Reclaim Your Success Mojo: 4 Top Tips

Ever wonder why it seems so difficult to move to a new level of success?

After all, you definitely have a clear vision for your life. And there’s little doubt as to what you want to achieve and experience, too.

Perhaps, more importantly, you have both the inspiration and the motivation to do whatever it takes to reach your goals and live your dreams. In fact, you’ve likely given everything you have in order to make them an actual, tangible reality.

So why, then, does your success remain stuck at the status quo level? And why, despite an apparently unwavering commitment to your dreams, do you find yourself struggling to create the results you want?

Unfortunately, the reason is as simple as it is uncomfortable to acknowledge—and you likely won’t like what you’re about to hear.

But the truth is, somewhere along your path to success you subconsciously stop yourself.

Yet the world outside looking in at you and at all that you are doing to “get there” would be none the wiser—which makes the truth so much more difficult to accept.

To complicate matters further, you not only lack the awareness that you are doing so, but the reason as to why, too. However, without this awareness, you don’t realize it’s merely a mindset, perspective or belief that is limiting your success—and nothing else. As a result, you’ll remain equally powerless to shift it until you do.

So what, then, is the solution?

First, you cultivate the awareness as to where and why you stop yourself from reaching your goal. Next, you shift the mindset, perspective or belief responsible for it.

What follows are four tips to help you to do just this and in the process, reclaim your success mojo:

1. Expect and embrace chaos.

Whenever you seek to step into a new level of success, this desire brings with it an often unexpected level of chaos as your world begins to rearrange itself to support your new life.

This means that whatever no longer supports your growth and continued success must leave your life in order to create space for the new. It’s a process, however, that temporarily creates an “in-between state” where your old life is leaving, but the new one has yet to materialize in any significant way.

As such, your life may feel empty, uncomfortable and unfamiliar—and without any apparent relief on the horizon. The good news, though, is that this also means you’ve not only stepped to the edge of your comfort zone, but to the edge of greater success, too.

However, it’s your lack of awareness of this in-between state combined with your fear of the unknown that turns this edge of success into a ledge of potential failure—and one from which you’d rather not fall.

Nonetheless, the temptation to retreat or to step away from the ledge back towards the perceived safety of your old life will be strong.  The best way, then, to navigate through this change is to expect and embrace the chaos.

Recognize it as a necessary and unavoidable step in the process. Begin to get comfortable with being uncomfortable, too. And when that ledge does appear, rather than step back or fall, you’ll fly.

 

2. Remember, even though you seek change and greater success, you simultaneously crave the safety and security from that which you are familiar.

Yet whenever the experience of status quo persists in your life, this means your desire for change and greater success is in direct conflict with a much stronger, and often hidden, need for safety and security. It’s this inherent need for one over the other that creates the impasse.

Thus, you must bring these hidden needs for safety and security to light and ultimately into your awareness. Doing so allows you to begin to identify possible solutions for meeting those needs and in a way that supports your forward movement toward your bigger dreams.

 

3. Become aware of your success “blind spots”.

There is a fundamental truth about life that few people ever consider in their pursuit of success. That truth is: If you have a thought or belief about something, you must also have the physical realization of this thought or belief in your life.

However, what you don’t realize is your current thoughts and beliefs often stem directly from something taught to you by your parents, your education system or your culture.

These thoughts then become the “rules” by which you live. They serve as the basis for determining what is or isn’t possible for you.

Eventually they morph into your success “blind spots.”

Not only will they halt your progress toward success, you will literally be unable to “see” the new, yet unfamiliar path you must follow to achieve your goals.

Thus, take a fresh look at your goals and dreams with this new understanding. Begin to identify the, perhaps, unspoken or unnamed rules blocking your success and keeping you stuck in the status quo.

Yet don’t just challenge the rules, break them too. Keep in mind as you do so, that if no one ever challenged the rules or what they were taught, the world would still be flat.

 

4. You’re pursuing an expectation or “should” rather than your actual dream.

When success remains ever elusive despite months or years of dedicated hard work, it often indicates that deep down inside you know you are not pursuing something you truly want to be, do or have.

This is especially true when you’re pursuit of a goal or dream is tied directly to your self-esteem, validation or lovability—or, in short, an attempt to live up to other’s expectations of you.

It takes courage to be honest with yourself about what you really want for your life and to acknowledge where your heart is pulling you toward, even if it is in an entirely different direction. As such, the only available option is to pursue this path.

There simply is no other way to truly step into greater success—and thus, reclaim your success mojo.

 

 

About The Author: In addition to being a Spiritual Renegade™, Jenny Boylan is an internationally known Success Mentor & Speaker. She teaches people how to think differently, so they can live abundantly and experience greater levels of success. For more information about her work, visit http://www.thespiritualrenegade.com or follow her on Twitter (JennyBoylan1)

 


 

The 8 Mindsets of Highly Successful People

Are you ready to achieve a new level of success in some aspect of your life?

