day Challenge. And get starting on getting your confidence levels up and start having the life you’ve wanted. https://app.open.ifuiwill.com/share/1949786398

Different leaders have different qualities, strengths, skills and challenges. And the true challenge of being a leader is to be strong but still be thoughtful of others. 

The transition to becoming a ringleader, a lead, is rough, nobody tells you how you should act or what you should do. You are starting to feel more responsibility as before and you start to hold yourself accountable. So, becoming one is a constant journey of learning and self-development. 

But there is still a side to being the lead nobody tells you about, and there are things nobody wants to talk about. I’m here to tell you the real side of being a leader and what it really means. 

Patience is important to become a leader

Being a leader is ever so challenging, and patience is often an overlooked leadership skill. Whilst success and respect is not gained overnight, a true leader must be patient. As being only result-oriented is not enough. 

A true ringleader, works hard, understands when they are falling short. Apart from this, a lead has empathy, a purpose in life and a high tolerance when things go wrong. Having enough patience can help you be more efficient in how you work and go about your dreams. 

Your journey is a rollercoaster 

Being a leader is not a straight road. There are ups and downs, there will be sleepless nights. But the satisfaction when everything goes according to your plan is amazing. And it’s a reason not everyone is suited to be a leader, as the struggles of always being confident that it will work out is not for everyone. 

You need to have a clear purpose

You need to be clear about what you want in life. Set your intentions clear, make an action plan towards your dreams. Having a clear purpose is what will keep you going and you’d start to have the stability in what you want. 

Being a leader is a mindset

As a leader, it’s important to have self-awareness. You need to train your mind to be aligned with your values and your purpose. Being a leader is not a position at a job. By being a leader you will have the opportunity to influence other people. To be a great leader you always need to have that need of learning and growing. 

Confidence is key

Also, you need to have confidence. It’s a fine line between actually feeling confident in yourself and being arrogant. A leader always has the confidence to tackle new challenges. And has the confidence that no matter what, they will succeed. Join my 7-day confidence challenge to reveal the most confident you: https://app.open.ifuiwill.com/share/1949786398

Ultimately, a great leader is a great mentor. They understand that if they want to achieve greatness they need to find it in themselves. And they set themselves as examples for others. Now you have the behinds of being a great leader. All you have to do is implement them in your life and succeed. 

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Standing in your power is the process of personal growth. The journey to tap into your power and dive in it is to ultimately experience your own sense of self-worth. 

To stand in your power is to choose to not play small in the face of fear, uncertainty, failure or rejection. You need to choose curiosity, maturity, and create a sense of responsibility. Deciding that you want more power might make you own up to things you were ignoring. 

To have more power and confidence in yourself, also means to examine yourself and see where you need to work on. For some time, a certain type of behavior might have served you in some way. But as you slowly shift to growth, you need to analyze and change your approaches and perspectives. 

You need to create a new sense around you, and accept that to stand in your power means people might start to react negatively. And that’s ok, you can not force positive dynamics. What is important is that you need to grow and you will grow. 

When you are living from an empowered place you are fed from within. Here’s how to step back and allow yourself to tap in and stand in your power.

Accept yourself | Stand in your power

Understanding and accepting yourself is the path to empowerment. We might be different as individuals, but we are similar in certain ways. We all want to grow and learn somehow. Accept yourself as you are, you’ll gain more strength. 

Choose yourself first

You need to choose yourself, so take care of yourself first. If you create a nurturing environment for yourself, you’ll easily grow from there. Is easier to feel empowered when you feel good about yourself, and you have confidence in yourself. 

Become the leader of your life | Stand in your power

Take back control of your life. You decide what you want to do and how you want to do it. Live the life you want and don’t let anyone dictate in your place. Do what you love and don’t let people decide for you. This is how you stand in your power and how you become empowered and confident. 

