Developing a Mindset for Success

What is the major difference between successful people and the rest?

If I make a list things like positivity, work ethic, dedication, perseverance, vision, goals and so forth comes up. We can all agree that this can be grouped into mindset. That is probably the biggest differentiator for people who are successful. They have a mindset for success

A mindset for success helps them overcome adversity , do the uncomfortable tasks and make the necessary sacrifices to become successful. The rest of the populations mindset gives up when the going gets tough. Developing a winning mindset will be easier said than done. Here are a few steps to get you started


The first step towards developing a success mindset is to form daily success habits.

Firstly plan your day. Plan exactly how your day will go the day before. Before the next day even starts, take a pen and a piece of paper and write out the five tasks you need to accomplish the next day that will allow you to move further ahead. These task should be the tasks that will give you the best chance of reaching your bigger goals

Once the day starts and before you start on your task list, you will want to start with your morning routine. A morning routine will allow you to start your day with clarity. It is ideal you begin your morning routine before the sun is up. Examples of this is meditation, daily affirmations, motivational videos or even list out what you are most grateful for.

When you develop a routine, you’re setting yourself up to be successful during the day. Starting your day of on a positive note will condition your mind and body to be in a positive state maximizing your energy and eagerness to get things done.

Doing the Uncomfortable

If developing a success mindset was easy, everyone would do it. A success mindset comes from doing what you feel is uncomfortable. Only you know what situations are uncomfortable. What’s uncomfortable for you might be comfortable for someone else.

Some of these might include getting up early, doing some sort of daily exercise, meditate daily, work long hours and doing tasks at the office that you don’t like.

When you force yourself to do what you don’t want to do, you will develop a resiliency. What used to scare you will not scare you anymore. The challenges you faced before will be minor bumps in the road.

At least once per day, you should be put yourself in an uncomfortable situation. Call the client you’ve been putting off or start on that book you said you could never write. The only way your mindset will get stronger is through that which scares you. The things that we are afraid of will show us what we are made of.

Self Talk

The last topic is how we condition our mind by the words we use. Two things to remember:

  • Take care of your thought when you are by yourself
  • Take care of your words when you are with others

How do you talk to yourself before you have to do something uncomfortable or something you’re afraid of? Do you say I can’t do this so I’m not even going to try or do you say I’m excited for this new challenge. How you talk to yourself programs your mind to either put the maximum effort in to this or give up before it even started. The same applies to how you talk about yourself when with other people. Do you say what you think they want to hear or what you truly believe about yourself. This influences our behaviour when we are around certain people. I’m sure you have heard the saying “you are the average of the 5 people you spend most of your time with”

Consider this: “I am not who I think I am, I am not who you think I am, I am who I think you think I am”. Considering that we change our behaviour and our words to suite what we think other people want to hear but so doing influencing our subconscious to believe the words that are speaking and that turns into our actions. At the end our thoughts and words are the biggest factor influencing our actions. If you want the actions of someone who is successful start with positive words and thoughts

It will take time

You don’t develop a winning mindset in one day, week, month, or year. If you’re living your life correctly, you will always force yourself to face new challenges. If you want to fully live your life, you need to be growing. Your mindset will give you an advantage over the rest of the population. There aren’t a lot of things you can control in this life, but your mindset is one of them. Focus on building a rock-solid mindset and anything in this world can be yours!