Successful people’s mindset

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michael-toddThis is my 360th and final column for this great paper.

The time has come for my more than capable colleagues to share their knowledge and wisdom with you. I thank you for reading my column over the last seven years, and have enjoyed sharing my experiences and advice on everything in business with you.

Remember you can still access fully subsidised business advice at the Western Sydney Business Centre any time you need it.

I want to talk about mindset, which is such an important part of life, let alone business.

The quote “If you knew how powerful your thoughts were, you would never think a negative thought” is so true. Too many people focus on the negative constantly instead of focusing on what they can control.

Above all things, it is how you handle yourself that determines success or not. After some study, here are some things successful people do:

Focusing on what matters: There are only 24 hours in a day so where are you spending your time? Successful people know what has to happen day in and day out. It’s getting the necessary work done before watching videos.

Make their own luck: Putting yourself in the right place takes effort. Don’t hold yourself back by waiting for the perfect timing or idea.

Being optimistic: When you think positively, you have a better possibility of being successful. Negative thoughts just destroy your mind and everything that you work on.

Be different: Be unconventional and take risks to get the result that you desire. If things that used to work aren’t anymore, then it’s time to change.

They follow through: If you say that you are going to do something, do it.

Learn from failures: Whether something worked or not, you must analyse the situation afterwards. Successful people always step back from projects, look at the results and learn from failures.

Remain humble: Success doesn’t have to come with an ego. Many successful people don’t have one. Hold yourself accountable for every aspect of your life. This is how you’ll remain focused and humble.

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