I struggled through life’s many battles to reach the pinnacle of my success back in 1998. I was working as an IT Consultant for Cap Gemini in London. After working there for 3 years, I taught myself programming in Active Server Pages (ASP) , Visual Basic, Relational Databases, Object Orientated Databases, Perl, Unix Shell Script, C++… and started contracting.
I was earning a good income and also spending it carelessly. Live was good until the 3rd of March 2003, the darkest day in my life. I was involved in a car accident along with my family. My wife was injured quiet badly, she had fractured bones and also glass in her eyes. My son and daughter suffered minor glass cuts and shock.
My wife was in hospital for a couple of months. I suffered minor physical injuries, but a lot of mental injuries. I suffered from depression for a long period of time.
My family gradually recovered, but life was never the same again. I ended up working various low paid jobs to enable me to cover our living expenses. Eventually, I started up bricks and mortar businesses, but failed several times due to many things. Maybe I would have succeeded if my mindset was right.
After suffering for many years, I have made a decision to transform my life. Currently I am working as a corporate security officer and working in my spare-time to develop my mindset and also build a passive income using the internet.
The excitement has finally returned to my life again as I started working on my mindset. I now realize that the thing that was holding me back from making progress and experiencing happiness was my mindset.
I have learned a lot for this dark period in my life. I have learned a lot about human nature. If you don’t step up and do something about changing your life, others around you will just watch and expect it to get worse.
This experience has changed me as a person. I have learned to appreciate the small things in life. I can now work towards transforming my mindset and creating happiness in my life again.
I know that the right mindset can turn any obstacle into a stepping stone towards achieving my dream. I have started to dreams again and working towards transforming these dreams into reality.
“The measure of success is not whether you have a tough problem to deal with, but whether it’s the same problem you had last year.” – John Foster Dulles
Your mindset is the key factor that impacts your personal and professional life. It determines your circumstance in life and shapes your destiny.
A fixed mindset will be your position and circumstance in life static. You cannot achieve much with a fixed mindset as you have accepted your destiny. You think that others are more skilled and intelligent than yourself. You may believe that you cannot better yourself by picking up new skills and taking different actions.
A growth mindset will allow you to achieve greater things in your life. It will allow you to make progress and create the lifestyle that you desire. You will possess the belief that you can do whatever someone else has accomplished. You will not restrict yourself and work towards achieving your dreams.
Your mindset can be transformed, you get go from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset. Your brain possesses the ability to change, known as neuroplasticity. You can rewire your brain by thinking different thoughts, by repeating these positive thoughts you will create new neural pathways.
These new neural pathways can be triggered by think these thoughts in the future. This will allow you to build a positive mindset and create new beliefs. The beliefs that you hold in your subconscious mind will determine your experience in life. They will create the reality that you experience.
The Power Of A Positive Mindset
A positive mindset has enable many people to escape the grasp of poverty. It has enable many people to transform their lives after unfortunate events in their lives.
It has enable many people to come out of depression and create a live that they truly desire. For you to create a better lifestyle, you will need to create it first in the mind before it can manifest into your reality.
A positive mindset has enable many entrepreneurs to achieve their dreams and accomplish things that most people think are impossible.
A person that posses a success oriented mindset is resilient. They will not give up until they succeed in achieving their goals. They are optimistic and believe that they will succeed in achieving whatever they are pursuing. They are adaptable and always looking for the best solutions to obstacles that they face.
You will face many obstacles in your personal and professional life. You can overcome these by developing a positive mindset. Success begins in the mind and gradually it is give life my the actions that you take.
“No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking.” -Voltaire
Cultivating A Growth Mindset
You can develop a growth mindset my studying successful people and working towards developing the traits that have enabled them to succeed in their chosen field.
Positive affirmations and visualization are excellent tools to use in cultivating a growth mindset. You need to transform your self-image to one that embodies success.
If you cannot see yourself as successful in your minds eye and believe in it, you cannot become successful in reality. These positive affirmations and visualization will install new empowering beliefs in your subconscious mind. You new beliefs will transform your self-image to one that is positive.
Life will throw many challenges at you, embrace these challenges as opportunities for growth. You can only grow by challenging your abilities and expanding your thoughts.
There will be many setbacks in life, you will need to persist in the face of failure. Use failure as a learning experience and treat it as a stepping stone that leads to success.
You will need to take action to cultivate a growth mindset. It will take time and effort, especially if the fixed mindset has been with you for some time.
If you receive criticism from others, analyze it see if there is truth in it. You will have to be honest with yourself. If there is truth in it, find a way to fix it. You may have to eliminate some bad habits and traits, and also develop new empowering ones.
You can learn a lot for the mistakes of others. This approach will save you time and money. You can also learn from the success of others, this will enable you to achieve your goals faster.
Most of us will be around people with a fixed mindset and also experience negativity daily. In this environment we will need to focus on staying positive. We need to distance ourselves from the gossip and negative talk. There will be a number of toxic individuals that we will need to distance ourselves from.
In a work environment we can just keep the conversation related to work only. After a while they will get the hint and not bother getting into useless conversations with us.
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So sail away from the safe harbour. Explore, Dream, Discover.” – Mark Twain
Mindset Shifts For Success
You need to shift your mindset from scarcity to abundance. There is no lack of wealth in the world. You need to work on ways to get it to flow to you.
Affirmations and visualization can help you to develop your money mindset. Your goal is not to compete with others in wealth creation, it is to collaborate with others. It should be a win, win situation that serves both parties.
You should not be looking to avoid failure, use it as a stepping stone to success. Failure to take action will increase your fear of failure. The only way to deal with this fear is by taking action.
A mindset that is focused on success will enable you to transform your life for the better in your personal and professional life. Work on developing your mindset daily and the rewards will follow.
“Success is not an accident, success is a choice.” – Stephen Curry
Take Action Now
If had been stuck in a rut for some time now… I have made a decision that this going to become a thing of the past. I am focused on transforming my lifestyle by building passive income streams using the internet.
I am working on my mindset daily and visualizing a brighter future for myself. I am more at peace with myself than I was at the end of 2023.
You to can move away from the fixed mindset and into the growth mindset. This will enable you to transform your life and bring out the best in you.
The mindset that you develop is a choice. If you have been programmed into having a fixed mindset, you can undo this and develop a growth mindset.
Find an area in your life that you can apply the growth mindset and start transforming it. It could be money, health, relationship… set goals and start working on it now.
If you have been able to transform your mindset and transform things in your life, share your story in the comments. It may inspire others to take action.
“It is hard to fail but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.” – Theodore Roosevelt
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