The most successful people in the world have an iron grip when it comes to controlling their mind and focussing. This way of thinking and keeping a handle on the way that you think, is a key way to achieve your dreams and ambitions. So what does it take to achieve this level of control? How can we train ourselves to get into this routine?
The first thing you need to do is really commit to taking more control of your mindset. Initially it’s a hard thing to do – catching your negative thoughts and the little voice that tells you you’re not good enough. Notice how you react to certain situations.
If they’re not contributing to your overall goals then change your approach. You will also need to firmly realise that nothing is impossible as long as you have the belief and work ethic to achieve it.
Once you’ve done that, here are 3 ways to master your mind for success.
1. Action over Words
Do you find yourself constantly saying you’re going to do something but not taking any action to achieve those goals? Every time you do this, you hear yourself making these empty promises. You start to doubt yourself as soon as something is uttered, this doubt turns to a lack of motivation which in turn makes it even harder to follow through on actions. It’s a vicious circle!
To combat this, when you hear yourself saying your going to do something, make a positive action that brings you somewhat closer to achieving that goal.
Even something small is affirmation to yourself that you are on the road to getting what you want.
For example, you state you want to get fit. A small but positive action towards this would be to look at gyms to join and book an appointment to look around. To construct a health plan, or research & buy the best type of running shoes for you. Notice, this isn’t completely achieving your goal – most will be long term, but it is a positive action that is bringing you closer.
2. Outcome isn’t everything
There will be times that we work really hard but the outcome we were hoping for doesn’t materialise. This is life! There is no failure, there are just lessons to be learned. No one ever got through life achieving everything they wanted on their first try.
Not getting the result you wanted is just another lesson on how not to do something.
Life is learning and if we can become grateful for each lesson we learn, this is incredibly powerful. Sure, it’s going to be a bit disappointing but why should that mean you should stop?
The only way to completely fail at something, is to give up.
Another thing that all successful people have in common is that they don’t know how to give up. Their determination pushes them through the rough times and their mindset affirms that as long as they keep moving forward, they will eventually succeed.
3. Appreciate What You Have
Being grateful for what you have is essential to mastering your mind and lessening the power of negative thoughts.
We should never lose ourselves in the pursuit of what we don’t have. If we can not appreciate and be thankful for what we do have then we will never be happy with what we do get in the future. The pursuit then becomes pointless. To be truly happy and therefore, successful, we can’t be dependent on anything external, it is a state of mind.
Being thankful for what you do have, also increases resourcefulness. This allows us to use what we have, to get that for which we aim. So many people give up on their dreams because they believe they don’t have the necessary tools to achieve them.
This is simply not true, the biggest and resource you will ever need is simply you, and the belief that if you set your mind to something you will find a way to achieve it.
There are more things you can practice but it’s important not to get overwhelmed when starting off. Mastering these 3 steps of mind control will make it easier for you to naturally incorporate success in all areas of your life.