Free 30-Day Success Mindset Challenge
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A success mindset is key to achieving anything in life.
Your mindset is the foundation upon which everything else is built – your goals, actions, and ultimate outcomes all flow from the way you think.
That’s why it’s so important to develop and maintain an optimistic, confident mindset.
When you’re positive, life is happier and good things tend to flow your direction.
And although it does take some time and effort, you can achieve the success mindset you need to achieve your goals.
I’ve compiled a list of 30 simple activities you can do over the course of 30 days to enhance your outlook on yourself and your life.
Are you ready to participate in the 30-day success mindset challenge?
If so, let’s get started!
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Free 30-Day Success Mindset Challenge: 30 Activities in 30 Days
1. No complaining
It’s easy to get into the habit of complaining. “I’m tired”, “I don’t want to”, “I don’t like this”, etc.
Often, we don’t even realize how much complaining we actually do. And that’s unfortunate because it can really have a negative effect on our state of mind.
So, try to not complain for a whole day. Mindfully monitor what you say and make sure you are not voicing complaints.
*Bonus points if you shift your mental complaints to thoughts of gratitude (i.e. instead of “I hate working out or I have to work out”, think “I get to work out”.)
2. Transform 3 limiting beliefs
Do you have any limiting beliefs?
Chances are, you are harboring some negative beliefs about yourself, others, or the world in general that are holding you back.
But you have the power to transform those limiting beliefs to empowering ones.
For example, “I can’t” --> “I can’t yet”.
Identify 3 of your limiting beliefs and challenge yourself to transform them into empowering beliefs.
Check out this post for examples of some common limiting beliefs and how you can change them.
3. Repeat 3 positive affirmations
Ever heard the saying, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me?”
Nothing could be further from the truth!
Words are powerful – both negative and positive.
Research shows that repeating self-affirmations can curb negative outcomes and improve education, health, and relationships.
The key to using affirmations for your success mindset is to state them in the positive and present tense.
So, for example a good self-affirmation would not be “I’m going to lose weight” but rather, “I love my body” or “I make healthy food choices and I am grateful for how my body works”.
Some other examples of positive affirmations include:
-love my life.”
-accomplish whatever I set my mind to.”
-radiate confidence and optimism.”
4. Do a gratitude exercise
There are numerous benefits to expressing gratitude.
In today’s fast-paced, “bigger, better, more” society, it’s easy to lose sight of all the things we have to be grateful for.
But appreciating what we already have is essential to long-term happiness, confidence, and resilience.
To help adopt a success mindset, try doing a gratitude exercise like journaling. Write down what you are grateful for, such as:
- Act of kindness-
- Display of mercy-
- Family member-
- Fortuitous event-
- Often overlooked blessing-
- Personality trait-
- Pleasant surprise-
- Simple thing-
- Test of character-
- Unique experience-
Check out this article for more examples of gratitude journal prompts and exercises, which are also available for download in the Freebie Library.
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There are so many science-backed benefits of meditation.
Not only does it naturally reduce stress & anxiety, enhance self-awareness, and improve self-esteem, it also helps us to maintain a success mindset.
Meditating for just 20 minutes a day will improve your mindset exponentially.
Try sitting still and allowing your thoughts to pass without judging them.
Simply acknowledge your negative thoughts objectively and let them pass, continuing to still your mind as much as you can.
Here’s a guided mindfulness meditation to help you:
6. Be mindful
Simply being mindful throughout your day can be dramatically transformative when it comes to maintaining a success mindset.
And the great thing is that you don’t need any special skills or an abundance of free time to do it.
You can be mindful while going about your daily routine.
Need some ideas on how to be more mindful? Here are 15 ways to incorporate mindfulness into your everyday life.
7. Do a social media detox
Social media can really harm your mental health and put a damper on your success mindset.
Studies have shown that despite its surface appearance of connectedness, social media can actually cause feelings of social isolation and depression.
Social media can be addictive and when you’re constantly online, it can lead to less overall life satisfaction – mainly because you’re not actually living your life.
Read this article for ideas on how to cut down on your social media usage & to get a free usage tracker.
8. Unfollow negative influences
While you’re at it, why not unfollow accounts/people that are having a negative effect on your mindset?
Comparison is the thief of joy.
When we compare ourselves to others, it can breed jealousy, low self-worth, and depression.
And the thing about social media is that we may not even be comparing ourselves to something that’s real.
Plenty of people only present what they want others to see online. And that creates a situation in which you’re comparing your real life to someone else’s fake highlight reel – not healthy!
So, go ahead and remove those negative influences from your feeds.
