Successful people imagine that they are successful. If you want to be successful in growing wealth through investing in property, you need to believe that you can reach your goals.
I’m going to indulge in sharing some of my philosophies on what characteristics and attitudes are shared by achievers.
On the go? Here’s 30 seconds of key take outs:
- Think positively: think yourself successful and you will be.
- Take responsibility for your progress.
- Get pro-active.
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We become what we think about
Have you ever set yourself a goal and feel almost a sense of surprise when you’ve achieved it, within the time you set it? It may be as simple as thinking that you want to wake up at a specific time in the morning to meet an appointment time, and you wake up within 5 minutes of your target.
Athletes do this all the time. A seasoned marathon runner will almost always finish within minutes of the time they set their mind on. Despite the fact that their training runs, were rarely run at their race pace.
The power of our thought is often underestimated, despite the fact that time and time again we can bring up examples of where positive thought has driven us to achieve goals.
The key to success is how you think about success
Why does success seem to come so easily to some, while others struggle and fail? And how do you build the kind of life you’ve always wanted, doing something you’re passionate about? Here is what I believe to be the key to success, and failure.
We become what we think about.
This simple phrase, once realised can be the most powerful, yet simple way to attain your goals.
Our great philosophers throughout time disagreed on many things, but on this they were and are on total and unanimous agreement – you are what you think about.
So, how do you think? And how have you programmed your mind to think?
Your habitual way of perceiving or constructing what is around you, forms the framework for the success you have in life. This takes many years to form, right up to the way you react to stimuli and situations today.
You are where you are today as a result of where your imagination and thinking has led you.
From the time we are born, right up to now, we develop ways in which we view the world around us. This is based on family values and beliefs, geographical location, personality, and personal experiences whether good, or bad.
You create your world from how and what you THINK.
Visionary of innovation, Henry Ford said, “…if you think you can or you think you can’t, you are right!”
If they way you think has been constructed over your lifetime how do you change your thinking?
Coaches and mentors can help you transform your thinking
To get the results you are striving to achieve is simple — you need to change your thinking. It is unlikely you can transform your thought processes, alone.
Coaches and mentors can guide you to help you see things you didn’t see before, that in turn can help you achieve your goals more quickly.
This really is just the start. Like I say, there is more to success than just thinking. But this is a good start.
How do you think about money?
Take a minute to reflect on this question. Right now, how do you think about money? Write down your answer in a journal then review it down the track.
There is more to life than money. This is very true. At the same time, in my experience money has made life easier and more enriching.
Building a business has been very challenging. There has been lean times and good times. But without investing in properties, my dream of working in the property industry would not have been possible.
I love to surf. I live in my dream house on the beach.
I’m not sharing this to impress you but to impart to you that you can achieve what is important to you.
Many of the things I’ve personally done and enjoyed wouldn’t have been at all possible, without being a property investor. There are so many benefits. It is amazing and I am passionate about helping encourage you, if you haven’t invested before, to see where it takes you.
Joe Passione said, “…if you want to do well with property investment make it your trade”.
My hope is to give you a little inspiration that you too can have the sort of life you’re destined for, an abundant and full life. Life is too short not to be living your best life.
I am really no different to you, I am not an extremely smart academic, nor did I start with loads of money, all that I did differently back then was be a good steward of my resources.
How do wealthy people think?
There was a study done on some of the wealthiest people in the world. The findings of the study proved that the wealthy didn’t have much in common.
Yet, what they did have in common was how they viewed the world, their outlook on life and how they deal with problems – which they refer to as challenges.
Everyone has challenges, life can throw us a lemon, but it is the power of our psychology to turn that lemon into lemonade.
How do unsuccessful people think?
A shared characteristic of people that view themselves as under achievers is a self defeating view of believing that someone else will do it, and that the opportunity – or challenge – is not theirs to consider.
Don’t leave opportunities to other people when you can grab them while they’re in front of you!
I wish you every success, if you believe you can achieve it!
No one but you can make your success happen. Start taking steps forward by knowing where you want to be in the future, and what you need to move from where you are now to your future.
Setting goals will steer you in the right direction and put some pedal on the metal!