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Life Truths: 13 Statements to Change Your Thinking

This is a list of simple life truths I found from a book – Habits of the Household by Justin Whitmel Earley. These statements reveal the simplicity and truth of living.

These truths should remind you on what life is really all about. No need to overcomplicate things. These truths might feel radical or religious, but the most radical truths are really simple ones.

Life Truths

Life Truths

  1. God is real. He loves you.

The Creator and Mastermind of the Universe loves you.

Everything happens for a reason. Every move you have made in your life. The freewill you receive to make your decisions. He loves you so you can willingly love him back.

It is because God cares for you.

  1. Good and evil exist. Good will win.

Light will always overcome darkness.

This is set in stone. You are salt and light, constantly facing the trials and tribulations in your life. Triumphs will be at the end of your tunnels.

Because you are good. And Good will always win.

  1. You are made in the image of God.

This is why man’s wants are insatiable.

You always want more.  It is why you want to leave a legacy and change the lives of people around you. This is the secret on why you crave to be appreciated and valued.

You want to achieve God hood.

  1. You are also fallen.

You are still human.

Mistakes will always happen. Imperfection and procrastination still creeps in. It’s the demerits of being human.

Your fragility is a result of man’s fall a long time ago.

  1. Jesus died for you. He also rose for you.

This is the celebration of Easter.

It was all because of you. He rose to eliminate your fall.

  1. God’s world is beautiful. We are tasked with caring for it.

The famous hymn – All things bright and beautiful perfectly captures this truth about life.

Keep appreciating nature and everything around you. Protect all things bright and beautiful. Preserve all creatures great and small.

You are the ultimate caretaker.

  1. Men and women exist.

You are not alone.

Fully embrace the fact that everyone from your family, friends to even strangers, has their own life story and experiences as vivid and complex as your own. Treat everyone equally with your full attention and respect.

It is why the Golden Rule exists – “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”

  1. Families happen when we unite.

Family is not an important thing. It’s everything.

They are like building blocks of a healthy world; we should try to keep them together, and not topple them over.

  1. Prayer is real; it changes you as much as it changes the world.

Prayer is your key to God’s door.

When you spend time with Him in prayer, you realize how powerful and able and good God is and how much you need him. This equips you for the battles you face every day.

Most importantly, prayer does not change God. It changes you.

  1. Life is hard, but God is with you.

No matter who you are, you have had your difficult times.

Life is hard because the world is broken, with so many people trying to ruin it for you. There’s hope because there is someone greater than every hardship. This person is victorious over every pain, and he is ready to walk with you through hard times.

Life becomes easy when you are one with God.

  1. Suffering will happen, but it will sanctify you.

As the saying goes – What does not kill you makes you stronger.

By going through difficult experiences, you build up your strength for your next battles. Even researchers found that early-career failure promotes future professional success. Whether you like it or not, you feel more brave and stronger after facing tough situations.

There is value in failure.

  1. Love is not a feeling, it is a sacrifice, usually in small things.

Love is an action word.

Be patient, kind and do not be envious. Do not dishonour others or angry all the time – rather be selfless, calm, and ready to forgive anyone. Always trust, hope, and persevere.

This is what it means to love.

  1. God loves you, period.

Your good deeds won’t change that; your bad deeds won’t change that.

These are the life-altering paradigms that come in just a couple of words.

The rest of your life is about living these truths, so it will be powerful to find a moment each day to just say one of them loud.

Mindset Shift: Have a Resilient Attitude That You can be Proud of

Have you ever changed your mind about something you previously believed in? That’s what we call a Mindset Shift.  You have done this several times unconsciously or deliberately.

Maybe it was about which shirt you are going to wear to work tomorrow? Or it is something complex like how you now view success, wealth, and impact?

Mindset Shift

Mindset Shift

Mindset shifts can yield extraordinary improvements in performance, happiness, and even physical health. Additionally, they are perhaps the most important thing when it comes to adaptability and resilience.

Your mindset can empower or hold you back.

This means you must always choose the mindset that serve you best. The right mindset leaves room for curiosity and innovation. With the right mindset, you’re more willing to learn and try new things, leading to personal and professional growth.

To always be in a positive mindset shift, you must know what it means to have a resilient attitude. And always identify your current state of mind.

THE TWO TYPES OF MINDSETS EVERYONE HAS

Two major mindsets are often explored in the field of psychology and attitude research. They are the fixed mindset and the growth mindset. These terms were popularized by the psychologist Carol Dweck.

