“Work on your mindset everyday!” the gurus will scream. But really, your mindset is just a permission slip that grants you the ability to move forward.
Granted, the real reason why people don’t move forward more is often mindset. But you can’t preach mindset advice to prisoners of war or to people that are slaves – that’s not what their problem is. These are extreme examples, but the reason they’re in their situation isn’t “because of their mindset.” This sort of endless “mindset” talk is just some guru selling a course.
The reality is mindset is you giving yourself a permission slip to move forward. Permission to fail, to take risks, to grow. Just like a road trip, you need a permission slip, but also the car to get there, the map to know where you’re going and so on. Permission slip is just a small piece of the puzzle, but it’s the piece that gurus can blame you the most for not having it and you can be convinced that they’re right.
Most people do suffer from a broken mindset that keeps them artificially crippled.
But once you’ve gotten the mindset stuff figured out and you’ve truly granted yourself permission to move forward, then you have to start moving on to the other things (ie. plans, strategies, tools, etc) to help you get where you want to go.
Have you been spending time endlessly working on your mindset, when in reality, you’ve already cleared that barrier and now ready to tackle the next hurdle?