Reading several biographies of successful people and some of the world’s most famous personal development books, there are mindsets that can be seen throughout each of the most successful peoples’ journeys. Mindsets that defy the norm that many people feel are “impossible” to maintain over a longer period of time. Here are those mindsets:
“I have a vision.”
Do you have a vision for your life? Where do you want to be 10/15 years from now?
Although long-term planning is not the most effective tool, because you cannot predict the future. It is good to know where you want to be in the long term so you can make micro goals on how you want to achieve it. This means is that each step you take is for a bigger purpose – where you want to be in the long term.
“Failure motivates me.”
Where other people quit because of failure, you need to accept the challenge. As Napoleon Hill said:” Failure is a man-made circumstance. It is never real until it has been accepted by man as permanent.”
Failure is a mindset, but failure is also a lesson that teaches you what not to do, so you do not make the same mistakes. This means, in a figurative sense that failure does not exist if you train yourself to learn from it.
“I always think about my audience.”
Who is your audience? Think about it. This is a point where you have to make a decision who your content is for. Have you ever asked someone what their target group is and they answered: “everyone”? This means that the content they produce is too broad and is not focused. If your target group is dog lovers between 25-40 years old, then do not target your content towards animal lovers in general. Everyone is welcome to enjoy your content, but always remember your audience.
“I must nourish my mind daily.”
Take some time aside every day to make sure you read up on relevant content for you. Nourish your mind with information that can help you become more effective. This does not mean you have to become a personal development robot with no fun in between. Enjoy that Netflix series, but make sure you also get your daily brain nutrition.
“I must remain patient.”
Building your business, brand, career or even your personal life requires time and patience. You heard the phrase: “Rome was not built in a day”. Personally, I can be quite impatient, but my father was one of the most patient men I have met in my life, and he always said: “Always think twice before you act and you will realize that both times you were wrong.”
“I push the limits.”
Remember the sentence: Think outside the box? Well, pushing the limits means being able to think inside and outside the box whenever you want. Looking at it from a different perspective, Nelson Mandela had a nice way of saying that limitations are an illusion: “It always seems impossible, until it is done.”