When it comes to understanding and evolving your psychology as a change agent, it's all about figuring out how you can bring your best self to bear more consistently and more powerfully in service of your vision of a better world. In the first 8 sessions of this Understanding and Evolving Your Psychology series, we've covered some fundamentals for stepping into your best self, from understanding how you meet your innate human needs to identifying and re-writing your most important rules and beliefs. Now it's time to get really practical and tactical--the final sessions of this series are all about dialing in the mindsets that constitute your best self in the three most important areas to live out your highest calling as a change agent: your energy, your impact and your joy.
Today’s video and the accompanying worksheet are focused on dialing in your mindset for maximum energy. We’re starting here because showing up with the highest possible level of energy is fundamental to maximizing your impact and your joy.
Your “state of mind” in any given moment is the instantaneous product of our thoughts, our feelings and our actions. If you want to change your state of mind from one moment to the next, just change any one of those three building blocks (thoughts, feelings and actions).
Your “mindset” in any given area of your life is the habituated pattern of thoughts, feelings and actions that we have become used to running as automatically as possible for any given arena of our lives. If you want to change your mindset in an important area of your life, you have to work at it over time, because unlike your state of mind in the moment, your mindset is a set of mental habits that must be shaped through repeated practice.
This distinction matters a lot! As we come to understand ourselves and grow psychologically, learning to shift our state of mind in the moment by changing our thoughts, our actions or our feelings is a vital skill. But learning to evolve and shape our mindset in a key area of our life by building up a set of positive mental habits is the next level up—building this skill is truly life changing! So let’s dig in—download the worksheet for helping you map out your path to dialing in your mindset for maximum energy in all that you do.
Here are a set of journaling questions to work through to help you get in touch with key elements to draw on as you build your mindset for maximum energy.
You may also find it helpful to capture your answers to these journalling questions using the worksheet's Mindset Map. This is a fillable pdf that prints out as a single page and it makes an easy reference to remind yourself of how you are putting together the key pieces in your journey to build your most energized self.
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These are the same materials we use with the social entrepreneurs in our accelerator program and the funders we coach one on one. The world has never been more in need of a new, greatest generation of change agents and that's why we're opening up free access to these materials to anyone who's ready to make use of them!