The Power of Your Mindset
For Career and Business success
The way you think about things — is the most important factor in achieving success in business or careers. You can have all the skills, but if your business mindset is wrong, you might not be successful. Mindset is more powerful than skill. Skill is easily acquired; mindset is not.
I would give 90% of your eventual success to your mindset. Whether you’re a scientist, an engineer, a manager, a designer — — as long as you’re making something new, as long as you’re doing something creative, your mindset will be the most important determining factor in how well you do.
The right mindset makes you seek out the opportunities that lead to greatness; it helps you recognize and develop your unique strengths; it makes you persist in the face of failure; it keeps you laser-focused on results; it keeps you humble; Like you are on a continuous learning journey.
Whether we like it or not, the way we think about ourselves and others powerfully shapes our lives. To be successful in today’s world, we need to build a powerful and positive mindset that will push us to achieve great results. Since I was a child, I’ve been drawn to psychology because I want to understand human behaviour. The amazing discoveries of modern neuroscience help us understand the brain mechanisms that determine our thoughts, feelings and actions.
People assume that great entrepreneurs (or great employees) are “naturals” who somehow possess some magical ability to make money. That’s simply not the case. The difference between people who are successful and people who are not is almost entirely due to mindset.
The one quality which is most common among successful entrepreneurs is an intense desire to win. Successful entrepreneurs believe they can and eventually will achieve amazing things. They focus on their ideas and how to improve them, not on what other people might think.
Entrepreneurship is a mindset. It’s defined by a particular way of looking at the world. If you have an entrepreneurial mindset, you think about opportunities differently than most people. You’re always on the lookout for them.
Mindset is something that people don’t talk about much. It’s more fundamental than intelligence or experience or education or knowing the ‘right’ people. You can’t succeed in a big way without it.
A person with a growth mindset believes that his most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work — brains and talent are just the starting point. This view creates a love of learning and resilience that is essential for great accomplishment.
Your mindset is your outlook, how you see things. It determines what you pay attention to, your biases, how readily you give up, and much more.
When we do something over and over it becomes automatic and we don’t even think about it. It becomes a mindset. A mindset is a set of thought patterns so ingrained in us that they affect how we see the world and even who we are as people. Your mindset becomes who you are, it defines you
It is a set of mental programs, a series of neural pathways that tell us how to react to life.
Most people’s lives are the product of their mindset. To stay stuck in life, mentally, is to endure suffering — suffering that can be avoided. The right mindset, on the other hand, has the potential to take you all the way to financial freedom. And that’s one of many reasons why it’s so important to cultivate a ‘growth’ mindset — one that makes it natural for you to look for ways to improve yourself.
My belief is that your mindset is something you can cultivate intentionally. By “mindset” I mean your daily outlook on life. Mindsets are like muscles. If you don’t exercise yours, they atrophy. The idea that you can improve your mindset is at odds with most people’s intuitions. It’s controversial; it feels like wishful thinking; yet I’m convinced that, with practice, you can reshape your mindset in useful ways.
You can be the smartest person around and totally fail at business if you don’t have the right mindset for it. Those who do learn to make money and grow their wealth think differently from other people.
Regardless of what you do, if you don’t believe that you can get the results you want, then you won’t get them. On the other hand, if you believe in yourself and know how to build the right habits, then almost anything is possible.
You are what you think. Your body acts according to the ideas you think are true. What you are is an idea. And the character of that idea reveals itself through your actions. Is your idea about yourself a confident one? Does it trust yourself and others? Is it confident about the future? If not, then that lack of confidence will undermine your relationships, your performance, and even your health. Everything that happens in your life is an expression of the character of your idea about yourself. In essence your mindset.
Win in Business: The Power of Your Mindset - For Career and Business Success on Apple Podcasts. Also on Spotify.