Think Like Those Who Succeed!
In contrast, successful people often think of what they want and how best to get it. This ability to focus on results allows them to get much more than those who self-victimize. Better yet, those who succeed remain positive and optimistic.
Martin Seligman, a researcher in positive psychology, has long studied optimism. He says that optimism is an important key to living a happy life. Optimistic people are more inclined to take initiatives. When they fail, they see problems as specific and temporary events. They then try to resolve them. In contrast, pessimists see problems and failures as if they are permanent and generalize them as primary characteristics of their lives. They do not want to find solutions.
The more you are upbeat, the more you will have enthusiasm in your endeavors. You’ll also have more energy and further capitalize on your resources to succeed and overcome failure. Your optimism will also nourish your creativity and let you capitalize on your resources to succeed. You will become a happier person, and will be richer, healthier and live longer!
Your Dream Life
In addition to pessimism, people are often dissatisfied with their lives because they focus too much energy on concerns that do not improve their lives. They follow the pack and are not proactive. There are some strategies that will help you achieve success. Here’s one that his article will end on.
Think about your future constructively. People who succeed the most have clear plans. Their plan is the vision that I’ve talked about so often before. Numerous studies have shown that greatest leaders in history all had in common a clear long term plan.
Like them, you can imagine what your dream life is like. Once you’ve determined your ideal future, it becomes much easier to overcome your fears, because you know what you need to do in order to succeed. You also know that you will never achieve this great goal if you do not leave your comfort zone.
You can even write several lists of what you want to accomplish in the next year, or within five years, ten years or even 25 years. This obviously does not mean that everything will go as you expect, but you’ll have a direction in which to advance, and this direction will help you discover and get much out of your life!
Unfortunately, most people do not direct their lives toward the future. They are especially concerned about their present and in the immediate gratification of what they do in the day. This condemns them to live in the short term, and they just don’t know how to make their lives much more satisfying.
Those who guide their lives by thinking only in the present and the past are usually confused about their future, since they believe that there is no hope for change. And they sometimes even get impatient if you ask them to describe their goals and vision of the future.
To build your life, you must first think of the goals that you want to achieve – not what you’ve been in the past – especially if your memories are unpleasant. Think of all the months and years to come, to help you do what you can do, and let go of what you can’t.