Success Mindset For Successful Career

Your Mindset is Everything.

A beautiful day begins with a beautiful mindset.

Have you ever thought?

Why one person is happy and another sad?

Why one person is confident, and another not very confident?

Have you ever wondered?

What sets those who get huge success, and others failing?

Why one person can network well in a group, and another can’t talk to a stranger?

What sets those who achieve great things apart from those who fail to realize their aspirations?

Have you pondered about it?

Why doeses one person with a great education, and skills, struggle in their career, and another person with lesser knowledge or skills grow in his/her career?

You might be thinking, that the answer to all the above questions is intelligence, aptitude, creativity, or risk appetite.

All those are sensible suggestions,

But that’s not what science has found.

According to Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck and others, the predictor of Success in Life is none of the above sensible suggestions

But it is the mindset.

It’s your Mindset.

“The mind is everything. What you think, you become.”—Buddha.

According to the Oxford Dictionary- Mindset is a set of attitudes or fixed ideas that someone has and that is often difficult to change.

People with a “Growth Mindset” are the ones who achieve great things generally by believing that they can improve and grow as people.

While the people with a “Fixed Mindset” are the ones who put a stop to their attempts to realize their dreams and tend to believe their abilities, talents, and potential to be static/stable. 

FIXED MINDSET GROWTH MINDSET
I am either good at something or I am not I can work and improve my skills with practice and hard work
I am criticized when people give me feedback I respect when people give me feedback. It helps me improve, learn, and grow.
Successful people are lucky and never experienced failure Successful people have failed many a time, but they did not quit until they achieved success

In this book, you will get insights into Success Mindset in the context of your successful career journey.

Having a success mindset means having a mind that’s ready to work towards achieving your goals despite the odds you might encounter.

Your mind speaks different languages, one is agile, and another is slow in its corners.

It speaks different languages when it comes to what you want to do in your career.

So, what do you want to do, you must think deeply and think clearly because it is very important thinking?

Thinking clearly doesn’t mean what will I get from this or what will I get from that.

It’s your life and your life is precious.

Ask this question to yourself.

Is your life precious to you?

If yes.

Then before investing this life into something, you must think today, that if I invest my life into this then after 20 years will it mean a lot to me?

After 40 years will it still mean a lot to me?

And at the end of my life when I turn back and narrate.

Will I be proud of this ‘or will I be ashamed of what I was doing?

It doesn’t matter what other people are saying.

But you shouldn’t do anything that you will be ashamed of.

Isn’t it?

It doesn’t matter people say so many things.

Everybody has an opinion, and it is their business.

But you should not do anything that you feel ashamed of.

This much pride and freedom you must keep in your life.

So, this is all you have to look at.

Remember one thing.

Something will get you money,

Something will get you comfort.

That’s not the point.

What you choose to do.

Will it give life to you?

When I say, life.

Are you just trying to make a living or are you trying to make a life out of this?

See ….

Making a living is not an issue. Even a bird, an insect, a worm, a bee, or an animal is making their life and making their living.

Isn’t it?

Making a living with a big brain is not an issue, earning your food is again not a problem.

But the only problem is

You want to live like somebody else.

That is an endless problem.

You want to live like others – this is a real problem.

And this creates pressure.

It’s very usual to hear that your father has a dream, he wants you to become an engineer. Your mother dreamt that you should become a doctor.

Please understand that this is their dream and they are not going to live your life.

Look I am not saying that we shouldn’t fulfill our parent’s dreams,

They are the most amazing people; they gave birth to us they grew us up they did so much for us, and we have a duty out of our genuine love and gratitude to serve them.

But when you come under pressure. You get puzzled and are distracted from your path.

One thing that you all should do, is to withdraw yourself.

Yes, you heard it right.

Withdraw yourself from the pressure of peers, professors, parents, and everybody before making a big decision in your life.

Take and spend some time of your life, maybe one week and look at it.

Look at it, what is it that, you want to invest this precious life into,

What is it that will be worthwhile today and worthwhile after 50 years for you to invest?

Invest your life into that, whatever it is, however small or big it is, it doesn’t matter

What it is that you really want to do and not under the pressure from other people matters.

