Successful People Say, “This Is a World I Can Succeed In” | Note 455
Are you confident about your future success?
Wrapping up the week, I want to read an excerpt from the book, The 100 Simple Secrets of Successful People: What Scientists Have Learned and How You Can Use It by David Niven.
For the final secret of successful people, Niven offers this:
“What is the main difference between people who have confidence they will succeed and people who don’t? Is it that they live in essentially different worlds—the confident in an easier place where everyone supports their efforts at success and the less confident in a harsher world where it is harder to succeed? No. The difference is not the world itself. The difference is how they view the world. The confident construct a reality out of the world around them, a reality in which success is possible because they pay special attention to those who have succeeded and have carefully studied the path to success. Those who lack confidence, meanwhile, pay more attention to those who have failed and the obstacles that exist to thwart their efforts. It is much like two people walking next to each other on a busy city street, one looking up and the other down. The reality of the city is the same, but the view is very different.”
Grab a pencil and write these affirmations down:
I resist the urge to be average.
I do things in order.
I avoid the second-guess paralysis.
I take action.
The more optimistically I view my surroundings, the greater my satisfaction and confidence in future success.
The world is not against me.
The world offers me great opportunities.
This is a world I am succeeding in.
I say this is a world I can succeed in.
Use these affirmations when you first wake up in the morning or when you are about to go to bed for the best results. