“You were born to win, but to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win.” – Zig Ziglar
Attitude is everything
Our attitude determines the outcome of any venture we get involved in – be it a business, a school project, or relationship. If you look as far back as you can remember, you will realize that parents, teachers, close friends, family members who have played a positive role in our lives always in some form or shape, encouraged us to adopt a positive outlook or attitude in times of difficulty, pain, sadness; “Don’t worry, everything will be fine; think about the good times; try one more time and keep smiling; don’t give up … ” etc, etc. And remember how proud they were when we did?
According to wikipedia: an attitude represents an individual’s degree of like or dislike for an item. Attitudes are generally positive or negative views of a person, place, thing or event.
One of the most important determinants of success is our attitude – towards ourselves, our work and towards others.
1. Attitute towards your business
We all know by now, especially as discussed in Subconscious Mind – Power From Within that you are your thoughts. You attract what you think. If you are unsure about your business, and fail to embrace it wholeheartedly, you attract unstable and inconsistent results. That unrewarding dance with failure sure starts the moment we start having doubts. It is hence important to lay the foundation for positive attractions by:
Believing. Start with a positive mental attitude, develop winning habits, feed your mind with winning strategies. Most successful people believe that success is theirs and embrace it long before it is manifested in the physical. Believe it and it will come to pass.
Expect success. Having faith is one thing, actually expecting success is another. Most people fail because they do not expect to be successful … or even think that they are capable of achieving it in the first place. Some start-up businesses just to try and see if it’ll work. While others start off boldly expecting to win. In these winners’ minds, success has no choice but to happen as is clearly illustrated in Zig Ziglar quote above.
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