Two elements of a success oriented mindset

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Hi guys,

I'm no guru, but I feel like I have to share this with you. Only words, but worth gold IMO.

Among the many elements that can favor success, every reader of this part of the forum already knows the power of having the right mindset.

And among the different elements of a mindset that can lead to success, I'd like to talk about two. Only two, but oh boy, they can do wonder.


1- Get high expectations

You see, whatever we find ourselves doing is bound to a goal. We work to get money, to get a social status, to cater for our families, or for whatever reason you may think of. These are goals that we set. Sometimes we reach those goals, sometimes we don't, and sometimes we surpass them by far.

And the one thing you can do to add to your chances of success, or higher success, is having high expectations. I've had countless examples in my life of what the power of high expectations can do for you.

If we follow the same path as above, we can reach, fail to reach or surpass those high expectations. But when you are after high expectations, each of this hypothesis is better of what you can await from having "normal" expectations :

If you reach your high expectations, awesome, you take more benefits than reaching normal goals.
If you surpass them, more than awesome, you take even more benefits.
And if you fail, you're much likely to attain a better result than failing trying to reach "normal" goals.

The thing is that when trying to reach higher goals, you not only act towards those goals, but you also put yourself in a can do attitude that has made wonders for me.

That's not new, but do think about it.

2 - The "I'm starting from scratch" attitude

English is not my mother tongue, but I'll try to explain this one as good as I can.

Let's make a comparison :

One young man who was raised in a wealthy family, and one young man (or woman for that matters) who was raised in a family that was not necessarily poor, but that has much less comfort and money.

I'm personally in the middle of those 2 situations. I'haven't lived in a wealthy family, but I have alwayas had what I needed, and wanted too when I think about it.

And I have friends in both those situations. The majority of people that I know who are coming from a more modest background have a lot more determination in them. I'm not saying this is not the case for people who have had a nice way of living, but my experience does show some noticeable differences.

So that's my point : willing is everything. If you have a kind of "rage" against life, if you absolutely want to reach whatever goals you set for yourself, man (or woman ), don't let nobody tell you you cannot.

You're an human. Steve Jobs was a human being, Bill Gates is a human being. Chris Gardner is a human being (HUGE respect for this guy). The guy who has 5 car repair shops or whatever you may think of in your area is a human being.

The only person that can stop you from succeeding is yourself.

Again, this is not new, but do think about it.
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  • Profile picture of the author LYDIAhy1959
    yeah, good information
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  • Profile picture of the author mervyngoh
    Well shared, let me add in one more. Burning desire for success is critical too, you must know why u want to be successful.
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    • Profile picture of the author RShantel
      Good stuff man.Thanks for sharing.
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  • Profile picture of the author Discreetmarketer
    desire for success is essential too. It's crazy when you think about it. You have everything it takes to move mountains inside you, if God will is with you that is.
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  • Profile picture of the author Exel
    Those are two very good ones. Let me share the two traits I believe are the most
    important difference between successful and unsuccessful people.

    1.Successful people see opportunities everywhere, unsuccessful people see
    only obstacles.


    This is similar to op's first one, it is a basic principle of mindset. Search and you will
    find. Think positive and amazing stuff can happen.

    2.Successful people take responsibility for their actions, unsuccessful
    people always blame someone else.


    I'm sure everyone knows what I'm talking about, and know someone like that. Always
    whining, blaming others, the economy, the government, unknown forces etc. If you
    don't accept responsibility you can never reflect, learn from your actions and advance
    forward.

    Implement these two into your life and you will be easily positioned ahead of 90% of people.

    Best of luck,

    Zak Exel
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    • Profile picture of the author Mariah Clarinda
      Originally Posted by Exel View Post

      Those are two very good ones. Let me share the two traits I believe are the most
      important difference between successful and unsuccessful people.

      1.Successful people see opportunities everywhere, unsuccessful people see
      only obstacles.


      This is similar to op's first one, it is a basic principle of mindset. Search and you will
      find. Think positive and amazing stuff can happen.

      2.Successful people take responsibility for their actions, unsuccessful
      people always blame someone else.


      I'm sure everyone knows what I'm talking about, and know someone like that. Always
      whining, blaming others, the economy, the government, unknown forces etc. If you
      don't accept responsibility you can never reflect, learn from your actions and advance
      forward.

      Implement these two into your life and you will be easily positioned ahead of 90% of people.

