Mindset, even a growth mindset, by itself is only half the story...


Take Action

I'm sure by now you've heard the phrase, 'growth mindset'.

It's fair to say that over the past couple of years 'mindset' has become one of those buzz-words that gets thrown around and added to the tool box of most coaches, alongside 'motivation' and 'positivity', etc.

But having a growth mindset has little to do with motivation and much more to do with taking action!

You see, you can do all the mindset work you want, but unless you combine it with IMMEDIATE, FOCUSED ACTION, it probably will just have you feeling more positive about being stuck where you have always been...

By Now You May Be Beginning To Understand That You Have To Do Some Work - NO ONE IS GOING TO DO IT FOR YOU!


Understanding this is crucial to your eventual success (or failure!)

Your mindset does play a crucial role in your growth - in fact everything we could possible want to achieve is actually created twice, firstly in the mind, the world of the formless, and secondly in the real world, the world of form.

So thinking without action is only half the battle. If you have a huge desire to lose thirty pounds of body-fat, for example, you are right to work on your belief system and narrative as a starting point (mindset). However, unless you put together a plan (more on that below) and then ACTION it every single day (more on that also below) it will remain a wished for desire, no more.

Look at the following quote...

What you do speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say...
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

Emerson puts it much more succinctly than I could - your results will only come about as a result of the actions you take. And that aligned with a growth mindset that supports what you need to do and why you are doing it will lead to constant growth and the ability for you to step into your powerful self!


No pilot takes off without a flight plan programmed in...

As alluded to above, your chances of success increase substantially, when you create a plan.

Using our fat loss example from above, what do you think would stand the best chance of success:

  • Turning up at the gym randomly with no exercise programme and guessing what foods might be best to help drop some body-fat, or...
  • Deep internal work, understanding exactly why your body-fat levels are where they are right now, and what story you have been telling yourself; a well-constructed nutritional plan that fits with your lifestyle and is flexible enough so you still are able to go out on date nights with your partner; a training programme that is within your capabilities now but progresses as you do; and a lifestyle programme that helps you drop stress, sleep better and recover from the exercise you undertake?

I'm sure you'll agree with me that the latter example would stand a much better chance of success. And that's the whole point of a plan. It fills in the gap from where you are right now to where you say you want to be.

That is one of the basic principles of Paul Webb Coaching. Follow the plan...

All you have to do is commit to following it!



Daily, consistent action...

It's said that it's better to have a poor plan that you action every day, than a great plan that you follow just occasionally...

There is a reason steeped in science why that is so.

Researchers at University College London discovered that it takes on average sixty-six days to create a new habit!

If you are serious about creating real change in your life, you better be prepared to be in it for the long haul. Short-term hacks and 'solutions' just do not work in the real world, no matter what the 'gurus' will tell you.

This is quite simply because of one word I used above to describe the research - 'average'...

You see, it was also shown that if you are impulsive, or not used to having routines, establishing habits will be harder. So if we once again use our fat-loss example, the plan we came up with, nutrition, exercise, lifestyle, etc, will have a whole collection of new habits you will have to form.

The ONLY way you will do that is to commit to daily, consistent action. From the deep internal mindset work needed, to the exercise routines, to the ritual around bedtime, repetition is the name of the game.

And do you want to know a secret? You won't always feel like it! So in the Paul Webb Coaching programmes I will show you how you continue to take daily action even when you feel like staying in bed and pulling the duvet over your head!

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