Recalibrate your thinking to that of super successful people and start improving your performance right away.
Being successful starts with your thoughts. Thinking drive behaviors. Good or bad, productive or useless thought precedes action. Self-defeating thoughts can derail a career whether it’s leadership, selling, entrepreneurship… you name it.
Clear, rational and optimistic thinking leads to eventual success. To reach your career goals, adopt the mindset of the top 5%. Develop these five thinking habits to advance your career:
The super successful are self-starters. They wait for no one and they have no need for a cattle prod. Their minds crystallize their vision and they are emotionally connected to it. They are self-motivated to initiate each activity. They intuitively adapt to difficult situations and navigate around unforeseen obstacles without waiting for supervisory instruction.
2. Personal Accountability
This thinking habit prevents making excuses for a bad decision. The superstar’s brain enables them to be transparent with themselves. They will make every effort to try and identify the cause of that bad decision. Their focus is more on correcting the problem to ensure future success than on protecting themselves from other people’s opinions.
3. Integrative Processing
They have the cognitive ability to break down each problem into manageable pieces and discern which are the critical components. They can assimilate all the variables of a situation into a single homogenous image and then use this understanding to make decisions regarding planning, resource allocation, and solving problems.
4. Emotional Distance
Mega successful people can remain emotionally neutral (unaffected) by positive or negative experiences with others. Their mind does not internalize flattery or rejection. They are indifferent to surface level emotions directed at them. Instead, they focus their attention on the mission, following their plan, listening, learning and problem solving.
Their mind communicates success. They visualize succeeding at each step of plan. For example, a superstar salesperson believes in their ability to execute the sales process – prospecting, building trust, qualifying, analyzing needs, presenting solutions, negotiation, closing sales, etc.
They believe in their abilities with accuracy. Their mind is absolutely convinced they will succeed – regardless if the prospect buys or not.
Take time to think through your thinking.
“Do not be conformed to the patterns of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind…” – The Apostle Paul
What you feed your mind feeds you… and will reveal itself in the person you become.