If you want to take your life to a higher level, you must learn to develop a success mindset that allows you to do so.
Life is like playing games, you can level up yourself to move further into the game and the storyline.
In fact, the only way you can proceed forward is to increase your level and raise your standards.
If you are at the same level, you will be facing the same monsters, fighting the same enemies, and fail to proceed to a higher level.
The same goes in your life.
Do you want to be where you are right now and do what you are doing for the next 10 years?
Or do you wish to level up yourself and live a better lifestyle?
The answer is obvious. We all craved for a better tomorrow.
And in order to achieve greater results in life, we must learn to develop a success mindset that helps us make better decisions and get us the outcomes that we want in the future.
The problem is that most people have no idea how to develop the success mindset that they need to live better.
Worry not, here are 10 powerful ways how you can improve yourself and create the success mentality that will take you higher in life.
1. Build your experience by learning from your mistakes and failures
One of the best ways to develop a success mindset is through building your experiences by learning from your mistakes and failures.
First, you have to treat mistakes and failures as feedback. Sadly, most people don’t look at them this way.
Most people are so afraid to make mistakes and they don’t even dare to try.
They know that if they want to achieve financial freedom, they need to learn to build a business or learn to invest.
However, most of them don’t take any action on this because they allow their fear of failure to stop them.
From now on, look at mistakes and failures as experiences. The more experience you gain, the better you become.
Like when you are playing games, the more monsters and enemies you fight, the more experience you get and hence, the higher your level becomes.
Therefore, don’t be afraid to make mistakes or to fail.
And remember, failure is not the opposite of success, it is part of success.
2. Put yourself in a new challenging and uncomfortable situation
If you really want to grow yourself and develop a stronger mindset for success, you must challenge yourself to do the difficult from time to time.
Most people are afraid of change. They prefer to stay in their comfort zone, and they don’t dare to venture out of it.
Staying in your comfort zone and doing what you have always done is good, but it will never get you the extraordinary results you want.
Thus, from time to time, challenge yourself to do something uncomfortable.
Put yourself in a tough situation so that you will train your mind to think and act differently.
After all, what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.
Read the autobiographies of successful people and you will understand that extraordinary people are able to achieve outstanding results in life because they have gone through tremendous setbacks and hardships.
It is the journey that builds their characters.
Without the journey, they will never become who they are.
And the same applies to you. If you continue to stay within your comfort zone, you will never grow to a higher level.
Here are a few suggestions of what you can do to challenge yourself:
- Read a book every week.
- Learn a new language.
- Learn to code and build a website.
- Wake up at 5 AM and apply the 20/20/20 Rule.
- Write a journal every day.
- Volunteer for a cause you care deeply about.
- Identify an expert in your industry and reach him out for advice and help.
3. Keep a success journal and review your wins from time to time
One great way to develop a success mindset is to constantly remind yourself that you are a winner.
You want to program good and positive thoughts to your mind to maintain your confidence.
And you can do so by keeping a success journal so that you can review your victories from time to time.
As human beings, we are constantly affected by our emotions.
Whenever you are down, look at your success journal and remind yourself of all the great things you have done.
It doesn’t matter how big or small your wins are. The key is to constantly program your mind with positive thoughts.
You want to tell yourself that you are a champion and that you can do it no matter how hard the situations become.
It is like what Tony Robbins said:
“People who succeed have momentum. The more they succeed, the more they want to succeed, and the more they find a way to succeed. Similarly, when someone is falling, the tendency is to get on a downward spiral that can even become a self-fulfilling prophecy.”
So, you want to put yourself on the upward spiral by maintaining your momentum.
This is why you want to keep a record of your wins and victories. Every time when you doubt yourself or when you feel down, look at your success journal.
Let your past successes build your future successes.
4. Surround yourself with the best people in your industry
One of the most powerful methods to quickly build up your success mindset is to surround yourself with the best.
When you talk and have conversations with others, you will be influenced by their thinking and beliefs.
That said, if you surround yourself with mediocre people, you will think as they do.
For instance, you will play the blame game, pointing fingers, and make lousy excuses every time you make a mistake or fail.
On the contrary, when you surround yourself with successful people, guess what you will be talking about?
If you join a group of businesspeople, you will talk about business and economy.
You will never talk about who’s getting fired or what your boss did that make you dislike him.
Instead, you will discuss and talk about business.
This is how surrounding yourself with top talent can change the way you think.
So, start making new friends and spend more time developing relationships with other successful people.
It is important to surround yourself with the people who you look up to and who you want to be in the future.
5. Read and learn every day
I always encourage my blog readers to read. Make it a habit to read every day.
Well, if you don’t like to read books, it is okay. There are so many ways how you can learn and improve your knowledge and skills these days.
For example, if you don’t like reading, listen to podcasts. Or if you don’t like both, you can watch informational YouTube videos too.
