10 Effective Tools to Help You Succeed
Updated: Nov 9
Who doesn't want success and happiness, right?! Use the tools below to become a success magnet.
The following are the characteristics and habits you'll want to develop. Put these in your mental toolbox to expand your success mindset:
Get into the daily habit of deliberately doing things you don't feel like doing. Mastering this skill will build your mental toughness to make excelling easier.
Working on your goals is a full-time job. Have you heard the phrase, 'where focus goes, energy flows'? Many of my clients have incorporated a morning routine to kick off their day. They may start with meditation or a workout. Then they have a dedicated time to work on their primary goal. Brian Tracy told me he can always tell why someone is successful or not. He asks them what they are focusing on and how much time they spend on it. Focus, Focus, Focus!
3. Abundance Mindset
Those with an abundance mindset believe there's plenty available for all. However, people with a scarcity mindset view the world as lacking. The scarcity-minded people are the ones who make decisions to save for a nice dinner. On the flip side, abundance-minded individuals will do what it takes to achieve their objectives. They are more likely to concentrate on reaching their goal vs. worrying about the obstacles in their way. Here's an example of how these opposing mindsets operate. One with an abundance mindset will figure out a way to hire a professional to help them excel, while a scarcity-minded person will stay stuck believing they don't have the funds. Guess who's most likely to succeed?
4. What You Think You Become
Envisioning yourself as the person you want to become psychologically prepares you to embody the new and improved you. Explain who you expect to be in great detail. It's best to write it down, as though you've already become this person in the present tense. Take time daily to see yourself in this new role.
Strengthen your courage and your entrepreneurial spirit. This is about taking risks. Get into the habit of stepping out of your comfort zone, as often as possible, to develop the mentality to take risks.
6. People Skills
We cannot succeed without others' help, so we must learn how to create healthy relationships. We grow together while we walk with others, and not when we walk alone.
Remember this short course in human relations:
The six most powerful words: I admit that I was wrong.
The five most powerful words: You did a great job!
The four most powerful words: What do you think?
The three most powerful words: Could you please…
The two most powerful words: Thank you.
The most powerful word: We.
The least powerful word: I.
We all have the inner resources to do what is necessary to succeed, so we must learn to rely on ourselves. The next time you feel unmotivated, ask yourself who's in charge of how you think? The answer is YOU. You're in control of your motivation level. To achieve a highly motivated state, grab the wheel, and be the driver of your life. Study your attitudes and mental state, and practice getting into a positive, energized mentality. You'll end up becoming so charged up with motivation and fierce resolve that nobody can stop you from getting what you want.
Develop your character as thoroughly as possible. Among other traits, you will also need persistence, accountability, decisiveness, patience, determination, time management skills, and organizational skills to succeed.
9. Building Momentum
Take at least one new step each day towards your goal, no matter how small and insignificant they are. In the long run, all these accumulated steps will contribute to your plan by helping build the momentum to succeed.
10. Follow Through
Make it a habit to complete what you set out to accomplish. Start with small goals and build from there.
Follow these 10 tips and your life can't help but excel! Pick a few to focus on at first and build from there. It's a good idea to choose the areas where you struggle the most. Once you've nailed those add in another concept to work on. You got this!
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