Forget the past, live in the present

Let past experiences give you clarity and show you how to learn and grow. Don’t dwell on what could have gone right or wrong. Everything you did in the past was for a reason. Always thinking of the past is not serving in any way. How can you attract abundance and feel empowered when you are always thinking about the past? How can positive opportunities choose you in the present and future if you are still stuck in the past? There is a reason it’s called the past. 

Negativity is not your friend

Negativity will never be your friend. Surrounding yourself with negative thoughts will never serve you. Try and prioritize positive outlooks in whatever you choose to do. Have the courage to accept that things will turn out okay and have the confidence to believe so.

Be intentional with what you want and who you want to be

Find out exactly what you want to be further in life and what you want to accomplish. After that acknowledgement, set intentions for yourself. Create action plans on what you want to achieve and work towards it. That’s how you stand in your power and feel empowered. 

Take ownership of your life, be you, be authentic and be real. Your true power lies within you. You have the power to create the life you want and how you want it. Start achieve everything you set your mind to. Believe in yourself and have confidence. 

If you feel like you don’t have the motivation or the inspiration to move forward, on my blog you can find more tips & tricks that can help you. I write about real experiences and how something has helped me in my journey. I know it can help you too. 

Self-sabotage happens when you hinder your own success. This means taking destructive steps and changing your behavior to negatively impact all your aspects in life. Especially the aspects of self-improvement and self-actualization.  

It’s very easy to start sabotaging yourself when chasing a certain goal. Like developing healthier habits, being more productive, or building healthier relationships. Self-sabotaging attacks your self-esteem, your confidence and affects your overall life.Self-sabotage is thinking that with every failed attempt to achieve your goals, you prove to yourself that you can’t have future success. And the funny thing with self-sabotage is that at first you really don’t notice that you are sabotaging yourself. Here’s an insightful guide to show you exactly how to recognise sabotage and how to best fight it. You’ll be a new YOU after going through this.

The main reasons behind self-sabotage are fears, avoidance of doing things that are uncomfortable and your usual thinking patterns. How you react emotionally in certain situations and what thoughts you have in that certain moment, create your negative habits. I’ll show you how to recognize self-sabotage and 5 reasons as to why you do it. 

Negative or faulty thinking

You overvalue the things you know and undervalue the things that you don’t know. This leads to overreacting risks and avoiding new approaches, staying in the same place of familiarity. You begin to tell yourself you are unworthy of success. That you can not achieve what you set for yourself and that your goals and dreams are too risky and not realistic. Thinking like this even before starting to do something is what aids self-sabotage. You need to trust yourself and your powers, and have confidence that no matter what things will be alright. 

Fear of failure or rejection

Fear of failure or rejection is another reason for self-sabotage. Even if you start working towards your goals or creating the life you’ve wanted, thoughts of failure begin to creep in. You start to beat yourself up, that your efforts are not enough and you are not capable of achieving whatever you set out to achieve. You begin to accept failure as an option before having the end results, setting yourself up for failure by fearing the future. Trust in yourself that even if your efforts don’t give you what you worked for, it’s still progress. And it shows that you are willing to put the work in, no matter what. 

Procrastination and avoidance

Another reason you self sabotage is avoiding dealing with all problems. Or not being on top of things and having the discipline to get work done. You haven’t created a system for yourself that allows you to tackle your to-do list in an efficient manner. Or you are just too tired to make a plan or a schedule for yourself. You procrastinate or avoid doing something because you might be a perfectionist and you think you need to have all the necessary skill sets before jumping into something. An important thing to remember is that no one was born with the knowledge on how to take on life. You just have to go for it, and learn along the way. If you never do what you set your mind to, you’ll never know what it takes to get there and what you can achieve. 

You don’t know what you want

Living a life that most people want for you is another reason as to why you sabotage yourself. You might not know what your personal values and goals are. Have you wondered why you want to exercise or read a book beyond wanting to do them? Is it because someone told you to do it? Or is it because you want to do it for yourself to learn, grow and have a healthier mind and body? Question yourself every time you want to do something, is it meaningful? How will it help you, what will you achieve, what you will experience? It’s important to do the things YOU want to do. Set the goals YOU want to achieve and create the life YOU want to live. 

