From Limited Thinking To Progressive Thinking – Part 2

Posted on 31. Mar, 2012 by in Entrepreneurship, Personal Growth, Personal Growth

Break Through the WallIn part 1 of this subject, I shared some of my story of the limited thinking and false beliefs I had to overcome in order to move forward in life. Progressive thinking was always met with internal and external road-blocks, which has always presented the temptation to resign to mediocrity.

There were also some major set-backs, but because I was not willing to settle with wooden nickels, my determination powered by God’s grace prevailed, and continues to prevail through any type of adversities. Moving from limited thinking to progressive thinking is foundational to success, and must be pursued in a bold and intentional way.

Tips On Overcoming Limited Thinking
There is a multitude of tips, techniques, training, resources and such to develop a healthier mindset, but here are just a few snappy tips that you can put into practice right away:

  • Take-in the goods: Always be in a learning mode and humble enough to keep a healthy teachability index; Yet keep in mind the abundance of “bad wisdom”, misinformation, disinformation and various forms of deception; Practicing discernment is vital
  • Change your environment:   Distance yourself from, or at least limit your time with unhealthy and derogatory friends & family, and spend more of your time with positive and encouraging people, who aren’t afraid to constructively  challenge you or be challenged by you.  Have good mentors.
  • Change-up your routine:   Order something on the menu you haven’t ordered before, do the opposite of what you normally do on Friday night or Monday morning, go a different way to the market, do your daily routine backwards (switch morning from evening), and always be willing to stretch your comfort zone.
  • Be an objective truth seeker:   Don’t settle for what you’ve been told, but search it out while asking the right questions. Sometimes we need to question the ‘camp’ we’re in and consider other views outside our own faction. This doesn’t mean its not healthy to have a core group or community of like-minded people, but just to be more open-minded and  objective, and willing to make any needed adjustments with your belief system upon discovering where you may have been off.
  • Welcome change:   Consider an accident, setback, roadblock, detour, loss, misfortune or any kind of life altering event, however small or big, as an opportunity to grow and do something different.
  • Initiate change: Don’t just wait for change, make the change by living life intentionally while seeking wisdom from God. It’s been well said that “If you want things in your life to change, than you must change things in your life”
  • Be committed to health & wellness: Regard your body as a holy temple that you are constantly improving as you vigilantly guard it from abuse, pollution, neglect and such. Your body can also be likened to your life-vehicle that you need to have running in optimum condition.
  • Be committed to personal development: Regard your mind and spirit as the inner-sanctum of your temple and your greatest asset that you constantly invest in to become an even better version of yourself.
  • Be committed to God: that is the God of Abraham who sent His Divine Son to make the necessary sacrifice to reconcile God with man.  There are no tips, techniques, or any kind of mind science that can even begin to compare with the magnificent saving grace of God, Who gives life more abundantly than we could possibly attain on our own!

A Masterpiece In Progress
Overcoming limited thinking is an essential element in a attaining and maintaining a healthy mindset, and must be squared-off with in a courageous and proactive manner. As we begin to develop more positive and progressive thinking, we can then create a positive snow-ball effect with the power of advanced thinking.

The main idea here is to cultivate a mindset that is always moving forward. Rejoice and celebrate the milestones of progress, but don’t get complacent or ever think you have “arrived”. Always be open to improve and enjoy the process of allowing God to design your life into the masterpiece of His making.

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Overcoming What Others Think | The Psychology of Success

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13 Responses to “From Limited Thinking To Progressive Thinking – Part 2”

  1. Louise Edington

    05. Apr, 2012

    What great tips! I can concur with all of them as I have been on a path of self discovery and personal development in the last two years and have tackled many of my limiting beliefs. I look forward to hearing more!
    Louise Edington
    Networking For The Shy

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    • admin

      06. Apr, 2012

      Thanks for taking your time to stop by to read and comment Louise.
      Glad you liked 🙂

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  2. Penny Bergstrom

    08. Apr, 2012

    You make some excellent points Scott. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Nancy Hopkin

    09. Apr, 2012

    There is real wisdom in opening one’s mind to new ideas, a new approach, and new people to influence the subject matter, keeping the flow of information fresh, new, and exciting. Great food to try on this menu! 🙂
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  4. Nelson

    09. Apr, 2012

    Scott, another great post from you! There are two aspects that I have difficulty in overcoming. First is not being defeated when something doesn’t or hasn’t worked out. The next is finding good mentors. I’ve had a few in my life and their inspirations are so helpful when you overcome the biggest obstacle…as you know: yourself! Thanks again, I look forward to the next blog.

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    • admin

      09. Apr, 2012

      I can relate to that Nelson- defeat is something I can’t accept either- and good mentors can be tricky because no one is perfect- we have to trust those who are trustworthy, yet still sifting there wisdom for things that may not be for our own best. Great thoughts my friend!

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  5. Susan Berland

    10. Apr, 2012

    I love your tips and am happy to say that I employ many of them. And they work. Embracing change has always been a challenge for me and I know that with change comes growth and with growth comes more peace and happiness. So, bring it on!

    Susan Berland
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    • admin

      10. Apr, 2012

      Love your enthusiasm Susan- and hats off for your journey in personal growth!
      Thanks for stopping by and commenting 🙂

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  6. Akos Fintor

    05. May, 2012

    Eckhart Tolle’s teaching helped me a lot to go with a flow of life, that is to offer less resistance and surrender to “what is”.
    From that place (peace of mind) anything is possible.

    Great tips!


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    • admin

      10. May, 2012

      I think we can go with the flow to a point, but a general flow doesn’t bring us to the end of a specific calling

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