“The mind of its own place, and in it self Can make a Heav’n of Hell, a Hell of Heav’n.” –John Molton
The world we live in, is the world we chose to live in, either consciously or subconsciously. We are in bliss because we chose bliss, some are in misery because they chose misery. BELIEF IS THE FOUNDATION OF EXCELLENCE.
One of the first steps to excellence is by having beliefs that guides us towards our end goal. The paths to success consists of knowing your outcome, take action, studying the results, and having the ability to change until you’re successful.
You have to find the beliefs that supports your end goal, the beliefs that gets you where you want to go. If your belief doesn’t do that, throw them out and try something new. We don’t know if our beliefs are true or false. What we can know, though, is if they work, if they make our lives richer.
Everything happens for a reason and a purpose, and it serves us.
All successful people have the uncanny ability to focus on what is possible in a situation, what positive results could come from it. No matter how much negative feedback they get from their environment, they think in terms of possibilities. They think that everything happens for a reason, and it serves them. They believe that every adversity contains the seed of equivalent or greater benefit.
Many people tend to focus on the negative more than the positive. The first step toward changing that is to recognize it. Belief in limits creates limited people. The key is to let go of those limitations and operate from a higher set of resources.
There is no such thing as failure, there are only results.
Most people in our culture has been programmed to fear this thing called failure. We’ve all flunked a test, suffered through a frustrating romance that didn’t work out, put together a business plan only to see everything go awry. Successful people only see “outcome” and “results”. They don’t see failure. They don’t believe in it.
The super successes of our time aren’t people who don’t fail, but rather people who do know that if they try something and it doesn’t give them what they want, they’ve had a learning experience. They used what they’ve learned and simply try something else. They take some new actions and produce some new results.
People who fear failure makes internal representations of what might not work in advance. This is what keeps them from taking the very action that could ensure the accomplishment of their desires. Are you afraid of failure? Well, how do you feel about learning??? You can learn from every human experience and can thereby always succeed in anything you do.
“There is no sadder sight than a young pessimist” –Mark Twain
Whatever happens, take responsibility.
Another attribute great leaders and achievers have in common is that they operate from the belief that they create their world. Achievers tend to believe that no matter what happens, whether it’s good or bad, they created it.
Of course no scientist could prove that our thoughts create our reality. But it’s a useful lie. It’s an empowering belief. That’s why I choose to believe in it.
If you don’t believe that you’re creating your world, whether it’d be your successes or your failures, then you’re at mercy of circumstances. Things just happen to you. You’re an object, not a subject. If you don’t believe in failure, if you know you’ll achieve your outcome, you have nothing to lose and everything to gain by taking responsibility. If you’re in control, you’ll succeed.
It’s not necessary to understand everything to be able to use everything.
Many successful people live by another useful belief. They don’t believe they have to know everything about something in order to use it. They know what’s essential without feeling a need to get bogged down in every single detail of it.
Successful people are especially good at making distinctions between what is necessary for them to understand and what is not. You can spend all your time studying the roots, or you can learn to pick the fruits. There were probably plenty of scientists and engineers at Stanford and Cal Tech who knew more about computer circuitry than Steve Jobs or Steve Wozniak, but they were some of the most effective at using what they had. They were the ones who got the results.
People are our greatest resource.
Individuals of excellence, that is people who produce outstanding results, almost universally have a tremendous sense of respect and appreciation for people. They have a sense of team, a sense of common purpose and unity. There’s no long-lasting success without rapport among people, that the way to succeed is to form a successful team that’s working together.
Work is play.
Do you know any person who has achieved massive success by doing what he hates? You will enrich your work if you bring it to the same curiosity and vitality you bring to your play.
“When I work, I relax; doing nothing or entertaining visitors makes me tired.” –Pablo Picasso
“The secret of success is making your vocation your vacation.” –Mark Twain
There is no abiding success without commitment.
Individuals who succeed have a belief in the power of commitment. If there’s a single belief that seems almost inseparable from success, it’s that there’s no great success without great commitment.
By, Daniel Rajasena