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This is why you’re not getting ahead

Article 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.

Success is attainable and achievable for anyone who has the mindset to receive it. Many feel they subconsciously believe that they are undeserving of success. These people who believe that they are undeserving of success feel that success is accidental or comes by luck.

Let’s take a look at a few life-changing tips

The root of success comes from courage, self-confidence and trust

If you can’t trust yourself and believe in yourself – then you can’t achieve anything. Do you believe you are capable to go the distance and land up where you want to be? The level of your self-confidence determines your productivity.

Be persistent even when it looks too hard

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts” – Winston Churchill.

Importantly, force yourself to bounce back after every obstacle. Failures are lessons to improve yourself, as long as you learn from each failure.

The only way to do great work is to follow your heart, passion and intuition                         

If you don’t love what you do; change NOW. Disliking or hating what you do will force you to live a life of mediocrity until you decide to make the necessary changes i.e. to follow your heart and intuition. As the saying goes: If you love what you do, you will never have to work another day in your life.

Before we set out to conquer the world, we need to conquer ourselves first         

 “If you think big then it’s going to be big” – Emeril Lagasse.      

Live in the Now. Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, the time is now. Be decisive. Think and behave like a winner all the time. 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.

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

There are three steps to doing great work. They are:

  • Focus on three things a day what matters most,
  •  Learn to say “no”, so when you say “yes”, it’s real,
  • Identify and get rid of what’s not working and change direction.

Keep doing this all the time.

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.

Don’t procrastinate

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 thwarting 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.

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