It seems an easy enough goal to aim for, right? After all, you’re smart and motivated. And there is no shortage of advice about what to do to reach your goals or live your dreams, and thus experience this greater success.

But after several attempts to make change or implement said advice, why do you experience only mixed or varied results?

And why do these results, more often than not, feel haphazard (at best) or like the consequence of “luck” rather than an outcome based on a process that is both consistent and repeatable?

Tempting as it may be to blame the problem on the advice, on how you implement it or on some other external factor, to do so would be a mistake. The problem isn’t you or outside of you, but within you.

The problem is with your mindset—the rarely discussed, but critical, underlying component of every successful achievement. Yet despite this fact, few people realize success is not based strictly on what you do or how you do it. Instead, it is directly connected to how you think.

Ultimately then, it’s your thoughts—including your beliefs—that serve as the basis for all your subsequent actions, choices and behaviors. All of which either contribute to your success or lack thereof.

Thus, it’s only by shifting your mindset and then aligning your actions accordingly that you begin to follow a success paradigm, which creates consistent results.

As such, here are eight powerful mindsets that highly successful people live by—and which you’ll want to begin to cultivate within you too:

Mindset #1: Think Abundantly.

When a mindset is based in lack or limited thinking rather than one of abundance, it causes you to react to “what is right now” rather than respond to your vision of “what can be.” This means you determine what is possible based only on your current available resources. As a result, this severely limits and inaccurately “pre-determines” what you can achieve.

With an abundant or responsive mindset, however, you not only have a vision of what is possible, you develop and then follow a clear-cut strategy to achieve it. This strategy also includes being open to or identifying innovative ways to bring those necessary and needed resources into your life—even if you can’t see how to do so initially.

Mindset #2: Think Differently.

Your current thinking is what has created and led to your current level of success. Thus, if you want to live a bigger vision for your life you need to think differently, especially as this directly influences your choices, behaviors and actions steps too.

However, most people continue to follow what’s worked for them in the past and mistakenly believe it will take them to the next level of success. Because they continue “to do the same thing over and over again yet expect different results” they end up disappointed (and inadvertently live out Einstein’s definition of insanity too!). Frustrated, they wonder why nothing changes or improves for them—and over time, are likely to give up on their goals or dreams altogether.

Mindset #3: Think Big.

Yes, this mindset seems obvious. So much so, it’s almost become the official platitude for success. Nevertheless, the truth is most people think and start small in the hope they will eventually achieve and then live their bigger life goals and dreams.

However, it’s best to think big right from the start and then create the success strategy needed to reach that goal. In this way, your vision and your strategy influence your action steps—and it’s these direct action steps towards your goals or dreams, which determines what you can and will achieve.

Mindset #4: Think Positively.

This mindset seems (almost) overly simplistic that you may feel tempted to discount it. Don’t.

In addition, its regular overuse as an inept platitude to offer encouragement when one encounters difficulty or struggle has diminished its perceived value too. This, however, doesn’t mean it isn’t without worth.

Instead, a more skillful way to understand, “reframe” and then apply this valuable mindset would be to reference Henry Ford’s quote, “If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right.”

Mindset #5: Think Decisively.

When setting goals or pursuing a dream, make sure they are something you truly want to do, be or have. Then make a firm and fully committed decision to pursue them.

If you’re not one hundred percent decided and passionate about your goals or dreams, then when challenges arise (and they will!), you’ll likely waver. Nothing stops the flow or experience of success faster than hesitation and indecision.

Mindset #6: Think Faithfully

The faith or belief in your ability to be, to do or to achieve something greater (or different) than what you have now must be present before you experience success, not after.

It’s this inner sense or inner feeling that you are capable of so much more which helps build the bridge towards greater success, but if—and only if—you regularly act in accordance with your faith or belief.

Mindset #7: Think Commitment

Goethe once said that “the moment one definitely commits oneself then providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred.”

He’s right. A strong, unwavering commitment contains within it the power to initiate a flow of serendipitous events. This includes, but is not limited to, the necessary resources or opportunities needed to support your pursuit of greater success.

Mindset #8: Think Gratitude

Gratitude is an often misunderstood, but powerful, success mindset. It’s not something you express after you achieve your goal, but a mindset you maintain while in pursuit of it.

As such, worry and doubt are replaced with both a trust and faith that your goals and dreams are not only possible, but already achieved—and successfully so. All that’s left, for you to do, then, is to take the necessary steps to transform your “gratitude” into reality.

And then…to enjoy your newly created success.

About the Author: In addition to being a Spiritual Renegade™, Jenny Boylan is an internationally known success and wealth coach and mentor. She teaches her clients how to think differently, so they can live abundantly and experience greater levels of success. For more information about her work, visit http://www.thespiritualrenegade.com or follow her on Twitter (JennyBoylan1)