If you want to be successful you need to change your thinking. Here are some mindset shifts to get you there:
Decades > days
People love to check off a to-do list, but where does it get them? To achieve wealth, have a long-term plan.
Know where you want to be 5, 10, and 20 years from now. The longer your horizon, the better decisions you’ll make.
Habits > goals
People set New Years resolutions they never achieve. Instead, focus on daily habits to achieve your 5, 10, and 20-year plans when done consistently.
We are what we repeatedly do. Focus on the habits, not the goals.
Process > results
People worry about results. So much so that they often give up before they achieve them. Instead, focus on the process and daily activities that will compound over time.
Be aggressive with the process—patient with the results.
Exponential > linear
People think linearly, it is their greatest mistake. Think in terms of exponential results.
When you consistently make good choices, they will compound until the results astound you.
It will go slow until it goes fast.
Today > tomorrow
There are so many things we are going to do “tomorrow”, but tomorrow never comes. Change to a mindset of TODAY.
Today you will act. Every day you will act. You act until it compounds. You act until it goes exponential.
Action > planning
Reading, learning, planning is great but none of these matter if you don’t act.
Action separates the successful from those who have not started. What are you waiting for? }
Get started, now!
Strengths > weaknesses
We are constantly told what we need to “fix”, forget that. Successful people focus on strengths and leverage them.
They address weaknesses to the point they’re not limiters, and then go deep into their strenghts.
Questions > answers
If you have the answers, you have nothing to learn. To succeed in life, we always need to be learning.
Approach life with a beginner’s mindset, always seeking to learn, question, and grow.
Silence > speaking
There is a time to speak and a time to listen. Too many focus on speaking when they should be listening.
As my grandfather used to say, “You have two eyes, two ears, and one mouth for a reason. Shut up and listen.
Curiosity > certainty
Being certain is great, but not at the expense of success. Being stubborn will hold you back.
Instead, be curious, challenge your views.
Seek to undermine your own opinion. Challenge yourself more than you do others.
Stillness > hurrying
People run around, busy as bees. They never stop moving. There is no time to think.
Take your time to breathe, be present, be mindful. When you do that, your decisions and creativity will flourish.
Productive > busy
Busyness is consuming our world.
How are you today? Busy…
How was your weekend? Busy…
Regularly, ask yourself this question: Am I being busy, or I am being productive?
Choose to be productive over being busy. Always.
Growth > fixed
Wealthy people never stop learning: books, coaches, online courses, business teachers.
The average person focuses on the $10,000 cost, but the wealthy person focuses on the $100,000 they will make from it.
Unconventional > conventional
If only 1% of adults are millionaires, why would you follow what 99% of people do?
To succeed at the highest levels in shorter periods, be willing to be wrong.
You need to take contrarian views, to buy when there’s blood in the streets.
Delegation > control
You want everything to be perfect, you feel the need to do it all yourself, it’s wrong.
Delegate to people on your team, outsource to people in other countries.
Focus your time where you add the most value.
Macro > micro
People are so focused on the deal’s details that they miss the deal.
They ask how does that real estate proforma pencil, instead of what do I think real estate in this area will do over the next decade. Don’t miss the forest for the trees.