Mindset - it's a daily practice of Think, Perform, Think

intention mindset planning Jul 22, 2021

Happy Thursday!

I'm sending you great vibes and energy for this new wonderful day.

Something I spend a huge amount of time on with my clients is the practice of mindset, so I'm sharing my learnings and perspective on it with you here. If you enjoy this, please share it with others who may benefit too.

You can watch me speak about this topic on video here and if you want deeper insight, read on:

Mindset is a Practice

So, a question for you now, do you currently practice Mindset as an intentional daily activity or is it something abstract to you? 

The practice of setting your mind.  Mindset is a doing word.

It is not something you have, it's something you do, and you can learn how to do it powerfully very quickly.

The way I started mindset as a practice and how my clients generally begin honing this skill is a morning and evening daily practice, which follows the principle of Think, Perform, Think.

This means that every thing you do is an opportunity to perform, not in a fake way or a show but to perform at a high level with intention or not.

The day is an opportunity to perform well in the most important areas or not, so one of my critical rules is to be disciplined in my mindset practice as one of the first actions of the day and before I am allowed to touch my phone or inbox etc.

Certain questions help me set my mind for the day like:

  • What scene am I grateful for from yesterday?
  • How can you deepen and appreciate specific personal and professional relationships now in a message or voice not or call?
  • What's one meaningful project I want to move forward today no matter what?
  • What could stress me out today and how will I deal with it as my best self?
  • What do I need to prepare for to excel today?
  • How can I enjoy and feel moments in the day, on purpose?

This thinking period of 10 mins or so is combined with specific intentions around my energy infrastructure, things like, what are my intentions for:

  • Breathwork
  • Sleep routine
  • Exercise/movement
  • Nutrition/hydration
  • Mindset and self talk
  • Meditation and cold water

Now I have intentionally set my mind on how I want to be and what I want to do for the day I can go about trying to perform at my best in the most important areas with immediate action.

The final aspect of thinking comes after any performance and in this case is an evening reflection practice, where every evening I learn about myself and how much I am doing what I say I want to be doing with a view to growing more consistent.

I ask things like:

  • What relationships did I invest in and enjoy today?
  • What did I try hard at and can feel proud of from my efforts today?
  • How did I speak to myself and treat myself today? (am I actually using self talk?)
  • What scene and I grateful for from today? (brings the feeling alive again with presence)
  • What specifically did I learn about myself today? (Was I distracted? unfocussed, grumpy or unkind to myself or others? Did I do what I intended to do, why or why not?)
  • What do I need to let go of and leave in today? (This is where any stressors that I may have picked up get dropped).

When you get practiced at this skill of mindset, it becomes easier for you to open the door of potential from dynamic mind setting too.

Dynamic mindset

For example, if I want to employ an excellence mindset, which means setting my mind to excel in something, a call or conversation, a family magic moment, exercise or piece of work etc., I would first think about what excellence looks like in that activity.

 

I would imagine myself excelling and find out the kind of things I would be doing, saying etc if I was excelling in that activity and make a decision and set my mind to try to do those things in that way.

 

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After I had done it, I would think again, and ask myself questions that tell me how I did in my attempt to perform to a high level and learn from it.

You can set your mind on anything you aspire to be more like, such as an excellence mindset, the practice of setting your mind to excel at a given role before you do it.

A courageous mindset, which you set before a challenging conversation and feel the effects of.

A loving mindset, which you set before you engage with the most important people in your life, a listening mindset, where you set your mind to actually listen to what’s being said as opposed to waiting for your turn to speak.

If you want to use the system I have created for setting my mind to live a purposeful life, you can get a Purposeful Life Planner here and have the specific tools and reminder in front of you every day.

It's how I and my most successful clients continue to grow towards the high performance experience of life.

If you enjoyed this short blog post, please share it with others and let me know what you enjoyed most, I'd love to hear from you.

Have an amazing day, as always, on purpose.

Speak soon.

Lee.

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