Success: It is All What You Think About

Success in anything you want to accomplish in life begins with your thinking.  The problem with too many people is that they don’t think about what they’re thinking.  I once heard a speaker say, “You will become that which you think about most of the time.”  Those words have had a tremendous impact on me.  The basis of all self-help materials is that you must have a healthy self-image, or attitude about yourself, in order to succeed.

Your thoughts are reflected in your attitude.  If you think about failure, rejection and pain, your attitude will be negative.  You’ll even have a tough time getting out of bed in the morning.  How many people do you think will want to get involved with you if you cannot express a positive attitude about what you do?  I guarantee you it won’t be many.

If you think about those negative thoughts frequently enough, that’s probably what you’ll become comfortable with.  Then, it won’t bother you to fail.  You’ll be thinking, “Yep, that’s just what I expected to happen.”  And, as crazy as it may sound, acceptance of failure will become an accepted fact in your subconscious.  At this point, I would suggest making a career adjustment because you won’t be successful enough to keep food on your table.

To counteract acceptance of negativity, you must begin by consciously stopping those thoughts.  Whenever you realize you’re thinking negatively, worrying or feeling anxiety about facing rejection, think to yourself, “Hey, that’s not what’s going to happen.” Then, force yourself to turn those thoughts around. Come up with a positive thought for each negative thought.  You’ll have to concentrate on this for a while, but eventually, those negative thoughts will have to face too tough a battle to stay in your mind and they’ll go away.

At that point, you will be free to become one of the high achievers in your field.  The training and support offered by your organization will become more valuable to you.  You’ll think more about giving service than receiving income.  Keep in mind, the income you earn is little more than a scoreboard reflection of the service you give.

If you have any doubts about that statement, take notice of the top producers in your industry.  They think achievement, service and professionalism.  You can see it in their eyes.  You can feel it when you meet them.  They are comfortable only with achievement, recognition and acceptance.  They are so uncomfortable with failure, that it, too, has become a motivator for them.

Once you have achieved a state of thinking positively you will believe more strongly in what you are doing, take the steps necessary to practice, drill and rehearse, and receive the tremendous rewards for doing so.

People are often confronted with spontaneous situations.  And, this can be very emotional.  So, when faced with the unexpected, the untrained, unpracticed ones throw all their training out the window and act on reflex.  If your reflexes aren’t aimed at serving people, you’re sunk.  The great ones practice thinking success so much that their attitude and knowledge carry them through situations that may not have been covered in training.  Thinking success will help you, too, continue to radiate warmth, pride and knowledge during those spontaneous moments.

Adopted from article called “Thinking Success” by Tom Hopkins.

About wmarsau

Most of the people who visit this blog already know me so it is kind of pointless to try to describe my life in this short little blurb. What is the purpose of this blog is the question. Over the course of this last year I have been exposed to some amazing people and have made personal development an important focus of my life. Being successful, not by the world's standards, but by God's has become my main focus. Mainly, I want to work to develop myself as a person who is kinder, reaches out to help those in need, and truly makes a difference in this world. To this end I am constantly reading and am exposed to so many differnet things along the way. These have been amazing and it is helping me grow so much. Then I started to think, "Why am I being so selfish?" You need to share with others these amazing things you are learning and being exposed to. That is where this blog comes into play. As I am reading and experiencing things that are truly amazing and life changing, I will be posting them on this blog. Obviously, I will not be able to post everything in it's entirity, but I will be summarizing them and letting you know the source of the article or book they come from so you can check them out later if you wish. I want this blog to be a place where you can go to often and be inspired and leave here with a smile on your face. I will be covering all kinds of different topics dealing with success and personal development. Topics like taking action, relationships, living to your potential, reinventing yourself, finances, leadership, presenting, goal setting, time management, etc. I will also be occasionally including topics on cooking, music, and gardening because they are special interests of mine. As a little disclaimer, I have given my life to the Lord and he is #1 in my life. I am his servant and everything I do in life is for his glory. With that being said, religion influences all areas of my life. There will be references to God in this blog because I can't seperate God from this or any other area of my life. I want you to know that if you do not believe in God, that is fine. That is your choice. This blog is open to anyone who wants to better their life. I will not be trying to influence or pressure anyone into having a relationship with the Lord from this site. Please don't feel uncomfortable. You can just read the portions of the blog that you wish to. I am inviting you to go on a journey with me. We will learn together to be the kind of people we were designed to be. Anyone can make a difference in this world, but it starts%
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1 Response to Success: It is All What You Think About

  1. Rachel says:

    Thanks for this reminder. I need to remember it as I work on the development of my new practice. It helps to have friends to give motivation but if I complain it can drive them away. I am working through getting past the fear of failure. It is difficult but if I am still breathing & have friends it is not the end of the world. I just get a 2nd chance. This year has made me realize how much of my life was spent in fear and that I can over come it.

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