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Ways to Develop a Success-Orientated Mindset

Ways to Develop a Success-Orientated Mindset

Ways to Develop a Success-Orientated Mindset

Your mindset is important because it determines what you will do, under a given set of circumstances.

Mindsets can be broken into two fundamental groups:

  • Good mind sets - Goal focused, logical, adaptive, and co-operative.
  • Bad mind sets - Drifter, illogical, maladaptive and uncooperative.

Which type of mindset have you? Let us compare each in turn:

1. Goal focused vs drifter mentality.

2. Logical vs illogical mind.

3. Adaptive vs maladaptive in reaction to changing environments.

4. Co-operative vs uncooperative in social situations.

1. Goal focused vs drifter mentality.

Are you a goal-focused individual, or do you tend to drift along, without the guidance of a goal?

The good mindset is one that is goal-focused. The goal-focused mind is one that is locked-on target.

Success means, the achievement of a worthwhile goal. Therefore, to be "successful" presupposes the setting of a worthwhile goal.

Goal focus is the starting point of all achievement.

2. Logical vs illogical mind.

Logic is the study of correct reasoning and reasoning comes in two forms, inductive, and deductive reasoning.

  • Inductive reasoning is the drawing of correct general principles, from the evidence of experience.
  • Deductive reasoning is the application of correct general principles to new experiences.

Your survival and success depend upon the ability to reason; both inductively and deductively; to arrive at correct conclusions and to apply those conclusions to new situations.

Failure to draw the correct conclusions; or failure to apply correct rules to new situations, is the most common way that people fail.

Many people fail because they have no clue what logic is; nor how to apply it.

Consequently, many people look to their emotions to guide their actions; they do whatever they feel like doing. Or they simply follow the crowd; they do what everyone else seems to be doing.

Don't act on a whim. Don't follow the crowd. Instead, think it through logically.

Reason and logic are your primary means of survival and prosperity.

You need to act according to logical laws, not emotional whims.

3. Adaptive vs maladaptive in reaction to changing environments

Life on planet Earth advances by means of adaptation to changing environments.

Those organisms that fail to adapt, are soon targeted for termination by the laws of natural selection.

Therefore, the winning mindset takes evolution seriously.

The healthy mindset notices the changes and makes the necessary adaptations to the plan, based upon the evidence of experience and an understanding of natural (scientific) laws.

The failing mindset refuses to make the necessary changes. Instead they make wishes. They wish they could win the lottery, or they wish they could go back to the past - to how it used to be, in the good old days.

Many people are NOT willing to evolve and adapt. But those people don't do well, especially in times of political and economic change.

So, develop and adaptive mind set. One that is ready, willing and able to keep up with the changes.

4. Co-operative vs uncooperative in social situations

You are not a hermit and you do not live on a desert island. Instead you are surrounded by people: family, friends, colleagues, customers and the general public.

If you are to achieve your goals, then you need to gain the willing co-operation of other people, since nobody knows enough to succeed on their own.

To succeed, you need to gain the co-operative assistance of other people.

Therefore, you need to be a co-operative type, easy to get on with and sociable.

The loser mentality is the opposite. They don't get on with anyone. They argue too much, they are too pushy, too aggressive or uncooperative.

Consequently, they fail to get any help from anyone, which makes their situation worse, which in turn tends to make them more annoyed; and annoying.

They fall into a negative cycle and are never seen again.

To be a winner, please strive to develop co-operative relationships with your family, friends, colleagues, customers and the general public.

Summary

In order to have a good, successful mind set, you need to:

  1. Develop a goal-focused mentality.
  2. Develop your powers of logical reasoning.
  3. Develop an ability to adapt to changing environments.
  4. Develop a social and co-operative spirit.

About the Author: Chris Farmer

Chris

Chris Farmer is the founder of the Corporate Coach Group and has many years’ experience in training leaders and managers, in both the public and private sectors, to achieve their organisational goals, especially during tough economic times. He is also well aware of the disciplines and problems associated with running a business.

Over the years, Chris has designed and delivered thousands of training programmes and has coached and motivated many management teams, groups and individuals. His training programmes are both structured and clear, designed to help delegates organise their thinking and, wherever necessary, to improve their techniques and skills.

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