What were you thinking?!!???!
Consider this scenario. You wake up to go to work, and, unfortunately, you hate your job and so you’ve already told yourself it’s going to be a miserable day at work and that you just can’t wait til it’s over. You go downstairs to grab a bite to eat before you set off to the job you hate, only to find the kids drank all the milk, so you can’t have that bowl of cereals you’ve been craving for the last half hour, since you got up. You check the fridge – it’s practically empty; no bread, no fruit, nothing to snack on. The day’s barely begun and it’s already a disaster – and that’s before you even set foot in the office!
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The Wrong Attitude
So, after all that, what would you guess your attitude would be? You probably wouldn’t be relishing another day in that soul-destroying job you’ve got, would you? I didn’t think so. In fact, you’re probably ready to expect nothing but the worst from the rest of this day, and you even find yourself wishing the day was already over before it’s even begun!
You’ve got off on completely the wrong footing and it’s basically set you up for failure for the rest of the day. In other words, your attitude is ALL wrong. But, the good news is, it doesn’t have to be that way, thanks to the fact that you – nobody else and nothing else – are in control of your attitude. And it’s that fact that determines whether or not you’ll be a success or a failure in any endeavour you undertake.
The Right Attitude
So, to make the most of every moment of every day, and to be successful, you need to cultivate the right attitude, or mindset. That’s especially true when it comes to business and making money online. Before I go any further, I want to credit Eric Louviere, of Job Crusher, for providing me with the inspiration for this and the upcoming posts related to mindset.
How do we go about developing the right attitude then? Is it something that just happens – I decide I’m going to have the right attitude and, hey presto, there it is? Well, yes and no. Yes, you need to decide that you’re going to have the right attitude, and, no, it won’t just magically appear. It does actually take work and effort, not just once, but on an ongoing basis, to acquire.
No Magic Button Instant Riches
Let’s get this out of the way straightaway. The ability to create instant wealth online at the click of a mouse or the push of a button is a complete MYTH! If you come across anybody selling you that online (or offline for that matter), run as fast as you can a million miles the other way. This is a BUSINESS, whether online or not, and it needs to be treated that way, the only major difference being that you can actually conduct this business in your pajamas.
The keys to the success of any online venture are the following:
- Getting out of your comfort zone
- Knowing EXACTLY what you want
The REAL Key
I’ll discuss the above keys to success individually in upcoming posts, but when all is said and done, the REAL key to your success is YOU. That may not be an easy thing for some of us to come to terms with, but that’s essentially what it boils down to. You, and only you, determine how successful you’ll be, regardless of what system you use or whose coaching or mentorship you follow or what type of business you start, at the end of the day, it all comes down to you.
That’s a massive responsibility to take on, and I hope you’re as ready as I am to take it on, because I want to succeed and I want you to join me. First, I’ve got to allow myself to accept that it’s OK for me to be successful, not only financially but personally and career-wise also. I believe that’s my first major obstacle to overcome in my personal battle to achieve the right attitude. That and an attitude of gratitude – a cliche, I know, but one that is so true.
What’s the biggest obstacle you face in having the right attitude to success? Leave a comment and let me know, and let the friends you’ve got on the social networks know how you plan to become successful and encourage them to do the same.
Ray “Getting my attitude right” Boreham
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