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The Treasure House Within You.

The Treasure House Within You.

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Infinite riches are all around you if you will open your mental eyes and behold the treasure house of infinity within you. There is a gold mine within you from which you can extract everything you need to live life gloriously, joyously, and abundantly. The marvelous power of your subconscious You can bring into your life more power, more wealth, more health, more happiness, and more joy by learning to contact and release the hidden power of your subconscious mind. Within your subconscious depths lie infinite wisdom, infinite power, and infinite supply of all that is necessary, which is waiting for development and expression. Begin now to recognize these potentialities of your deeper mind, and they will take form in the world without. Within your subconscious mind you will find the sol...
See hard work as an opportunity.

See hard work as an opportunity.

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Success in whatever area of your life will take hard, focused work, and if you don’t know this you need to change your mindset to reflect this simple, unalterable fact. It is true that in contemporary society we are fans of immediate gratification, wanting the quick buck, the fifteen minutes of fame. However, genuine success and innovation requires hours of graft and elbow grease. Take the story Colonel Sanders (Young, 2016). When most people would be looking back on a life well lived and thinking about drawing their pension, Colonel Sanders developed a recipe for fried chicken and he took it on the road to try and sell it. He was told no by a 1000 or more restaurants before he was told yes. Now you would have to search long and hard before you found someone who didn’t know what “fing...
Don’t be so hard on yourself.

Don’t be so hard on yourself.

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Another thing that is vitally important is to change your mindset if you are constantly beating yourself up. If you constantly make yourself feel bad every time you face a barrier or setback, you will not have the strength to vault the hurdles and face the setbacks. Eli Davidson (2010), the famous success mentor and bestselling author, claims that many people in contemporary society have ‘Perfectionitis’. The antidote to this is to be a ‘healthy striver’. You do this by acknowledging yourself, giving yourself plenty of positive reinforcement, realizing that you need to enjoy the journey, and giving yourself props when you have done a good job. This will allow you to build your confidence and will allow you to face any setbacks. Some strategies to do this include to praise and congratu...
Improve yourself and your life will improve.

Improve yourself and your life will improve.

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Another mindset shift is to focus on improving yourself. Many believe that focusing on improving yourself, rather than external things such as your job or your bank balance, will lead you to greater success. Strategies for self-improvement can be incredibly simple: eating more nutritious food, going to the gym, and getting enough sleep are all extremely effective. However, a proven strategy to improve your life that is backed up by a huge number of experts and various studies is the practice of meditation and mindfulness.   Meditation is an extremely effective self-improvement method, and it can enrich your whole life. It has been known to reduce anxiety and has been used for millennia by a myriad as different civilizations, as most spiritual and religious groups have meditation ...
Condition yourself for success.

Condition yourself for success.

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Another way we can change our mindset is to use conditioning. Turn fear into an ally, rather than dwelling on the negative things that may occur and letting them happen. Tony Robbins states that our behavior is determined by the need to avoid pain and the desire to gain pleasure. So we this in mind we can condition ourselves to act in a way that is conducive to happiness by conditioning new, pleasurable behaviors, and associating pain with the behaviors that we want to be rid of. This can be done by focusing on what might happen if we don’t attain our goals. Imagine what you may be like in the future if you are too scared to follow through. Warrell (2015) says that you should ‘Visualize yourself staring at yourself in a mirror 1, 5, 10, 25 years from now if you’ve let it continue...
Don’t think that success = rich.

Don’t think that success = rich.

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Another important shift in mindset if you seek success is to be clear what you mean by the word ‘success’. If you mean ‘to have lots of money’ then that is fine, but if you are not clear about this then you will not know if you have achieved your goals. Likewise, you may realize that you are successful according to many definitions of success, but that this is not what you wanted. This illustrates the inalienable fact that most successful people are dynamic and restless, reaching a goal and then moving onto the next one. This is illustrated by an article by Business Insider (Snow, 2014) on what are called the ‘pajama rich’, a group of people so rich that they can go to a five star restaurant in their pajamas and still be served. These people have an extraordinary propensity for depres...
Believe you can achieve.

Believe you can achieve.

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How can you expect to be successful if you don’t believe that it is possible? If you don’t have confidence in yourself, how can others believe in you, whether your employees, your friends are others? Another slight change you can make to your mindset is to believe in yourself, to believe that you deserve to be successful. As Henry Ford said (Mazzoni, 2005) "Whether you think that you can, or that you can't, you are usually right." One way to build a more confident mindset is to use the technique of visualization to change your thought pattern. For example, if you were a footballer, you could visualize scoring a goal. Visualization involves seeing the completion of your goal in your mind’s eye. This will increase your belief that you can score a goal, and also make it more likely that ...
Be eager for discovery.

Be eager for discovery.

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Next is to get curious (Anderson, 2012). Change your mindset to value curiosity, rather than thinking that you know it all. Curiosity will increase your likelihood of gaining success, and will ensure that you are constantly learning and consistently improving. So, how do you do this? First, ask questions. Ask questions that you genuinely want to know the answer to, designed to show an interest and to gain knowledge. Second, be OK with not knowing, as it is only being in the position of not knowing that can allow you to be curious and to show an interest in what other know. Thirdly, surround yourself with people who are different to you; people who show different interests and have different views of the world. People who have a circle of friends or associates that are diverse in their...
Plan, make prototypes .

Plan, make prototypes .

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Another way you can change your mindset is to realize that planning is important to success. An example to illustrate this comes from a popular tool for testing and developing leadership ‘The Marshmallow Challenge’. The challenge involves building a tower with a small number of items, then having to place a marshmallow on the top. The tower has to stand to be counted as successful. The challenge has been conducted a number of times with results consistently being given that illustrate our point (Whybrow, 2015). Recent business school graduates are not successful in this test. Why is this? This could be because they try to find the single correct plan and then attempt to follow that though. They panic at the end and then place the marshmallow quickly on top, causing the structure to to...
Never underestimate the power of practice.

Never underestimate the power of practice.

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We often see successful individuals in terms of their talent. We may think that David Beckham was born with a gift for football, or Mozart was born blessed with a gift from some kind of divine authority. This belief is often so ingrained in us that we refuse to attempt something if we don’t believe we have an innate talent for it. This is another aspect of our mindset we should tweak if we want to be successful. We should view success as the result of hard work, not as the product of talent. Daniel Coyle (2009), in his book The Talent Code, based on sophisticated neurological research, explains that success is not born through talent, but is created through effort. For example, the elite of any profession rely on thousands of hours of diligent practice on their craft rather than natur...