Training Your Inner Voice

Training Your Inner Voice
Have you ever wondered what sets those who accomplish great things apart from those who fail to
grasp their ambitions? Some things that may cross your mind may be their intelligence, their
inclination for risk or new opportunities, or even their creativity. You may even have other guesses and
they would make sense, but that’s not exactly what drives us to obtain the things that we want.
It has been proven time and time again that the best predictor of someone’s success in life is your
mindset. Success comes unto those who are open to improving and growing as people no matter the
task. Those who achieve great things generally believe that they can continue to grow and improve no
matter their status in life. This is very important because many people sell themselves short when it
comes to having continuous growth because they believe that they can’t go beyond what they already
know. While doing so, they are creating roadblocks for themselves and it keeps them from reaching
their full potential. Unfortunately, there are many cases where people do know that they must make a
change, but refuse to do so because of fear. The unfortunate thing is that they are also conscious of the
fact that making a change would actually release some stress, open doors, or make life easier for them in
general. Think about it. There are many “small” things that people struggle with when it comes to
change and their mindset.
We can consider a weight loss journey for example or a simple lifestyle change. So many people go to
doctors for illnesses or symptoms that they just can’t get rid of, but when they do go in for a diagnosis
(for reassurance) most refuse to do what is recommended for them. Surely, doctors can prescribe them
with medication, which in reality is a band-aid for the problem, but the real cure is in your mind. The
other scenario would be that the doctor tells you that you need to change your diet, exercise more, and
hydrate; so what would you choose? Most agree to follow those orders, but shortly after fall off. Why?
Because they don’t control their mindset and forget the purpose of why they were making that change.
This comes through as laziness or making excuses for not having the time to do things for yourself to
make you feel better. Then what happens? They begin to feel those symptoms again and sometimes
they even come back worse than what they were. Do you see how strong your mind is and how we
tend to steer away from what we know is beneficial for us? We are given simple instructions and a lot
of the times we choose to make it difficult! Again, this is exactly why you have to get your mind
organized and listen to that voice inside that tells you “ Hey stay on track!”.
So, what happens if you have a closed mindset and you just can’t find a way to break the bad habits
that keep you behind?
You try again and if you fail, you adjust your plan and TRY AGAIN!
If up until now you have looked at the world through a closed lens that’s not letting you see things
exactly how they are a.k.a a fixed mindset, then it is time for you to fight back and view your current
abilities as works in progress. It doesn’t matter what your goals are, if you had a bad day, or someone

talked down to you, keep going! A few things that you can do to fight back and train your mindset to
be the best cheerleader are:
1. Consider Your Mindset as a Voice:
Think about how a mindset manifests itself. Your mindset controls the way you talk to
yourself in the privacy of your own head. The moment you recognized this fact, it is the
moment you take the first step towards achieving a growth mindset. When you approach a
challenge, the voice may say to you “ Are you sure you can do it?” or “ What if you fail?”. How
many times have you asked yourself that?
Pay attention to your thoughts and see if you frequently tell yourself anything similar to those
questions. If you catch any fearful or negative self-talk, take a moment to correct that and
replace those thoughts with positivity. Change won’t happen overnight, but the more you
practice this, it will settle in as a healthy habit.
2. Choose Growth:
Now that you know what to look for when it comes to manifesting things in your mind, the
next step is recognizing that you are not “stuck” to the mindset that you currently have. Just as
much as your thoughts and opinions about things change, your mindset is just as flexible.
How you interpret challenges, criticism, and setbacks is always your choice. This means that
you have the power to say what things you will take in as “constructive” and “useful” and you
can throw the rest out. An individual with a growth mindset will consider something such as
criticism as an opportunity to work on their strategies, effort, pushing limits, and expanding
their abilities. Don’t be scared to adapt! Change isn’t something to fear.
3. Talk Back to the Voice That Challenges You!
The moment that you hear that negative voice in your head you have to talk back to it and
shut it down! You must tell that voice about why it’s wrong in telling you that you can’t do
something. When you catch yourself automatically framing situations, making assumptions,
or even feeling anxious, take a moment and step back. Analyze your situation, reflect, and
really understand why your beliefs are what they are. If you find that there is no real logical
reason to feel a certain way that you defaulted to, then you know it is time to make a change.

Remember, you can do anything you set your mind to...literally!

Train your inner voice to make you stronger and better by applying the above. Also, make sure to take
notes and track your progress because it is the only way to see if real change is taking place.

You can do it!