There is no other basic lesson around mindset that you need to know or that I can teach until you understand that your mindset precedes your level of achievement. Every single time.
It doesn’t really matter what activity you are taking on. Your mindset plays a very big role in your level of achievement in that task and how you think you performed it.
If you begin something; be it an everyday minor activity or a brand new, exciting role; your mindset plays a big part in how you begin and you will end.
Good or bad; your mindset has a hand in it all.
Mr Napoleon Hill had this one bang on. When you think about it and believe in it you can achieve just about anything you set out to do. And the opposite is also true. When your belief system tells you that ‘failure is where you’ll end up anyway’ and that ‘it will be hard’ and on and on…you begin to believe this to be the truth. It’s call a self-fulfilling prophecy (You can learn more about that in my book Shine On!)
And this is all independent of any sort of reality. The important thing to understand here is that you can alter what is true for you with your determined belief.
Most people I think believe that a good attitude will make things easier and a bad attitude will make things seem even more yucky than they perhaps have to be. I rarely get anyone challenging that. However, I get good and challenged on the deeper understanding of how powerful our mindset and belief system are.
The most common jab I get? Well, if that’s true can’t I just really believe I can fly and just start flapping my arms? Or something along those lines anyway.
Remember the Wright brothers? It took them 4 years of trying, experimenting and failing (yup..failing) before they had their belief rewarded with that first delicious success of a flight! The flight lasted only 20 seconds and went 120 feet. Not much by today’s standards but amazing none the less.
My point is…yes you can believe and learn to fly. Maybe not by flapping your arms…but you can certainly learn to fly. But first, you have to choose to believe you can!
Share with me a time when your beliefs either held you back or propelled you forward. Hey! Shifts happen!