Change the way you think, think out of the box and you’ll achieve the positive mindset critical to success.
You might have met with people who are pessimistic and full of negativity, who always says “it is not possible” and criticize those around them. Their negative mindset is like planting a single seed and expecting enormous production from it, the next day.
A positive mindset is imperative to achieving your long and short-term goals and dreams in life. According to mindset expert, Angie Zimmerman, my contemporary author of 7 Steps to Master Your Mind to Increase Sales and Productivity; this kind of mindset can be cultivated, but only if you are determined to open yourself up to new ways of thinking and dreaming big.
Consider the following 5 elements to help you develop a successful mindset.
1. Have A Growth Mindset
2. No Risk, No Reward [NO PAIN – NO GAIN]
3. Embrace Your Failures And Move On
4. Fill Your Mind With Positive Thoughts
5. Stay Focused
HAVE A GROWTH MINDSET
Success is not a trait in the gene of successful people, its a habit successful people had formed. Having a success-driven mindset to achieving your goals pays best as it makes you understand who you truly are and what you want to achieve.
Lee Iacocca, once said “You can have brilliant ideas, but if you can’t get them across, your ideas won’t get you anywhere”, because success and everything that is great today was never achieved without a mindset to achieve success. Therefore you should always be success-driven at all times to achieve your goals, be it long or short term.
NO RISK, NO GAIN – [No Pain, No Gain]
Successful people like Bill Gates took a bold step by risking what they have to become what they are today.
If you want to succeed, you should strike out new paths by risking what you have now, rather than travel the worn out paths of accepted success.
If you want to start a snail farm, you should consider, Snail eating birds and other predators – This is a good example of taking a risk. You’re risking the money you invested in snail farming and if you probably succeeded, the gain is tremendous due to the reason that snail farming is a lucrative business in any country.
EMBRACE YOUR FAILURES AND MOVE ON
Reportedly, IBM (International Business Machines Corporation) Tom Watson was asked if he was going to fire an employee who made a mistake that cost IBM $600.00; He said, “No, I just spent $600 training him. Why would I want somebody to hire his experience?”
“Failure is the opportunity to begin again, more intelligently” – Henry Ford
A man must be big enough to embrace failures, admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them and strong enough to correct them and move on.
FILL YOUR MIND WITH POSITIVE THOUGHTS
Believe you will succeed: Believing in yourself will make you stand out from the crowd and it will help you create a successful reality. Give yourself the benefit of the doubt and believe that you will succeed in fulfilling your goals.
Analyze what went wrong: Thinking positively doesn’t mean denying that there is anything wrong. Instead, give yourself some time to think about the things that led up to your current situation so you can avoid future mistakes and look toward a more positive tomorrow.
Give yourself credit: Often when we feel frustrated or upset we only concentrate on the bad things or the mistakes we’ve made instead of giving ourselves credit for what we do right. Allow yourself to feel confident about the things you have accomplished, even if you’ve messed up in other areas.
If you want to avoid diversion and focus more on your task, the best way is to stay motivated to finish your task. You should consider writing down a list of why you should get some works done, and look down at this reason several times a day, to remind yourself why it’s necessary to focus and not be tempted by any sort of distractions.
You should consider the above-listed strategies to develop your mindset for success and surely, your success story will be heard and read by successful people.