Some people argue that success is the end result of careful planning and execution. Without the right action plan, you can't possibly hope to succeed.
But that argument doesn't really hold water when you dig deeper into it.
After all, how do you explain it when two people attempt to achieve the same goal - and use the same action plan to try and get there - but only one of them succeeds? Is it sheer luck? A matter of good timing?
More often than not, the successful person has one very important thing that the other person doesn't - the right mindset.
Your mindset is the way that you think about, focus on, and expect certain things from your daily experiences. If you have a negative mindset, you'll expect the worst and feel pessimistic about your options. And you know what? That means you'll likely draw the negative right into your life.
But, on the other hand, if you have a positive mindset, you'll expect the best. You'll be able to focus on a successful outcome, and most of the time, that's exactly what you'll get!
1. The right mindset boosts your self-confidence.
If you don't believe in yourself, you probably see no point in trying anything because you feel powerless. There's no point in even attempting to be successful because it won't happen.
But when you have a positive mindset, you believe that you can go out and succeed. As a result, you're willing to (legitimately!) give something your best shot. And, the more you do - and the more you succeed at - the more self-confidence you'll build. Eventually, you'll be unstoppable!
2. The right mindset makes you more determined.
If you have a negative mindset, tenacity and determination simply don't exist in your world. If you don't become a raging success the very first time you try something, you assume that it wasn't meant to be. Unfortunately, though, most of the big goals aren't achieved on the first go-around! To truly get what you want, you usually have to try and fail a few times along the way.
When you have a positive mindset, you know that failure isn't the end of the story. In fact, you believe that the real failure is to stop trying altogether.
3. The right mindset creates the right action plan.
If you have a negative mindset - and, thus, don't believe in yourself - you may feel intimidated by some of the steps in your action plan. As a result, you try and skip them, or you search for a less scary way to achieve your goal. Unfortunately, that simply won't work!
With a positive mindset, you'll have the self-confidence and the determination to pursue the proper action plan. You won't try to skip over anything or search in vain for other alternatives.
So, how do you create the right mindset?
- Think positively.
- Believe in yourself.
- Believe that you can do better.
- Be willing to learn, grow, and develop so that you can do better.
- Be willing to take chances.
- Expect the best in every situation.
- Be willing to fail.
- Get back up when you fall down.
- Give it your all, each and every time.
Follow these steps and you can't help but be successful!
The very best definition I ever came across was in Wallace D. Wattles' book How to get What You Want. Here it is:
"Getting what you want is success..."
That's it! It's that simple...
"Getting what you want is success..."
He went on to say this about it:
"... and success is an effect, coming from the application of a cause. Success is essentially the same in all cases; the difference is in the things the successful people want, but not in the success. Success is essentially the same, whether it results in the attainment of health, wealth, development or position; success is attainment, without regard to the things attained. And it is a law in nature that like causes always produce like effects; therefore, since success is the same in all cases, the cause of success must be the same in all cases."
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