"Once your mindset changes, everything on the outside will change along with it." -Steve Maraboli
Changing your mindset is a constant uphill fight.
Mindset Journal(Inner Critic)
Inner Critic) The key to changing my mindset was to never give up. I have to be determined to return to the top of the mountain. If I want to regain my excellence and success, I have the recreate the hard work and dedication it took to get there. My inner critic lead me to believe that such feats were impossible. Yet, I push through it every time it arises. One day, a thought crossed my mind that I was just not smart enough for Calculus 2, but I fought this thought back and it only drove me to work harder to prove that thought wrong.
Mindset Journal(Inner Defender)
"I should have went to USC. " The inner defender loves to find faults in others and even the institution. However, pushing these thoughts back and replacing them more healthy, productive thoughts is definitely a step in the right direction. Every time, I place the blame on someone else I remind myself who is really at fault and focus on fixing myself. The blame game only hurts myself so once I finger the true culprit my life can start moving in the right direction.
Mindset Journal (Inner Guide)
"Let's go back to the fundamentals, trigonometry". After a rough math quiz this was the first thought that popped in my head. I knew that I had to make a change the only way to fix this would be to reset my fundamentals. I decided that I had to go back to the basics. This thought guided me to be successful on the next test. The Inner guide is the most useful voice.
Reflections( Fixing the Thoughts)
Once I realized the error in my ways and thinking i focused primarily on immediately turning to my Inner Guide for support. Whenever the Inner Critic or Defender thoughts arise I immediately redirect them to inner guide so I can effectively handle the situation. Instead of saying, I can't be good at math, I now say, " What can I fix to be a better student?" Using this powerful thinking method, I can now realize my goals better and be a more successful student.
During the course of this exhibit I discovered the way the mind works and how to effectively initiate change among myself. Change my mindset was a very long and difficult journey but I'm so glad that I finally did it becoming a better person. This exhibit helped me change my daily living and is going to help me succeed in all my classes for this semester and future semesters and maybe even life. I'm glad this exhibit turned out like this and I'm glad to succeed in changing my thinking and perspectives on all assignments. It is not a quick and simple process, but once I realized what I needed to do, I began the first steps towards greatness. Doing this exhibit required me to dig deeper into myself than normal. The mind is a very complicated place, but it still can be trained. Using these tips over the whole semester definitely helped my happiness and overall well-being. It's amazing how a few simple changes can make a big difference.