Perfectionism

Being a perfectionist in everything you do means holding yourself for unrealistic standards and expectations. You always tell yourself you need to work harder, learn more, but that is just a recipe for sabotage and failure. But what it does is give you motivation for the short-term. If your expectations and standards are unrealistic, you’re going to fail to reach them. Which in result gives you frustration, disappointment, and even starting to lose hope. While you are capable of anything you set your mind to, set goals that are realistic for the moment you are currently in. Goals and dreams can be shaped how you want them to. Trust that you can grow in your power and accomplish what you desire. 

You need to break the cycle of negativity and trust in yourself. Everyone is different and each sets the goals they are sure they can achieve. Don’t strive for perfection, it doesn’t exist. Don’t set unrealistic goals for yourself because someone else is doing it. Set the goals that are aligned with your values and dreams. Trust in yourself that you will achieve them, even if now it doesn’t seem like it. You’ll learn and you’ll grow and will get to that point when you’ll say you’ve made it. 

So, next time you set your mind to something, trust in yourself and recognize when you are starting to sabotage yourself. You now have the means to acknowledge self-sabotage and you know how to fight it. Download the FREE guide and start working on the life you’ve always dreamt of. You got this! 

Words of affirmation are any spoken or written words that uplift, and support you. There are days, when you need a little positive reinforcement. And negative thoughts should not have to hold you down or affect your mood.

Sometimes, when you change a negative thought into a positive one, it helps you increase your confidence and boost your mood. Even if repeating positive statements seems challenging (because you might not believe them), you’ll notice that sooner or later you start to accept them as the truth. At the end of the day, you deserve to feel good, you deserve to create the life you’ve dreamt of.

A positive affirmation doesn’t only speaks to your conscious mind, but to your unconscious mind as well. Positive words of affirmation can be used to change your mindset, if you use them on a regular basis.

Here are 5 powerful words of affirmation you can use daily, especially on the days you don’t feel like yourself.

‘I love myself as I am’ | Words of affirmation

This is one of the most powerful and positive words of affirmation you can say on a daily basis. You need to accept your strengths and flaws. No one is perfect, and accepting that will make your life a lot easier. Embrace all that you are, because you are unique. Stop comparing yourself with other people. Stop forcing yourself to be a certain way just to fit in with certain people and in certain social gatherings. You start being happier when you embrace who you truly are. And that’s when wonderful things start to happen.

‘I’m in control of my life’

It’s important to remind yourself every time you wake up, that you are the driver of your own life. You are the main character, you are in the driver’s seat. You control your emotions, your thoughts, your career, your home, you control your life.

‘Happiness is my choice’ | Words of affirmation

Happiness is your choice. It doesn’t depend on getting a promotion, going to a concert or being in a relationship. Once you get your promotion at work, your joy will not stay. You’ll always find things and people to cling onto, to give you happiness. Happiness should be your choice, and it should come from within. It should not come from material things, or from other people.

‘I can handle all that comes my way’

You need to understand that in the real world, sometimes things don’t go your way, and that’s fine. Your plan can take a detour and that’s completely fine. You need to understand that in those moments, you can handle everything life throws at you. You are powerful, and your strengths will get you through any challenge.

‘Mistakes help me grow’

Mistakes are a natural part of life, it’s OK to make them. You are not perfect. Actually, making mistakes is how you learn and grow. They encourage us to think creatively and develop other solutions and aproaches.

Whether you are having a bad work week, or you got the Monday Blues, you can always say some positive words of affirmation to put you in the right mindset. Write them down in your planner, keep them on a list in your phone, or around the house to remind you to focus on the positive. And to give you the drive to keep going, to have confidence and to create the life you’ve always wanted.

