“Thoughts are behaviours we haven’t learned to observe yet.” — B.F. Skinner
Your mindset is your collection of thoughts and beliefs that shape your thought habits. And your thought habits affect how you think, what you feel, and what you do.
Your mind-set impacts how you make sense of the world, and how you make sense of you.
Your mindset is a big deal.
Attitude and Mindset
Here’s what the Oxford Dictionary has to say about attitude:
“An attitude is a settled way of thinking or feeling about someone or something, typically one that is reflected in a person’s behaviour.”
Researchers believe 3 components make up an attitude:
- An Emotional Component: How the object, person, issue or event makes you feel.A Cognitive
- Component: Your thoughts and beliefs about the subject.
- A Behavioural Component: How the attitude influences your behaviour.
Your attitude is how you feel about something.
Your mindset shapes your attitude,
and your attitude reinforces your mindset.
Beliefs and Mindset
According to Tony Robbins, a belief is simply a feeling of certainty about something. For example, if you believe that you’re intelligent, all you’re really saying is, “I feel certain that I’m intelligent.”
The basic building blocks of beliefs are ideas. Beliefs are like a tabletop. As you build references and experiences, you add legs to your tabletop. When your idea feels certain, it becomes a belief.
That’s why it’s so important to know what your beliefs are based on.
Your beliefs shape your attitude.
Your attitude also shapes your beliefs.
You beliefs shape your mindset.