My Experience with Rise X Live
Yesterday I sat in my living room from 6:50 am until 4:15 pm with my pups watching Rachel Hollis‘ Rise X Live event. I have actually always been a little skeptical about personal development conferences but I am so glad I signed up for this event!
The event was created in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The main topic was about Courage, along with 4 subtopics, including mindset, which is our topic for today’s post:
I want to provide you with my takeaways, favorite quotes, and self discoveries from each topic, starting with mindset.
Mindset is the established set of attitudes held by someone. Your mindset is shaped by your past experiences. And pain influences your mindset.
Mindset is what and how we are thinking about what we are currently experiencing. This relates to reference points we have talked about in a previous blog post.
So if we are in control of our thoughts about what we are experiencing, then we are ultimately in control of our mindset. We can control our mindset in the moment. And we can control our future mindset by controlling our reactions to our present.
Can I make it any more confusing?
How do we improve our future mindset?
We react to our present moments with courage.
“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the assessment that something else is more important than fear.”Franklin D. Roosevelt
Think, what would the “future you” want? Should you do this? Should you do that? As Rachel Hollis said, “Stop shoulding yourself.” React to your present moments with courage, despite the fear. Take a hot second to step back evaluate the moment, think of your future self, and then do exactly what it is that you want to do.
Acting with courage now, improves your current and future mindsets.
Anxiety is the fear of a made up future.
Try this exercise:
- What are you feeling now?
- Have you felt like this before?
- What made you feel this way in the past?
- How is that experience related to what you are feeling now?
Does working through this give you clarity on why you may be experiencing anxiety or fear? Did it help reshape your mindset? Realize you are strong and have handled worse s*** before?
Fixed Versus Growth Mindset
If you allow yourself to change your mindset by using the information above, or any of the billions of resources online, and tidbits from previous blog posts then you are practicing a “growth mindset.”
A growth mindset means you know that there is always a way out of the hard times. You will always figure it out and adapt to the situation, without forgetting who you are.
If you have a fixed mindset, you are not going anywhere. You are not learning from your experiences, not trying to better yourself, and you will get the same results over and over again, with the mindset of “why does this keep happening to me?”
What is stopping you from having that growth mindset or the mindset that you know you need and want to better handle what life throws at you?
The limiting beliefs you tell yourself and your fear of the future. Telling yourself “I can’t do…..” and “What if……”
Blah blah blah….. If you keep thinking like that you are not going to go anywhere!
We spend so much time worrying about things that have not happened and that probably won’t happen. This worry limits our current mindset and brings us pain, fear, and anxiety. We are limiting ourselves from happiness, courage, and growth with the mindset that something bad may happen or that we are incapable of doing what it is that we want to do.
I am guilty of this too, especially last week!
I get it. What if, the “what if” actually happens? Then what?
You overcome it. You have overcome 100% of the hard stuff life has already given you. Your mind and your body are strong and resilient. Give them the credit they deserve.
But do you feel like you need a little more protection? Then make a plan. What will you do if x, y, or z happens. Having a plan gives you control and limits your fear and anxiety.
If ________ happens, then I will ________, then I will ________, and then I will ________.
Repeat this for each “what if” and each “I can’t.”
This all boils down to being resilient. Having resilience is your ability to recover quickly from difficulties; having toughness. Or the ability of a substance or object to spring back into shape; elasticity.
If you don’t do something to actively change your mindset, it won’t change.
Rachel Hollis then presented her “Warrior Hacks” to build reslience. I will list them out and add a few of my own!
- Remember what you prayed for when it gets tough
- Challenge yourself physically
- Get back up
- Move your body, change your mind
- Do it again, and again, and again
- Have an open mind that allows you to be adaptive and creative when life throws you a curveball
- Show up for yourself in some capacity every day (sweat, meditate, breathe, journal, etc)
- Always be learning
This information is my interpretation of what I learned about Mindset from the Live X Event. Over the next few posts I will continue to provide you with what I learned from this event. Some of the information may be presented differently than what the speakers had intended, but this is how it resonated with me. If you have anything to add or any questions or comments please leave them below or shoot me an email!