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.