How To Succeed At Anything

leadership mindset and goals personal development Feb 21, 2024

We all want to be a success! Don’t we? Most of us would love to be more successful on the job, in business, in our relationship, in our finances, and even lose that stubborn ten pounds that we haven’t been able to shake for the past year or so. Here is what I have learned about how to succeed at anything in my behavioral science studies and my work as a performance coach for life and business. I have discovered that for things to change, you must first change. In other words, the first step in achieving success is to change your thinking. Hence, the following tips provide a road map on how to succeed at anything.

How the mind works

Let’s use the computer to describe how the mind works. The computer’s operating system, which is the software that supports the computer’s primary function, is compromised of a set of instructions that tell it what to do. Like the computer, our brains use instructions to inform the activities and behaviors we display on a daily basis. Our beliefs, values, and views of ourselves are all pieces of information that impact our operating system - the brain, and either impede or accelerate our success in life and business. Therefore, to improve your performance and productivity in whatever you do, it is essential first to create an awareness of your inner state and then change it to reflect the desired state you would like it to be.

Create an awareness

Since you cannot change what you are unaware of, this will be your first call of duty. Start by candidly asking yourself the following questions. “What conversations have I been having with myself each day?” “Are these conversations helping me or hindering my progress?” If the conversations are negative or self-defeating, it may be time for you to update your “mental software,” This leads me to my next point.

Change it

As Jim Rohn once said, “If you don’t like how things are, change it! You are not a tree.” But how does one change such self-defeating thoughts? Here’s how! Once you have identified the thoughts that you do not like, start overriding them with more positive ones through positive self-talk. Positive self-talk is the process of overriding our past negative programming by replacing it with conscious positive new directions.” 

The secret to taking your life to a whole new level and achieving the success you want is to change your psychology - your mental state since you are what you consistently think about. If you feel failure, you’ll attract failure, but if you think success, you’ll inevitably attract success as long as you are willing to do the work.