Whether you realize it or not, your thoughts play a big part in all aspects of your life. And if you are struggling with achieving success either in your personal or professional life, it may be time to look at your thoughts as the root of the problem. This is because your thoughts can greatly determine your success levels in life.
You Are What You Think
When you think of yourself, what do you see? If you think of yourself as a loser, or someone who can’t get their life together—then that is exactly what you will be. This is because when you think of something, this thought effects your emotions, which effects your attitude and actions.
Then of course your thoughts and actions throughout the day can cause you to think certain things. Thus, this creates a circle all started by your thoughts. So, the first step to being successful is thinking of yourself as a successful person.
For example, instead of thinking you are a loser next time you make a mistake, tell yourself that you are an amazing unique human and that you are allowed to make mistakes on the way to achieving success.
Remember, working on your thought patterns takes daily work. That’s why I always recommend journaling, especially first thing in the morning.
Think More Positive
You’ve probably been told to think positively numerous times in the past. But thinking positively goes far beyond one time when you need to see the positive in a situation. Thinking positively is a mindset, and once you are in it, when you are faced with a difficult situation, it won’t seem so difficult. This will help you on your journey to success as you will be less likely to be discouraged on the way to achieving your goal when you are faced with something unexpected.
Some tips to help you achieve a positive mindset:
- start each day with positive thoughts or affirmations
- fill your life with more positive media
- Ignore negative media
- fill your life with as many positive people as you can
- ignore negative people
- use journal pages to start your morning right
These tips will help shift your mindset to a point where it will be more positive all the time.
Don’t Let What Others Think Of You Affect You
In life, it is quite common that at some point you will be subjected to listen to what others think of you. But remember, others aren’t living your life, only you are living your life. This means that you need to be in a mindset that when people say something to you about yourself, that you don’t let it get you down because you are confident in who you really are.
This will help you stay successful as you won’t be easily discouraged by others. Because if you think what others say about you is true, this could lead to the circle above, and lead to what they say becoming the truth.
The best way to stop yourself from dwelling on the things other say is by developing mantras you can repeat to yourself, such as “I am an amazing person” or “they don’t know me, I know myself.”
Visualize Your Success
According to experts, the power of visualization has been proven time and time again by numerous celebrities who say they visualized their success before they actually achieved it. So besides just thinking about who you are in a positive manner, it’s important to visualize the future you want to attain. This will help make it seem closer, and more attainable in your life, and motivate you eventually achieve the success you crave.
If you are searching for success in your life, you need to start where success begins, and that is within. Your thoughts greatly determine both who you are, as well as if you are successful in life, so if you want to be a success, it’s time to start thinking that you will be and the rest will follow.
All the best,
I’m an Imperfect Christian, Musician’s Wife, Mom, Nana, Friend and Encourager. I work on this site for my own growth and benefit, probably more so than I do for others, but I pray that what I’m learning and sharing will help others in their personal development and journaling adventures.