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Create a Mindset Renewal for Mindset Success

Are you interested in going places you have not been to before in your mindset, your attitude and your belief system? A mindset renewal, if you will. If you are ready, let’s do it and go there. Let’s develop a way to stay in the mindset you want and need to succeed.

Let’s discuss some of the foundation and history of your mindset before we begin. Our minds are programmed to think negative thoughts. The majority of us, beginning at age five, heard “No” or “Don’t do that” more often than any positive statements by a large margin. Some examples: “Don’t cross the street”, “Don’t touch that, you will break it”, “Don’t eat that until later”, or “Don’t wear that now, we are going to visit…

These negative statements were constantly stated to us by a factor of eight or nine times vs. any positive feedback or positive statements we heard from anyone – ever. Every single day, for many years, negative statements outnumbered the positive statements. During our time in school this pattern continued, “No Talking”, “No loitering here”, “No Parking Here”, or “No loud music allowed”.

There are multiple purposes for the utilization of positive affirmations. One of these is to overcome the negative programming instilled in our minds for years. This will take persistent and consistent work. Positive affirmations provide a pep talk to each of us whenever we need it. By taking the time to plan ahead and create a few positive affirmation cards, and carrying these with us or placing them in strategic locations we will always have a positive affirmation to read aloud. This is our self talk pep talk. You might place these on your iPhone or other electronic device as well.

Here are a few options for you when it comes to positive affirmations. If you feel you are not ready to write your own positive affirmations, think of a few names of people you find inspiring and utilize their quotes for your positive affirmations.

An example would be a quote from Jim Rohn, “Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.”

Now you rewrite this quote to become your positive affirmation, “I am living my happiness every single moment of every single day.”

Another example might be this quote from Orison Swett Marden, “Don’t wait for extraordinary opportunities. seize common occasions and make them great.”

You might rewrite this quote to become your positive affirmation, “I will find opportunities in everything I experience throughout the day today, and every day.”

My suggestion is to create a few dozen of these positive affirmations in your first month of practicing this mindset renewal. Read these aloud or to yourself, often throughout the day. You will feel better about your day and your approach to your day as more time is invested in this practice.

Mitch Tublin is an advanced certified personal and executive coach who resides in Stamford, CT.


  1. Positive affirmations can literally rewire your brain, which is helpful and amazing. Great suggestions.

    • Mitch Tublin Business Success Coach says

      Surrounding yourself with constant positive thought does rewire your brain.

  2. my favorite that always gives me a tickle in my tummy is “Something great is happening today I can feel it!” and then something does.

  3. Heidi Alexandra says

    Great reminder to put positive into our brains rather than allowing the murkiness of the media to seep in!

    • Mitch Tublin Business Success Coach says

      Don’t even get me started on what we call the media.

  4. Mitch – This is a great idea, and very simple to take action on right away.

    • Mitch Tublin Business Success Coach says

      Which is why so many people do not do this, it is too easy.
      Hope you are following through.

  5. These are great reminders that we have the ability to change the way we think. Affirmations are a significant part of that process.

    • Mitch Tublin Business Success Coach says

      Yes, we have the ability to do so much we the blessing we have been given – life on this earth. Why be miserable and sad? Be positive, spread our gifts, reach for our dreams – this is what we must do.

  6. Good advice and something that if we practice it will become a supportive and positive habit.

    • Mitch Tublin Business Success Coach says

      Creating the great habits in our lives is what we must strive to do.
      From how we think to how we eat to how we communicate with others and more.

  7. Great suggestions and wonderful for changing how you think and feel! and what a simple tool for achieving this

    • Mitch Tublin Business Success Coach says

      Sometimes it is the easiest solutions which are the most difficult to implement.

  8. Mitch,

    Nicely done. I think it is important to examine where our negative thoughts come from so we realize how vital it is to reprogram our minds to accept and embrace positive thoughts.

    Write on!~


    • Mitch Tublin Business Success Coach says

      Lisa, I applaud you for the interest in going there. My preference is to look ahead. Seek to change the next step we take. Not to look back at what took place before and examine it.

  9. I had never considered taking an inspiring quote and turning it into an affirmation. What a great idea! Thanks for giving me a new approach.

    • Mitch Tublin Business Success Coach says

      Terry – Inspiration comes from everything around us. Seek to find inspiration every day.