Do that.

It doesn’t matter what other people think about it.

A whole lot of people today are deciding what to do depending on what they will get out of it.

Will I get this kind of lifestyle?

Will I get that kind of salary?

Will I make this kind of money?

This is the wrong approach.

Because this approach will have you everything, but you will have nothing at the end of life.

There will be no fulfillment in life. You will live a very poor life and there will be no growth.

The greatest killer of our growth is what society thinks we should be doing.

There are social standards of what you should be doing, socially it’s cool to have a job or a business.

Again, as a social standard, you should have a home at a certain location, have a certain car, wear certain kinds of clothes, and have a certain kind of hairstyle.

And we give so much importance to it because we want to be socially accepted.

In this whole gamut of social acceptance, we forget to make a simple calculation.

And this calculation is very important and is an eye-opener.

Assume you spend 8 hrs. at work daily.

It’s a very conservative number though, we spend way more than this.

If you work for 8 hrs. daily and you are working 5 days a week, that is 40 hrs. per week at work.

And assuming you took 2 weeks off holiday every year that is 50 weeks working.

That comes down to 2000 hrs. of yours at work.

And assuming you work for 45 yrs., then the further calculation comes down to 90000 hrs. of your life at work.

90000 hrs. seem to be a daunting number.

That’s the average is 10 yrs. of your life.

You need to be very sure whether you want to get into this 90000 hrs. of dissatisfaction or 90000 hrs. of cribbing and complaining

A very common statement you must have heard from your surroundings.

Saying I don’t like it.

This is not what I wanted to do

Or

This is what my parents wanted.

Just because you are getting paid or in some cases getting paid more, you cannot be miserable for those 90000 hrs.

Furthermore, you can never achieve excellence.

Excellence only comes when you do something which truly resonates with your soul. You can be good at it. But it may not be fulfilling for you.

So, you need to be very wise while choosing your path, whether it’s a career path or your life path. It is the most precious path of your precious life.

“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change”-Wayne Dyer.

 

 

Success Mindset comes with the Change Your State Of Mind– 

 

 

Change Your State Of Mind
Change Your State Of Mind

 

Anthony Robbins says that lasting change occurs when you are in an altered state. That is why he created 22 ways to instantly change your state. You can change your state by following simple actions.

 

  1. Fun- Fun is enjoyment, and fun is amusement. Having fun helps you to forget your worries. Do something just for fun.
  2. Freedom- Freedom is the state of being free. Take a  ferry ride, cruise on a yacht, dive in the water, or go for a long drive in your favorite car or motorbike. 

 

  1. Relax & Read- Become less tense or anxious. Books and articles change your state into a state of joy, happiness, and gratitude by reading books or articles.

 

  1. Movement- A movement is an act of moving or slight movement in the body. Movement of any kind changes your state.

 

  1. Words- Words are powerful. Word either gives us energy or depletes our energy. Notice the words you use when speaking.

 

  1. Meditate- Meditation is a vital way to purify and calm the mind. Meditation helps in rejuvenating the body

 

  1. Laugh- Laugh is the best medicine. Always laugh when you can. Children laugh an average of 300 times per day when compared with an adult

 

  1. Best Friend- Spending time with your buddies brings joy and positivity. Try and make out most of it.

 

  1. Smile- Smile is free therapy. A smile improves your mood. Recent studies say that smiling often rewires your brain to create a more positive design.

 

  1. Journaling- Journaling is writing in a journal or diary. Impacts on your physical health and helps in the removal of mental blocks, start journaling.

 

  1. Heart- A good Heart keeps you beautiful. Practice the art of gratitude daily to remain present, appreciative, and positive.

 

  1. Think Big- You have to think big to be big. Think big in life no one is stopping you from thinking big.

 

  1. Review- Review is essential for evaluation which is essential to progress. It’s time for you to review.

 

  1. Your Nearest And Dearest- Talk to the nearest and dearest one. They help us reach a resolution, they often can see something we have overlooked.

 

  1. Nature- Nature is the best spiritual teacher. Nature has the power to bring empathy, love, and emotional stability.

 

  1. Give- A phenomenal way to change your mood is to think about someone else. Help an elderly person cross the road, stand up and give a seat to the needed one on the bus, and volunteer in a charity organization.

