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Importance of a Positive Mindset

What sets apart someone who accomplishes great things and someone that fails to realize what they are capable of? You might guess intelligence, taking risk, or creativity. Science proves otherwise. Mindset can impact everything in your life from work to relationships, and even your performance in the gym!
According to Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck, the number one predictor of success is not any of the suspected culprits-it’s your mindset. Those who achieve great things believe they can grow and improve in life. This is called a growth mindset. Contrarily, those who believe their abilities can’t improve have a “static mindset.” If you have a static mindset, what can you do to change?

1.    Change your inner voice – Instead of telling yourself, “This is hard.” “I’ll never accomplish my goals.” Focus on positive reinforcement. “I knocked out that last set; I can do it again!” “I got this.”
2.    Choose Growth – Ramp up your strategies and effort. Choose to expand your abilities.
3.    Talk back – Respond to negative self-talk with positivity. Fixed mindset, “What if you fail. You’ll be labeled as a failure.” Growth mindset, “Most successful people failed along the way. It’s how you pick yourself up and don’t quit.”
4.    Act – Don’t just keep the positivity in your head; act it out! Growth comes through action.
5.    Come up with a positive phrase – “If they can do it, I can do it!” “I can do all things through Christ that strengthens me.” Repeat a positive phrase to yourself when you’re having a tough day, and it will change your mood and performance.

If you want to take your performance to the next level; change your mindset! Here at NexGen Fitness one of our Core Values is the Have a Blast.  NexGen Fitness has locations from Buffalo, New York to Sherman Oaks, California so pick a location close to you and come in for a free session. With the help of a NexGen expert personal trainer you can find out for yourself how having a blast can improve your mindset.