A persevering mindset is necessary and crucial to the foundation and success of any entrepreneur. You need to create a mindset that does not waiver in the presence of setbacks, failures, and self-doubt. You have to become relentless when it comes to creating one’s path instead of waiting for a map showing paved street signs and refilled potholes.
In business, we can all use a bit of motivational insight from time to time, but I quickly found out that motivation without action is an illusion. An illusion that eats away at one’s ability to grow and sharpen the mindset for optimum performance.
When I decided to focus on my writing, I was determined to sharpen my vision and climb out of my reoccurring rabbit hole. I started listening to motivational videos several times a day, but there’s only so much of Les Brown and other motivational gurus that one can take before you have to turn off the noise and go into beast mode and execute. Motivational tapes will not take the place of you rolling up your sleeves, put on your game face, and attacking your life’s dreams and passions that you will create only through blood, sweat, and tears.
Everything inside you points towards success. It’s already in you! It would help if you believed it – to achieve it. Know that you’re enough, and that you deserve success, and have a platform to share your talents with the world.
Fear has robbed people of their dreams. But to achieve your destiny, you have to start. For instance, when one chooses to run a business, whether service or sales, their mindset of success should be the mindset of a marathon runner, long and lengthy.
Some days, sales will be up or down; other days, there will be no sales. Changing your mindset will change your life!
The human body is capable of accomplishing many things, so much more than we realize, and it all starts in one’s mind. Your mind is your battlefield, and you must conquer the war between success and failure before it tells you that failure has already won.
Your mind will remind you of your past, your failed achievements, and that you are on track of repeating your failed history. But by refocusing your mindset, your steps towards success have already begun.
Changing one’s mindset is not easy. For me, when I take an in-depth look at myself in the mirror; a face erected with a history of successes and failures, I am confronted with the truth of my complacency, settling in my comfort zone, and screaming for something new.
But then I look deeper to see the potential of ultimate success. I try my hardest to reset my mind and come out of my comfort zone and embrace the brand new me. Not scaling back when things get complicated, and pushing pass those places where it feels uncomfortable, saying no to underachieving, and remaining consistent while reaching my full potential. It takes an active mindset to dig deep and overcome hurdles when your tank’s empty and wanting to revert to the familiar of old habits and self-pity.
Ultimately, we are responsible for our success. Motivation can be the driving force behind your vision, but without action and the right mindset, it merely becomes a temporary sense of unused power and a feeling of emptiness.
Allow yourself to appreciate the small wins as you climb the ladder of success. Celebrate your goals and achievements before diving into a multitude of other tasks. Allowing yourself to look back at where you started and compare it to where you are now. By evaluating the decisions you made, the strides you have taken will help you to feel accomplished and ready to tackle millions of other things you have on your to-do list.
The easiest way to change your mindset is to work on you. Finding time can become exhausting, but it will be beneficial in the long run. For me, working out has become a priority in my life because it sets a precedent for the rest of my day.
My stress levels are regulated after working out. I feel good about myself, able to stay focused on all the goals that I have set for the week, and it helps me keep a positive mindset. I realize that once I leave the gym, everything happens…family situations, phone calls, emails, and social media blogs and articles that I need to write. Find out what works best for you, but start with changing your mindset.