Ready, mindset, go!

Ready, mindset, go! Your mindset, more than anything else, will dictate your future. Ready, mindset, go!   Your mindset, more than anything else, will dictate your future. — I’m forever indebted to my first mentor, Rick, for opening my eyes to the magic of mindset. He stressed how important the right mindset was for both setting and reaching my goals. At first, my understanding of this concept was simply intellectual. I believed it, but I didn’t grasp its truth at a deep level. That came with time, experimentation, firsthand experience and evidence. As I read, watched, listened and learned, I adjusted my thoughts and behaviours (very sluggishly, I admit), slowly gaining confidence in myself, expanding my horizons of possibility and what I could achieve, raising the bar, resetting my goals and taking on greater challenges. Perhaps I’m a little slow, but it wasn’t immediately obvious to me that those I knew who were doing extraordinary things were all thinking differently. It clicked eventually though, and I made every effort to massage my mind and tinker my thinking in such ways as to enable me to achieve more. My environment, experiences and upbringing shaped my thinking. I’ve identified four pivotal areas to catalyse change: Networking and circle of friends – the most vital factor. Get around people who are succeeding in areas you want to excel in. So much change in mindset happens by osmosis. Hang around an ordinary person doing extraordinary things and you can’t help but start to realise you are capable of the same–their ambition, confidence, determination and successes will rub off on you in a big...