      Best of luck,

      Zak Exel
      Very well said.
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  • Profile picture of the author Odahh
    hmm..

    as far as expectations go..

    i think it is more that successful people always expect that they can get or do better ..some talented people can ride their talent to a point that look successful..but then stop and crash ..or coast along .

    as for number 2 ..successful people know what they don't have..and get that taken care of . they don't usually do it all...ever see a picture of donald trump ..pouring concrete, installing glass or running wiring ..yet he builds great big buildings ..
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  • Profile picture of the author eloyryder
    thanks for the great post....
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  • Profile picture of the author RobbieT
    If I can add to what is said above...you also need an element of "luck" to be extremely successful.

    But as most extremely successful people will tell you..."the harder I worked the luckier I got"

    No matter how good your mindset you DO need to take action to get a result.

    Take good care of those that you love.

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  • Profile picture of the author Discreetmarketer
    Action taking is maybe the most important part actually. Every newcomer to IM should have this painted in bold just above his computer screen.
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  • Profile picture of the author watty12
    Setting high expectations is very important, but it has to be reachable. You don't want to set huge goals only to find that they were totally unrealistic. On the other hand you don't want to aim too low as you'll never have the motivation to put in the action.

    At the end of the day I don't think it matters what sort of background you've had - if you have a burning desire to achieve what you want, you'll get there.

    That's what is lost from most people, and why they don't succeed. Having that belief perserverance that you absolutely can do it.

    Fire in the belly!
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  • Profile picture of the author dreganomics
    Ultimately we want to have lofty goals for ourselves, this is true. When starting out though, or in the short term for that matter - set small daily, weekly, monthly goals. Knock these goals out and feel the surge of positive action and ride the momentum towards your bigger goals. Thanks for sharing your words of wisdom, they can never be overused
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  • Profile picture of the author speedbird
    Originally Posted by Discreetmarketer View Post

    Hi guys,

    I'm no guru, but I feel like I have to share this with you. Only words, but worth gold IMO.

    Among the many elements that can favor success, every reader of this part of the forum already knows the power of having the right mindset.

    And among the different elements of a mindset that can lead to success, I'd like to talk about two. Only two, but oh boy, they can do wonder.


    1- Get high expectations

    You see, whatever we find ourselves doing is bound to a goal. We work to get money, to get a social status, to cater for our families, or for whatever reason you may think of. These are goals that we set. Sometimes we reach those goals, sometimes we don't, and sometimes we surpass them by far.

    And the one thing you can do to add to your chances of success, or higher success, is having high expectations. I've had countless examples in my life of what the power of high expectations can do for you.

    If we follow the same path as above, we can reach, fail to reach or surpass those high expectations. But when you are after high expectations, each of this hypothesis is better of what you can await from having "normal" expectations :

    If you reach your high expectations, awesome, you take more benefits than reaching normal goals.
    If you surpass them, more than awesome, you take even more benefits.
    And if you fail, you're much likely to attain a better result than failing trying to reach "normal" goals.

    The thing is that when trying to reach higher goals, you not only act towards those goals, but you also put yourself in a can do attitude that has made wonders for me.

    That's not new, but do think about it.

    2 - The "I'm starting from scratch" attitude

    English is not my mother tongue, but I'll try to explain this one as good as I can.

    Let's make a comparison :

    One young man who was raised in a wealthy family, and one young man (or woman for that matters) who was raised in a family that was not necessarily poor, but that has much less comfort and money.

    I'm personally in the middle of those 2 situations. I'haven't lived in a wealthy family, but I have alwayas had what I needed, and wanted too when I think about it.

    And I have friends in both those situations. The majority of people that I know who are coming from a more modest background have a lot more determination in them. I'm not saying this is not the case for people who have had a nice way of living, but my experience does show some noticeable differences.

    So that's my point : willing is everything. If you have a kind of "rage" against life, if you absolutely want to reach whatever goals you set for yourself, man (or woman ), don't let nobody tell you you cannot.

    You're an human. Steve Jobs was a human being, Bill Gates is a human being. Chris Gardner is a human being (HUGE respect for this guy). The guy who has 5 car repair shops or whatever you may think of in your area is a human being.

    The only person that can stop you from succeeding is yourself.

    Again, this is not new, but do think about it.
    Thanks for sharing your thoughts about the succesful mindset but I totaly agree with you on this one ' The only person that can stop you from succeeding is yourself ..'
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  • Profile picture of the author justinhaigh
    Great post, thanks for the share.
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  • Profile picture of the author David Sneen
    Great info!

    Many of the successful people that I have read about have had powerful visions of themselves as successful people. So, I might add the ability to visualize success.
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  • Profile picture of the author buckeyes09
    Realistic expectations fester underwhelming results.
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    Good thread, thank you so much for the share.
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  • Profile picture of the author wannaearn
    awesome information ............
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  • true! good post.. and thanks for sharing valuable info.
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