Planting Seeds of a Positive Mindset

What kind of seeds do you plant in the fertile ground of your mind? If they don't lead to flourishing, try these instead.
Christi Hegstad November 20th, 2017
The human mind is like a fertile ground where seeds are continually being planted. The seeds are opinions, ideas, and concepts. You plant a seed, a thought, and it grows.
don Miguel Ruiz
 
Coaching Tip of the Week:
What seeds do you continually plant in your mind?
The ASPIRE Success Club recently discussed The Four Agreements by don Miguel Ruiz, in which the first agreement is “Be impeccable with your word.” Not only in what you say to others, but in what you tell yourself. This second part can be so easy to forget or neglect!
This week, plant seeds of positivity. 
If you tend to focus on the negative or jump to a worst-case-scenario conclusion, don’t assume this is the way it must always be. Neuroscience has shown us that we can actually rewire our brains!
A few simple ways to plant positive mental seeds:
Begin your day with gratitude, setting a positive intention, or another purposeful morning routine.
Listen to growth-oriented podcasts.
Surround yourself with uplifting people who inspire, encourage, and challenge you.
Practice active listening.
Be curious. If someone shares a differing viewpoint than you, ask a few questions to gain perspective.
Read inspiring books and blogs, seek out positive forces on Instagram and Facebook, intentionally feed your mind gracious, kind, respectful, and meaningful content.
By routinely fueling yourself with positivity, you will find it becoming your default – one of the keys to meaningful work and a purposeful life!
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