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When it comes to success or even happiness, mindset is a huge factor. Even more so than what you have, or the natural abilities you possess. There are plenty of really intelligent and really capable people living mediocre, or even miserable lives. There are plenty of rich people who are lost, lonely, and depressed. Sure, having a certain level of material comfort helps. However, if you have the right mindset, your chances of success (however you define it) are much greater.
I think anything is possible if you have the mindset and the will and desire to do it and put the time in.
– Roger Clemens
When things don’t go your way, if all you do is go and hide or rant, then your situation is unlikely to improve. If you spend all your energies focusing on things you don’t want, and everything that is wrong with you and with your life, you are giving improvements no room to move in.
Your performance in the world is simply the result of the things you believe. If you really don’t think you’re the kind of person who produces epic results or becomes uber-fit or creates a financial fortune or elevates entire communities, then you’re just not going to do what it takes to make these visions real.
– Robin Sharma
Get your journal out, and answer this question – What do you believe about your self?
Do you consider yourself a winner? You don’t have to be the smartest or the most beautiful or most connected. You just have to be the person who refuses to give up until they win. You just have to keep going when others quit. You have to believe. Really believe. Have faith in yourself, and know that you can do anything you set your mind to.
Do you have that mindset?
That kind of belief requires will power and self-discipline. It requires faith. It is not easy in the beginning, because it requires you to change the way you think about yourself. But it is possible. And once you do it, it’s easy.
So think about this today.
Do you have a positive mindset?
How does your mindset affect the quality of your life?
How does your mindset affect your dreams and your ability to achieve them?
Journal about these questions today, and in the next post, we will talk about how to cultivate a more positive mindset.
And no matter what your dreams, remember this:
Turning pro is a mindset. If we are struggling with fear, self-sabotage, procrastination, self-doubt etc. the problem is, we’re thinking like amateurs. Amateurs don’t show up. Amateurs crap out. Amateurs let adversity defeat them. The pro thinks differently. He shows up, he does his work, he keeps on truckin’, no matter what.
– Steven Pressfield