Changing a Mindset for Behavioural Change

Changing people’s behaviour is most effective through changing the mindset. Changing the mindsets of people to ensure their thinking results in new desired behaviours. This is sustainable but takes time and effort to influence a change in mindset. But if the necessary time and effort is invested, a person’s mindset can lead them to take actions (behaviour) necessary to create momentum and a critical mass of commitment throughout the organization. There are some fundamental aspects to take into account if you want to accelerate the change of mindset or change your own mindset.



At first, don’t underestimate the power of a positive mindset. It has the potential to change performance by creating a self-fulfilling prophecy, in a positive way. The way you think influences your self-esteem, your confidence, your creativity, your world-view and your resilience in the face of challenges. What to do more than being positive?

role modeling

It is important to understand how a mindset and its associated behaviors can be successful implemented. You need to model new behavior patterns, often in high-profile ways, in order to achieve the desired future state.


understanding & belief

To change your behavior succesfully understanding and belief are key. The change story should paint the picture of a future that is more attractive than the present, and demonstrate clearly how the desired change in mindset and behavior will enable you to accomplish your goals.

what kind of change you want to be?

For some people the change they want is not so clear. It’s more a feeling or a need than a clear picture. To help you draw a clear picture of the change you want to be, the following steps can help you:

create a vision

An important step in getting your change started is figuring out what you really want. Creating a vision and don’t be afraid to dream big. Your dreams may seem unrealistic but the bigger you dream, the more excited and inspired you’ll become. But even more important, you will be more open to new ideas and opportunities and that is a great motivator for many people. If your vision is challenging and futuristic you will do whatever it takes to make it happen.
When you have a big vision that excites you, a strange thing happens. By creating a clear mental image of what you want, your mind will also help you find a way to make it a reality. As if by magic, things, people, events and other marvellous ‘coincidences’ will start moving in your direction.

list it

Create a list of dreams you want to realize. It can be absolutely anything: a successful business, an Olympic medal, a great career or a wonderful family life or a combination of many different things. The key thing is that you want them. One fun way to start this process is to create a vision board (don’t be to realistic).

inspiring people

There is nothing worse than being surrounded by harsh critics. Especially when you are coming back from a setback or failure. This is the time when you most need support and encouragement. You might find that the people closest to you just don’t understand. Mostly they offer well-intentioned but negative advice that disseminates doubt, breeds fear and crushes hope. Instead of waiting for a miracle to happen seek for inspiring people.
Seek out for positive, proactive people who inspire you. If you want to create a successful business, mix with like-minded entrepreneurs.



If someone tells you that you can’t do it, don’t pay attention. Just remind yourself that you can achieve anything you set your mind to and keep going. Focus on your goals every day to keep yourself motivated and inspired.
Don’t take disappointments and failure to heart. View them as an opportunity to grow and learn to help you become a stronger person.

power of +

By adopting a positive mindset, you will overcome any challenges that you may come across and you will ultimately get what you want, because you won’t quit. In reality, there is nothing and no one that can stop you – only yourself and your own thoughts.
The right mindset can fire up your creativity, skyrocket your productivity, motivate and inspire you when the world doubts your genius. It can literally change your results in an instant.

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