Why Your Mindset is Crucial to Your Success, Personal Growth and Business.Sierra Fishman
The principal factor influencing a person’s success, whether personal or professional, is one’s mindset. What you consistently think about has a direct impact on your behavior and output. What some may consider a trivial thing makes a stark difference and accounts for the primary distinction between those who succeed and those who do not. To achieve your goals, your mindset needs to match your aspirations, otherwise, it will hold you back from being successful in your endeavors.
Focus on these areas to master your mindset and achieve success personally and professionally.
1. Your Self-esteem
To accomplish anything, one must feel capable of doing so – this is where high self-esteem impacts your success. Self-esteem is an internal dialogue that informs how we perceive and evaluate our worth, whether that be positive or negative. It also frames our self-concept (the comprehensive view we have of ourselves). To develop strong self-esteem, you must begin with a strong and optimistic mindset.
Your self-esteem is a crucial tool that affects your daily self-dialogue and reinforces your beliefs, attitudes and feelings about yourself. So, become the sentinel of your mind and plant healthy seeds rather than criticism and doubt. What you think becomes reality.
2. Your Perspective
Tony Robins said it best “Nothing in life has any meaning except the meaning [we] give it.” How we attach meaning to events and circumstances has a profound effect on whether we view situations with optimism or pessimism. Your mindset and perspective run parallel to one another; if you have a negative perspective, chances are you have a negative mindset. Looking at your perspective through rose-colored spectacles increases the likelihood of formulating a well-rounded perspective and attaining long-term success.
3. Your Determination
Without some drive and determination, accomplishing any objective will be less than pleasant. Try making it to the gym with no determination. Yeah, how comfortable is that couch?
Your drive and determination have the power to direct your mindset and motivate commitment. Your drive is what will push you past your comfort zone. People with healthy drive/determination are self-motivated and strive to accomplish more. A positive mind and strong drive will not waste time complaining about circumstances but instead work with conviction to improve them.
4. Your Grit
Grit, willpower, courage, fortitude; all these nouns boil down to mental toughness. Described by Oxford as “A quality of mind or intellect characterized by a refusal to be intimidated, a determination to follow through even when things are going badly, and an ability to control emotions and remain highly focused when under pressure.” With the basis of a strong mindset, you will be able to work towards mental toughness and clarity. Once mentally tough, you can become the person that digs deep and works persistently to achieve goals.
So the equation to a great mindset and probable success goes something like this:
Self Esteem + Perspective + Determination + Mental Toughness = Successful mindset = Successful life
Once you have your mindset in good order, discover things that inspire you. Matthew McConaughey gives a speech on defining success for yourself. A great listen to shape your mindset and success.