We all want a successful happy life. You are probably like me and have many goals you want to achieve. Whether these goals are for business, home, family, or self-improvement, setting your mindset for success is key.
Without a proper mindset you may find yourself distracted by daily life or experiencing shiny object syndrome. Shiny object syndrome is when you are always distracted by the latest and greatest idea, so you rarely follow one path through to the end.
You may have decided you have all the time in the world to reach these goals. Will you feel the same way in 5 years if you haven’t reached them yet? If you look back 5 years, what did you plan to achieve at that time? Have you achieved those goals? Why or why not?
If you set your mindset for success, you will reach your goals more quickly and will then find yourself with the opportunity to create new, and possibly even bigger, goals.
Tricks to Set Your Mindset for Success:
Develop Success Habits
- Create systems to keep yourself on track.
- Make a small step toward each of your goals each day.
- Capture all of the information that could help you.
- Take a quick note on your phone while you are out for a walk so you don’t forget.
- Clip all articles and inspiring ideas for later reference.
- Create the to-do list for the next day the night before.
- Prioritize your to do list.
- Tackle the most dreaded task first, as everything else will feel like a piece of cake after.
Once you’ve implemented one or more of the above success habits for over 21 days, it will become much easier and a part of your routine. At that time, you can add in another mindset for success. Feel free to try implementing them all at once, but for most people, that much change to their routine is overwhelming and they are dooming themselves to failure.
Make Better Decisions
- Start making executive decisions — you are the CEO of your own life, so begin taking charge and making decisions as if you were being paid for those decisions.
- Apply mental filters.
- Run decisions through an “if this, then that” scenario in your mind.
- Consider the worst case scenario.
- Keep your end goal in mind. Does the choice fit with your goal or take you in a different direction?
- Distance your emotions if they are really strong. A gut reaction is great, but take a step back if one of the choices really engages an emotional response in you. Come back to make the decision when you can be a bit more objective.
- Learn from your failures by asking yourself what you learned from the experience.
- Stop the negative talk in your mind.
- Know your strengths and weaknesses.
- Ask for feedback from colleagues.
- Be able to process both positive and negative feedback in a constructive manner.
- Learn how to “correct yourself” when you find yourself going too far or not keeping in line with your goal.
- Develop core competencies that will help you reach your goal.
- Be results-focused.
- When you experience a setback, don’t dwell on it. After doing an assessment, move on to the next thing.
- Don’t be afraid to make a course correction when necessary
- Stick with your decisions in most cases; constant course correction makes the road 10 times as long.
Decision-making is a huge key to success. We make many decisions each day, and they either take us closer or farther away from our goals. Do you know what effects your decisions are having on your goals? Spend a few minutes thinking about the last few decisions you’ve made and decide whether they are in line with your goals or taking you farther away from them.
Which mindset for success tricks can you put in practice today? Share your best success habits with us in the comments below.
Article by Lori Thayer May 17