FAILURE IS THE FIRST STEP TO SUCCESS
3 Secrets to a Successful Mindset
1. Strong Desire
Right now does your life suck?
If you could give anything to change your financial situation right now, this is good motivation to put your head down and start doing something differently.
Do you want to quit your job? Do you want to travel more often? Are you feeling unhappy that you can’t live life how you want to live?
Think about all the things you hate in your life. Then use this as ammunition to strive for something better. You deserve it!
2. Owning Your Results (good or bad)
When you experience success, you cheer; and when you experience failure, keep going.
Part of owning a success mindset is not blaming anyone. Ultimately, you alone are in charge of every success and failure.
When something goes wrong in your business, don’t externalize the blame on someone else. Take responsibility.
A failure mindset is when you blame your software. Or blame someone for doing something wrong. Or blame your payment processor.
When you take responsibility you take back the ability to respond. It is this ability to respond to each situation that will allow you to create the ultimate outcome you are looking for.
3. Being Detached
This is similar to the last point, but almost paradoxical.
While you must own your results you must also remain detached from the outcome. Whether you succeed or fail, it’s important you keep a level head.
This will carry you through with grace and certainty.
Know that you won’t (and can’t) win every time. But when you do have a big success, all your work will be worth it.
You may put equal time, money and heart into 10 projects. Let’s say 6 projects fail miserably, 3 projects break even and one is a whopping success.
It’s hard to know which projects will fall flat and which will fly. What matters is that you consistently go after your goal.
Don’t fret and wonder which projects will work or not. Keep going. If a particular project looks promising, run with it. Keep going until there is nothing left that can be done.
Too many people give up just before the final breakthrough. You can run a 5000m race, but unless you complete the final meter you will never get a result.
If you are 100% certain that there is no future in it, then let it go and move on. Knowing when to quit can also be a good thing.
Just remember, your first success is the hardest to get to.
When you keep at it, you’ll be financially rewarded. And once you’ve made it, it’s much easier to create the next success.