Success doesn’t just happen to you. You need to create it.
I’ve seen many articles on why most people will never be successful. But, today, I wanted to write one on how you can be.
Because those who achieved their dream success (and what that means is different for each person) aren’t smarter than you. They didn’t have an easier life or better circumstances than you. They just did things that most people don’t want to do long enough to see their dream results come to fruition.
The underlying principles of their success aren’t complicated. However, this doesn’t mean they’re easy. What doesn’t make them easy is that you need to persist and keep going no matter what happens, giving you a myriad of excuses to stop.
So what are those things that if you master help you achieve anything you want?
Everything starts in your mind.
Everything is created twice, first in mind, and then in reality.Robert Sharma
For example, this creation can be fear and thought that you cannot achieve your dreams and live at the level you want. And we all know that this thought isn’t that difficult to have.
Our brains are wired to look for danger, to be negative to keep us alive. What worked for the humans in caveman ages a long time ago is an obstacle that we now need to learn to deal with and control to achieve our full potential.
On the other hand, when you do that and intentionally redirect your thinking, you make your mind an ally in pursuing the dream life you want. The success you want to achieve. It doesn’t matter how in the beginning. What matters is that you intentionally paint that picture in your mind, so it starts looking for it and help create it.
It’s just like buying a new car. Before you decided on a make and model, you barely saw such cars on the streets. But then, once you made the decision, all the same vehicles (even the same color as you want) appeared on the road. Just as if everyone went and bought the very car you want the day you made the decision about getting it.
Has this happened to you?
I bet it did. This was your brain having a thought you implanted in it working for you and scanning the environment to confirm that thought and help you make it a reality.
Now you can do the same thing with your dream business or life in general. Start knowing what you want and planting those images in your brain to work for you, not against you. And whenever negative thoughts come back, redirect them to the ones that serve you.
So once you have the right thought, then what’s next?
What we think about affects how we feel about ourselves and the environment around us.
When you think negative thoughts: “I’m not good enough,” “I’ll never be able to do it,” “I’m too busy.” How do you usually feel at that moment? I’m guessing not very motivated to take action.
And when you don’t take action, procrastinate or just take it half-convinced, it’s hard to achieve anything you want, don’t you agree?
Now, think of the last time you had positive, creative thoughts. The ones that say, “Yes, you can do this!” “You did this and this in the past, so you can do anything.” Or even “I’m choosing to believe that I can do this, despite my current reality, and I’ll take action towards it now.” How do these make you feel? Motivated, wanting to act now, excited, and happy? Exactly!
Just like you can help your mind with intentional thoughts, mediation, affirmations, and other positive inputs, you can also help yourself with feelings.
Practicing gratitude, doing things that bring you joy, or spending time with the loved ones are all things that can help you raise your vibe.
I don’t want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them.Oscar Wilde
When you’re able to positively impact your thoughts, you’ll also be able to influence how you feel. And when those feelings serve you, they will push you to the third part of success, which action.
Taking action is the third step to achieving success. All 3 are equally important, and none can be skipped. You can have the best thoughts and feelings in the world, but nothing good will come your way if you don’t act on them.
Actions require discipline, routine, and habits that help you push through even on the “I feel not so good days.” Action creates momentum that beats procrastination. As well as building plans and focusing only on essential things.
To paraphrase Jim Rohn, you don’t want to major in minor and trivial things. You want to major in major matters 😊.
And if one of the essential things is your business, then taking strategic action is key to its growth.
In summary, as humans, we are beautiful, complicated, and holistic beings.
Our thoughts, feelings, and actions affect each other and cannot be separated. Those who achieve their dream level of success learn how to control all three and direct them to play into their advantage.
And don’t get me wrong, they don’t do it all by themselves. The most successful people intentionally get help along the way. As I said in the beginning, this formula is simple but far from easy (that’s why most people cannot do it).
But I know that’s not you. Why? Because you’re here reading this article. You’re someone who wants to achieve your full potential, someone who’s willing to learn how to get there. And if you’re ready for help with that, schedule a free consult with me here.