How do you develop a mindset for success?
Depending on what your definition of success is, what your current situation is and the goal you’re aiming for, this is different for everyone.
For some with positive role models, this has been ingrained from a young age and may come more naturally. For others, their lack of successful role models is the driving factor for becoming so themselves.
Does that make it easier for one or the other? Possibly, as having financial resources, access to those whom you aspire to be like and a foundational belief that you CAN are all make or break links in the defining moments when you can either push through the darkness or “give up.”
So, regardless of your background and especially if you think the chips are stacked against you, how do you develop a mindset for success?
1) We’ve all heard the quote “you are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with.”
To some this may be a relief and to others, their worst nightmare. It doesn’t mean that you don’t have work to do if your core group is solid and it also doesn’t mean you’re SOL if your circle is less than stellar.
If your main 5 needs an upgrade there are several options:
- spend your free time reading, listening to podcasts and videos from people who do inspire you. Share these concepts with your friends and see if they’re receptive, maybe they’re not happy with the status quo either.
- start networking - with the internet, even living remotely isn’t an excuse for not pursuing what you want. Search for online or in person communities who share your interests. Check out meetup.com, your local church or religious organization, gym or just google.
2) The law of attraction has become a hot topic and by now you’ve probably tried it. If you’re reading this there’s probably a good chance it hasn’t worked out quite like you’d hoped.
LOA is NOT about just sitting on your couch imagining the life you desire and waiting for it to come to you.
It IS about writing down, expressing what you hope to accomplish, including the feelings associated with those goals and then BECOMING that person.
What does that person do/think/read/speak about, etc. daily?
It all starts in the mind but is accomplished through the work. You can’t become without showing up. Show up in every area of your life - in every relationship and interaction and the connections and resources you need will show up as well.
Instead of trying so hard to “make it happen,” show up, do the work daily and let it unfold. Miracles are much better than magic.
Another important component is keeping an open mind of exactly how your goals will “manifest”. If you’re so laser focused on how you think things will appear there’s a good chance you’ll miss out on something even better.
3) Please remember; it’s not all about you.
In my opinion, this one is most important. I don’t know anyone who wouldn’t love to be successful with money flowing into their bank account each month but greed will get you nowhere fast.
The world doesn’t need more rich and “successful” people. The world needs more good, more light, more justice and ultimately love. For one another and for ourselves. If you incorporate that idea into your plan for success, whether you believe it or not; you’ll be supported by a force much bigger than yourself.
“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”
- Howard Thurman
4) Lastly - follow a system. Stay organized. Be consistent and keep it simple.
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Who will you BE today?