Posted On 16 Feb 2021
If Your Body Is A Car, Your Mind Is The Engine
Your mindset drives your body, it fuels your will and determination to work towards your goal. It can be difficult to achieve and maintain your ideal body shape and weight. It takes more than just healthy eating and regular exercise. A positive and motivated mindset is essential to keep you going. If you tell yourself negative things - “This is so hard, I can’t do this.” You’re not going to make it far. But if you encourage yourself with thoughts like “I can do this. Nothing can stop me. I’m going to lose 5 pounds by the end of the week” - you’re motivated to achieve your diet goals. Mindsets are assumptions or beliefs you establish to govern your behavior and choices.
There are two types of mindset: fixed and growth oriented.
People with a fixed mindset think of the absolutes and allow little to no room for possibilities. They are fixated to their definite opinion and would not budge from that framed mindset. When faced with challenges, they tend to take the easy way out to avoid failure and embarrassment.
This is a psychological principle known as self-handicapping. People with a growth mindset strongly believe in possibilities. They’re open minded, willing to adopt new ideas and learn to improve. They take on challenges even at the risk of failing. They are open to embrace failure because they know they can learn from it.
Below are some common mantras (a.k.a slogan or motto) that distinctly describe the two mindsets:
• When I fail, I’m no good
• I’m either good at it, or I’m not
• When I’m frustrated, I give up
• My abilities determine everything
• When I fail, I learn
• I can learn anything I want to
• When I’m frustrated, I persevere
• My effort and attitude determine everything