New Year, New You: How your Mind Affects your Success
Posted on December 14 2018
"When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change."— Max Planck
“New Year, New Me” - we’ve all said it, or heard it. 2019 is just around the corner, and we know you've got some resolutions in mind. But how many times have you actually succeeded in the pursuit of your own goals? The key here, although you may not know it - is your mindset.
Highly successful people regularly speak to the significance of mental preparation in the search for success. Whether your goals are health, business, relationship, or family-related (or anything else), you’ll need to make at least one major shift in order to purposefully pursue your goals.
The power of choice: Make this shift in consciousness, and you will empower yourself to escape the constrictions of poverty, wasted time, bad relationships, and more.
Begin here: YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE.
Chew on it. Look at it. Turn it over. Accept it. You. Are. Responsible.
This shift requires an alteration of mindset in your willingness to accept that you are not a victim of circumstance, genetics, or any other mitigating factor which may keep you from success. The reality is, you are responsible for every reaction, for every step forward or back, for your marriage, for your business, for your gym habits, for your nutrition - your choices are your responsibility. Blame others, and you will always fail. You are not responsible for the choices of others, but you are 100% responsible for your own choices.
Self-leadership requires complete, autonomous responsibility. If something doesn't work out, who (or what) do you blame? If you point to anything but yourself, you'll remain hostage to things outside your control. Whether you are owning failures or successes, the more you take ownership of your own responsibility, the more confidence you will gain. Confidence doesn't lead to high performance. Rather, confidence is a bi-product of previous performance… and your performance, your actions, your reactions - are within your complete control.
Once you've made this mental shift, you’ll accept that your emotional state is your own responsibility and the product of your choices. If you want to be confident, that's up to you. If you want to be happy, that's up to you. If you want to be successful, that's up to you.
Take ownership, and see the tangible changes it makes in your life.