Long-term memory and habit formation take time and hard work to develop – there is no quick fix when it comes to building memory.
We are not designed to remember everything and anything. We are designed to remember what we need to succeed. This requires comprehension and deep, focused understanding. We need to learn (1) what to learn and (2) how to learn.
Our thoughts can either limit us to what we believe we can do or free us to develop the abilities well beyond our expectations or the expectations of others.
Everyone can learn.
When you learn how to learn, exploring, understanding and mastering the art of mental self-care, you can go beyond mindfulness, developing a whole mind lifestyle that allows you to transform your community, nation and world.
Section One: The Mindset Guide
A mindset is an attitude, or cluster of thoughts with attached information and emotion that generate a perception.
Mindsets are either positive or negative.
Your mindsets add “flavor” to your thoughts, making your brain and body work for you or against you.
Just thinking about something can cause your brain to change through the waves of energy that are generated, on a structural level through genetic expression and on a chemical level through the release of neurotransmitters.
A thought is not only a thing; a thought is a thing that influences other things.
We don’t have to think outside the box. We must recognize that the box is a figment of our imagination – we are as intelligent as we want to be.
Science of Thoughts:
Each thought has quantum energy and electrochemical and electromagnetic signals, which flow through your brain and body largely below the level of awareness in our unconscious mind.
Nonphysical light waves or packets of energy (signals of the mind) form 90-99% of who we are.
Your thoughts influence your words and actions (behaviors), which in turn influence your brain.
You can shift your mindset by consciously choosing what to focus on.
You can change your mindset by transforming the way you think, feel and choose.
Your brain is neuroplastic (able to change) and your brain can make new neurons.
Your brain is finely attuned to your mind.
You are wired for love; to think positively with optimism. We learn to fear. Fear is distorted love.
When you have a negative mindset, you are living with toxicity.
Love mindsets are those mindsets that help us prosper as we go about our daily activities.
Research shows that only 5% of genetic mutations directly cause health issues. 95% of genes are influenced by life factors and lifestyle choices.
We can retrain the brain to focus on the good things in life.
What you think about the most grows – whether good or bad.
It takes 7 minutes per day of directed, intentional thinking for 63 days to renew your thinking.
15 Mindsets to Cultivate
The Thinker Mindset – important to spend time thinking (daydreaming, imagining, creating, considering, exploring, reflecting, analyzing, inspecting, investigating, reconceptualizing, etc.…)
The Controlled Mindset – To control your thought life, you have to activate and continually superposition yourself (focus on incoming information and upcoming memories from your nonconscious mind); mindfulness allows you to develop a heightened sense of awareness; but superposition allows you to intentionally shift your focus by not only being aware, but being able to analyze your thoughts before you decide to accept or reject them.
The Words Mindset – What you do and what you say on the outside must reflect what you think and believe on the inside. The root and the fruit must match or there will be neurochemical chaos. Congruent thinking, not positive words, creates the necessary changes in the brain.
The Controlled Emotions Mindset – Your feelings do not have to control you. Reframe toxic emotions and have them work for you. Express emotions appropriately. Try not to repress or deny them. Don’t assume you know how someone else is feeling, even when looking at their expression. It may not match their feeling.
The Forgiveness Mindset – Forgiveness is an act of free will, and it disentangles you from the source of the issue. Unforgiveness is a toxic emotion that roots bitterness in our hearts. Forgiveness does not mean we forget, condone or excuse what happened. Forgiveness acknowledges the pain, reconceptualizes it and releases the heavy burden of bitterness.
The Happiness Mindset – Happiness is a choice. Push through challenges – adversity helps to define our character. Be happy now, not later. Laugh and play.
The Time Mindset – Memories are thoughts. Memories take time to build (21 days for a long- term memory and another 42 days to turn that memory into a habit). Allow for flexibility, it moves you forward. Reduce distractions, they halt your progress. If things take longer than planned – adjust. Don’t panic or give up.
The Possible Mindset – Perceive possibilities in everything; don’t shy away from potential failure. Say, “I am not a failure. I am wired for success.” With God, all things are possible, and God is with me, so it is possible.”
The Gratitude Mindset – Gratitude beings with an awareness of who we are and who God is. Start counting your blessings, and change your life.
The Community Mindset – You don’t have to save the world, just start simply with purpose and touch a life. Take the focus off self and see how good you feel.
The Support Mindset – Helping others is incredibly powerful, therapeutic and essential.
The Healthy Stress Mindset – Healthy stress enhances performance. See the situation as something you can and will handle.
The Expectancy Mindset – Expect good things to happen. Learn to expect patiently.
The Willpower Mindset – Persevere even if you don’t feel like preserving. The end result is worth it.
The Spiritual Mindset – Connect with your Creator. Align your soul to the Spirit of God.