Journaling is one of the best ways to cultivate a success mindset.
It can help give you clarity and insight into challenging or confusing situations.
And it can help you work through the obstacles that are holding you back from success.
If you have trouble identifying or dealing with your feelings/emotions, journaling may help you to do so.
Set some time aside at the beginning or the end of your day to journal in whatever way helps you support your success mindset.
10. Perform an act of kindness
"For it is in giving that we receive; it is in pardoning that we are pardoned.” – Saint Francis of Assisi
In helping others, you help yourself.
To have a positive mindset, you have to be in a good place mentally – and performing acts of kindness helps you do that.
By helping others out of the goodness of our hearts, we improve our emotional well-being and open ourselves up to success.
Today, do something for someone else without expecting anything in return. Notice the healing effects it has on your soul and how it improves your mindset.
11. Challenge yourself
Fear of failure is perhaps the single biggest thing that holds people back from their true potential.
That fear stems from a fixed mindset.
Those with a fixed mindset believe that their abilities, skills, and intelligence are immutable whereas those with a growth mindset believe that they are able to improve with effort over time.
Having a growth mindset allows you to not place so much emphasis on the outcome or external praise and rather focus on the internal satisfaction that comes from the journey.
Today, challenge yourself to do something new - and rather than be scared of the possibility of failure, be excited about the opportunity to learn and grow.
12. List 3 of your unique talents/skills
Sometimes, it’s easier to notice other people’s good qualities than to recognize your own.
Especially if you are humble or you struggle with self-confidence, it can be difficult to pursue big goals/dreams.
Chances are, you are capable of much more than you think and you have way more going for you than you give yourself credit for.
Today, list 3 of your unique talents/skills. What do you excel at that most others do not?
If you have trouble with this exercise, try to think of yourself as your family or friends would – maybe even ask them what some of your best qualities are.
13. Don't judge others negatively
It’s simply not nice to go around judging others negatively – just think, would you want someone to do that to you?
Remember that it’s not really about the person whom you are judging, but rather it’s about you.
So, for example if you are insecure about your appearance, you may be more likely to judge others about theirs.
Those with a healthy success mindset do not feel the need to judge others negatively. Instead, they look for the good and give people the benefit of the doubt.
14. List 3 positive characteristics
List 3 positive characteristics about yourself.
Are you a kind and empathetic person?
Are you a loyal, trustworthy companion?
Do you have a good work ethic?
Everyone has positive characteristics that will help them to succeed in life.
Recognize these qualities in yourself and think about how they will facilitate the accomplishment of your goals.
15. Name something you’re proud of
What are you most proud of?
And what does that say about you?
Acknowledging our past accomplishments (and knowing what we are capable of) helps us to succeed in the future.
This is a great exercise especially if you tend to doubt your abilities or potential.
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16. Learn from a role model
Having a role model to look up to isn’t just for kids.
As adults, role models can motivate us and show us examples of what’s possible.
Seeing and emulating their habits of success is extremely useful when it comes to self-improvement.
Who’s your role model?
If it’s someone you don’t personally know, research everything you can about them to see how they got to where they are today.
If it’s someone you do know personally, ask them questions. Gaining insight into their trials and tribulations, failures, and inspiration can help you form a powerful success mindset.
17. Learn from past failures
Every failure is a learning opportunity.
So, think about a time when things didn’t go as you desired.
What lesson did you learn from that and how can that benefit you in the future?
Today, reflect upon your “failures” and rather than ruminate on the negative aspects, focus on the valuable lessons they taught you.
18. Write down your definition of success
If you’ve been a reader of this blog for a while, then you know that I believe in having your own definition of success.
Society would have you believe that certain things make you successful like money, possessions, popularity, looks, etc.
But, those things are not fulfilling for everybody.
Each person has their own vision of happiness, success, and fulfillment.
It’s important to identify what that vision is for you so that you will know what you are working towards and when you have achieved it.
So today, write down your definition of success.
19. Get inspired
Nothing puts you in a success mindset like motivational/ inspirational content.
So, watch a TED Talk, listen to a podcast, or read a book.
No one can stay motivated all the time – it waxes and wanes. But, in order to reach your goals, you need to make sure your motivation doesn’t disappear entirely.
Read this article for more tips on how to motivate yourself to chase your dreams.
20. Declutter your physical environment
It’s hard to maintain a positive mindset if your physical environment is cluttered.
Mess creates stress!
So, clean up your space. You need an environment that promotes success. Especially if you are working from home.
Depending on how big or messy your home is, you may want to tackle only one room at a time.
Today, clean and organize at least one room.
