It may be that your state of mind can make the difference between success and failure, be it in business, your career or in your personal life. There is no doubt that learning to develop a Success Mindset will make a difference in your personal satisfaction and how others view your efforts. But if a success mindset is key, how do you develop a successful mindset?
Here are 7 tips:
Having impossible-to-reach goals is a good way to set yourself up not only for discouragement, but for failure. You want to have goals that are high enough to inspire you, but not so high that you miss them again and again. If you are having trouble meeting your goals you will stop thinking positively about them. So, if that’s happening to you right now, stop and take an assessment of your goals. Maybe you need to pull your goals back down a little bit, or it might be that you need to chunk them down in smaller sized goals, or maybe spread them over a longer period of time. Whatever might be your situation, try to bring your goals in balance with your realistic resources… Resources being time, money, energy, skills, and knowledge.
On the other hand, you might find yourself getting negative about your success because you are not challenged. If it is just too easy to meet your goals, perhaps your goals are not high enough. Challenge yourself, but keep it manageable and realistic.
Keep Positive Company
When you hang around with negative nay-sayers, it tends to rub off. Your acquaintances might be jealous of you, too, and threatened by your success. Try to keep company with upbeat people whose excitement is contagious.
Write Your Dreams And Goals
Keep a list handy of all the reasons you want success in achieving a specific dream or goal. Look at it whenever you feel overwhelmed or negative. Remind yourself of why you’re doing this. This list might include financial goals, too, and why you want to earn that money.
Don’t Blame Others
Don’t blame others for your failures. Of course, it’s not positive to beat yourself up over your failures, either. The healthy way to handle failure is to take responsibility for the failure and learn from it. Think of it as a motivational moment and a learning curve – you can improve and not make the same mistakes again.
Sometimes, you can exhibit a negative mindset by being too cautious. If you always feel the need to have several back-up plans before taking any risk or venture, it can hold you back. Being sensible about risks is healthy, but being overly cautious can paralyze you.
Be Confident in Your Abilities
Sometimes it’s hard to believe in yourself and your talents. But if you want to develop a positive mindset, you need to think well of yourself and your skills. Have confidence in your skills. There may be others who have similar skills, but no one has your personality behind them.
Here is a video of an interview with Professor Carol Dweck explaining her research that shows how important it is for learners to link their Success Mindset with their effort.
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