If you’re having a tough time achieving abundance or if you feel that life is passing you by, and you haven’t achieved your dreams, it may be because of the mindset that you have.
Remember that your external world is just a reflection of your internal world.
Your reality, your level of income, your net worth, level of happiness, and how highly other people think of you are all reflections of how you choose to think.
By changing your internal mindset, you can change your external reality.
Unfortunately, people who are unsuccessful often subscribe to mindsets that are harmful to them.
Not surprisingly, they live desperate lives that they hate, but don’t seem to be able to let go of the mind frame that’s making them poor, unhappy, frustrated, and otherwise unable to live up to their fullest potential.
Here are some mindsets you need to kick to the curb immediately!
Don’t Say “It’s Impossible”
If you hear yourself saying this phrase, remember that it doesn’t come from nowhere.
It’s part of a mindset. In many cases, this limiting belief prevents you from thinking big, from taking the right risks, and from pursuing your dreams.
The moment you say “something is impossible,” you cut off the possibility of whatever you are aiming for ever happening.
Impossible is such a negative and definitive word.
Successful people don’t focus on how seemingly impossible things are. They don’t care what other people’s opinions are, and they believe that anything is possible.
Don’t Think “Some People Are Just Lucky”
One of the most common excuses is the concept of luck.
Luck is such a tempting concept because it takes the blame from you.
Instead of confronting the reasons why you’re failing, you just chalk it up to luck. Luck, after all, is random so there is no need for you to change or feel bad that you keep doing the same things repeatedly that lead to the same lousy results.
Instead of taking responsibility for always making bad decisions, luck basically makes your lousy results the product of random draw.
Since there is no moral blame, there’s really no need for you to change.
See how it goes? Unfortunately, it doesn’t lead to you making the changes that you need to achieve the success that you are capable of.
So, while luck can sometimes play a part in success, it does NOT determine success.
Your own effort and skills have much more impact on a successful outcome than any version of luck will ever have.
Don’t Believe “I Can’t Afford It”
Another mindset involves the cost of purchase or how much capital is needed for investments.
By saying “I can’t afford it,” you break up from the chance of coming up with a solution so you can buy something or make an investment.
The phrase “I can’t afford it” is absolute. There is no leeway for creative solutions.
The door isn’t open to making the right kinds of sacrifices or coming up with the right creative solutions to come up with the money; it is absolute.
The moment you say “I can’t afford it,” you’re basically freezing yourself out.
This is hardly the mindset of a winner because you focus on the impossible instead of focusing to solve the puzzle and gain some reward.
Instead of saying “I can’t afford it,” why not say “How can I afford it?”
Take on an extra job, sell some things around the house, or figure other ways to be creative around money or finances in general. If you put your mind to it, you can certainly find ways to achieve your dreams.
Never Say “It’s Too Late For Me”
Closely related to the phrase “I can’t afford it,” “It’s too late for me” shuts you off from opportunities by basically telling your mind that you don’t have the time.
This mindset is essentially saying that the opportunity has passed.
When you condition yourself to think this way, you will always miss the bus when it comes to opportunities.
Believe that it’s never too late to begin something good. Here are a few success stories that happened to “late bloomers.”
When most people were close to retirement, 2 individuals started pursuing their dreams late in life. The first was Ray Croc. He was a milkshake machine salesman. In 1954 at age 52, he bought a hamburger stand from the McDonalds brothers in San Bernadino, California.
He revolutionized the fast food industry as we know it today, and created a uniform system for producing mass quantities of food very quickly and efficiently.
The rest is history. Likewise, Harlan David Sanders (aka Colonel Sanders) founded Kentucky Fried Chicken when he was 65 years old.
Oh Boy “The Only Way To Get Ahead Is To Know The Right People”
This is such a common excuse.
Many people who find themselves stuck at the bottom keep saying that the whole system is rigged against them.
They point to the fact that people get jobs because they know the right people.
While this is true in some circumstances, this doesn’t absolve you of the responsibility for trying. Thinking that the only way to get ahead is through connections generally shuts yourself off from starting at the ground floor.
Check out our “From Poverty to Abundance” series, and you will see multi-billionaires who started from the bottom. Don’t expect to start at the top or in the middle.
Don’t be afraid to start at the lowest level. Get this silly concept about needing connections out of your head.
The only connection you really need is the one from your brain to your body, so that you take action when your brain says, “GO!”
Don’t say “I’ll Get To It Later”
Make no mistake, success needs to be taken care of; right here, right now.
You have to plan now and start acting.
While it is true that the actual objectives will be met in the future, you need to take action now. If you keep saying to yourself “I’ll get to it later,” you are essentially just kicking the can down the road.
You will continue to reap the same poor results time after time until you will resolve to take control in the here and now.
If you want to achieve your dreams, you need to get rid of these 6 mindsets outlined above.
They are unfortunately very common, but with the right practice and the right focus, you can work your mind into thinking like a winner and stop getting loser’s results!