I’m Dr. Hassan, a Board-Certified Physiatrist and Independent Practice Owner. I help physiatrists start and grow their own profitable practices so they can achieve financial independence and live without limits.
Success starts with your mindset. Different mindsets give different outcomes. A poor mindset leads to poor results; a positive mindset leads to success. While your experience, education, and skills can matter a lot, your mindset can make all the difference.
Luckily, anyone can develop a success mindset. It’s undoubtedly more straightforward and less time-consuming than mastering a complex skill. Create a mindset that creates success. Do so by including these 10 steps in your mindset:
Be grateful for what you have and have already accomplished. Be happy for the success of others. If you can’t feel happy for others when they are successful, your success will be limited.
2. Evaluation of risk and reward
Successful people are masters at evaluating risk and reward. Unsuccessful people refuse to take any risks or take on far too much risk for the potential reward. Neither is a successful way to approach life.
3. Focus on emotional and physical health
Sacrificing your health for success isn’t real success at all. What do you gain if you achieve your goals but sacrifice your physical or emotional health in the process? Know your priorities before chasing success.
Believe there is enough to go around; then you won’t be in competition with others. You’ll only need to compete with yourself. You’ll maintain a more positive attitude if you believe your dreams are possible. What do you think is possible for you to achieve?
5. Keeping mistakes and failure in the proper context
Failure is guaranteed to happen more often than not. Learn from your mistakes and failures and try again. Avoid dwelling on any mistakes or failures to ensure you keep moving forward with a positive mindset.
Placing a priority on growth is a necessary part of success. You can’t achieve anything new without growing in some way. It might be your skills, attitude, discipline, or curves that need to grow. Rest assured, something needs to grow if you are currently stuck.
7. Willingness to be uncomfortable
Growth isn’t pleasant. There will be discomfort as you develop yourself, fail, and make mistakes. Even success can be painful. How uncomfortable are you willing to become to be successful? The willingness to be uncomfortable is the limiting success factor for most people.
8. A positive attitude
How much are you willing to do if you’re confident you’ll be able to be successful? A lot! How much are you willing to do if you don’t have high expectations? A lot less. Give yourself and your abilities the benefit of the doubt. Notice how you think and how you talk to yourself. Is it positive or negative? What impact do you think that has on you?
Success for each person is a precise goal. You’re not going to hit it on accident. Without a destination in mind and a plan for getting there, you’re relying too much on luck to reasonably expect success.
10. A great mentor
A mentor that has achieved the success you desire knows where your head needs to be. He or she knows what’s essential and what’s just noise. Your mindset will be more accurate and effective if guided by a qualified mentor.
Think about your current mindset and compare that to the results you’re currently experiencing in life. Can you see the connection? If you feel that you have the skills you need to be successful but still come up short, it might be time to look at your mindset. Anyone can choose their mindset. There are no prerequisites for having a success mindset; you can just choose. Put your mind into a positive state that aids in your upward climb.
Need more help cultivating a success mindset? Check out our blog here on boosting your optimism.
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I’m Dr. Hassan, a Board-Certified Physiatrist and Independent Practice Owner. I help physiatrists start and grow their own profitable practices so they can achieve financial independence and live without limits. Follow me on social media @DrHassanRehab.