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Mindset Matters: Control Your Own Destiny

Can you do it on your own?  Do you have what it takes?  The truth is that just about anyone can be successful.  So, when it comes down to being successful at running a home business, or anything for that matter, how come most people aren’t a success?  Because mindset matters!

Occasionally, I like to talk about motivation and mindset. The reason for this is simple. Without motivation and having that right mindset you will not be successful. Maybe this is a tough pill to swallow but it is what it is. If you are looking to start a business of your own you have to be motivated to make it happen.

There is good news though. Any and all motivation comes directly from you! You are in complete control. Whether you are successful or not is your choice and your choice alone.

Are you going to do the things that need to get done to be successful? Be honest with yourself here. When talking about starting the Bookkeeper Launch course, Ben lays it all out there for you to become a successful bookkeeper. In saying that, will you take action and do what Ben teaches?

If your answer is yes then you are good to go! Keep in mind that you don’t have to know HOW to do it, just that you WANT to do it. The how part will be taken care of, that I can assure you.

“The starting point of all achievement is desire”. – Napoleon Hill

Digging A Little Deeper Into Motivation

It is important that you are a motivated person, to begin with. You are looking for something better. You are looking to provide a better life for yourself and your family. You are looking to improve your current situation.

The great news here is that if you are reading this, then chances are, you have the motivation and desire, you are just looking for the path.

It is also important to understand that your motivation needs recharging. Ever notice how when you tackle something brand new you are ready to dive right in and feel like you are going to knock it right out and nothing is going to get in your way?

After some time passes what begins to happen? That same drive simply isn’t there. You may have to force yourself to get on the computer to start that next lesson even though you don’t want to.

Just like you need to sleep to recharge your battery, your motivation needs recharging as well. This is going to vary from person to person, but you need to figure out how you recharge your motivation battery.

One for sure method that I highly recommend is reading motivational books. It is super important that while you are building your business, whatever that may be, you are also building yourself up as well. Set aside the time to work on yourself on a regular basis by reading what other successful people do and I promise you that, over time, you will begin doing those things yourself.

In the end, you need to realize that your level of motivation is 100% up to you! Find your way to recharge your battery and nothing can stand in your way.

What Makes You Different?

What separates successful people from the average person? The answer is simple. It is the level of dedication. Can you make the commitment to change your life for the better?

It is not so much knowing how long it will take to get to where you need to go but simply that you are going to do everything in your power to make sure you get to that point.

What I mean by this isn’t so much that you shouldn’t set time frames because that is not the case. Setting goals, short term, and long term are very important. It is making sure you are doing the things you are supposed to be doing to hit those goals.

Even if you don’t hit those goals when you wanted to, as long as you continue to do those things that are required you will be successful.

To do this, you need to make sure that you are doing a couple of different things:

  1. Change your current situation
  2. Watch who you bring into your life

If you don’t like where you are currently, change it! People have a tendency to place blame on why things are not happening for them. In reality, it is up to you and you alone to put yourself in a position where bad things don’t happen. Excuses don’t exist because you make sure that your current situation does not allow for those excuses to take place.

To address the second point, the hard fact is that most people do NOT want you to be successful. This is because they themselves do not have the drive to be successful so that means that they don’t want you to be either. Surrounding yourself with those negative people will eventually bring you down so always try to surround yourself with others that support you 100%.

Have you ever heard the saying, “misery loves company”?  Do everything in your power to avoid negativity from others to keep from being sucked in.

Believe In Yourself

Remember this statement… belief in yourself is the starting point of all achievement. I think this is pretty self-explanatory and very powerful as well. Everything is up to you.  Simply believe that you will make it happen and it will happen for you!

There are 3 important points to keep in mind here:

  1. Stay away from the naysayers because they will crush that belief that you have in yourself.
  2. You don’t have to know HOW to do it right off the bat. The how to do it comes from the people that believe that you CAN do it.
  3. It takes courage to make your dreams come true. Starting something like your own business can be a scary thing. Push aside the doubt, head down, and move forward.

Avoid The Norm

There is more to mindset than simply staying positive and believing that you can accomplish anything you put your mind to.  The trap that most people fall into is being normal.  Here is what I mean.

Almost all of us are conditioned from the moment we are born to fall in line.  Spend the first 18 years of your life to graduate high school (very important by the way), then spend another 4-8 years on a college degree and get a J-O-B.

Depending on what your goals are in life college may be the right path but how many people go to college without even knowing what in the world they want to do in life (this was me by the way).  When you think about it, what a massive waste of time and money, and it’s all because we were raised to believe that is what we were supposed to do.

Technology is advancing at a rapid pace, which means that opportunity is everywhere, and doing something like starting a business from the comfort of your home is much easier this day and age…. and a lot less expensive!

Avoid doing something that you are supposed to do and start looking for things that you WANT to do.  If you can develop this way of thinking, opportunities will begin to jump out right in front of you.  You will see things that a lot of other people won’t.  Dare to be different and run with it and you won’t regret it!

Where Do You Go From Here?

I know that you have heard the saying, “If it were easy, everyone would do it.” That really is the truth, but a lot of people fail to realize that the hardest part is simply having the courage to actually go after that dream. Not caring what others think is what makes it difficult.

All you need to do is to get out of your own way to provide you and your family with a better life.

I hope you enjoyed this post. I like to do these motivational articles on occasion not only for you to enjoy but also as a reminder for myself to continue pushing on.

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Whatever path you decide to take just remember that the choice is yours and only you can stop you in the end. I wish you all the best in whatever you choose.

Got a question or comment? Feel free to drop it below and I will be sure to get back to you as soon as possible!

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