How To Develop A Mindset Of Success

"You can do it if you put your mind to it."

Many of us heard this said again and again growing up. Wanna know a secret? It's a 100% true statement, but it doesn't necessarily resonate with everyone who hears it. You might've heard it and immediately thought, "No, I can't." Limiting beliefs are very common and there's no need to beat yourself up about having them. The trick lies in recognizing a limiting belief and then taking steps to combat it.

You may have also heard the famous quote: "Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right."This relatively simple (and catchy!) phrase really encompasses the key to a mindset of success. It's all about what you fully and unabashedly believe and tell yourself inside your head.

You see, thoughts become beliefs. Beliefs become actions. Actions ultimately determine your path. You have to believe in yourself the same way you believe in those you love.


Reevaluate Your Self Talk

What we tell ourselves on a daily basis is so powerful. It can make or break how our day goes. Consider this example: You get into a small fender bender on your way to work, making you late to an important meeting. Your initial response is to feel annoyed, frustrated, even angry. You feel like your whole day has now started on the wrong foot. Your self talk might be incredibly negative. But if you don't check it immediately, it will absolutely color the way the rest of your day goes. On the other hand, you can take a deep breath and say, "Bad things happen. I did not do anything to deserve this. The important thing is that no one was hurt. I'll be late to the meeting, but some things are out of my control, and I won't let this tarnish my day." Repeat it a few times and your anxiety levels will start to go down. It's not easy to develop a positive mindset, but it requires repetition and commitment. If you feel a negative thought coming on, acknowledge it, and work to replace it with something more positive.


Adopt An Abundance Mentality

There can be two types of mentalities: a scarcity mentality and an abundance mentality. A scarcity mentality believes that there isn't enough to go around. Success only happens to certain people and others are doomed to never achieve their goals because they got the short end of the stick. Alternately, an abundance mentality believes there absolutely is enough in the world for everyone. Success, wealth, and resources are available to everyone in equal measure -- a person must only believe in themselves enough to grab for them.An abundance mentality can help you in certain situations. For example, if you don't get that promotion you were hoping for at work, you can absolutely be disappointed, but you can bounce back by telling yourself that your opportunity is still out there and it will come as long as you set your goals and work toward them.


Build The Right Community

Surround yourself with like-minded people striving for similar goals and watch as your blessings begin to roll in. You may have heard of frequencies. There are people with high frequencies and low frequencies. Align your energy with those who have a high frequency, meaning people who practice gratitude and healthy positivity. People who are striving for success and actively working toward their goals. 

With the right community by your side, you will have a greater chance of making your own dreams come true because you will have the support you need. Your community will uplift you and be there for you in moments of doubt, setting you back on the right path if you should waver.


Practice Gratitude Every Day

Practicing gratitude daily can help train your mind to see the good in a lot of situations. We're not talking about toxic positivity here. You don't have to force yourself to see the good in a situation that is objectively not good. You don't have to force a smile in moments when you're feeling down or heartbroken. 

However, counting our blessings regularly can bring to light just how much abundance there is in our lives. Sometimes when you don't stop to feel grateful for something (it could even be something small, like finding a great parking spot or drinking a delicious cup of coffee), we become blind to all the things that are making our lives easier, more fun, and more rewarding.Pro Tip: Keep a gratitude journal where you can jot down everything you're grateful for on a daily basis.