The power of our minds is astonishing. A mental perception becomes a part of who we are, whether we are aware of it or not. It actually affects how we think, how we respond, and of course, how we act. Mental perceptions create our belief systems. They shape our cultural mores, our philosophies and become our habits.
Successful people have long lived and defined their success by the habits that shape their lives.
Here are 3 that will get you the furthest:
1.Use autosuggestion to build an unshakable belief in yourself. Autosuggestion is a psychological technique developed in the early 20th century. Basically, it makes use of the Placebo effect by turning your goals into self-fulfilling prophecies through imprinting them in your subconscious. A key trait of all successful people is this absolutely incredible, unshakable belief that they have about themselves and their goals. It’s not a result, more a necessary prerequisite, to become successful.
By telling yourself over and over and over again, that it is possible for you to achieve your goals, that you can make your dreams a reality, and that you have to go your own way and can’t let anyone interfere with it, you form these beliefs in your subconscious.
This builds not only the confidence you need to follow through on your actions, but also lets your goals seep into the unconscious part of your brain, until you automatically align all of your actions in a way that leads you towards your goals.
2. Be stubborn and always stick to your decisions. Maybe you could use it to become a little hardheaded. In fact, you should. Lack of determination is the most common reason for long-term failure. Millionaires, on the other hand, make snap decisions, and then they stick to them. Come hell or high water.
Opinions are cheap. Everyone has one, and most people dispense them like they’re issued tissues only cluttering your mind with negative influences. Take care in who you share your goals with.
3. Join a Mastermind group to accelerate your learning. This concept is as old as “Think and Grow Rich”. Napoleon Hill invented the Mastermind group as we know it today. At ETTWomen we call it Think Tanks. Millions of people use them. In a mastermind, the goal is the coordination of knowledge and effort of two or more people, who work toward a definite purpose, in the spirit of harmony. The main benefit is that by combining the brain power of two or more people to solve problems, the result is more than the sum of its parts.
In life and business, success is in the process of continually seeking to be better, to challenge yourself and to pursue excellence on every level. Ask yourself: How much further can you go to reach your full potential? As Oprah says, “What I know for sure is that it’s only when you make the process your goal that the dream can follow.”