21. Do a brain dump
Your physical environment is not the only thing that needs regular clean-ups.
Your brain does as well!
One of the biggest causes of overwhelm is when we have too much on our minds.
Getting all that information out on paper really helps to reduce the stress that comes with day to day life.
Check out this post for instructions on how to do a brain dump and download your free brain dump worksheets from the Freebie Library.
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22. Write down 1 goal
Research shows that writing down your goals makes you significantly more likely to actually achieve them.
So today, write down one goal that you have for yourself. Getting clarity on exactly what you want to achieve is the first step towards achieving it.
Stick to only one big goal. Even if you have several, focusing on only one at a time will help ensure that you don’t get overwhelmed and wind up dropping the ball or perpetually having lots of unfinished goals at once.
There are some goal setting worksheets in the Freebie Library to help you set SMART big goals and break them down into manageable mini-goals.
23. Find the silver lining
“Character is forged in the fires of adversity.”
Think of a negative event that happened to you and find the silver lining.
Usually, it’s not all bad and you can identify something beneficial about the situation.
Did it provide you with an opportunity to learn something?
Has it made you stronger, wiser, better in some way?
Did it pave the way for something better to come into your life?
Personally, what helps me get through bad times is remembering that even the most stressful, uncomfortable, or heartbreaking situations provide opportunities for personal/spiritual growth.
24. Identify an opportunity for improvement
One of the best ways to increase your confidence and enhance your success mindset is to improve yourself.
Self-improvement comes in many forms – it can relate to your physical being, intelligence, habits, mindset, career, or whatever aspect of your life you want to improve.
Check out this post for guidance on how to create a personal development plan.
25. Get active
There are tons of mental health benefits to exercise.
Research has shown that it relieves stress and anxiety, boosts happiness, improves sleep and memory, increases self-esteem, and helps with overcoming trauma.
So today, get those endorphins going!
If you already exercise regularly, try something new and challenge yourself.
I recommend yoga and walking/hiking/running outside for their mood-boosting effects.
26. Listen to music
Music is uniquely powerful in its ability to affect our mood.
It can not only lift the spirits but music has also been shown to enhance athletic performance, promote a state of flow, alleviate stress and anxiety, and even accelerate healing.
It doesn’t have to be any particular type of music; simply listen to whatever motivates you.
27. Contact a supportive friend
Studies show that friends help us to stay healthy, perform better, and achieve more.
So, reach out to someone who is supportive of you and your life goals.
Just talking to that person and reminding yourself that there are people who believe in you can give you a much-needed mental boost.
28. Get at least 8 hours of sleep
Lack of adequate sleep affects your body and mind in several profound ways.
To name a few, being sleepy impairs memory and reaction time, makes you more likely to make poor decisions, and makes it more difficult to learn.
Additionally, it can put a damper on your mood, making you more cranky and negative – not good if you’re trying to maintain a success mindset!
So tonight, make sure you get a full 8-9 hours of sleep (and don’t be scrolling on your phone before bed! The blue light interferes with your circadian rhythm and inhibits your body’s production of melanin, the sleep hormone).
29. Name 3 good things that happened to you today
Today, write down 3 good things that happened to you.
It doesn’t have to be something huge like winning the lotto. It can be small things like having a moment of peace, sharing a moment of laughter, or enjoying a meal.
This goes hand in hand with gratitude – taking time to savor your experiences and celebrate your accomplishments will help you to develop a positive, success mindset.
30. List 3 inspirational quotes
Quotes, like music, can evoke emotions within us and inspire us to take action.
Keeping certain quotes in mind can really go a long way towards maintaining a success mindset.
Put yourself in the right frame of mind today by either reminding yourself of some of your favorite quotes or learning some new ones.
Here are a few I love:
- “It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default.” -J. K. Rowling, The Harry Potter Series
- “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” – Albert Einstein
- “The meaning of things lies not in the things themselves, but in our attitude towards them.” - Antoine de Saint-Exupery, The Little Prince
- “Men spend their lives in anticipations, in determining to be vastly happy at some period when they have time. But the present time has one advantage over every other – it is our own. Past opportunities are gone, future have not come. We may lay in a stock of pleasures, as we would lay in a stock of wine; but if we defer the tasting of them too long, we shall find that both are soured by age.”- Charles Caleb Colton
- “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So, throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”- Mark Twain
- “Don’t wait; the time will never be just right.” -Napoleon Hill
Check out this article for more inspirational quotes about life, love, and happiness.
Are you planning on participating in this 30 Day Success Mindset Challenge? Which activity are you most looking forward to? Tell me in the comments!
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