The Breakthrough Mindset Shift

The Breakthrough Mindset Shift

Let's take a long, deep breath.

Relax your shoulders.

Allow your arms to fall toward the ground as you settle in.

I’ve been asked about what mindset ‘breakthroughs’ I've experienced that have contributed to feeling more present, more consistently.

We all have fantasies about what we hope might happen in our lives — what we, and our lives, might ‘become’ in the future.

A powerful realization is that when some version of your personal fantasy becomes reality, it will likely simply mean that you've learned to conduct a larger orchestra within whatever domain your personal development(s) (i.e., your personal mastery, or expertise, or growth) has occurred during your life.

The second half of that ‘breakthrough mindset’ is recognizing that being a ‘player’ in the orchestra of life can always be as beautiful a part of your life’s journey as conducting an orchestra can be.

They are different in type, not kind.

When you’re deeply present, you are as fully alive as you can ever be.

When you’re fully embodying your life’s unique journey, sometimes you're playing solo, other times you’re playing in the orchestra, and other times you may be conducting.

That mindset helps keep you from distorting your fantasies about what the future may or may not bring, while also acknowledging that by consistently attending to the present moment you’re living an unfathomably complex and beautiful existence.

Your orchestra may grow, or not, throughout your life.

Regardless, that ‘breakthrough mindset’ encourages you to return your attention to the present moment always — which deepens your unique relationship to life throughout your life.

That’s why I find it so powerful.

Take another long, deep breath and listen to life with me with 100% of your attention.

Allow that idea to sink in a bit, if it resonates.

100% focus, right here.


Getting in touch with a sense of yourself as a conductor, an orchestra player AND a soloist can release you from ‘future fear’ too.

The mindset releases you from distortions in your fantasies about what success or failure ‘must’ to look like for you.

Imagining your life as being better in the future can subtly imply to yourself that the present moment will always be a problem — which is a self-defeating mindset.

Instead of trying to control the future, the breakthrough mindset shifts you into living this moment fully.

It shifts you back into awareness that your life is always taking place in this perfect present moment.

Invariably, the breakthrough mindset reminder returns your attention to listening to life to live fully right now.

So let’s do that.

Let’s listen in full presence together for a little while longer.

Feel life flowing into and through you.

The breakthrough mindset is also a reminder that the most wonderful experiences of our lives so often occur when we feel deeply embedded with others — with family, friendship, and or, community.

Within those containers of love, you know and feel yourself as a singular aspect of this miraculous symphony we share.

Let's take one more long, deep breath and shift again with the breakthrough mindset.

The best reminder of life’s never-ending beauty comes from placing your attention fully in the present moment.

Listen to life with me with 100% of your attention for a while longer.

Focus 100% of your attention on listening with your ears, and your eyes, and your body now.


Do you notice a difference in how you feel?

Can you feel any shift that has occurred in your state of mind and body?

Listen to life with me with 100% of your attention for 15 more seconds.


I wish you all the best with your fantasies and your reality — your life’s unique and beautiful journey.

Have a great rest of your day.

I'll talk to you soon.

Stay present,


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OnePerfect Shift is an audio letter from a psychologist that shifts you into a better state of mind anytime. Each post gives you a fresh look at your relationship to your mind and reminds you how much control you can have over your life experience.