 

  1. Change Of Scenery- Looking forward to, shifts your thoughts to the future and gives you something to be excited about it.

 

  1. Get In The Ring- Exercise is a great stress releaser and creates wonders. Indulge in any form of workout.

 

  1. Challenge- Challenge yourself, it is the only path that leads to growth. Set a new challenge to change your focus and excel in that different direction. 

 

  1. Drink- Many studies have proven that increasing your water intake improves your mood. Aim to drink an average of 2 liters daily.

 

  1. Chill- Chill is a mental mould. Do not take things too seriously.

It’s time to take a chill.

 

  1. Change- Change is inevitable. Change is constant. By doing different things and changing your routine, you change your life.

The change in your state of mind will make you go through various emotional levels. You experience all levels of emotional state.

It is very important to know the state of the emotional level.

 

Emotional Guidance Scale

Abraham-Hicks has described 22 emotions and he has described them on an emotional scale.

Here are the 22 most felt emotions, and as you go through the scale you understand, that individuals with the higher up the scale, are the happier, and the lower on the scale, are the unhappier ones.

So, what you need to do, is that you find the emotion where you are now.

And you speak, think, figure out and try to move up on the scale, one emotion at a time.

  • Joy/Appreciation/Empowered/Freedom/Love
  • Passion
  • Enthusiasm/Eagerness/Happiness
  • Positive Expectation/Belief
  • Optimism
  • Hopefulness
  • Contentment
  • Boredom
  • Pessimism
  • Frustration/Irritation/Impatience
  • Overwhelmed
  • Disappointment
  • Doubt
  • Worry
  • Blame
  • Discouragement
  • Anger
  • Revenge
  • Hatred/Rage
  • Jealousy
  • Insecurity/Guilt/Unworthiness
  • Fear/Grief/Depression/Despair/Powerlessness

 

Let’s understand and practice together. For example:

 

Let’s say you feel “depressed” (Emotion-22). You cannot improve your emotion, by jumping to

 

(Emotion-1) at once, in fact, it would be very hard to do that.

 

So, what you can do is you could think of thoughts that create feelings of perhaps “guilt” (Emotion-21) within you. Stay in that emotional state for some time till the time you really feel it, then climb up.

 

Now you can create feelings of “rage” (Emotion-19) within you with your thoughts.

 

Further on you can feel “blame” (Emotion-15), and then “disappointment” (Emotion-12), and so on.

 

Every emotion is an improvement, and you will always have to go upwards toward emotional number 1 which is – Joy/Appreciation/Empowered/Freedom/Love

 

Try not to be at the lower part of the emotional scale, look through it and try to get to least number 7

 

You can make yourself feel differently with the right kind of thoughts and with the right kind of measurement.

 

Measure Everything

 

Measure Everything
Measure Everything

 

Measurement is very important.

“What gets measured, gets managed”

Just Imagine

Someone or maybe you walk into the gym, warm-up, hop on to a few machines, do a little bit of this exercise, does a little bit of that exercise, finish the workout, and leave the gym.

So, what is notable about this situation?

The person who has not measured anything has no basis for knowing if the individual is making progress or not.

Not tracking one’s progress is one of the major mistakes.

We all have areas of life that we say are important to us, but we aren’t measuring that.

As we know the things, we measure are the things we improve. It is through numbers and proper tracking that we get the idea of whether we are getting better or worse.

Our lives are shaped by how we choose to spend our time and energy each day.

Measuring can help us spend that time in better ways, more consistently.

Again, you can’t measure everything like Love, Morality, etc.

That’s true.

But even for things that can’t be quantified, measuring can be helpful.

And it doesn’t have to be complicated or time-consuming.

You can’t measure love, but you can trackways that you are showing up with love in your life.

Send a digital love note to your parents or love done each day (text, email, voicemail, tweet)

Now that you have received some information regarding success mindset, change of state of mind, emotional state, and measurement.

You need to rethink it in context to your career path journey and make the best use of it before making a concrete career decision.

Let’s dive in a bit more to understand the meaning and myth associated with a career.

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