Do you want to change your life? The key is to rewrite the story you tell yourself.
Often, we tell ourselves we’re good at some things and not others. That becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. You say, “I’m not good with money,” and sure enough, financial freedom eludes you.
Much of our confidence comes in the way we speak to ourselves. Conversely, a lack of confidence comes from our internal self-talk.
Here are a few steps to changing your narrative, many of which may surprise you.
1. Change Your Narrative With a Growth Mindset
Carol Dweck, the foremost researcher on the subject, compares growth and fixed mindsets. She says that a growth mindset is one in which we see failures as opportunities to grow and learn.
A fixed mindset, on the other hand, believes that there is nothing you can do to improve. It says people can’t change, you’re stuck with your flaws, and failure is a sign of weakness.