You’ve heard it before. To succeed at anything, you must develop a Success Mind Set but what exactly is “mind set” and how can we use it to our advantage?
Mindset is best described as the mental attitude that takes shape based on life experiences, environment, education and the ideas of the people we interact with the most.
Your mindset influences your interpretation of life’s events and predetermines the way in which you commonly respond to situations. Eventually, your frequent responses settle and become habits, and they give rise to your predominant state of mind.
People with a positive mindset tend to find opportunity in every problem. They are problem solvers by nature while those with a negative mindset feel as if the world is collapsing under their feet every time they encounter an unpleasant life experience.
Obviously, these people’s attitudes are not conductive to creating a state of stability, optimism, well-being and success. For them, a small thing can translate into a huge problem, it’s hard for them to think outside the box, they can’t seem to find solutions, they become easily confused and overwhelmed, and they seem to live in a state of constant anxiety, stress and crisis. Life seems like a real burden for them!
You’ve probably met someone that becomes really anxious at something you wouldn’t even consider a big deal. These individuals don’t have the proper mindset to go through the ups and downs of life without an enormous amount of stress. Usually, they are clueless of the fact that while they have no control of circumstances, they do have total control of how they react to those circumstances.
Their thoughts are the starting point for solving -or not- every problem in life.
In short, having a “Can Do” attitude is the main difference between people with a mindset for success and people who live in confusion and feel crushed at the slightest sign of trouble.
Mind set is directly linked to Thoughts, and… Thoughts become Things.
Here is an example to better understand this concept… Take a look at the chair you’re sitting on while reading this article. Before it existed as a physical object, it was conceived in somebody’s imagination. After that initial idea, the thought of building it came to mind and -eventually- after planing and acting on the idea, it was made a reality. That person had the correct mindset, one of creativity and expectancy of positive outcome.
Now imagine if the person thinking about that chair believed it was going to be a huge problem or insurmountable task task to build it, that nobody would like to sit on chairs, that it was a silly idea, that people were better off without chairs, etc. etc… with the wrong mindset, the list of excuses could be unlimited!
Realize that every single thing ever -tangible or not- created by humans, either positive or negative, started as a thought in someone’s mind. Without the proper mindset and optimistic outlook, we’d still be living in caves and sitting on rocks!
Thus, you are the result of your most common thoughts, the ones you have had throughout your lifetime which have brought about very specific results. While we all have positive and negative thoughts throughout our lives, the life experience we manifest at any given time represents the sum our most predominant thoughts.
Thoughts are powerful indeed. As conscious beings, we have the privilege to control them –by choice. Unfortunately, this is not what most people do. They unconsciously allow their minds to jump from one thought to the next allowing their thoughts to rule their lives without even being aware of it.
But, the important question here is… now that you know what’s going on between your ears, what kind of thoughts will you choose? And most importantly, what kind of life will you choose to lead?
Will you live a life controlled by random thoughts or will you choose your thoughts carefully and develop a success mindset on purpose?
When you get a hold of your thoughts you have the power to create wonderful things in your life, all by just taking command, training and instructing your mind to think properly.
You get to choose what you think!!
Thoughts can be changed and conformed to our advantage, and with this awareness we can develop the right attitude and the mindset needed to succeed at anything we want.
You now you know… you can direct your thoughts at will. All of a sudden the clichéd phrase Success is a MindSet makes perfect sense. Doesn’t it?
“What lies behind us, and what lies before us
are tiny matters, compared to what lies within us.”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
OK, so success is a state of mind but… is that all we need to achieve goals in life?
Many people still claim that more than mindset, success is only the natural result of proper planning, actual preparation, and focused, relentless action.
This is actually true, but there are a number of exceptions that oppose this common belief. If you have ever wondered why two people with the exact same circumstances and with similar goals don’t get the same results, you know that there must be something less obvious that contributed to the success of one and the failure of the other.
Do you believe it has to do with resolve or determination, or maybe with timing or mere luck? It is true that many elements play a part in it; however, more often than not, the main factor is what is going on inside their head. Adopting a success mindset is the determining factor which makes a world of difference between success and failure, regardless of other circumstances. What’s more, some people will achieve success even though the circumstances seem to be all against them.
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