It’s the beginning of a new year, and if you’re like many people, you’ve probably set goals with the intention of achieving, earning, and being more than you were last year.
If this is your goal, then you’ll need all the help you can get to make that dream a reality. The good news is that your dreams are valid, and your goals are achievable. But you’ve got to be able to sustain your motivation and keep going no what challenges you face.
This post contains tips by achievement experts on how you can develop the winning mindset that you need to become an unstoppable force an go on to have the best year of your life.
Focus on the Journey
You’ve probably heard the saying that the journey is more important than the destination. But do you really understand what that means? Most people are in such a hurry to get to their destination that they would take shortcuts to get there.
Yet, if there’s one thing that’s consistent in life, shortcuts hardly work. If anything, they make the journey much longer. Understand that the process you have to go through and who you have to or need to become to achieve those goals is very vital to the success equation.
This is because you need those newly acquired capabilities to be able to successfully manage and sustain the new levels of achievement.
Think of Your Goals as a Necessity
In one of Elon Musk’s interviews, he was asked if he ever got discouraged when things were difficult, and his answer was that his feelings were irrelevant. That if something needed to be done, it simply had to be done, regardless of the challenges and the problems.
This powerful mindset is one of the keys to simply being relentless. When you remove your feelings and emotions and simply focus on the task that needs to get done with single-minded focus, you’ll realize that most of the resistance just gives way.
You need to start thinking of your goals of something that must be done. No questions, no doubts, no worries. Once you get to this state of mind, it’s easier to just obliterate every obstacle that’s in your path or go around them to become successful.
Think Bigger Than Yourself
Most wildly successful people across all walks of life are driven because they believe in something bigger than themselves. From the US’ Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk to UK’s Leonard Blavatnik, China’s Jack Ma, and Liberia’s Samuel Siebu, the desire to make a difference and leave a legacy far outstrips their personal ambitions.
It is in the nature of winners to consistently aspire to more than themselves. For example, Elon Musk’s achievements stem from his desire to drastically reduce carbon emissions and help the world become an interplanetary species.
Jeff Bezos simply wants to build the world’s largest and most efficient customer-based company. The point is that, unlike most people who just focus on themselves, you have to be centered on other people, ideas, and goals. This commitment to making others better will naturally bring the utmost best out of you, leading to wildly successful endeavors and achievements.