How mindset affects your Success?
One of the most popular books on the personal finance space is “Rich Dad, Poor Dad.” It was based on the author interacting with two “fatherly figures" (his dad and his friend's dad).
Both had vastly different financial success and mindset towards success.
When Robert Kiyosaki took time to recollect their words and actions they took daily he discovered MINDSET was the biggest factor that contributed to their different financial successes in life.
Mindset affects the way we see the same things, the meaning we attach to the same situations, the questions we ask ourselves when we face difficult situations.
"I can't afford this" and doing nothing about it vs “How can I afford this” and taking action - same situation, different mindset, different level of success.
The one major limit to wealth and success in life is how we constrain ourselves with the mind.
Its not just about financial success but success in all other aspects of our lives e.g. fitness, career goals, health, and all our dreams and aspirations.
10 Ways Mindset affects your Success
1. Taking full Responsibility for your life
Jocko Willink wrote a book and talked about “Extreme Ownership” being the #1 reason people fail or succeed.
Its easy to be trapped in self-doubt, blaming others, depression and toxic relationships when you have a poor mindset. .
Commit to taking 100% responsibility for your life and develop a growth mindset and you can naturally grow to become a person that can achieve success and attract like-minded people that’ll take you closer to your goals.
2. Staying consistent
Consistency is never something people do out of mistake but through dedicated effort.
If you want to achieve success in anything – you have to make a decision and make dedicated effort to stay consistent at it.
Work on your Mindset to avoid common pitfalls that can prevent your success and growth in life and your business by creating a game plan today and take consistent action.
3. Maintaining the Right Attitude
Having a positive attitude towards your goals will increase the likelihood of success.
Success is not linear! It takes you believing it is possible then with time and consistent efforts you’ll make it happen.
The most successful people are self-driven and maintain the right attitude towards their success. They take advice and think through decisions but they don’t wait for luck, mentors or their coaches to do the work for them.
Having the right Mindset is critically important, and not only to your business success but also your personal life
4. Taking Risks
All successful people I know have taken one risk or the other. They don’t just pause or go into safety mode after any success but they keep on more calculated risks.
Have you ever been with people that are afraid to take the tinniest risks about problems?
If you’re afraid to give your dreams a shot – work on changing your mindset today so you can learn to take risks.
Sometimes you just need to ask yourself and people ahead of you the Ask the right questions to develop the habit of taking risks. Good questions will get you answers and Good answers will help you reach your goals.
I’ve lost quite a decent amount in building my business (chicken change to any Rich fella here). But I can tell you even to my surprise– I was hardly shaken by any failure because I had developed the right mindset of success from start.
Successful people don’t dwell or complain about failures because they have a mindset of perseverance to get to their desired destination.
My Friend Josh Cousins says it best in his coaching and mastermind here:
“If you go into this business with a half heart, or decide to just quit after a few days of not getting the results you want, then you're going to fail. So many people compare themselves to those who have been been making 6, 7 and even 8 figure commissions but what they don't understand is these people have been in this game for YEARS mastering their craft. They've gone through the process of trying and failing themselves, but the difference is they didn't give up. They committed to spending each and every single day mastering their craft, and they had the persistence to keep on going even when it looked like they were never going to succeed. THAT is what separates those who succeed from those who fail. Sheer fucking persistence and an insane drive is needed to become successful.”
6. Change your Environment
Once you realize that your 𝐞𝐧𝐯𝐢𝐫𝐨𝐧𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐲𝐬 𝐚 𝐡𝐮𝐠𝐞 𝐫𝐨𝐥𝐞 𝐢𝐧 your 𝐬𝐮𝐜𝐜𝐞𝐬𝐬 then you start being more conscious of who you associate with and where you spend time in.
Its important to surround yourself with people smarter and more successful than you.
Surrounding yourself with people who believe in you and are supportive of your goals can provide motivation and encouragement.
7. Going the Extra mile
Successful people go the extra mile – that is one big reason they are successful in the first place. They don’t do more than they’re paid because of boredom or luck but by cultivating the “extramile-mindset” required to be successful.
When its uncomfortable you have a choice of moaning , complaining and blamed everything around you or instead going the extra mile, and doing everything in your power to achieve the level of success you have been dreaming of!
First you need to be clear about your why. Also in line is– if you love what you do – you won’t mind going the extra mile. This is key to develop conviction and bring results (success) consistently.
Imagine the likes of late Kobe Bryant achieving all that feats without having any love for Basketball.
Having a love for what you do especially when it aligns with your values and purpose is a plus that makes work not to feel like work.
8. Building a Solid Foundation
What are you doing now plus your beliefs that is stopping you from your own growth?
Kick out Ego, Greed, Fear of your own growth, Scarcity and replace them with Gratitude mindset, Abundance mindset and Growth mindset to build a solid a rock-solid foundation to achieve success.
The key is to replace old limiting beliefs and installing more empowering ones.
It takes self-awareness to change your language! Instead of “What if I fail,” “what if everything goes wrong” to “what if I Succeed” “what if everything goes right” and expecting success instead of failure.
Commit to laying the foundation for your success first by laying them down each and every day, soon you'll find yourself a castle.
9. Investing in Yourself
This can mean reading the right books, meditating, having proper health, and building and maintaining a strong positive mindset.
Successful people have a mindset of taking care of their bodies to prevent burnout, reinvesting their earnings into growing their self and businesses and still believe that they have more to learn.
You don’t need to be "rich" or "successful" to invest in yourself. Change your mindset from waiting to have figured everything out to investing time to learn from books and educational materials and getting mentorship and coaches.
10. Have a solid Vision
Most of us were taught to 'work hard... get good marks... get into a good college... then get a job" - the middle class dream and vision.
It takes a powerful mindset and attitude to have a big vision.
Visualise achieving your goals to make them seem more attainable, and help you stay on track. No matter what happens keep you vision in tact – no one can take it from you. Its only lost when you give up.
People who don't have the same goals and vision as you will never understand why you do what you do. Success is what happens unexpectedly, from your efforts to create your exact vision.
So get clear on your vision, raise your priorities and manage your time effectively, take action daily so you can reach your desired goals and dreams.
I’ll leave you with a quote from Vishien in his book - Code of the Extraordinary
“I’ve observed that almost all of the extraordinary people I’ve met or read about have one thing in common: They have a vision for their future. It may be a new piece of art to create, a service or product to bring to the world, a mountain to climb, or a family to raise. These people live in the future in some way. Conventional spiritual growth advocates talk about the need to be “present.” I believe that being present is only part of the story. Happiness in the now grounds you in the present. But you need bold dreams pulling you forward, too. Extraordinary people intend to leave a mark on the world”
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