So, we say we want to be successful? Whether it’s with our free time or with our work, we can hone our ambition to crush our goals! But, becoming a more successful person in any aspect of life doesn’t just appear magically in front of us. Anything worth having requires hard work and an ambitious mindset. If we want to become a more driven to crush our goals, let’s look at 10 ways we can get there.
Often people look to others who are successful in a field you want to enter and think that they can never achieve that. We want to debunk that myth and give you the drive to reach your goals with these 10 tips.
It Just Takes Work
See the people at the top of the food chain? You know what I mean - that area that consists exclusively of the very best in their field? Well, they’re just people. They were once in the position you are in today – they had very little knowledge of how to reach the summit and even less money to get there. Obviously, completely mimicking there path won’t do much for you as you’ll need your own way, but a good start is to recognize that those at the very top aren’t better than you but they have worked hard to get where they are, and you can do the same. The rule of thumb is that it takes about 10,000 hours to become an expert in something. Start at hour 1.
Adopt A Positive Attitude
Being told to simply change your mindset is quite annoying. But you’re never going to reach your destination if you constantly mope around and act as though every single life in your life will go wrong. Every time you hit an impasse, you’ll need to drop that negative view and keep on striving for success. Ambitious people don’t just quit and think ‘why always me’. If you want that ambition burned into your psyche, then a can-do attitude is essential.
Whether it’s recreational or work-related, try to jot down things that you’d like to do with your life. One little idea can lead to another, which may then lead to a genuinely possible avenue to explore. In terms of your mindset, coming up with these different thoughts will keep your brain active and attracted to the idea of making something out of yourself.
Quit The ‘Maybe Later’ Attitude
It’s something we’ve all done – even those right at the very top. When our heads are crammed full of errands and other stuff like that, we often choose to palm away any potential projects. Those with a view of hitting great heights don’t procrastinate or slack off when they want something. If you live your life with this line of thinking, then it’ll stick with you for a long time and it’ll be hard to break out of it. Throw it in the garbage today and get your backside in gear!
Read, Watch And Listen To Motivational Inspiration
You’d be amazed at just how much a motivational book, talk or a video displaying amazing results can change your attitude and give you the oomph to shake things up. I love authors and speakers like Tony Robbins or Joel Osteen for giving me a positive mindset to keep me going.
Set Some Goals
When you have challenges in front of you, you then become more motivated. People like completing tasks and winning – the feeling is great and addictive. Now, imagine having an overall goal to make a difference in the world or to have a successful life, these little daily challenges will help you get there eventually. You’ll always try to fulfil those little checkpoints. If you keep this up, the adoption of the mindset will arrive and it will stick.
Get Out Of That Comfort Zone
We like our comfort zones. They’re very pleasant. We don’t have to worry that much because we know exactly what we’re in for. The bad thing about the comfort zone is that no progress gets made there. You don’t learn when you surrounded by your safety net. When you’re exposed to new and scary things, you grow as a person. The more knowledge and sense you have, the more confidence you’ll have to take on the world.
The only way you’ll get to where you want to is by continually working at it. You will hit bumps at some point and you will start to doubt if it’s all worth it. That’s when you have to dig your heels in and stubbornly continue. This kind of attitude is what all the ambitious people on the planet adopt.
Make Failure Your Best Friend
There’s not a single person on the planet that hasn’t failed at something. The difference between those at the top and everyone else is the ability to pick up and move on. So many people dwell on failure or just give up. Don’t do that. I don't like the statement "win or lose." I like "win or learn." Learn from your mistakes so you can use those lessons to keep you on track to reaching your goals.
Remember That Nobody Is Special
Finally, we’ll end on a similar note to how we started. While many might believe they are more special than others, they are not. They are just regular humans that do all the things you do. We often put famous people and rich people on a pedestal and treat them as fictional characters. If you sat down with them for a coffee, you’d realize that they’re just like you! My grandpa always said they put their pants on one leg at a time just like you.... Don’t be intimidated – you got this!
Tell us in the comments your best tips for lining up your ambition to crush your goals. And if you want to check out more on this topic check out our YouTube Channel and our Business Skills playlist for more inspo!
M.E.L. is an attorney and small business entrepreneur whose mission is to help professionals conquer the workaday world with style and poise.
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