If you learn to master your mindset, you hold the keys to the castle. Said differently, changing the way you think can be the key to getting the results you want in your life.

Too often, what holds us back — from our goals and dreams — is us…our negative thoughts, our self-limiting beliefs and our fragile mindsets. Yet, when you work on your mindset, everything changes for the better.

Here are 8 powerful mindset hacks that will change your life — and may very well rock your world.

  1. Your thoughts shape your life. Everything starts with a thought, which impacts your feelings, actions, and ultimately, your results. If you’re not happy with the results in your life, you have the power to change everything simply by changing your thoughts.
  2. Identify your thoughts. Are your thoughts negative or positive? Do they support the results you want in life?
  3. You can’t change the past. What’s done is done. Accept that you can’t change events of the past (although you can learn from them) and stop wondering “what if”.
  4. Worry is a waste of time. Worrying is one of the most useless, wasteful emotions we can experience, yet it is one of the most common. If we learn to let go of this emotion, our lives will be so much easier.
  5. Embrace what you can control. Focus on the areas of life that are within your control — the things that you can affect and have power over changing.
  6. People vs your mindset. Be mindful of the people you surround yourself with. Keep your distance from people who bring you down, such energy out of you, make you feel bad or don’t serve you any value.
  7. Ask questions. Ask questions that support the results you want in your life. How can you feel happier? How can you achieve your goal? What can you do today to move forward?
  8. Enjoy the ride. Once you get to a milestone, another one appears…and then another…and another. We tend to keep moving our eyes forward, never fully allowing ourselves to enjoy the process and celebrate key victories along the way. Enjoy the ride; it’s all about the process.