Sow a thought, reap an action; sow an action, reap a habit; sow a habit, reap a character; sow a character, reap a destiny.” — Chinese Proverb
The differentiating factor between a successful and an unsuccessful entrepreneur is their habits. One might be in the habit of taking certain actions that produce successful results while the other is doing the exact opposite.
In this article you will learn four habits you can acquire to develop the character it takes to succeed as an entrepreneur!
Habit #1 – Controlling Your Self-Talk.
Our lives are governed by the paradigm we operate from. A paradigm is a multitude of thoughts, beliefs and habit patterns. If your paradigm is limiting in nature, it’s holding you back from becoming your greatest self.
Studies show that the average person thinks as many as 50,000 – 70,000 thoughts a day! The sad part about this fact is that many of those thoughts we think are negative — I’m not the right person…. I’ll never lose weight… It doesn’t matter what I do, nothing ever works for me.
Successful entrepreneurs NEVER speak to themselves in this manner.
Give up this victim language and start talking to yourself like a winner — I can and will do it... I know there is a solution… I am smart enough and strong enough to figure this out… No matter how many times I fail, I will succeed!
If you want to control your self-talk become conscious of how you speak to yourself when presented with difficulties throughout your days.
Habit #2 – Reprogramming Your Sub-Conscious Mind
Your subconscious mind is like the crew of a ship. You are its captain and it is your job to give the crew orders. When you do this, the crew takes everything you say literally.
The crew (your subconscious mind) has no sense of humor. It blindly follows your orders.
When you say, “Everything I drink gives me gas,” the crew hears that as an order: Take everything she drinks, pump some air into it and let it blow out her backside!
On the other hand, if you say, “Everything I eat helps me maintain my perfect body weight,” your subconscious will begin to create that reality by helping you make better food choices and help to maintain your body to fat ratio.
This power of your subconscious mind is the main reason why you must pay careful attention to your spoken words and hidden thoughts. As you will see, many of these habits are intertwined and benefit on another.
Dedicate an hour of your day specifically towards reading or researching empowering material that will change your thinking.
Once your subconscious mind recognizes your new way of thinking and speaking, it then goes about to manifest what you want!
Habit #3 – Using Affirmations
Affirmations have been one of the most powerful tools I’ve used to build up my own self-confidence and belief.
The point of affirmations is to repeat empowering statements until they become a natural part of the way you think. These “affirmations” act as a guide to replace the negative orders you have been sending to your subconscious mind over the years.
I suggest you create a list of 10 to 20 statements that affirm your belief in your ability to create the life of your dreams.
What you choose to believe is up to you, but here are some examples of affirmations that have worked for myself and others in the past:
- I am open & worthy of love, joy and success.
- I am smart and make wise choices.
- I can solve any problem that comes my way.
- I am wealthy.
- I have an abundance of life and energy.
- I am attracting all the right people into my life.
Create your own I am affirmations and start saying them with conviction and belief. After doing this a while, you will start to notice the differences in your life!
Habit #4 – Maintaining A Successful Attitude
Believing in yourself is a choice. It’s an attitude you develop over time.
Nobody but yourself can teach you how to develop this attitude. Now it’s your responsibility to take charge of your own self-image and habits.
The latest brain research now indicates that with enough positive self-talk and positive visualization combined with the proper training, coaching, and practice, anyone can learn to do almost anything.
For you, this means that you must choose to believe you can do anything you set your mind to.
Because you CAN!
When you apply these four successful habits into your life, you will start to reprogram your belief system, develop your character and become the successful version of yourself that you want to be.
Take these habits, integrate them into your daily life and watch your life change like night and day!
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