1. Choose the Right Mindset
There are two types of mindsets; a fixed mindset and a growth mindset. The mindset that you choose dramatically dictates how you experience anything in life.
If you want to have the right attitude for success, it’s crucial to adopt a growth mindset. Champions, in sports and in business, always choose to operate from a growth mindset. Notice how I said the word “choose” in the previous statement.
Because at the end of the day, the mindset that you adopt is a choice.
You can choose to believe your talents are fixed (fixed mindset) or that you can learn anything (growth mindset). You can want to think the world is against you or that the Universe is conspiring to help you succeed at every turn.
I’ve found that two main qualities seem to appear in almost all successful people I work with. They all have optimism and confidence within themselves. They choose to have these qualities in their life. And I invite you to adopt these principles as well.
Optimism is needed to be successful because you must think everything will work out, even if the odds are stacked against you. When you’re chasing your dreams, the world is already telling you it impossible and that you should probably give up. But it’s up to you to believe in yourself when no one else does.
Finally, you need the confidence to back it up. I’ve found that confidence comes from competence.
The better you get at anything, whether it’s sports, digital marketing, sales, etc., the more confident, you will become. If you aren’t satisfied with yourself yet, focus on becoming an expert in your industry and building your skills. The feeling of confidence will follow.
2. Craft A Positive Self-Image
As William James said, “People tend to become what they think about themselves.”
So what do you think about yourself? What do you say to yourself when you look in the mirror every morning?
Are you proud of yourself and what you’re working towards? Or do you hate yourself and continuously beat yourself up?
Your self-talk plays a massive role in developing a positive mindset. Like choosing the right mindset, saying positive things to yourself is a choice, as well.
The problem is that most people have negative self-talk, which is hugely disempowering. If you say or think negative things about yourself regularly, your brain will pick up this habit. Anytime that you think about something over and over again, your mind will form a belief from that thought, whether it’s good or bad.
So instead of saying and thinking bad things about yourself, learn to love yourself. Choose to become your own best friend.