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  • Writer's pictureMichele Andorfer

Mindset Shifts for Success: Strategies for Changing Your Thinking and Achieving Your Goals

Are you buying into the idea of “new year, new me?”


I am a firm believer in the idea of personal growth, so there’s something about the start of a new year that inspires me to reevaluate where I stand, decide where I want to go, and develop a plan to get there.


Whether you want to accomplish new goals or keep working toward the ones you set for yourself last year, one thing is for sure: you have to adjust your mindset if you want to finally find the success you’ve been searching for. 


In this blog, I’ll give you some strategies for changing your thinking, shifting your mindset, and achieving the goals you’ve set for yourself this year!


Cultivate a Growth Mindset

If you want to move forward, you have to say goodbye to a stagnant, fixed mindset once and for all. Embracing a growth mindset is truly the only way that you’ll be able to shake off the rust, move forward, and find the success you’ve been after.


As I’ve previously written, a growth mindset is about acknowledging the potential to increase a part of your brain. By thinking of the brain as a muscle that requires exercise to strengthen it, you release any limits you might have on your own abilities. Learning a new skill at ANY stage of life - such as playing an instrument or speaking a new language - is possible because of a growth mindset!


Discover SMART Goals

Everyone from Forbes Magazine to Tony Robbins loves to promote SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Time-bound) goals. 


Why? Because they work! 


SMART goals give you actionable steps to take toward success. Since you can see yourself inching closer to your goal, it’s easier to motivate yourself to keep going. Check out this article for a step-by-step outline of how to create SMART goals. 


Embrace Your Failures

So many of us have a fear of failure. It’s just human nature. But the truth is that failure can be good for you! Our mistakes and failures are the best way to learn lessons, achieve growth, and analyze our approaches to certain situations. It’s important to evaluate where we’ve been so we can more confidently embrace our futures. 


Finally, when it comes to achieving your goals, there are going to be some outside factors that affect how far you can go. However, so much of your success lies in the simple ability to change your thinking. If you can develop a more positive and growth-focused mindset, you’ll go further than you’ve ever imagined!


Need some help and guidance along the way? Reach out to me to learn how you can take advantage of my new, one-on-one coaching opportunities!


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