With anything in life, whether it be starting a new career, marriage, or even the latest diet, you may experience feelings of being overwhelmed and downright scared because it’s new—and the unknowingness of something that is unfamiliar can stunt your call to action.
To overcome these negative feelings and achieve your goals you will need the proper mindset. Creating the proper mindset to set yourself up for success can, and will, prove to be difficult–it requires you to take yourself out of your comfort zone and most likely do something that is foreign to you.
Mindset is basically the sum of your knowledge, beliefs, and thoughts about the world and how you view yourself in it. It essentially determines how you receive and react to information presented to you.
If you enter into your quest with an attitude of “might” or “I’ll try” the odds are put into play that you will engage in self-sabotage. You move forward with a weakened position. When “must” is exchanged for “might” and “try” a mindset develops quickly—one that sets into play your ultimate success formula.
To create a success formula, you will first need to decide what it is that you are going to accomplish. Then you map out the necessary steps to become successful at it. As you start implementing the steps, develop a systematic way of creating momentum so that your success builds exponentially.
Developing the right mindset for the job or task at hand is your brain’s way of taking out all of the extraneous variables involved and helping you see the most relevant information. Your beliefs are then developed to help you see where you want to go or how you want to be. Your belief system becomes your mindset.
For instance, if you believe that you are a successful guitarist, you act as though you are. When you act as though you are, your mindset believes that you are and therefore you are. You must use your mindset to make positive changes in your belief system. And remember, your beliefs don’t always have to be a reality—or your current reality. But of course, the reality you believe should be possible.
Personally, I believe that adopting beliefs that are slightly out of reach is a very powerful mindset. This belief system is the perfect formula for growth, which can develop into a momentous force that will be challenging for anyone to reckon with.