Take Action Everyday.
Repeated actions build habits that will last you a lifetime. If you can tap into your new growth mindset and continue to do something every day to move you into the right direction, you will turn into the kind of person who continues to grow and improve. You’ll build those good habits that will lead to lasting change. And taking action will become a habit as well.
Journal To Renew Your Mind
The reason a journal works so well for changing habits and developing a growth mindset is two-fold. First, it is a source of introspection. It forces you to slow down for a moment and become intentional in your thinking. You have to really think about something to put it down into words.
Don't Be Too Hard On Yourself.
Never feel paralyzed because you’re afraid of doing something wrong or making a mistake. Doing something less than perfect, or even completely messing it up, is okay. It’s the fastest way to learn what does and what doesn’t work. There is one caveat to this, though. You have to keep trying after each failure. Keep taking action and look at the results. Do more of what works and stop doing what doesn’t work. Take a closer look and see if you can figure out why something didn't work. Learn from it and get better at what you do.
Action Creates Momentum.
The main reason your default should always be to do something is because it creates momentum. It doesn't have to be anything big, and you don’t have to know everything to get a project done. All you have to do is to take that first step. Not only will you be making progress, it also engages your subconscious to help you figure out what’s next. Getting started is often the hardest part. Once you get the ball rolling, momentum will pull you along, all the way to the finish line. What can you do to take action right now?
Reflect on your progress.
Reflection can help you no matter what you want to do. Once the initial enthusiasm starts to wear off, make it a point to sit down and look at what you’ve accomplished so far on a regular basis. This isn’t necessarily something you want to do daily. Instead, set a reminder to reflect once a week, once a month, or even once a quarter. Look at how far you’ve come. Pat yourself on the back. And then use this proof of your own success as motivation to keep going.
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