Do you struggle to remain thankful? Do you find your mind slowly slipping from a grateful mindset into a negative mindset?
It happens to all of us. It doesn’t have to be inevitable.
Today’s episode is with Angus Nelson, a Men’s Performance Coach. He believes it all starts with your mindset which is formed by renewing your mind through creating the right habits. In other words, it’s what you believe about God, yourself, and the world that will affect your outlook on life.
Your mindset is based on your beliefs
For example, do you truly believe the following?
- God is a God of abundance (Psalm 65:11).
- The kingdom of God is constantly expanding (Mark 4:26-27).
- God loves me without condition (1 Cor. 13).
- I am more than enough because God is more than enough (Ps. 68:28).
- I have what it takes (2 Cor. 12:9).
- Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross is truly sufficient for all my sins: past, present, and future (2 Cor. 2:6).
If you believe the opposite of these, you will increasingly embrace a negative mindset. But if you consistently rehearse these truths, your mind will grow in strength and confidence.
We discussed this idea on Day 31 when we talked about Thankful Thinking.
It starts with the brain
Your brain is the “number solution organ on the planet.” It wants to solve problems, starting with your beliefs about yourself.
“What you hear about you think about. What you think about you talk about. And what you talk about you bring about.”–Angus Nelson
Change your mindset through habits, not goals
Setting goals will not solve mindset issues. In fact, goals can cause you to coast once you meet the goal.
Instead we need to create new neuropathways. New mental habits. The best way to do that is to create a daily manifest or set of beliefs that we will rehearse.
Science shows us that information attached to emotion has far more power to transform us. Reciting information will lead to boredom and could possibly innoculate us to the truths we rehearse. But if we learn to practice intentionally and attach emotions to each statement it can lead to transformation.
Angus created the 10 Minute Motivator to help anyone who wants to make daily changes in how they think and live.
The role of discipline in mindset
Pastor Craig Groeschel said: “Discipline is choosing what you want most over what you want now.” Creating a new set of mental routines will be hard work, but it’s well worth it.
More from Angus:
First interview with Angus: https://maninthepew.com/recover-rock-bottom-angus-nelson/
Create a daily plan for training your mind to think more thankfully about God, yourself, and your life. Perhaps use Angus’s course. If you want to see my manifest, reach out privately and I’ll show you what I did.
Father, I praise you that your kingdom is constantly growing. We see in the church where 3000 people followed you on a single day. We know that thousands call on your name every day across the globe today. Forgive us that we get focused on our problems and forget your abundant nature. Renew our minds to think the way you think. Give us grateful hearts. We pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Angus Nelson is a Men’s Performance Coach and Founder of the transformational lifestyle brand, EvolveMen. He helps high-achieving men evolve their lives through his Conscious Design Lifestyle™ to align purpose and effortlessly transform their leadership, love, and legacy. He’s worked with Fortune 500 executives and, hosts the podcast, “Up In Your Business”, and has spoken for brands like Walmart, Whole Foods, BMW, Coca-Cola, & Adobe.
Angus is married with three children, living in Nashville, Tennessee. He loves all things human behavior, Green Bay Packers and nachos.