7 Mental Shifts to Achieve Success in 2016
Mind setting is important especially if you want to be successful. Tucker Hughes, Director of Hughes Marino’s Orange County Office, became a millionaire at age 22. He believed the secret to millennial success in the business world is a combination of grit and creative thinking. He then shared the following seven mental shifts he implemented to turbo-charge his growth. I am sharing this information here because, like any one of us, I also want to be successful in my field, and who knows, might become a millionaire someday.
1. Age is just a number.
“Embrace your youth wholeheartedly. If you spin your age as an asset, which can be done in a variety of ways, it can be an extremely powerful differentiator. The moment you begin to give yourself an excuse for not being successful is the moment of almost certain failure.
If you believe you can really make it then you will make it. Besides, there is nothing people want to see more than a hard-working, intelligent and dedicated young professional who succeeds. Create a snowball of momentum that makes people want to be a part of your life.”
And may I add to embrace our age whether we are in the middle adulthood or in the twilight of our years. I am already in my mid life, but I believe it is not too late for me to achieve financial success and financial freedom. The choice is ours.
2. Reinvest in yourself.
“The safest investment I’ve ever made is in my future. Read at least 30 minutes a day, listen to relevant podcasts while driving and seek out mentors vigorously. You don’t just need to be a master in your field, you need to be a well-rounded genius capable of talking about any subject whether it is financial, political or sports related. Consume knowledge like air and put your pursuit of learning above all else.
I also believe that it is critically important to spoil yourself to a healthy extreme in order to reward your hard work and avoid burnout. Consider splurging on memorable experiences and luxuries that will enhance your lifestyle. I get a weekly massage like clockwork, and it is one of the best productivity hacks I employ.”
This is so true because after I found my mentor, Jomar Hilario, I came to design my destination, of where I want to go. And also let us apply meditation. This clears our mind and helps us to sharpen our focus.
3. Avoid decision fatigue.
“Attention is a finite daily resource and can be a bottleneck on productivity. No matter the mental stamina developed over time, there is always going to be a threshold where you break down and your remaining efforts for the day become suboptimal.
Conserve your mental power by making easily reversible decisions as quickly as possible and aggressively planning recurring actions so you can execute simple tasks on autopilot. I know what I am wearing to work and eating for breakfast each day next week. Do you?”
Just plan ahead. If things do not turn up the way they are supposed to be, just let go.
4. Build a resilient mind.
“The biggest differentiator between mediocrity and meteoric success is the ability to work productively for hours at a time. These long stretches are when important work is almost exclusively completed. Focus is paramount and, without intentionally developing mental stamina, you won’t be able to effectively compete with those who have systematically built up their endurance over decades in the business world.
Fast track your skills by being mindful of distractions and recognizing when you begin to wander out of focus. Perform a thorough analysis of your daily activities each night and aggressively seek opportunities for improvement.”
Self-discipline is paramount. More often if we are just starting our journey, we likely fell a dozen times. But we have to move on, start all over again until we perfected our system and hone our skills.
5. Think big. Be big.
“The science behind goal setting and its remarkable ability to accelerate success is infallible. If you don’t already have your one-, five- and 10-year goals written out and visible to you on a daily basis, do so right now. I read mine the second I wake up every single morning. Now ask yourself, what would have to happen to accomplish your 10-year goals in just one year?
The inherent power in maintaining consistency with your acknowledged goals can work both positively and negatively, and is cause for concern if you anchor yourself to a slower timeline of achievement. Be mindful and diligent in charting an optimal path that pushes you to your limit.”
Consistency is the key. Knowing our “why” helps us more in focusing our goals and achieving them in due time.
6. Be methodical.
“Plan your work and then work your plan. Perhaps my biggest breakthrough was large-scale automation of my marketing systems. I created a process that allowed me to quintuple my marketing output while increasing my conversion rate considerably.
The simplest way to put your own content plan in motion is to create a multi-step campaign that touches a prospect through a variety of different mediums every week for at least a month. Follow a logical order and craft your content in a persistent way, while never becoming annoying.
Not in a sales role? You can take a similar approach to any analytical, creative or administrative position by developing rigid organizational systems that help improve your efficiency when faced with repetitive tasks.”
7. Believe in yourself.
“If not you, then who? Someone has to make it, and nothing is stopping you from being the person who accomplishes your wildest dreams. Nearly every person who has ever failed has had an excuse. Successful people have stories of the challenges that they overcame with creative solutions. The moment you confidently feel that there is nothing you can’t learn or develop to solve the most complex of problems is the moment of guaranteed greatness.
If you still aren’t sure how to begin, start with a promise to work towards the achievement of consistent excellence each moment of every day. This is the basic building block and mentality with which I am building my career.
Keep it simple and remember that success is not an entitlement. If you really want to excel, you have to get out there and earn it every day for the rest of your life.”
I also believe, success is in our journey and not only in the destination. It is how we become along the way. By believing in our self that we can do it on a daily basis builds trust within our system. And that strong belief in our self is our weapon for whatever comes along the way. And there is no one who is able to stop us other than our self. To our success!
Have a purposeful day!