This post was originally published on September 9th, 2016. It was updated on January 8th, 2018.
Do you ever feel like you’re not good enough to achieve big things in your life?
Do you ever worry that you’ll never be successful?
Well, I have news for you!
It’s time to stop thinking all those negative thoughts. The reality is, they’re only holding you back from reaching your dreams. All of that self-doubt you’re harboring inside stops you from playing big in your life. It causes you to start making excuses and to procrastinate on your dreams. And it stands in the way of your own success.
If you want to achieve big things in your life, you need to cultivate a mindset for success. It’ll put you in the right frame of mind that allows you to believe you’re capable of achieving anything you desire.
How to Cultivate a Mindset for Success
Keeping a positive mindset isn’t always the easiest task. However, it’s essential if you want to attract amazing things into your life. After all, if you focus on the negative, what do you think will show up in your life? More bad stuff!
If you’re ready to achieve success and make your dreams a reality, it’s time to cultivate a mindset for success. And here is how you’re going to make it happen!
1. Define What Success Means to You
First, you need to determine what it means to be successful. We’ll all have different definitions of what success looks like for us personally. And that’s okay!
So, what does it look like for you? Does success mean earning six figures in your business or does it just mean a side hustle to bring in some extra cash? Figure out what success in your business and personal life would look like.
2. Keep Your End Goal in Mind
What are you working toward in your life or business? And what will achieving that goal mean to you?
Let’s say your goal is to finally hit six figures in your business. Achieving that goal could mean financial stability and a new home for you and your family. It could also mean you’ll feel ready to leave that job you hate.
Don’t just figure out what you want to achieve. Figure out why you want to achieve those goals and how getting there will impact your life.
Whatever your end goal is, let it empower and inspire you to keep moving forward, even when times get tough. When you know what you’re working toward, you’re able to keep pushing through the obstacles.
3. Never Stop Learning
It’s my firm belief that we should never stop learning. No matter how great you think you are at a particular thing, there’s always more to learn. There’s always room to grow and get better.
You just have to make time for it in your life.
To cultivate a mindset for success, make it a top priority that you’re always learning. You can read books, listen to podcasts, take courses, or even work with a coach to achieve big-time results.
4. Learn From Your Failures
Unfortunately, life doesn’t always go as planned. We all make mistakes and experience failures. And I’ve been there as well in my business. I’ve had failed launches and struggled to get things right. That’s just part of the process.
What’s important is that you don’t let those failures hold you back. It’s easy to get caught up in those feelings of unworthiness after messing something up. We’ll start doubting our abilities and if we’re on the right path. But what we really need to do is pick up the pieces and keep moving forward with our goals.
Learn from the challenges and setbacks you experience in your life. There’s always a lesson buried deep inside those missteps. You just have to find them.
5. Ditch the Negative Self-Talk
Do you ever tell yourself that you’re not good enough, talented enough, or smart enough to something? Well, guess what? You aren’t alone!
But you can’t possibly cultivate a mindset for success if you’re constantly talking down to yourself. And don’t deny that you do it either!
You have to stop giving the negative thoughts space in your mind and in your heart. Whenever you start thinking negatively about yourself and your abilities, kick those thoughts to the curb. Replace them with something genuine and positive instead. Here’s an example:
If you find yourself thinking, “Are you sure you can tackle that? You don’t have the smarts or talent!” Replace that with, “I can learn and practice to better my skills. It’ll take some time, but I’ll get there.”
6. Know That Success is Within Your Reach
It’s not always easy to believe that success is within your reach. Sometimes we doubt our own abilities or feel discouraged because things just aren’t going our way.
Even in those times where success seems so far off, you have to remain optimistic. You have to believe you are capable of achieving anything you put your mind to.
7. Remember That Her Success is Not Your Failure
Just because someone else has found success, it doesn’t mean you’re destined for failure. That means there’s no reason to be jealous of the success someone else has achieved in their life. So, quit comparing yourself and stop hating on her just because she’s where you want to be.
Instead, you can cultivate a mindset for success by expressing your gratitude. Be happy for another’s accomplishments. And remind yourself that if she can do it, you can too. Then, get to work!