You’ve heard it before. “Success is a state of mind”. Some may argue that success is a result of luck, while others profess it to be the result of the careful planning, preparation and of course, focused action. Yes, the latter is somewhat true but you will also see that there are some exceptions to this rule.
How often have you heard of two people attempting the same objective only to have one of them succeed? Have you ever wondered why this is so? Perhaps it is luck, or timing or even tenacity. Possibly, but in more cases than not, it is the person’s mindset that is the determining factor in whether the result is failure or success.
So, what is a mindset? In most cases, this refers to the predominant state of mind on a daily basis. It is what one thinks about, focuses on and expects from their daily experiences. When one typically thinks negative thoughts, expects the worse or is pessimistic about life, then that is exactly what will be attracted into their life. Conversely, with positive thoughts and a success mindset, you will expect only the best and focus on a successful outcome, and yes, you will win most if not every time.
This seems to make sense. But then you may wonder how it works, or why a success mindset is so important.
A success mindset is crucial if we are to achieve the life we desire for many reasons, but here are three crucial ones.
1) A success mind-set boosts your self-confidence and self-belief.
When you hold a lack of belief in yourself a sense of powerlessness and futility usually comes along with it, and this is the exact opposite of a holding a success mind-set. Lack of confidence means you see no point in even attempting to be successful because it just doesn’t happen to or for you. Obviously, this type of mind-set is a recipe for failure in any endeavor.
Having a true success mind-set, on the other hand, means you totally believe in yourself and in your capabilities. You believe you can be successful at almost everything you try, and you’re willing to give it your best shot. And as you strive more and more, the more confidence and self-belief you build in yourself – until you’re virtually unstoppable!
2) A success mind-set strengthens your determination.
When you do not hold a success mind-set, one failure is enough to convince you that pursuing your goal is a waste of time. Tenacity and determination are not present in your world. When you don’t become a raging success on your first attempt, you surmise that it simply wasn’t meant to be. Unfortunately, few things worth having are obtained so easily!
A success mind-set, however, strengthens your awareness that a failure is not the end of the story – the feedback you receive is telling you that it’s just one more way that didn’t work out the way you planned. In fact, a true success mind-set makes it obvious that the only true failure occurs when you stop trying.
3) A success mind-set encourages fruitful actions.
Have you ever found yourself either confused or wandering round in circles because you didn’t know the best way to approach a specific goal? Perhaps you had an idea of the best course of action but you felt intimidated by some of the action steps required. As a result, you may have kept sabotaging your efforts as you searched in vain for an easier or less frightening way to your goal.
With a true success mind-set, you will always know the most effective course of action that will lead directly to achieving your goal. You will also have the inner confidence and determination to pursue them – which is a sure recipe for . . . you guessed it; success!
To develop a success mind-set you need to incorporate the following ten qualities:
1. Reach and strive for your dreams
2. Think positively
3. Believe in yourself
4. Believe you can do better
5. Learn, grow and develop constantly
6. Be willing to take chances
7. Give it your all
8. Expect the best in every situation
9. Be willing to fail
10. When you fall down, pick yourself up and try again
By following the above strategies, you will not only feel more successful from the inside, but your results will be more in line with those of a person with a true success mindset.
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