The Dalai Lama

7 Ways to Reprogram a Negative Mindset

Richie Norton
Oct 29, 2018 · 4 min read

“The goal is not to be better than the other man, but your previous self.” — Dalai Lama

I asked, “What would the gray hairs think?”

“Richie, experience is overrated. Some people say they have twenty years’ experience, when, in reality, they only have one year’s experience, repeated twenty times.”

Stephen M R Covey, Bestselling Author of The Speed of Trust with Richie Norton, Bestselling Author of The Power of Starting Something Stupid

7 Ways To Reprogram a Negative Mindset

1. If you want to trust yourself, make decisions that are grounded in your authentic principles. Don’t lie. Don’t cheat. Don’t push others down to obtain success.

“As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

2. Intentional living is the art of making our own choices before others’ choices make us.

“The actual experience of awakening can only be in the present moment.” — Eckhart Tolle

3. Opportunities will come and go, but if you do nothing about them, so will you.

“We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities.”― Ralph Waldo Emerson

4. Simplicity is complex. It’s never simple to keep things simple. Simple solutions require the most advanced thinking.

“Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.”— Albert Einstein

5. Your life should consist of more than commuting, working, eating, surfing the Internet, sleeping and watching TV. Your life should be filled with purpose-driven experiences and projects that bring excitement, passion, energy, and authentic meaning and joy into your life.

“I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.”
Henry David Thoreau

6. If everyone waited to become an expert before starting, no one would become an expert. To become an EXPERT, you must have EXPERIENCE. To get EXPERIENCE, you must EXPERIMENT! Stop waiting. Start stuff.

“Today I escaped anxiety. Or no, I discarded it, because it was within me, in my own perceptions — not outside.”— Marcus Aurelius

7. Truly being authentic is knowing what matters to you, on the deepest level of who you are, and committing always to act from that authentic center.

“If you trade your authenticity for safety, you may experience the following: anxiety, depression, eating disorders, addiction, rage, blame, resentment, and inexplicable grief.” ― Brené Brown

“Authenticity is a collection of choices that we have to make every day. It’s about the choice to show up and be real. The choice to be honest. The choice to let our true selves be seen.” ― Brené Brown

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