Successful people think differently and, in doing so, approach their days differently. They all possess three key thoughts that make a huge impact on their ability to succeed.
1. Successful people all have a purpose. The clearer you can see your target, the more likely you are to hit it. High performers do not do things “just because”, abut on purpose, with a purpose. When you know why you do what you do, you will have more power to do it.
2. They choose a positive attitude. One of the most important decisions you make every day is the attitude you are going to have when you walk out your door. As Sir Winston Churchill put it, “Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.”
3. And they recommit to their course every single day. One reason the average person doesn’t achieve their goals is because life catches up to them and they allow “things” and “stuff” to keep them from the things they want to do. Start each day by thinking the thoughts of Henry Moore: “I think in terms of the day’s resolutions, not the year’s.” Every day, recommit to the things that matter most and picture in your mind’s eye your end goal many times each day.
There’s more to read in By George Journal on “success“.
As you will have read through the last couple of weeks, By George Journal is posting a series of instructive articles entitled “#onwardupward” to help us all prepare for our post-Labour Day challenges. Look for our daily articles and a special feature on this series on the holiday weekend.
(ed. – This is a repost and it first appeared in the BGJ in July 2014.)