“You are the architect of your own destiny; you are the master of your own fate; you are behind the steering wheel of your life. There are no limitations to what you can do, have, or be. Except the limitations you place on yourself by your own thinking.” From working as a labourer for several years, to straight commission sales jobs to now, Brian Tracy has become America’s top speaker. I got the privilege to meet Brian Tracy recently here in Dubai. Here are the 4 secrets for a high performance mindset.
1. BE AN OPTIMIST
The most important factor influencing your life today is CHANGE. Information is doubling every 2-3 years!!! Technology accelerating with every new breakthrough. Your competition more creative, competent and determined than ever before.
The most important single quality for success and happiness is OPTIMISM. It is a form of ‘mental fitness’ that is learning by practice. Optimists think about what they want and how to get it.
2. FOCUSED THINKING
Clarity is the most single important word in personal success. You must be clear about your goals. You must be clear about how to measure success. You must be clear about your key activities that will get you there. Ask yourself if I could only do 3 things, what would they be? THEN FOCUS. Think and talk about your future vision.
3. GOAL SETTING FORMULA
1. Decide exactly what you want
2. Write it down
3. Set a deadline
4. Make a list of everything you will have to do
5. Organise your list into a sequence, prioritise
6. Take action on your plan immediately
7. Do something EVERYDAY on your major goal
4. EXCELLENCE ORIENTATION
Know the essential requirements to be the best in your field. Commit to excellence and join the top 10%. Start by identifying your key result areas. You are responsible for doing it, it is measurable, it is an essential part of the job. Your weakest key skill sets the height of your income. Ask yourself what one skill, if you developed and did it in an excellent fashion, would help you the most? Go master that! You could be one skill away from doubling your income.
Well there you have it. The difference between winners and losers is that winners take action
Thanks Brian for a great day.