Leadership & Productivity

The link between mindset and success

5 min read

22 August 2019

There is a misconception that to be successful in business you need to have a strong financial backing to grow at scale. – What you really need is a success based mindset.

There is a misconception that to be successful in business you need to have a strong financial backing to grow at scale.

But, in reality, those who reach success are the entrepreneurs, business leaders or high-performance individuals that have an unwavering desire to want to succeed.

No matter how hard it gets or what challenges arise, successful people are driven by the belief that they will achieve their goals, and if not immediately, they will eventually.

The good news is that a success mindset is something that can be learned. It’s a process that every peak-performance individual will go through in order to reach or even exceed their ambitions.

In working with high-performance individuals, and in seeing the results of my Success Masterclass, the following points are key in conditioning your mindset for success:

1. Believe that success is possible

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Whatever goal you’re working towards, believe that success is possible.

To condition your mindset for success, you need to believe that what you want to achieve is in fact possible.

This may sound simplistic, but it’s significant for personal growth and development.

So many individuals will default to a negative perception or opinion of themselves, undermining their capabilities and therefore undermining their chances of success.

You ultimately become the reality of what you say, think and believe about yourself. Switching this perception to align with your goals, will provide you with a strong foundation for achieving greatness.

Remember, “Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve…” – Napoleon Hill.

2. Ignore the haters

Ignore any negative influences on your journey to success.

Successful individuals have an ability to shut out the noise and negativity of haters, understanding that criticism only distracts them from achieving their goals.

A key part of conditioning your mindset for success is, therefore, removing negativity from your life.

Think about the people you spend the most time with, are these like-minded individuals or are these people that undermine you and drag you down?

If it’s the latter, proactively distance yourself and start to form new relationships with high-performance individuals who will inspire and motivate you to reach success.

3. Success is a journey

Successful entrepreneurs, business leaders and high-performance individuals understand that success does not happen overnight.

Remember that success is a journey that takes years to travel, with many hurdles and unexpected challenges experienced en route.

A key part of conditioning your mindset for success is learning to love the journey.

Believing that whatever happens when working towards your goals is part of the process – is key. Even though it might take time, you will achieve the level of greatness you desire if you stick to it and embrace the good and the bad.

4. Encourage failure

Failure can be constructive.

The difference between successful and unsuccessful individuals is how they respond to and deal with failure.

Successful individuals perceive failure as an opportunity to learn, develop and grow, unsuccessful individuals will use it as an excuse to give up.

This is why conditioning your mindset is vital for achieving success.

Without mental strength, an unwavering belief in your goals, the ability to ignore both internal and external criticism and believing that all challenges are part of your journey, you will struggle to respond well to failure.

This can lead to people quitting. But this won’t come as a result of a weak or unviable business idea, or because you aren’t good enough, but because your sense of belief and determination will waver. Leading you to throw in the towel.

– But remember, where pain is temporary, quitting lasts forever.