• Nazareth Black

The Most Important Key Is Mindset

One of the most important aspects of your career, especially when you’re working toward big goals, is having the right mindset. The right mindset can help you persevere through difficult times and succeed in achieving your career goals even when the odds are stacked against you. Here are five steps to building the right mindset that will help guide you through any future challenge that comes your way.


1. Have A Pure Purpose


No matter how successful you are, if you're in it for a purely financial reason, it's important to ask yourself: Is that enough? In other words, will I be happy if my future is profitable but doesn't make an impact on society or culture? Will I still feel fulfilled knowing I'm working for money and not a cause? Don't get me wrong—money isn't bad. But wealth without meaning will never fulfill you in life. Don't start a business just because you want to be rich. Start one because it's something you feel so passionate about that money can't even be considered. Passion makes everything easier—including building your image.



2. Spend Time Around Positive People


You’ve probably heard a million times that you become like those you spend time with. Surround yourself with people who lift you up and encourage you to be your best self. Surround yourself with people who support your goals and achievements, who will help you transform into a better person. Learn from those around you, as well as from their mistakes, but make sure they’re not bringing you down.


Though let's not get this confused. Positive people aren't pushovers. Which means that you must be willing to accept your criticisms as openly as you do compliments. A great way to filter the people around you is if they agree with every single thing you do or say. These people should not be confused with positive people; there may just be an underlying agenda. Good people are willing to hurt feelings for the greater good so if you cannot see the other side of yourself; you might just be intentionally blinded.



3. Take Responsibility For Your Thoughts


Chances are, at some point in your life, you’ve blamed someone else for something that was actually your fault. This is called being a blamer and it’s not an effective way to build self-confidence or self-esteem. If you want to be more positive and confident, take responsibility for your thoughts—but also don’t blame yourself if they aren’t positive. Instead of blaming yourself for thinking negatively about yourself, think of what you can do in future to change it. Even if these are small changes at first, they will add up over time into a positive mindset that helps boost productivity and success.


In a lot of ways, your thoughts determine your destiny. In other words, you have control over how you think and what you do with those thoughts. That being said, don’t blame bad things that happen on other people or out of your control situations. Accept responsibility for everything that happens to you and move forward from there. Be a can-do person who takes initiative rather than a wallflower that waits for someone else to provide an answer or resolution.



4. Use Comparison As Motivation


Comparing yourself to other people can be a great motivator—as long as you’re comparing your situation to someone who is further along than you are. In these comparisons, it’s important to keep in mind that you have something to gain from where they are and something to gain from where you want to be. If you can use their success story as a way of motivating yourself, then do it! For example, if a friend of yours has started a new exercise regime and they’ve already lost 10 pounds in two weeks, that could be just what you need to inspire you into getting off your butt and working out. But if you idolize people who are more successful than you, you will only end up as a follower.


It's important to note that as successful as someone as may be, at the end of the day they have aspects that you don't know about. Be happy for where someone else may be without wishing you were them. Most of all, the person you should work the hardest to outperform is the person you were yesterday. See successful people as proof that it is POSSIBLE. Nothing more.



5. Use Painful Experiences As Learning Opportunities


While painful experiences are something you’d much rather avoid, they can actually be great learning opportunities. If your mindset is set on learning from these challenges, you’ll quickly turn what could have been a disaster into an opportunity to improve yourself and get ahead of your competition. Here are some tips for turning failure into success:


1) Keep a journal.

2) Analyze what went wrong and why.

3) Figure out how to make it right in order to move forward more confidently.


When you’re experiencing setbacks, make sure to view them as opportunities to learn. When you see your setbacks as learning experiences, you become better equipped to move past them and persevere. Your mindset will allow you to take on any challenge with increased confidence in your ability to solve any problem that presents itself. When it comes time for you to give up or lose hope, self-efficacy will kick in and keep you moving forward. Just remember that setbacks are temporary—even if they feel like forever in the moment. They always pass, even if it takes time.


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