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Mindset Shifts for Achieving Success: Overcoming Limiting Beliefs as a Woman Observing Mothers

Empowering Women Through Self-Reflection, Growth Mindset, and the Wisdom of Successful Authors

By Linda QuekPublished 12 months ago 3 min read
Mindset Shifts for Achieving Success: Overcoming Limiting Beliefs as a Woman Observing Mothers
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As a woman observing mothers, achieving success can seem like an impossible task at times. Frequently, we hinder ourselves by clinging to restrictive thoughts that impede our ability to achieve our maximum capabilities. However, we can overcome these beliefs with the right mindset shifts and achieve our desired success. Authors like Christine A. Padesky and Brené Brown have written extensively in their books "Mind Over Mood" and "Daring Greatly" respectively.

Recognizing and Challenging Negative Self-Talk

Many people tend to engage in negative self-talk, which can be a limiting belief that holds them back. We tell ourselves we must be better, smart, or capable enough to achieve our goals. This negative self-talk can be debilitating, preventing us from taking action and making progress. In the book "You Are a Badass," Jen Sincero provides practical advice on overcoming this negative self-talk and replacing it with positive affirmations.

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Embracing Failure as a Necessary Step Toward Success

Another limiting belief we often hold is that failure must be avoided at all costs. We fear failure because it means we're not good enough and can never achieve our goals. However, the truth is that failure is a necessary step on the road to success. Brené Brown, in her book "Daring Greatly" explores this concept in depth, teaching us to embrace vulnerability and see failure as an opportunity for growth.

Cultivating a Growth Mindset to Promote Personal and Professional Development

Believing in our ability to improve through hard work and determination is what having a growth mindset is all about. It's about confidence in our potential to grow and develop intellectually. This frame of mind is crucial to attaining triumph, as it allows us to view difficulties as chances for development and education. In the "Self-Love Workbook for Women" Megan Logan provides practical exercises to cultivate this growth mindset.

Learning to ask for help when needed

As we witness mothers in action, it's not uncommon to see them bearing the weight of all the responsibilities. They attempt to cater to everyone's needs and manage multiple tasks simultaneously. Unfortunately, this approach can lead to exhaustion and hinder their progress toward personal aspirations. In her book "Untamed" Glendon Doyle encourages women to ask for help and set boundaries for their well-being.

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Creating attainable goals and dividing them into achievable tasks.

It's crucial to establish objectives if we want to succeed. Still, it's equally essential to create feasible and practical goals. When we set overly ambitious or unattainable goals, we only set ourselves up for frustration and letdown. In the book "Eat, Pray, #FML" Gabrielle Stone shares her journey of setting and achieving realistic goals.

Practicing Self-Compassion and Forgiving Oneself for Mistakes

As women, we often hold ourselves to impossibly high standards. We have high expectations for ourselves, and when we don't meet them, we tend to criticize ourselves. This negative self-talk can be demotivating and prevent us from achieving our goals. In her book "After the Rain" Alexandra Elle encourages women to practice self-compassion and forgive themselves for their mistakes.

Embracing the Journey to Success

In conclusion, achieving success as a woman observing mothers requires the right mindset. By recognizing and challenging negative self-talk, embracing failure as a necessary step toward success, cultivating a growth mindset, learning to ask for help and support when needed, setting realistic goals, practicing self-compassion, reframing challenges as opportunities for growth and learning, finding inspiration in the success stories of mothers, letting go of perfectionism, and celebrating small successes along the way, we can overcome our limiting beliefs and achieve the success we desire. Authors like Christine A. Padesky, Brené Brown, Jen Sincero, Megan Logan, Glendon Doyle, Gabrielle Stone, and Alexandra Elle have all written insightful books that can guide us on this journey. Their works provide practical advice, personal stories, and research-backed strategies that can help us navigate our challenges and empower us to reach our full potential. My dear women and mothers, let's conquer the world together!

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Linda Quek

Content Honcho for @GrowthJourney123 and @WellbeingWonderers. Wellness guru, yogi, and salsa dancer. Inspiring health, balance, and vitality with a dash of fun!

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