A famous quote by Mark Twain says, “All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure.” And Winston Churchill said, “Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” So basically if you think you can then you will succeed. If you think you can’t you probably won’t. So what will you choose to think today?
If you start your day off believing you can and believing you will succeed you stand a far greater chance of succeeding then if you start your day off thinking you can’t.
The key is to think successfully every day. To unlock your imagination and believe anything is possible.
So here’s 9 keys to creating a successful day.
Key #1: Choose to be positive. Overcome negative habits and negative people with positive thoughts. Harvey Mackay says, “When you wake up in the morning you have 2 choices. You can either be positive or negative.” A positive attitude equals a higher altitude!
Key #2: Write down your goals. The power of writing your goals down is that they stand a much greater chance of getting done. According to Cecil Alec Mace people who write down their goals are 50% more likely to achieve them. Jack Canfield, author of Chicken Soup for the Soul, with over 500 million copies in print, says in order for a person to get what they want they first must get clear about what they want. The reason most people don’t get what they want is because they aren’t clear about it. FOCUS is key. When you write down your goals it helps you to get clear on what you want and also to focus on them daily so you can take steps to completing each goal on a daily basis.
Key #3: Stretch your Imagination. Think like a kid again and let your imagination go wild and believe anything is possible. When you have an idea take it to the next level by stretching your imagination, not imposing any limits on yourself. Never say “can’t”. Just elimate the word can’t from your vocabulary right now. When you stretch your imagination you provide greater value to others creating things that have never been done before. Think Steve Jobs and think of what Mr. Jobs did that nobody else did quite like him.
Key #4: Break up your day. Taking a break might seem like the wrong thing to do at times, like you’re not working hard enough, yet taking a break can actually propel your forward. Taking a walk in nature can help clear your head and can ignite new ideas that you just can’t always get sitting at your desk. It’s like a reset button. A little walk or physical fitness gets the blood flowing which can open up new doors to new ideas.
Key #5: Organize your day. Keeping organized might seem like a waste of time yet just the opposite is true. When you keep things organized, it is easy to find them so you spend less time looking and your mind can think more clearly. Clear the clutter, clear your mind.
Key #6: Believe in yourself. If you don’t believe in yourself no one else will. Take baby steps to build confidence in yourself. Invest in yourself.
Key #7: Surround yourself with people you can look up to. Surround yourself with people who have the knowledge you want to gain and strong character traits that you would like to emulate. Use these strong leaders as your personal mentors. You can use the library, YouTube and many other online sources to find your personal mentor.
Key #8: Work backwards from your goal! That’s right. Believe it is already done and work backwards from your goal. Writers often write the ending to their book first and then work backwards so you too can right down your goal and then the steps it will take to complete it.
Key #9: Stay open to new opportunities and new possibilities. Don’t be so closed minded that you close the door on a once in a lifetime opportunity. Though it’s important to stay focused and say no when distractions interfere with your goals, it’s also important to recognize certain opportunities that could open new doors to a whole new level of success.
“And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.”