Cultivating a Success Mindset
Most people don’t cultivate a success mindset during their educational years. In fact, some people have their creativity and drive silenced to the point they lose confidence in their ideas and abilities.
So when the time comes to pursue a job, very few have what it takes mentally to go after an entrepreneurial career. Most are content with a corporate position, where they’re told what to do, when to do it, and how.
In order to be your own boss, it requires you to believe in yourself and know that you’re capable of achieving your goals and dreams. You can systematically set yourself up for success if you take steps to mold your mindset for it.
Cultivating a Success Mindset By Fighting Back Against Your Negative Self Belief Systems
Before you can fill your head with a positive mindset, you have to root out the negativity you’re drowning in and silence it so that it can’t taint your future happiness and self-assuredness.
Take time to analyze any saboteurs within your mental outlook about your career and potential for success. Do you live in extreme thoughts, using words like always, never, can’t, and so on?
People always let you down. You’ll never succeed. You can’t do something. The list goes on. These limiting words and phrases prevent you from growing beyond the stagnant point you’re at now.
You need to stop using language that diminishes your abilities. You have to treat yourself with promise, just as you would your own child if you were motivating them with uplifting words.
Start to recognize every time you have a dreary outlook about your career or projects. Stop it in its tracks and replace it with something more reasonable and reliable. You want to take responsibility and believe that you have the power to get on the right track.
Instead of saying people always let you down, think about how you’re taking control to ensure you have the right people aligned with you. Instead of saying you’ll never succeed, focus on your upcoming projects and visualize you hitting it out of the ballpark.
Eliminate the word can’t from your vocabulary. If you choose not to do something, that’s one thing. But with the right learning material, practice and time, you can do whatever you set your mind to!
Allowing negative self-beliefs to take root and thrive in your head is like poisoning the well before you have a drink. You don’t want to set yourself up for failure before you even try – you want to have the door wide open for your success.
Cultivating a Success Mindset By Surrounding Yourself with Winners
There’s an old saying: “You are who you hang around.” Or, as Jim Rohn once said, “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” And this is true, especially when it comes to your business efforts.
It happens with many things in life – even eating habits. It’s been proven that people often overeat in social situations because subconsciously, they want to mimic the behaviors of others and fit in.
In work issues, things are often the same. So you want to make sure that the people you surround yourself with possess the same traits and qualities that you, yourself want to have.
Think about what you’d like to have in terms of work beliefs and abilities and then befriend people who represent those for you. For example, you might wish you were better at not abandoning projects in mid-stream.
Find someone who routinely launches products and follows their vision through to completion. Over time, you’ll watch as their consistency and commitment allows them to achieve great success, and this will rub off on you.
Or maybe you wish you had the confidence of a success marketer. Pick out
one of the people in your networking circles who has a healthy ego and
watch how they post on social media, how they speak to their
subscribers, and everything they do to show others that if they believe
in themselves, then others can, too.
Success isn’t just about money. You’ll notice if you focus on cultivating a success mindset by via wealthy marketers in your groups, that some of them may have lots of money in the bank, but lack true happiness.
What’s the use of earning good money if you’re miserable with it? So if you have a negative mindset, where you always feel grumpy and annoyed, surround yourself with people who project happiness.
At first, you might feel like a foreign object standing out among these positive influences. But give it time to seep into your own beliefs. Try not to fight it. Watch their behaviors and thought processes if they speak about them, and try to apply them to your own life.
Go one step further and watch how they live their lives. You may find that the best motivational friends exercise daily, eat healthier or get more sleep. The stability in other areas of their lives may give you hints about how to craft one for yourself to support your business success, too.
Read Part II of Cultivating A Success Mindset
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