"It's the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen."
So yesterday we started this journey in part 1 trying to figure out "What's So Hard About Success." Well the first thing you have to do is reprogram yourself to BELIEVE success is not hard. Success is a formula, a science and who ever can master the formula will achieve success.
In studying successful people over the last decade or so, many of whom I wrote about in Genius Potential I discovered it's not that success is so hard, it's becoming the person that success is attracted to. I found 8 traits that successful people possess that make them attractive to success. When you possess these 8 traits and mix them with the external traits of working smart, working hard and working right you will achieve massive success. Many people work HARD, but their inner wiring system is working HARDER to defeat them.
For example, a person works HARD, but while they are working, they constantly tell themselves what they are doing is useless, a waste of time and stupid. Your inner wiring system, your negative self talk is fighting against your efforts, your mindset is more powerful than any external work you can do. It's called self sabotage. If you think wrong, you will speak wrong and when you speak wrong you will live wrong.
The first trait that highly successful people possess is a strong belief in themselves and what they are doing. They believe success is possible and not only possible, but possible for them to achieve. It amazes me how many people I talk to and they don't believe success is possible for them. I recently had a conversation with a friend and we were recounting our days when we were homeless and down to nothing. We both had to make a decision that our current condition was not permanent and we believed that brighter days were ahead of us. Today, Jeff and I are true testimonies that a strong belief in yourself can catapult you into a new world.
Everything is initiated by belief, belief is the engine to ALL success. For man to walk on the moon, someone had to believe it was possible. The Wright Brothers had to believe flight was possible. If you don't truly believe success is possible for you, you won't do the work that is required. You will quit and give up at the slightest opposition.
The other part of belief is believing that what you are doing is leading you to the success you want. Now this is tricky, because you may say, I have a job that I don't care about, it has nothing to do with my passion. You have to learn to respect the job for what it is. It is helping you pay your bills, put a roof over your head and food on the table. You must develop the attitude that says, "I'm doing what I have to do, so I can eventually do what I want to do." You are currently sowing seeds of good for your own future. So even though the job is not your ideal job, you must have the right attitude toward your job. I wrote a book called "How to Be Happy at Work" you can download it for free. Read the book and find ways to be happy at work.
All high achievers possess this trait of belief. I tell people all the time, when I was homeless, I was never hopeless. I had a constant belief that the situation was temporary, I believed that I would get back on my feet. I love the quote by Les Brown that says "If you get knocked down and you can look up, you can get up."
Check your belief gauge today, ask yourself, "Do I truly believe success is possible for me?" Don't worry about how you will achieve it, you just need to believe it!!!
Do you have a strong belief in yourself? How did you develop it? Do you struggle to believe in yourself? Share it in the comments below.
Wishing you nothing but genius success,
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Dr. Will is an author, speaker and leadership consultant....