Many people go through life not really knowing how to achieve what they want. They feel that life is, or has been, pushing them around. All of their life they feel like they just can’t get ahead. After a period of time, they believe this to be true. They believe they will fail even before they start. To be honest I used to feel this way too. This is a victim mentality. So, what is the key to success? Attitude! While there are many keys to success, they all revolve around attitude.
“Whether you think you can or you can’t, you’re right.”
~ Henry Ford
I love this statement because it sums up the key to success. It is all about attitude and belief in yourself. When you have a victim mentality that the world is against you, you are doomed to fail. Why because when the going gets tough, and it will, you will quit.
Let’s think about this for a few minutes. Reflect on the fact that you want to be successful. Is wanting it enough? I can want something but if I chose not to do something I will never get it. I also must be willing to push through those tough times that will happen. If I don’t then I will never succeed.
Yes, it is possible to get luck and go through the steps and get what you want without any issues. However, this is highly unlikely. What are you willing to do to succeed? This is not a lazy man’s game. Being successful takes work. With a negative attitude, you will fail.
Knowing you can do it in spite of all the obstacles that lay ahead of you is one of the biggest keys to success. I have to bring this up again:
“Whether you think you can or you can’t, you’re right.”
So a good attitude is more than just wanting something. It is knowing you can and will achieve it. It is knowing that no matter what you face you will continue to pursue your goal of success. We can also look at another great person who had a positive attitude. Thomas A. Edison:
“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work”
Talk about a great attitude. You need to have an attitude like this to succeed with anything in life. You work hard and you will find things that don’t work. You will hopefully learn from those things and be able to move forward. With the right attitude, you will succeed. It might not be today, tomorrow, next month, or even next year. It might take several years to accomplish success. Just never give up.
How to Change Your Attitude
There are many things that can help change your attitude. Some of the things are easy and some seem strange. They all help and work well.
Take a look at the people who surround you. Who are the top 5 people you hang around? Are they supportive, positive, negative. Time to clean some house here. Try hanging out with positive people and successful people. The more you do the more your attitude will change. It is said that you are the sum of the 5 people you spend the most time with. So keep that in mind.
Try a news fast. Stop watching the news. I mean all the news for 30 days. Don’t listen to the news, don’t watch it on TV, or look at it on the internet. The news is very negative. It will bring you down. By going on a news fast you will find yourself being happier and able to keep your attitude more easily in check. You might find that after the 30 days you don’t watch the news except on rare occasions. Don’t worry if something groundbreaking happens you will hear about it.
I have not watched the news in over 5 years, except for rare occasions. When I have watched the news, I realize how down I feel now. I used to watch it every day. I am so much happier now that I do not. I believe you will feel the same way. Give it a try.
Focus on Self
Taking you time is also important. Set aside a little bit of time each week to do something you want to do. Even if it is just 30 minute and you chose to take a nap, read a book, play a game. By doing this you give yourself a reward and remember that you are doing this all for you and your loved ones.
While there are many ways to change your attitude the last one I am going to talk about is affirmation. This is a simple thing and here is how it works. Find something you want to achieve. Write it down in such a way that you have already achieved it.
For example: I want to get 1000 people to come to my website this month. You would write, “I am so happy and grateful that I got 1000 people to come to my website this month.”
Simple right? Yeah, now comes the hard part. Every morning when you wake up and before you go to bed, read that statement out loud. By doing so your mind will work on the problems you might face and how to solve them. Also when you have time your mind will tell you that you should start working on that problem.
This allows you to change your attitude and solve those problems as they occur. It may also help you avoid making as many mistakes. Give this one a try and I bet you will be surprised what you can accomplish in a month. Oh, make sure the goal is realistic.
Simple Change of Attitude Can Change Everything
If you feel that everything is bad and down. Things can always get worse. You really need to change that attitude. Take a positive outlook in life and you will be surprised how life gives you what you want. That is what the entire thing about “The Secrete” is all about. Helping you stay focused when time is tough. Making sure you push through and become successful.
What is the key to success? It all centers around changing your attitude. I have given you a few easy to do things to change that attitude. Will it happen overnight? No. It will take some work. At least it is easier than you think. You can take that newly found attitude and become successful with my top recommendations. If you already have some success you can also try any of my recommendations.
As always please leave questions, comments, or your own personal experiences below. I love hearing from you.