Success is a state of mind. “If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success” -Dr. Joyce Brothers.
Have you ever noticed that some people seem to attract success like a magnet, while others can’t catch a break no matter how hard they appear to try? Few places is this more prevalent than in the online business world. With more than 97% of all business owners never making a dime from their ventures, it seems that lady luck is calling the shots. But maybe there is more to it than random chance. After all, success rarely happens by accident.
Those who succeed at anything in life, particularly in business, know what they want to achieve, visualize themselves performing it and then make it a reality. They have a success mindset that goes beyond just the idea of wanting something; it becomes a part of who they are until they have no choice but to make it a reality.
In the early 20th century, multimillionaire Andrew Carnegie hired Napoleon Hill to study the world’s most successful people. Hill spent 20 years interviewing, learning from, and understanding more than 500 of the most successful people to ever live. Among them were the super wealthy – Henry Ford, John D. Rockefeller, and Thomas Edison. Using his research, Hill published ‘Think and Grow Rich’ in 1937. Today it is still one of the most read books of it’s kind. It has stood the test of time because anyone can apply his principles for success at any time. In fact, scientific studies have validated many of his ideas have since; one of which is the idea that people possess the power to think their way to success.
Fundamental in Hill’s research was the discovery that successful people think differently. They have adopted a set of beliefs that enable them to be successful. Research now shows what the world’s most successful people have always known – If you want to succeed you have to believe you will succeed. Believe that failure is not an option and it won’t be.
So, how can you develop your success mindset? The best place to start is to stop listening to the little voice in your head that says “No, you can’t.” Instead, believe that you can do anything you put your mind to. Visualize yourself already having the thing you most desire and live your life as though it’s inevitable that you’ll eventually get there. “Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe it can achieve.”- Napoleon Hill. Use this powerful technique in your own life, and you’re sure to be rewarded personally and professionally. Get started today, and you’ll be amazed how quickly your “luck” changes!