Do you want to reach your goals? You’ve tried various methods, but it has yet to work. You’re not alone; there are many others in the same situation. Consider mindset challenges. According to research, the personal development market will grow by 5.5% between 2022 and 2030.
To stay ahead of the trends and take care of myself, I join mindset challenges and personal development summits throughout the year. Being part of a community has helped me break my usual patterns and habits.
In this post, I’ll outline the great benefits of taking part in mindset challenges, plus my takeaways from the events.
What is Mindset?
Your mindset is your attitude, beliefs, and mental attitude about your abilities. In most cases, your mindset determines whether or not you’ll reach your full potential.
If you have a fixed mindset or believe that your gifts and talents have limitations, it will be harder for you to accept that there is room for improvement, and you tend to have a negative perspective. In contrast, a growth mindset believes there are always ways to enhance skills and capabilities.
Your mindset is the bridge that takes you from where you are to where you want to be.Ray Higdon.
How to Utilize Mindset Challenges for a Growth Mindset
If you’re looking to adopt a growth mindset, mindset challenges can be a great way to do so. Develop a growth mindset with effort, good teaching, and persistence. Challenges offer growth opportunities, which is the keystone of a growth mindset.
When you accept a challenge, you’re telling yourself that you’re competent in more than you thought. And that’s the heart of a growth mindset—the belief that you can continually improve and grow.
So how can you utilize a mindset challenge for a growth mindset? First, identify where you are “stuck” and how it’s affecting you. Once you’ve identified the situations or relationships holding you back, you can work on changing them.
The challenge’s goal is to disturb what makes you comfortable and see obstacles as opportunities for growth. Be prepared to work hard and be ready to learn and grow along the way.
Blaze Virtual Summit
The Blaze Virtual Summit, hosted by entrepreneur Casey Richardson is dedicated to unlocking your potential and transforming your life. This year’s theme, “No Longer My Burden,” was a beautiful ode to black women.
Release the things that no longer satisfy you, and accept that it’s not your fault that you don’t know what you don’t know.
The week-long summit had 48 sessions of inspiring speakers about healing, self-love, and building a business like a founder. I was surrounded by a sea of like-minded individuals and learned about the direction and opportunities of Web 3.0. I also learned a shocking statistic that 61% of black women in business have to self-fund their start-up capital.
If you’re ready to elevate your life, then catch the replay of the Blaze Virtual Summit today! You won’t regret it.
Get Ya Mind Right Challenge
I participated in a 5-day Get Ya Mind Right challenge that focused on getting five areas of your life right: mind, body, spirit, finances, and relationships. Here are my takeaways from the event:
Network marketer and business mentor Ray Higdon encourage tapping into your transferable skills when changing careers. Transferable skills are the skills you learned at your previous job and enhance your new position. His action step is to show up in spaces with an exceptional work ethic and build relationships.
Thoughts dictate choices, and negative thoughts limit your choices.Ray Higdon.
Real Talk Kim
Pastor Real Talk Kim came to teach, not preach, how to change your spirit in three steps:
- Stop expecting outside miracles to change your mind. You have to work things out as you go.
- Stop labeling yourself based on what you’re walking through. Every hurdle has a lesson and prepares you for the next level. Your mind is a servant to your spirit. If you can’t handle things as they are, how can you manage what’s next? Come to terms with the idea that sometimes a person’s character can’t keep up with your purpose.
- Admit what you believe, not what you feel. Let your mountains know how big your God is. Don’t dumb yourself down when your purpose is already determined. God didn’t have a conference call about your assignment.
Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.Prov 4:23 (NIV)
Real Estate Investor Grant Cardone stressed that the greatest gift you can give is to work harder on yourself than anything else. His advice for becoming a better you is as follows:
- If you’re in a position to move, remove yourself from all that’s comfortable and familiar.
- Comprehend all there is to know about the industry you want to be in and be great at it. Then measure what works.
- Stop focusing on the opinions people have about your change. Identify the people in your life that are assets.
Grant also advised that if you want to survive the recession, here’s what you need to do:
- Evaluate the assets in your life on a scale from 1-5. A rating of 1-2 are vital things, 3 – are things you don’t need, 4 – are a waste, and 5 – are dumb. All the items with a rating of 3-5 are mistakes, and you should eliminate them.
- Become a fanatic about not being poor.
- Be selfish for some time so that you can be generous later.
Motivation speaker Les Brown believes that the foundation to getting your mind right is to find peace, joy, and harmony in your life and relationships.
To attain peace, you must develop an internal strategy to anchor yourself. To achieve harmony, we must be willing to have hard conversations without being argumentative. Experience joy, by looking at yourself and forgiving all parts of yourself.
Have the courage to let people live their lives how they desire. And be thankful God saved you from yourself.Les Brown
Mindset Challenge Ideas
If you’re short on time for a challenge, here are a few activities you can do at home for the next five days:
1. Wake up 30 minutes earlier and use that time to meditate, do some gentle stretches, or write in a journal.
2. Eat only whole foods and avoid processed sugar, caffeine, and alcohol.
3. Create a daily exercise routine and stick to it.
4. Find an accountability partner with similar goals who can support you.
5. Mindset challenge workbooks are available to help you set goals in different parts of your life.
I wrote about five additional mindset activities in a previous article that you can read here.
The Benefits of Participating in Mindset Challenges
When you commit to a mindset challenge, you embark on a journey of self-discovery. By seeking clarity, you’ll ask yourself questions that will help uncover your true passions and talents. And as you become more self-aware, you’ll be able to make the necessary adjustments to live your best life.
When you participate in a mindset challenge, you’ll join a community of people going through similar situations, which provides a support system that is invaluable during growth and change.
And last but not least, participating in a mindset challenge is an act of self-love. It’s a way to touch base with yourself and ensure you’re on the right track. Amazing things will start to happen when you love yourself enough to invest in your growth.
The bottom line is that your mindset won’t completely change in a week, but it’s a start. For optimal well-being, be open to change and growth. The challenges presented in this blog will help you to unlock your potential and achieve your goals, but only if you’re ready to put in the effort.
So, are you prepared for a mindset challenge?