Your mindset can be thought of as the mental framework through which you organize and direct your thoughts about the outside world.
Your beliefs emerge from the intersection of your experiences, the things you hold dear, and the thoughts that cross your mind.
Therefore, there is no question that it progresses over the course of time.
However, the important question is whether or not this has an impact on your life.
The relationship between one’s mental state and their actions has been the subject of much discussion throughout the entirety of human history.
It is a trending subject that has required a significant amount of investigation.
In light of the foregoing, the purpose of this article is to investigate whether or not a person’s frame of mind can influence their actions or whether this is merely a myth.
There are a number of factors that contribute to why it can be challenging to maintain healthy routines or learn new skills.
However, the most difficult obstacle to overcome is almost always located within your own head.
The Link Between Mindset And Behavior
The things you believe about yourself and the stories you tell yourself have the power to either stifle or foster the development of new abilities.
And this provides a response to the question that was asked.
Yes, one’s frame of mind can have an effect on their behavior because actions are the direct result of one’s thoughts and how one interprets the world around them.
A person who is not motivated to improve himself and has a fixed mindset would behave differently from someone who is motivated to improve and has a growth mindset.
My own life has taught me that the only way I know to change the kind of person you think you are — to build a new and better identity for yourself — is to do things that don’t seem important but are done on a regular basis.
Here’s an example that I recently read in one of James Clear articles.
A year ago, Leah Culver began running. This is how she explains …
“I started running a year ago. I didn’t entirely start from scratch. In the past, I jogged every once in a while, maybe once a month.
My first run was just two miles at 12 minutes per mile. That’s pretty slow. However, for a non-athlete I felt fairly good about it. I jogged a couple more times that week. After a couple weeks of regular jogging, I set a goal for myself.
I knew I would never be fast enough to impress anybody so it didn’t make sense to make speed my goal. I could have picked a race to train for, a 5k or half miler, but I knew how those ended. Everyone seems to quit running right after their big race. I wanted to do something different. I wanted to not quit.
My goal involved not going too long between runs. If I skipped more than a couple days, wouldn’t that be quitting? So I started running four and five days a week. The longest I went between runs was three days when I was in Hawaii for vacation.
My goal made all the difference. I was still slow, but I could at least feel good that I was running a lot. I’d have good days where I would run fast and feel great but I also had lots of bad days where I was tired and just didn’t feel like running. In retrospect those days were almost better than the good days because they reinforced my goal — I didn’t quit.
I ran my first 5k on Halloween, nearly five months after I had taken up running as a hobby. I wore a costume — fairy wings — and tried to keep up with a random guy with an owl on his head. I finished in 28 minutes and was super happy. I learned that racing wasn’t always about being the fastest, but doing my personal best.
I signed up to run a full marathon in December, hired a running coach, and set a regular running schedule.
I’ve started to think of myself as a runner.
If you would have told me a year ago that I would be working out almost every day and running 100 miles a month I would never have believed you. Running really snuck up on me. I had modest aspirations and didn’t really care if I was great at running.
I just wanted to stick to my one goal: don’t quit.”
She did not begin by considering how the outcome might turn out. She did not lose sight of the task at hand. Her main concern was to be present. Her main concern was to maintain the established routine. Her main focus was on “not giving up.”
Daily practice is essential for becoming one of the top musicians. The most talented athletes train each and every day.
People who have a fixed mindset limit their own potential for growth because they have a strong faith in their own intrinsic abilities and a crippling dread of making mistakes. On the other hand, people that have a growth mentality put a lot of effort into their work and their training so that they can eventually reach their full potential. This means that yes, mindset is linked to our behavior.
Without first making the necessary adjustments to one’s mindset, there will be no real change in behavior.
In the absence of a shift in mindset, you will continue to perform the behaviors that are aligned with your current mindset, and despite the fact that you are aware of how to perform your new skill, you will never use it.