117. Mastering Your Mindset: How Language Shapes Your Capacity

"Mindset is a habitual story expressed by the language you use in your internal dialogue." says Alejandra Siroka. This episode explores the concept of mindset and its relationship to language and internal dialogue. Our host, Alejandra, shares how she came to understand that mindset is actually a story expressed through the language we use in our internal dialogue. Mindset is a story about our capacity or lack thereof. We can consciously work with our mindsets by using specific language in our internal dialogue to recognize and expand our capacity when faced with challenges. This is a powerful tool that allows us to expand our minds and our capabilities.  It is also a powerful tool that can tell us unhelpful stories and limit our capacity.  Because of this, it is so important to listen to our internal dialogue!



• "Mindset is a habitual story expressed by the language you use in your internal dialogue. And specifically, mindset is a story about your capacity or lack of it." (00:00 | Alejandra Siroka)

• "I didn't want my mind to be set on some kind of fixed position. I wanted my mind to expand." (04:37 | Alejandra Siroka)

• “Mindset is a habitual story expressed by the language you use in your internal dialogue. And specifically, mindset is a story about your capacity or lack of it. So when you pay attention to your mindset, you are going to be paying attention to frequent words or language in your internal dialogue that describe what seems doable, possible, or impossible for you.” (07:46 | Alejandra Siroka) 

• "When I acknowledge that I can do hard things and then I look back and think of some hard things that I have been able to do, I start seeing how to break the potentially hard things into smaller doable actions." (15:47 | Alejandra Siroka)

• "To change our mindsets, we need time, we need practice, and we need support." (17:54 | Alejandra Siroka) 

• "Start noticing the specific stories that come up around your capacity, what's doable or not doable for you. And start becoming aware of the language of these stories. Is the language useful because it's leading you towards understanding that you have the ability to do that which your heart longs for or that which life is asking you to do or that which is needed at this point in your life? Or is the language of these frequent stories unhelpful, discouraging, or harmful. If so, then you need to do some deep work on your mindsets and learn to transform your language." (00:19:35 | Alejandra Siroka)



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