Productivity measures how efficient you are when completing certain tasks during your day-to-day life. It most certainly doesn’t refer to the amount of things you’re involved in per day. 

It mainly focuses on how you get things done in a competent manner.

Most productivity strategies tell you how to manage your to-do list, how to rapidly tick off whatever you had written down. They focus on short-term efficiency, how to get more done in the morning, how to shorten your weekly meetings, and so on. 

What most people fail to realise is that the focus should be on creating a strategy that boosts productivity long-term. I’ll show a few things on how to use productivity to level up your life.

You neede to control your attention | Productivity

When you are starting to tackle your day to day tasks it’s important to actually focus on one thing at a time. Remember, you need to do things efficiently and consistently. Doing too many things at the same time is actually what destroys productivity. So, the first thing you need to start doing is controlling your attention. The more attention you give to important things, the more present you are in the moment gets you closer to achieving your goals and your desired results. 

Manage your energy and boost your productivity

You need to acknowledge at what time in the day you are most efficient. Find out if you’re a Lark on an Owl here. If you need to do a significant amount of things that require you to be in the present moment, identify when you have the most energy to actually focus on what you have to do. This is the most simple trick you can do to be more productive and level up your life. 

I’ve put together a set of exercises that help me stay productive and get ahead on a daily basis. You have to try them! You can download it for FREE here.

Design your morning routine

Stop checking your email, calendar and phone. Stop others from dictating what things you need to accomplish. Make this decision by yourself. If you are able to, work out in the morning, meditate. Do things that give you the necessary energy to actually be productive throughout your entire day. 

Inspire yourself from other people

Inspire yourself from the people you admire. Take their example on how they get the most out of their life. They must be doing something right, isn’t it? Try to incorporate some of their habits into your life too.

Take care of yourself 

The number one thing when talking about productivity is taking care of yourself. How else can productivity help you level up your life, if you don’t care about yourself? Create a sustainable and healthy approach in life. Prioritize having a balanced diet, moving your body daily in a way that it’s not straining you. Then you’ll notice that you have more energy to be more productive and actually start chasing your goals and making your dreams a reality. 

Embrace procrastination

Procrastination is seen as something that you should run from as far as you can. Well, sometimes your brain needs to actually stop and procrastinate. You need to give yourself and your brain a break. Being in a constant work mode is not actually healthy. You can actually use procrastination to your advantage. In the moments that your brain tells you that it wants a break, listen to a podcast, read a book, soak up some sun. Recharge yourself so that you are ready to tackle the rest of the day. 

Doing these things can help you be more productive, and keep you focused on the task at hand. You can establish healthy boundaries in your life and stop letting others dictate how you should do your work. And most importantly how you can live your life. 

P.S: I’ve put together a set of exercises that help me stay productive and get ahead on a daily basis. You have to try them! You can download it for FREE here.

Self development is a lifelong process. One of continuous learning, in which you drive for improvement and maximise your potential.

Self development is the conscious journey to growth. Sometimes, that journey doesn’t follow a straight line. Sometimes, there is no motivation and to help with that, I’ll share my go-to self-development books. These are a welcomed push when you are feeling a little reassurance in your self-development journey.

The magic of thinking big, David J. Schwartz

David J. Schwartz emphasises on the fact that thinking has an immense power on shifting the reality you live in. You have the power to create the life that you want and thoughts have a major role. Understanding that thinking and behaving in a way that will get you there, will eventually get you there.

The author also states the fact that you can get the most out of everything in life. Giving you examples and explaining that you do not have to be an intellectual to actually have success in your life. You just have to learn and understand how the habit of thinking positive has an outstanding effect in your life.

Think and grow rich, Napoleon Hill

The author explains very well that every great thing ever accomplished started as an idea. And that all the actions and thoughts that followed are the result of that idea. Napoleon Hill gives simple principles throughout the book on how autosuggestion, organised planning, and harmony between mind and actions are truly the masterminds behind achievements.

