By Mike Anderson (NSBC Founder & CEO)
If you are not getting ahead, you need to change your mindset. The right mindset is success. In your mind are the beliefs and tools you use to get what you want.
Subconsciously, many believe that they are undeserving of success. These people often also feel that success is accidental or comes by luck. But this is not case. Success is attainable and achievable for anyone who has the mindset to receive it.
So what does it take? Let’s take a look at some key success factors:
Be courageous, self-confident and trust yourself
If you can’t trust yourself and believe in yourself, then you can’t achieve anything. Do you believe you are capable of going the distance and landing up where you want to be? The level of your confidence determines your productivity.
Few have what it takes to embrace setbacks and obstacles, but those who do will find opportunity and reward on the way. Be persistent even when it looks difficult and bounce back after every obstacle. Failures are lessons to improve yourself. “Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.” – Robert F. Kennedy
Love what you do
The only way to do great work is to love what you do and follow your heart and passions. If you don’t love what you do…change it now. As the saying goes: “If you love what you do, you will never have to work another day in your life.”
Change the mindset and adopt the “Happiness Factor”
Before we set out to conquer the world, we need to conquer ourselves first. Take responsibility for everything, forgive others, be grateful and count your blessings. Recognise that problems are temporary, accept all things thrown at you, be true, positive and help others. Follow your heart, live in the now – yesterday is history and tomorrow is a mystery. Be decisive and always do what’s right. Don’t focus on the money and be good to yourself. Think and behave like a winner all the time and focus on your goals all day every day. If a goal doesn’t excite you and make you a little nervous you need to think bigger. “If you think big then it’s going to be big” – Emeril Lagasse.
Map your journey
Every journey needs a destination. The same principle applies to life. Having direction is key to getting ahead. When you have a vision for the future then it will be easier to achieve success in life. If you don’t know where you going, how can you expect to get there?
Do great work
- Focus on three things a day that matter the most,
- Learn to say “No”, so when you say “Yes”, it’s real,
- Get rid of what’s not working and change direction,
- Don’t take “no” for an answer.
Make things happen
Don’t wait for things to happen. Successful people are pro-active – they do not wait for someone to hand them something. Successful people have the wisdom to create their own opportunities instead of waiting for them to come their way.
Procrastination is also not only the thief of time but it is the thief of opportunity and it can help to delay your life purpose, thereby obstructing your success.
Surround yourself with the right people
Get rid of “toxic” elements in your life and surround yourself with positive, go-getters.
Now rise to the occasion and take your rightful place in society.