We are living in the information age where you can get access to information and learn anything you like.
Want to bake? Watch a video showing you how to do it.
Want to learn how to blog? Read articles from other successful bloggers who share their work.
Want to learn a new language? Listen to podcasts every day.
Besides that, there are plenty of seminars and workshops out there ready to show you how to achieve what you want in life.
You just need to be open and be willing to learn.
The problem with most people is that they think they already knew it all, and they refuse to take in more.
To develop a success mindset, you have to act like a sponge – absorb every piece of knowledge and experience.
And more importantly, sometimes you have to squeeze and let it all go before you can take in the new.
6. Take your passion and skill and play it at the next level
If you want to level up and improve your results, you must learn to go deep with your passion.
You have to bring your skills to the next level by playing full out to create something amazing.
Don’t just like what you do, take it to a higher level.
For example, if you are a blogger, what can you do to bring your blog or your content to the next level?
Perhaps, if you are publishing articles at 1,000 words on average, then you may want to consider publishing an ultimate guide of 5,000 or even more words.
The point is to make it big and take your passion to a deeper level.
So, you are passionate about baking? Then maybe you can bake something unique and special like when you cut the cake into half, you get a replica of a Facebook logo inside the cake.
Doing the same thing will only get you the same old result.
If you want to get something different, you will have to play the game differently.
Most people are not successful because they are doing ordinary things that most people do.
Extraordinary people, on the other hand, do something extra so that they can become extra-ordinary.
Ask yourself, what can you do to take your passion to a higher level? How can you do something different and play it big?
7. Define your standards and accept nothing less
Developing a success mindset has a lot to say about your level of acceptance.
There is no way you can become successful if you don’t increase your standards.
Think about it, if you are someone who doesn’t care about the quality of your content, but you wish to build an authority blog, how can that be possible, right?
It is like you want to be a champion, but you refuse to train, and you are okay with mediocre results.
Successful people have their own standards. They know what kind of results they can accept and what they can’t.
And they will stick to their principles and standards.
Whenever they deliver sub-par work, they will work on their crafts again to improve the quality.
Hence, define your standards, what you can accept, and what you can’t.
Stick to your personal principles and never accept anything less than the standard you have set.
This is how you strive for excellence and deliver great results.
8. Set exciting goals and work on them diligently
One of the easiest ways to build a success mentality in you is to set an exciting goal that you look forward to and work on it diligently.
You don’t need to have a lot of goals, you just need to start with one.
Identify a goal that you really want to achieve within 90 days, make a plan, and then work on it relentlessly.
If you can achieve this goal in 3 months, you are indirectly building the character you need for a bigger success.
A lot of people don’t set goals. Even if they do, they don’t stick their plan.
My suggestion is to start with something smaller.
If you think you don’t have the discipline or you believe it will never work because you always procrastinate, start small.
Maybe you can come up with a one-month goal.
The key is to give yourself a clear target and direction to follow. You want to train your mind to live an intentional life.
So that in the future, you can plan for bigger success and achieve greater results in life.
You can always learn to master the skill of setting goals by taking my course at Goal Setting Formula.
9. Trust your gut feeling and listen to your instinct
Listening to your gut feeling is a part of developing a success mindset.
You must learn to trust your instinct because when you do, you can make better and more accurate decisions.
According to this article from Harvard Business Review, gut feelings are messages from the insula and the amygdala in your brain.
And those messages are sensations that something “feels” right or wrong.
Learning how to trust your gut feelings and instincts can be a critical factor in your success in life.
Now, I’m not saying analytical data is not important, but you need to operate from both.
You can do all the analyzes with your analytic mind, but you must also consider your feelings and emotions.
The more you train yourself to listen to your instincts, the more self-aware you will become. And this helps you make better decisions in everything you do.
10. Keep making progress and avoid stagnation
Another way to develop a success mentality is to make sure you are constantly making progress and not being in stagnant.
Regardless of whether you are making mistakes or moving forward, you must make progress each day.
If you stay stagnant, you will quickly lose your momentum and eventually, buy into living in the comfort zone that you’re in.
In order to continue to grow and improve, avoid stagnation. This will help you face new challenges and build your ability to overcome obstacles.
You have learned that you should challenge yourself from time to time. You understand that if you want to level up, you must play it full out and do commit to doing something differently.
Plus, you also know that you can start with smaller goals and work on them diligently until you achieve them.
These are the progress you should be looking forward to doing.
Always keep these wise words in your mind from Robin Sharma:
“Success is created through the performance of a few small daily disciplines that stack up over time to produce achievements far beyond you could have ever planned for.”
Now that you understand what you can do to develop a success mindset. What you need to do next is to apply these 10 methods into your daily life.
And please know that building a success mentality can take time.
Hence, if you don’t see any significant result, don’t lose hope. Trust yourself and press forward.
Follow these 10 tips from above and make your life amazing.