Millions of people aspire to do something great, to become successful in their lives, but only a few achieve what they want. Do you ever wonder WHY? If you haven’t thought of it ever, then this post is for you. In this post we are going to talk about why only few people succeed in their lives, why only few get what they want, what special things they do to lead the life of their choice or of their dream, and why you couldn’t achieve your goals till date?
Most people are distressed because they are not able to achieve the life of their dream. People associate the success of other people to luck, good time and what not. They think that successful people are born lucky so they could achieve what all they desired. However, that’s not 100% true. They may be lucky to some extent, but luck cannot be the only reason for somebody’s success. There is something else, something very STRONG, POTENT & ROBUST, but what’s that?
That’s a person’s MINDSET!
Surprised? …Don’t be!
Your mindset plays the key role in your life. Whatever conditions you are in today, it is because of your mindset, be it good or bad! Whether you believe or not, the truth is – your mindset can make you or break you – it’s that simple.
You may argue how that is possible, but you can’t deny the truth that our mind is the most powerful tool. A person with a scarcity mindset will always find dearth in any situation. While a person with a winning mindset will always see an opportunity even in adverse situations. Believe it or not, it’s your mindset that determines your life! I tell you an example…
You are overweight and you need to lose 45 pounds weight to look handsome, and have good physique. Somewhere within you wish to have a good looking body, but all day long you only think about your extra pounds, you feel bad about your body, you feel negative about your weight, you find it tough to hit the gym, you find it difficult to wake up early in the morning, etc. Now this is your mindset, which is negative of course. With this mindset how will you achieve your goal? Because your mind has accepted that it is tough to lose your weight.
Instead of thinking negative about your weight, you should build a plan. Trust that, a dream will remain a dream until you have a solid plan to achieve it. However, a person with a winning mindset won’t crib about the negatives, instead he will have a plan and he will act on that plan.
Remember that you can only achieve your goals when you match your dedication with it. Having a dream or desire to achieve something great is no big deal. Everyone wants to achieve something in his/her life, but only the one who is dedicated and determined achieves!
Why do few people fail drastically?
The answer to this question lies in the quote below
“Winners make the effort while losers make excuses.” ― Frank Sonnenberg, Soul Food: Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life
Of course, the statement is absolutely correct. People who fail in life do not fail because they were meant to fail, they fail because they give up. They get scared of all the hard work that is required to achieve their goals. As said earlier, only desiring something won’t help, DOING WOULD DO!
Indian Hindu Monk, Swami Vivekanand quotes: “All power is within you; you can do anything and everything. Believe in that, do not believe that you are weak; do not believe that you are half-crazy lunatics, as most of us do nowadays. You can do anything and everything, without even the guidance of any one. Stand up and express the divinity within you.”
Each word said by Swami Vivekanand is true. Everybody can achieve whatever he/she desires to achieve, if a person has a winning attitude. Read the success stories of all the successful people, you will find that almost everybody has gone through a real tough time. They overcame many hindrances and hurdles which were there in the path of their success. Be it a great author, mathematician, singer, player, architecture, painter, everybody has to go through pain and hardships to become what they always want to be!
If you think you cannot achieve what you want, then you are RIGHT! Of course, nobody on this earth can tell your worth except you. And if you think that you are a failure, then certainly you are a failure.
This means the ones who fail, fail because they believe they are not worth it!
Shortcut to Success
Another reason most people fail in their lives is – they want SHORTCUT TO SUCCESS!
Trust that there is no shortcut to success, and nobody could ever succeed via a shortcut route. For instance; your success, or your dream, or your goal is just like a rooftop and the way to your success is the staircase. You will need to jump one step at a time, there is no shortcut to jump them all at once. And if you try to jump them all at once, you will only end up hurting yourself. Believe it or not, shortcuts are the worst routes ever. Only a lazy and lethargic person can expect to be successful by using shortcuts. People with winning attitudes believe in their dreams and on their hard work. They know that they will achieve their goals no matter what.
If hard work looks too hard to you, then your chances of winning are not even slim. People with winning attitudes don’t mind any level of hard work. They are always ready to walk even the toughest of paths to achieve their dreams. No matter how big or small your dream is – you need to do some hard work to get what you want. The ones who want convenience of transformation get trapped by most inconvenient situations in their lives.
Nobody Else, But You Can Determine Your Worth
People who know their worth don’t let others determine it. Yes, inside, we all know our worth, but only few make themselves valuable. People with a winning mindset are never scared of change, transformation. In fact, they are the ones always ready to become who they want to be. They are the ones who do not attach to who they have been.
If you are a person who is too attached to who you have always been, then you cannot ever become who you want to be! Remember, transformation doesn’t come easy. You need to give your heart and soul to it, then only you can become what you want to be. The ones who do not accept change, FAIL OFTEN! Successful people never mind change. They in fact prepare themselves for any change.
Rigid Never Win The Race!
You will never see a rigid person winning a race. Rigid will always behave the way he/she is. For instance, there are many people who always say I am like this only, no I can’t change myself, no I hate change etc. Such people are rigid, and they cannot ever win or succeed until they change their mindset. If you really want to succeed in your life, then you need to change the way you are. The ones who deny change, never succeed. They find themselves stuck at one point all their lives, without realizing their fault. Because a rigid person never sees his/her fault. They tend to see faults in situations, in people, in circumstances, in everything except themselves.
Excuses And Escapism Hinder Your Path
Excuses and escapisms are dangerous, they don’t let you become who you want to be! Whether you are planning to start your own business, or want to lose that extra pound, excuses and escapism won’t ever let you win. If you tend to find reasons for not doing something, then it’s better to forget your dream. Because a true dreamer sees no hurdle! Yes, a person with a winning mindset won’t ever see a hurdle to make it a reason for not doing something, instead, he would find the solution to come over the hurdle. Achievers focus only on solutions, rather focusing on the problem. The one who sees only problems will just get problems. While the one who focuses only on solutions will make his way to success!!
Change Your Outlook To Change Your Life
Of course, you need passion, decisiveness, consistency, persistence, love, creativity, sincerity, and honesty to achieve success. But more than these you need to change your outlook to change your life. If you are one of those who see only negativity, then you are sure to never succeed in your life. And if you really want to change your life, then you need to change your perspective, your mindset, and your outlook! Changing your outlook will help you have perfect alignment with your dreams and your plans.
So, your mindset is the key to success. The moment you will have the winning attitude, your life will start to change. You will eventually see your life going in the right direction, the direction which you always wanted to go in. Deep inside you know who you want to be, all you have to do is start thinking like a person you intend to become and see the outcome.
Trust, nothing on this earth is impossible, you can do whatever you want to – All you need is clear intention and right mindset! And nothing can stop you ever from achieving the life of your dream, the life that you deserve!