Every individual wants to be successful in one thing or the other.
We put in so much effort to achieve our desired goals in life. Most often, however, we still find it extremely difficult to make remarkable achievements despite this relentless effort.
Most often, this is because our failures and/or successes are not determined by our efforts, but our mindset.
As cliche as this may sound, it is an honest fact that cannot be overlooked. Your mindset has a very significant role to play in making your relentless efforts yield a significant result.
The mind is such a powerful tool because ideas are birthed in it, and the best approaches to take in order to make such ideas the next big thing are also planned in it.
Therefore, regardless of how much time and effort you spend chasing success, it’s safe to say you will rarely make any significant achievement if you don’t have a success oriented mindset.
What’s A Success-Oriented Mindset?
Every individual’s mind works differently. This is why some individuals are always on the verge to create the most entertaining, educative contents or services. While others are always on the lookout for the newest of these contents/services to consume.
A success-oriented mindset is one that shuts the door against the so many distractions in the world. It flushes out negativity from your mind. And forces your brain to revolve around ideas, concepts and techniques to help produced the biggest innovation the world has ever seen.
A success-oriented mindset filters the reasons an idea will fall through from the picture and fills you with reasons the same idea will pull through.
A success-oriented mindset forces you to believe that it’s never too late to succeed, that the world has not run out of ideas, and that you can and will make it if you remain steadfast and dedicated.
How Do You Develop A Success-Oriented Mindset?
It’s important to note that every individual is created equal. The only difference between the average and the greatest amongst us is the dreams that drive each and every single individual.
No successful individual inherited the success-oriented mindset as a superpower. Like everything learned, every single individual can develop this life-changing mindset with certain approaches and practices.
Below are some of the practices that can engineer your mind for success in no time:
1. Be Watchful of What You Feed the Mind
Every thought, spoken words or things heard shapes the mind, positively or negatively. The mind, like a little baby, grasps information from every angle.
If the information you fed your mind from a tender age is a good one, your mind is more likely to be more success-oriented. Therefore, learn to speak reasonably and only listen to things that have a positive impact on your mind.
2. Be Watchful of Your Cycle
Friends and family are often an individual’s greatest influencer. Since the mind is shaped by information from every angle, it’s important to keep a good cycle in order to get the best influence possible.
These are just a few of the ways to develop a mindset that’ll make your efforts worth the while and success more achievable in your long run. In simple terms, be watchful of what you feed the mind because it’s more like garbage in garbage out.
3. Seek Knowledge
There are so many books and contents filled with knowledge from individuals who already walked the path. Consuming such insightful information will definitely help you develop a more success-oriented mindset.
This is why many successful people point to the bookshelf when asked their greatest secret to success.
What Are The Effects Of A Success-Oriented Mindset?
A success-oriented mindset, amongst other effects, helps smart entrepreneurs to soar while others struggle. Below are few of such instances when being success-oriented has played a very important role.
1. Risks & Investments
Every career field has risks. Some of these risks are chiefly responsible for most of the businesses that come crashing down after a doing well for a while. As a result, most individuals shun the idea of taking any career risks.
But the fact is, as stated above, every successful career involves great risks. Abstaining from risks for the fear of what may unfold is also a chief cause of career stagnancy.
Risks, when viewed positively from a success-oriented mindset, is the pathway needed to cross to the next level and to make great achievements in your career. Great and knowledgeable men view risks as precious gemstones.
Think Warren Buffett who constantly makes investments with no assurance of what the ROI will yield. Or as Mark Zuckerberg who ditched college to focus on his great idea which turned out to become Facebook.
A success-oriented mindset will always push you to take the leap of faith, and fill you with so much positivity that’ll clear all the negative what-ifs and create room for possible solutions to possible problems.
2. Limitations Become Stepping Stones
Numerous advancements have been made in every aspect of life, and many 21st century brands have evolved as a result of these advancements.
Most of these advancements are made from the ideas of already-existing brands. A good example of this is the case of the brand, Colorlib, which came into existence from building themes to help the already-existing brand, WordPress, better serve its course.
The average Joe would’ve viewed WordPress, Blogger, Drupal and so on as the last junction there is to internet marketing, blogging, and so on.
However, the fact is, no matter how well an idea seems to be doing, new ideas can always be carved out of it if a success-oriented mindset is in place. And this, in turn, will help you to triumph at others’ limitations.
3. Resilience and Persistence
Failing a thousand times with no loss of enthusiasm is a factor most successful people emphasise to as the key to their success. To succeed, you will fail. Perhaps a couple of times. Or even so much that you’ll question if success is really achievable.
Weak minded individuals give up at this point to search for a much easier route. Sadly, no route to making great achievements in life is easy. As this is the case, giving up is never a smart choice.
Individuals with a success-oriented mindset never view giving up as an option, or failure as the last junction. They pick the lessons from their failure and keep kicking until a positive result is achieved. And this attribute, alone, contributes a great deal to their success.