January 12


Believe that you have The Power To Make Your Goal Into A Reality

By Harry Heijligers

January 12, 2018

Growth Mindset

This article is one in a series of Growth Mindset Hacks. Today the ninth growth mindset hack: Believe that you have The Power To Make Your Goal Into A Reality.

As said in this article, having a growth mindset instead of a fixed mindset, has numerous benefits for you. And the good news is that you too can develop a growth mindset. Read on, for today's growth mindset hack:


Having a Growth Mindset means that you will be able to put in reality whatever you set your mind to as long as you stay focused on that one goal, of course. But, do you believe that you can make your goal into a reality? This belief determines whether you have a Growth Mindset or a Fixed Mindset.

People with a Fixed Mindset think like Jack Nicholson in the movie As Good As It Gets. They believe that life will never be any better than it is right now. The perfect excuse, of course, to not even try to make things better. They just accept reality as it is and forget that they too have the power to shape their own reality. The As Good As It Gets mentality is very limiting and will act as a self-fulfilling prophecy. If you do what you always have done, then you will get the results you have always got.

So, be aware that you have the power to shape your reality, you only have to do things differently. This doesn’t mean that you have to turn over your whole life. If you only improve your life with just one percent every day, then in one year from now, You, Your Life, Your Business or Career, Your Relationships, will be completely unrecognizable.

So, if you don’t want to settle for less and you want to change your future, develop a Growth Mindset. Start this daily affirmation:

“I have the power to realize whatever goal I want.”

Repeat this every day until you start to believe it. This will change your mindset over time. That’s the first step: believing that your future is malleable. And it is, by the way!!

Your brain is continuously developing itself. Microscopic changes in individual neurons are continually re-shaping your brain. But also more significant changes appear in your brain such as cortical remapping in response to injury. Your brain of today is already different from that of yesterday. There is a relatively new science called neuroplasticity which is studying this. All these changes in your brain are caused by your behavior and environmental stimuli, but also by your thoughts and emotions. My point is, that if you want to, you could develop yourself into an entirely different person within the next year. Your brain is really incredible in improving itself. So, whatever you like to pursue in your life, it is possible. However, for that to happen, you need a long-term focus on all your mental energy into that one direction. But what is that path? That’s where your Passion lies!

So, start developing your Passion because it can work like rocket fuel for your brain to form itself into the right direction and for you to be successful and happy.


Develop your Growth Mindset by Believing that your Future is malleable by the One-And-Only-Person on earth who can shape your Future: YOU!!

And until you begin to see the change in your life, let me know in the comment box below, what is your view on this Growth Mindset Hack, and I'll try to support you with that.

And until we meet …

Live fully, be awesome,

Harry Heijligers

P.S. Please take a moment to share this article. Everyone should have the chance to change his mindset for the better, don’t you think?

Thank you!

Harry Heijligers

About the author

Harry Heijligers has more than 25 years of experience as a Project Manager and more than 17 years of experience as an NLP Trainer. He has a Dutch blog about NLP here: HarryHeijligers.com.
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