The more you put in life the more you get out. Successful people are willing to do what unsuccessfully people are not.” – George Markoski
The first step of programming your mindset for success is the foundation. The most important step in which your success will be built on. You must always maintain a strong mindset and constantly replenish your positive outlook on achieving your goals.
Step two is finding a vehicle that works for you. Finding the right vehicle for your success is vital. This will be the concept and structure that steers your success in the right direction.
Finally step three is taking action. Successful people do not just think of a great idea and sit on it. They make things happen! They get out there and take action.
To manage your success, aim to have all three steps active, this is how your success will grow. Along the journey, you will have different steps to work on. I will give you the tools to focus particular attention on strengthening each step, allowing you to achieve your maximum potential.
In my book “Freedom Through Property”, I am talking about financial freedom. The reason that I have done this for my first book is because it seems that people have this as the biggest challenge in their lives. Also, in the capitalist society that we live, regardless of whether you like it or not, money is cornerstone of our society. The fact is having more money can give us more time, more freedom, and more opportunities in life.
But this can only happen if you have the right mindset and self-development because money is a tool and can be used for good or bad. According to an article in Fortune Magazine, “44% of those who have ever won large lottery prizes were broke within five years…” They end up being worse off than before they became rich and frequently incur a great incidence of depression.
Why is that? This is because they did not have the right mindset and enough personal growth to use the money wisely for bettering themselves and the lives of their family and friends.
Ask a 7-year-old what they want to do when they grow up. You will often hear them say things like “I am going to be a rock star” or “I want to be a policeman to lock up the baddies”, or any one of the endless possibilities that lie ahead of them. They’re certain of what they want to do and why they want to do it. Their answers are pure because society has not yet put its ugly pressure on them to give the answers they think they should be giving. Two words you will never hear a seven year old say when answering these questions are “Can’t” and “Try”.
Go and ask the same child at 18years old, just out of high school, and you are bound to get an entirely different answer. You have to consider, they’ve had twelve years of schooling, teaching them what to think, NOT how to think. They are not so sure of themselves anymore. You might hear answers like “I think I am going to try medicine”. When you ask them about the rock star they wanted to be back when they were 7, you’d get something like “Oh I can’t do that, really that was me just being a kid”.
Now go and ask the same 18-year-old when they are all mature, in their 30’s, with all the responsibilities that go along with what they are doing let alone what they would like to be doing. They will give you an answer but then immediately follow it up with a whole range of excuses as to why they cannot do what they really want to be doing. It is sad but, for most of us, this is the journey we take away from our true self. This is a learned behaviour. You can always change what you have learnt to be true. But that is easier said than done!
“Do not be imprisoned by predisposed social or cultural constraints that are holding you back from being successful. Rise above what’s expected of you and exceed those expectations. Tailor your goals for what you consider to be success in life.”
The7-year-old does not know society’s definition of “success” and just wants to be happy and have fun. As we get older we tend to get sucked into this belief that success is about what we do, where we live, the car that we drive, and the clothes that we wear. Soon enough we start to rely upon looking outside of ourselves to see whether we can be happy or not. This is a destructive path that will always lead us back to where we start. This cycle is hard to break and will forever prevent us from reaching our ultimate goals.
This is an excerpt from my bestselling Amazon book entitled “Freedom Through Property”.