The psychology of successful thinking
It was not long ago that I found myself in an environment that made me curious as to why it is that some people succeed and some lag behind. These are my conclusions.
“If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to meet it!” – Jonathan Winters
- Accepting oneself, knowing who you are and being truthful about your current situation is one of the first steps on the road to success. While the journey may be long, the pursuit of success should be a daily habit.
- Rich psychology is what separates the rich from the poor. ‘Rich thinkers’ know that they will encounter both fear and failure on the path to success but are undaunted by the prospect.
- Successful people set aside alone time for thinking, reflecting and strategizing. Einstein was a great propo-nent of setting aside time for reflection. This is when you should be envisioning the end result and the joy of a suc-cessful venture.
- Asking the right questions can propel you forward on the road to success. For example, ask yourself “How will my life turn out if I continue on this road?” If you don’t like what you see, it is time to take action.
- Staying focused on your goals will help you get there faster. For example, why read a newspaper when you can be reading a book like Succeed with Nothing? Rich thinkers observe very closely what they expose their minds and psyche to.
- Trusting is another rich thinking strength; trust in your actions and don’t second guess them. When was the last time you observed a rich successful person in action?They simply operate on a different level; their every move is right, fast and decisive.
- The truly successful always seems to be happy and in control. Rich thinkers don’t give away their control, in so doing you will be robbing yourself of your best shot at success.
- Investment thinking is successful thinking. Anybody who was thinking ‘investment’ back in 1974 and acted on that thought by investing R10,000 would be worth R107-million today, or so says Allan Gray on their website.
- Laziness is probably the number one enemy of success. Sitting around a waiting for the world (and success) to come to you is just not going to cut it. Success requires that you take action even if you start by reading a book or asking Google (because Google knows everything).
- Successful thinking is what will propel you forward on the road to success and remove you beyone the reach of the laggers and nay-sayers.