We say change your mind and change your life. Let’s face it:  It takes hard work!

Changing your mindset is one of the hardest things you can do. There are going to be ups and downs along the way. You’re going to run headfirst into challenges. You’re going to fall down. You’re going to fail.

Uh oh! Let’s get real – you need help.

That’s why you don’t want to do this alone. You’re going to need support from other people. Humans are social creatures, after all, and we depend on our social networks to keep us going and get us through hard times.

How do you find support? Many people who have changed to a more productive mindset have left some clues about finding help from others.

1.) Join a support group
These go by many names and can be focused on growth mindset work alone or personal development in general. Most of them are free or only cost a small fee. There are both in-person and online groups. You’re bound to find one that fits you if you look.

There are Meetups or groups in local business organizations. You can also check out Facebook groups.

These groups will give you a place to get advice or just a place to vent when you need it! If you choose the right group, the people are working through the same issues you are.

2.) Surround yourself with positive people
You are a reflection of the people closest to you. Make sure those people closest to you are positive people. Try to do this in both your personal and your work life. This will help you stay positive in the good times and help lift you up when times get bad.

3.) Alter or end toxic relationships
I’m not talking about getting a divorce or quitting your job. But there are some friends who aren’t good for you. If you find yourself in a toxic relationship (of any sort from romantic to work) do your best to turn it into a positive one. Don’t allow their negativity to influence you.

There may be some friends which you will see less often. That’s ok. Pray for them,

Finally, don’t let anyone cause you to feel depressed or “less than.” If there is someone in your life who says negative things about you, learn to shake those things off. Don’t drink the poison.

Forgive them and know that God sees you differently.

4.) Find a Life Coach.
Sometimes we all need a little one-on-one help to overcome our issues or figure out how to get around an obstacle. There’s no shame in seeking help. In fact, being willing to ask for help is one of the characteristics of a growth mindset.

So, if you need to, seek out someone who can help you. The rewards will be more than worth the time, money, and effort.