“When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge” ~ Albert Einstein.
If you are a person who wants to achieve something worthwhile in your life, you must have set yourself some goals.
Then you should ask yourself what drives you to your goal achievement? If you have not set your goals, well this is about the time you should reflect and set them.
Achieving your goals is largely a matter of your attitude which can either be positive or negative. Your attitude has an influence on the outcome of your success.
We know that you become what you think about most of the time, and what you think about helps shape your character and forms your habits.
It is these habits; these small little things that you do or fail to do every day that moves you towards or far from achieving your written down life’s intended purpose.
My personal goal achievement is largely moved by the positive small little things that I have to do every single day.
If we know that having a positive state of mind has a big influence on our goal achievement then it is important we also know how to make and keep our minds positive and focused. Here’s what I suggest.
Having a Positive Mental Attitude
“Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude” ~ Thomas Jefferson.
This is perhaps the key to your success. We all know that a positive mental attitude is a requisite to the success of your goal achievement.
I am pretty sure that you have been told before to have a positive mental attitude if you have to succeed at what you are doing.
Studies have been made to show that 85% of everything that a person would accomplish or obtain, be it finances; prestige; status, and recognition after they left Harvard University would be based on their attitude and that only 15% would be based on their aptitude and ability.
If you have to be successful in life then you cannot avoid having a positive mental attitude.
You see, successful goal achievement begins with having the right frame of mind. There is no way, you will succeed if you are always negative about what you are doing.
Cultivate or rather develop a positive mind towards your life and all things will naturally fall into place according to your plans.
I have noticed that every time I expect something to happen I always develop an attitude towards achieving my expectation and believe me the results are always almost perfect.
Notice also that if you expect something to turn out well, you will have a positive mental attitude and if you expect something to turn out otherwise you will have a negative mental attitude.
The only explanation I can give is that there is a correlation ship between expectation and attitude. Therefore, attitude is a product of expectation.
Your attitude is largely dependant on your expectation. You will agree with me that winners have a tendency of manufacturing positive expectations in advance before the actual outcome. They see themselves as winners even before they are.
I guess that the expectation of something happening has a direct influence on your attitude. I would encourage you, therefore, to live a life of positive expectation.
Always expect something you planned for to happen. This is the only way you will have a positive mental attitude that will help drive you towards your goal achievement.
“If you don’t like something, change it, if you can’t change it, change your attitude” ~ Maya Angelou.
Having a Success Mindset
“If you advance confidently in the direction of your dreams and endeavour to live the life which you have imagined, you will meet with success unexpectedly in common hours” ~ Henry David Thoreau.
Perhaps the key question here would be; what is a success mindset? Having a success mindset is seeing; living and feeling success even before it is achieved.
Remember that all achievement begins with the conditioning of your mind. Having a success mindset will surely help you in your goal achievement.
When you condition your mind in such a way that you think, feel and live success, believe me, your goal achievement will be sooner rather than later.
Even just the feeling of happiness and wellbeing is enhanced. Having a success mindset just takes you to another level.
I don’t know what it is you want to achieve in your life, but whatever it is, tune your mind and begin to see and feel successful.
Imagine yourself living the life of your dreams; the feeling and the emotion this brings to are so real. This will surely motivate you to work even harder for your goal achievement.
However, be aware that having a success mindset does not necessarily mean you should stop working. I believe that there is no substitute for hard work.
“There is no secret to success it the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure” ~ Colin Powell.
Overcome Negative Habits
“Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny” ~ Frank Outlaw.
Remember that our daily habits contribute immensely towards our goal achievement. It is, therefore, very important that you know or rather overcome negative habits that have a detrimental effect on your goal achievement.
It may be of help to know that your brain has two sides, the conscious and the subconscious. The conscious is the part that takes in data from the environment and processes it.
It is the link between the inside world and the outside world. The conscious is the thinking part of the brain. The conscious mind can only hold one thought at a time, that is positive or negative; yes or no.
Whenever the conscious mind has made a decision the subconscious mind accepts it instantly and acts on it. Decisions can be negative or positive, yes or no.
The subconscious mind stores the processed data from the conscious mind. They say the conscious mind is the gatekeeper for the subconscious mind.
You will notice that most of the habits we have developed are acted upon unconsciously. Different people will react differently in the same environment.
This is dependent on what the subconscious mind has been fed. I can safely say that all our habits sit on the subconscious mind. It is therefore very important to guard what we feed the subconscious mind.
I know for sure that some negative habits are hard to get rid of. But through persistent training of the conscious mind, you can change the perception of the subconscious mind.
Scientists say the mind does not sleep even when the body is asleep. This only illustrates how powerful the mind is and what role it plays in our goal achievement process.
The value of the subconscious is enormous; the subconscious inspires us; it warns us; it furnishes us with names, facts, and scenes from the storehouse of memory.
Personal success and development cannot be achieved with a negative mindset. Having a positive mindset is one of the key elements to moving towards your goal achievement.
We should all endeavour to cultivate a positive mind if we have to achieve our success.
“Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of the blueprint of your ultimate achievements” ~ Napoleon Hill.
Until next time remember to always “standout tall and be counted.”