People generally hate being told “no”- Says Hirav Shah, Business Coach, the Most Sought After Business Strategist and Thought Leader.
They worry that every no they hear will take a chunk away from their self-confidence and will make them feel terrible. Therefore, some people avoid prospecting and, by doing so, may be left with a dry pipeline, an anxious mind and empty pockets.
Rather than fear rejection, ask yourself,
“What if I actually succeed?
What happens if I make it?”
Also, rather than ruminating over the thousand reasons you may fail, take a small step toward your goal right now, and distract yourself from your mental block by taking action.
Adopting the following strategies can help you get over your mental block, Suggests Shah.
So, Get, Set and Go…
1.Work on your patterns of self-sabotage
To stop sabotaging yourself, you need to figure out your patterns of behavior and then find creative ways to counteract them and form new habits. For example, people who are prone to their mental blocks need to be hypervigilant to signs of threat and detect threats that aren’t really there. Yes, they aren’t there. Mental blocks happen due to people’s self-defeating thinking.
Practise this exercise onto yourself-Suggests Shah.
Say Aloud to Yourself, “my brain is reacting to this as if it’s a threat, when most likely it’s actually an opportunity”.
Make a list of important tasks you need to accomplish the next day, before going to bed. Keep the to-do list simple and realistic. This will keep you from over committing, ensuring you’ve enough time to check off all the items on that list. Similarly, set realistic personal and professional goals. When you start attaining all your goals, there is no question of mental blocks.
3.Get Around Positive People
Negative people are not optimistic. Get around positivity physically, through your ears and eyes. Get around with people who ooze positivity. You will not feel down. Rather you will feel recharged and super positive.
4. Don’t Expect Everything To Be Perfect
Expecting everything to be perfect can be debilitating and robs you of true happiness. Make sure your vision of success is steeped in reality. For example, if you are promoted next year — instead of this year, as expected — does one year really change anything in the long run? Striving for goals with a detachment to the end state having to be perfect can be a liberating way to live on your own terms.
5. Work With An Active Mindset
There are no substitutions for a bulletproof mindset. Finding a practice that works for you is key. Your mindset practice is completely personalized and will evolve depending on what limiting beliefs you are trying to remove, as well as what positive traits are you trying to instill in your daily routine. The most important advice is “stick with it.” Get into a routine, find what works, and don’t stop until you have mastered the path you choose.
6. Develop A Positive Morning Routine
Thinking starts early in the morning. When a person controls his thinking, he controls his life. A mental block can slow someone down. You must take every thought captive by replacing mental blocks with thoughts of hope and belief. One tool that many great thinking leaders use is to develop a morning routine, where they read something encouraging and positive every morning. So, the bottomline is to “develop a positive morning routine”.
7. Just Breathe
In order to stop mental blocks, you need to slow everything down, and first learn to just notice them. Incorporating alarms, reminders and literal time blocks into your schedule to just breathe will bring you more ease and self-awareness. Then, when you start to notice how many thoughts you are having, simply breathe them away. The trick is not to judge yourself or get caught up in your negative thoughts. You will get stronger at this exercise with time, just like anything else.
Both your physical and mental space needs tidying up from time to time. Getting rid of all non-essential stuff is crucial to stay focused, motivated and productive. The best way to keep things organized without feeling overwhelmed is to assign a proper place to everything and clear up the mess right after you’ve finished a task. For instance, do the dishes as soon as you’ve had your meal, organize your desk every day before heading home, make your bed immediately after waking up, etc.
Spending as little as 20 minutes to practice meditation each day can go a long way. Meditation not only improves focus and memory but also changes the way your body responds to mental blocks and stress. Meditate to get illuminated. Meditation is a vital way to purify and quiet the mind, thus rejuvenating the body.
10.Say Yes To Self-Acceptance & Self-Care
Start practicing self-care, no matter how self-indulgent it sounds. Do at least one thing every day that makes you feel genuinely happy. Another way to free up your cognitive and emotional reserves is to practice acceptance. This could be accepting certain traits of your romantic partner, occasional human error, changes at work, or something as simple as your kid liking a food one day and rejecting it the next. All in all, the key is to say yes to self-acceptance and self-care.
Hirav Shah’s most pivotal and essential suggestion here is, “Rewire Your Brain To Change Your Mind & Reprogram Your Mind To Change Your Body”.
To understand how to get over a mental block, all you have to do is decide to try to rewire your brain and reprogram your mind. With that decision in place, you have the focus you need to develop a sense of mindfulness. Write down exactly what you’re thinking and feeling. When self-limiting beliefs come up, practice replacing them with empowering beliefs. Visualize where you want to go, and surround yourself with people and an environment conducive to clarity.
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