Feel the fear and do it anyway, Susan Jeffers

Susan Jeffers teaches how to stop forming negative patterns and how to reeducate your mind to think more positively. She presents a systemic approach to overcoming feelings of self-doubt, anger, frustration and helplesness. This is book is amazing for conquering fear and making the most of it.

Tiny Habits, BJ Fogg

BJ Fogg breaks down habit formation, and it shows how you can create habits for a fuller, happier life. BJ Fogg explains how slight behaviour changes are the fundamental factor in building strong, sustainable habits. From his point of view you need to make them easy, fit your life and make the entire process rewarding, so that you can keep going. I used his technique and I’m not at my 5th book read this year!

Think like a monk, Jay Shetty

Jay Shetty explains how individuals can adapt the mindset of a monk to their lives. In the book he shows how to clear roadblocks that come in the way of you achieving your potential. He explains how to get rid of negative thoughts, access stillness, and how to create real purpose in your life.

Think of these books when you feel like you are in need of an extra push to achieve what you are destined to. Have a slow reading session and take in all the lesson each book has to give and adapt those lessons in your life and see an improved sense of self-actualisation and development.

What’s your favourite self-development book? Let me know below 🙂

Love,

Andrada – NotAGirlyGal

A mindset focused on growth is understanding that your abilities are ever evolving. Some people are naturally born to be better at certain things. And others choose to better themselves, and surpass those people with natural talent. Today, we’re going to explore how to successfully develop your own growth mindset, so that you’re always working towards becoming the best version of yourself.

Developing a growth mindset will ensure your lifelong success. The desire and motivation to structure and guide your behaviour towards accomplishment will create a fulfilling life for yourself.

Thoughts have an amazing way of improving your skills & abilities and the world around you. How you view yourself can determine your success.

A growth mindset allows people to thrive during some of the most challenging times of their lives. It creates resilience that is essential for great accomplishments. Having a positive mindset sets the tone for growing your mindset. This means not giving up if you’re not comfortable doing something. It’s the difference between “There’s no point in trying, we have no guaranteed success!” to “Let’s do it! We’ll figure it out somehow”.

Firstly, a growth mindset is not just about thinking positively. A growth focused mindset is about accepting feedback, criticism and learning from past experiences. It’s about coming up with strategies to improve your abilities. Having this type of mindset has a big impact on how you approach challenges in life.

If it was linear, anybody would do it.

Therefore, developing a growth mindset starts within. Here are my 5 easy steps to start developing this type of mindset and make all your dreams a reality. Download my FREE planner and get started!

View challenges as opportunities

When the opportunity presents itself, you might start to think about failure. You might think about what will happen after that. As a result you’ll start to consider refusing to step out of your comfort zone, to keep a sense of security. People who focus on self development, see each challenge as an opportunity to grow. They focus on the positive outcomes of challenges. This is how you nurture a growth.

Accept criticism and learn from it

Criticism is not an attack. Accept any idea that is different from yours. Learn from each idea and opinion. Accept that criticism is not coming from a bad place. It’s an opportunity to grow. This is how you sustain a growth mindset. Accepting and learning from past experiences and criticism.

Embrace imperfections

Imperfections are what makes us different and unique. There is no such thing as a perfect individual. Those that seem perfect are in tune with their strenghts and weaknesses. They know what they are capable of and don’t let imperfections rule their life.

Replace failure with learning

When we make a mistake or fall short of a goal, we haven’t failed; we’ve learned.

Start reflecting

Acknowledge, reflect and embrace failures. Become aware of areas that need improvement. Think deeply of past experience and pick up valuable insights as to what to do different.

Finally, once you develop a growth mindset, own it. Always seek learning, self development, self-actualization and create the life you always dreamt of.

Follow my easy 5 steps on developing a growth mindset and see how everything in your life changes. Remember, changes outside come from the inside.