Mindset + Why it Matters
But if we cultivate a positive mindset, one that sees opportunity and goodness and abundance, then it’s a little easier to “do life.” And if we walk into this new life without alcohol from a positive mindset, we are much more likely to find success, fulfillment, and happiness in our alcohol-free life.
In fact, operating from a positive mindset helps us overcome challenges. Research shows that those who have a positive, growth mindset (more on that tomorrow!) have better success in school, including greater achievement and increased effort. When our mindset is an asset to us, not a detriment, then we are equipped with more resilience and tenacity. We can call on these strengths when things get hard—when it feels difficult to choose life without alcohol.
On the other hand, if we have a negative mindset about our choice to remove alcohol from our lives, then we approach this new lifestyle change from a place of lack, punishment, missing out. How fun does that sound? Not very, in my opinion.
In the next few days, we’ll dig into mindsets. How they’re formed, different types of mindsets, why they matter, and how we can change them. (Hint: remember neuroplasticity?) Today, take a moment to inventory your mindset. Do you generally view life from a positive, growth mindset? Or do you rely more on viewing life from what is lacking, what is hard?
Cherry, K. (2020, March.) “What is Mindset and Why It Matters.” Verywell Mind. https://www.verywellmind.com/what-is-a-mindset-2795025
"Mindset, n.1." OED Online. Oxford University Press, December 2020. Web. 26 February 2021.