Today I will share with you how I broke free from a limiting belief and how I experienced a mindset shift. I will also share on how you too can also experience a mindset shift.
If you have been following my podcast, you would realize that for some time now, I’ve been speaking about the importance of having the right mindset, and how that if we want to transform our lives, we must start with our minds because there is nothing more empowering than a renewed and transformed mind.
I’ve stayed on this mind conversation because I believe that having the right mindset is the first step to achieving any goal. And seeing that it’s the beginning of a new year, it’s only wise to start with a sense of wellness and wholeness so that our mindsets and beliefs can align with our goals.
Indeed, the new year by itself doesn’t transform or change anything. And it doesn’t matter whether we change our appearances or environment, if our mindsets remain unchanged, we will only be recycling our experiences and repeating patterns.
Every human being has the capacity to evolve not just physically, but mentally, intellectually, and psychologically as well. But then a lot of people find it more convenient to prioritize their physical appearance over their mental wellbeing. Not many people are intentional about their lives in a way that improves their mental wellbeing. I’m speaking to your mental capacity (i.e., your ability to make your own decisions and make sound decisions), I’m speaking to emotional intelligence (your ability to understand and manage your emotions positively), I’m speaking to mental resilience (your ability to successfully cope with life’s challenges and your ability to bounce back from setbacks).
You see, a lot of people would rather keep up appearances than fix their mental wellbeing. And most people have perfected the art of keeping up appearances, which is very easy to do because from afar, you can’t exactly tell what’s going on in people’s lives, or tell the state of their minds, all you see is the glitz and glam that they project on the outside.
But the truth is if we are deliberate about our lives, and we consistently work on improving our personalities and developing our minds, we will live from the wholeness within us, we will step into greater levels of being, and we will be able to serve the world with our gifts and talents from a place of authenticity.
There was a time in my life when I had to write some professional exams and the only option I had was to attend weekend classes because I had a corporate job. At the time, the idea of weekend classes didn’t sit well with me because weekends were the only time I had to rest from the hustle and bustle of the week, get myself together, spend time with family, attend church, and basically get fired up for the week ahead. I remember how some of my friends tried to convince me to enroll in weekend classes but I never did. I’d always give one excuse or the other.
But you see, what they didn’t know is that, in addition to the fact that I wanted my weekends to myself, I struggled with the idea of attending classes on Sundays. You know, at the time, I held the belief that Sundays were strictly for church services, and I legit believed that God would be angry with me if I chose to attend classes over attending church service. I didn’t have a sound understanding of Matt.6:33 at the time, and so I struggled.
I struggled with this because there was the part of me that was convinced that God wanted the best for me, He wanted me to pursue my dreams and goals, and there was also that part of me that believed that God would not be pleased with me for missing Sunday service in pursuit of my dreams and goals.
My liberation came when I began to question my belief system and ask myself questions like . . .
- Does my church attendance and activity define my relationship with God?
- Which is more important, my relationship with God or my work for Him?
- Does it mean that God is angry with the medical personnel who also must be at work during church service?
And I started to realize that I had no clear understanding of the difference between my walk with God and my work for God. And because of this, I had confused religion for a relationship, and my belief had limited my sense of possibilities. . .
Continued in ‘My Epic Mindset Shift – Part 2.