How much does your mindset play a part in your success as an internet marketer?
In short, it is everything. Here’s why.
The way you think determines your decisions.
Your decisions determine your actions.
Your actions determine your results.
Think of your current situation right now. Your business situation. Your relationships. Your health. Your living situation.
Where you are right now is the result of the decisions and actions that you’ve made. And it was your thinking that orchestrated your decisions.
Every result, every consequence that you’ve experienced – it all began with your mind and a product of your thinking.
Your mindset is so powerful that it can have drastic affects on your life and the lives of others.
Your mindset is also a steam-train which carries huge inertia.
Once you start it moving – either in a positive or negative direction – it carries weight. It’s hard to slow it down turn it around.
Be careful. Consciously observe where your mindset is.
Strive to live everyday with a positive can-do mindset. Avoid destructive negative mindsets at all costs.
When, not if, but when everything in the universe stabs you in the back, and you’re having a bad week, or bad month, or a bad year, your mind can turn against you (it happens to us all) and start on the road to negativity. Failure and low self-esteem, even depression can set in.
When that happens, panic, cry, get angry, feel sorry for yourself, rant on Facebook…. but only for 10 minutes.
Then try what I wrote in this other article about getting out of a slump. Getting out of a slump quickly is important. You don’t want to stay in a salty, self destructive mindset for long.
Make The Decision
A few years ago, I was listening to some motivational tapes from an MLM that I was involved in and saw some fairly good results.
I heard something that stuck with me and I’m paraphrasing this, but it went something like….
“You can make a success out of anything you do – you just need to decide you’re going to go for it and decide you will succeed.”
Decide you will succeed.
Don’t decide you’ll just ‘try it out’ and see how it goes.
Decide you will succeed.
Remember, your results are the result of the decisions your make.
So why decide to be mediocre?
Why not decide to win?
Yes it’s scary to do something you’ve never done before. You have to get out of your comfort zone. There is a chance you’ll fail.
But who says that failing is the end? You didn’t decide to start to fail? Failure is a stepping stone. You decided to win. So keep going until you do.
Make an affirmative decision in your mind not only that you CAN DO IT but you WILL do it, no matter what. Then go out and do the work. Results will come, and you need to celebrate those wins, no matter how small and insignificant they seem.
Like I mentioned above, that type of thinking and action taking is contagious. it will build up inertia. Once you’re on a roll, in the zone, on fire, you’ll be hard to stop.
Be conscious about the state of your mindset.
BE IN CONTROL OF YOUR MIND – Don’t let it your mind control itself!
Your mind can be your best friend or your worst enemy.
It will take control if you let it. It will always try to find the easiest way out. It’s a funny s-o-b.
Smash the negative thoughts away. Replace them with positive thoughts. Take action. Do the work to serve others.
And remember the promise you made to yourself – to be a winner.
You will achieve whatever it is you have decided to achieve.