Habits Of Success

by Alwyn Cosgrove

1. Mindset

I’ve stated this a number of times. It all starts with attitude. I don’t know if you’ve ever bought a car and thought you were the only one in your area with that make and color. But then in the next few weeks you see the exact same color, make and model all over the place.

The truth is those cars were always there your mind just wasn’t programmed to see them. Once you started to program your mind about this car, you were aware how many were always around you.

Success is the same. Once you program your mind for success, you start to act differently, think differently and see opportunities that were always there, but your mind was blind to them before.

2. Habits & Behaviors

The law of attraction is true. But without action – it’s useless. Are your daily behaviors getting you closer to, or further from, your goals?

Write down everything you do each day for a week and take a good honest look at some of your activities and habits. Are they congruent with a successful person? What does a successful fitness professional do when they get up in the morning? Where do they go? Who do they talk to? What do they think? How many books or educational DVD’s have they studied? How much time did they spend listening to educational material while traveling as opposed to music or talk radio?

Make sure your mindset is not being sabotaged by less successful behaviors.

3. Sharpening

This is about developing more skills or getting more education – or just sharpening what you already know. What do you need to know how to do? What separates you from someone who is being more successful than you? I can guarantee it’s education or skills.

Do you know everything that’s needed to get to the next level? If not, start identifying your weak areas and get to work on them.

Reading constantly is a great way to grow. Even if the book is heavy going and you don’t understand some of it – there is still information sinking in at some level. You are still growing because of it.

And don’t be afraid to re-read books or your notes from old seminars. Pull your old notes off the shelf and get to work reviewing them. Remember education is about “self help” not “shelf help”.

I heard someone say something at a seminar last year that I had already heard (and on some level knew) that I immediately put into action. It was a good reminder of reviewing stuff you’ve already studied.

“You can’t solve a problem with the same mind that created it.”

4. Environment

This is about masterminding, staffing, seminars you attend, colleagues you talk to, and even your social life.

When you surround yourself with people who are going some place, you are 99% more likely to go with them.

Mark Victor Hansen (author of Chicken Soup for the Soul) has said: “Your income, the results you create, are dictated by the five people you spend the most time with.”

Print this article out and review these four principles at lunch every day for the next week. You’ll be a different person seven days from now.

Happy Wednesday!

(Chad)

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