  1. Do you have a fixed mindset?

This belief system assumes your abilities and intelligence are set in stone.

Start looking at your attitude. Listen to the way you talk. A fixed mindset usually shows up in your thoughts, words, and actions.

  • Do you easily surrender when confronted with obstacles?
  • Do you feel your efforts are pointless at certain times?
  • Do you focus on proving your worth rather than growing?
  • Do you feel threatened by the success of others?

Individuals with a fixed mindset believe that their abilities, intelligence, and talents are fixed traits that cannot be changed.

It’s possible you have had a fixed mindset in certain situations. It’s okay. Having a Mindset shift is a journey, not a destination.

  1. Or do you have a Growth Mindset?

Having a growth mindset approach means you believe that your abilities and intelligence can be developed with effort and learning.

  • When you encounter obstacles, do you see them as a chance to test your problem-solving skills and find creative solutions?
  • Do you remind yourself that every step you take brings you closer to your goals, regardless of the pace?
  • Are you focused on becoming the best version of yourself, not just proving your worth to others?
  • When others succeed, do you celebrate their success and use it as motivation for your own journey?

Individuals with a growth mindset believe that their abilities and intelligence can be developed through dedication, hard work, learning, and perseverance.

You can’t go wrong cultivating a growth mindset.

A growth mindset, as opposed to a fixed mindset, has a profoundly positive impact on your learning, accomplishment, and personal growth. Cultivating a growth or adaptable mindset will help you focus more on your most desirable goals in life. It can influence your motivation and make you more readily able to see opportunities to learn and grow your abilities.

With a growth mindset, you can improve anything.

Having a Mindset Shift is Possible

It’s possible your mindset has been shaped by past experiences and the reactions you’ve had in certain situations. Ignore these past reflexes. Your mindset is malleable.

Having a mindset shift means switching from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset. It involves developing a belief system that encourages you to love learning and be resilient in the face of adversity. It also means you must change specific behaviors.

You must undergo a significant shift in how you perceive yourself, your capabilities, and the world around you.

Start by doing this:

Use the Most Powerful Statement in the world.

Preparing yourself for a resilient attitude starts by defining yourself. Transformation begins with the declaration of your intent. Stand up tall and declare your intents aloud, whatever it is. A positive affirmation hack you can use is to start with “I am:”

  • I AM excellent at my work.
  • I AM excellent at my business.
  • I AM building healthy relationships with people.
  • I AM a blessing to others.
  • I AM completing my online course by 9 P.M tomorrow.

Edit and add your statements too.

Speak it. Let your mindset begin to change with these statements.

However, this proclamation of intent is not something you can do just once and expect miracles. You must do it repeatedly and accompany your affirmations with action.

Change your behaviors.

You must take responsibility for your actions, and not expect the rest of the world to understand what it takes to become the best you can become.

Here are the behaviors you must start doing to experience your positive mindset shift:

  1. See setbacks as learning experiences and chances to develop new skills or strategies.
  2. Celebrate your hard work and dedication, not just the end result.
  3. Seek out new experiences, take on challenges, and actively engage in learning new things.
  4. Acknowledge and celebrate your small wins, no matter how seemingly insignificant.
  5. Actively seek feedback from others and view it as a valuable tool for improvement.
  6. Seek out individuals who encourage your progress.
  7. Be kind to yourself.

When changing your behavior, you’re not in competition with others. You’re competing against your previous lack of ability, and any improvement is a win.

Use the APR Technique

McKinsey & Company popularized this technique. It will help you respond through your behavior, emotions, and thoughts in a way you desire.

APR stands for Awareness Pause and Reframe:

A – Bring Awareness to your present state of mind and recognize the impact it has on what you do.

P – Pause to make an opening where you can decide to take a different action

R – Use specific reflection questions to change your thinking and adopt a more helpful perspective.

Consequently, your deeply established mindsets that have been reinforced and repeated over years can be altered with consistent APR practice.

REMEMBER THIS…

You need to put yourself out there, give it your all, and reap the lesson – win, or lose.  Greatness does not come from perfection; rather it’s the willingness to put yourself on the line as a way of life.

In actuality, no challenge worth taking on will teach you anything if you don’t give it your all. At the point of resistance, growth occurs. You become better by challenging yourself and discovering what is possible for you to do.

This is how you can have a resilient attitude that you can be proud of.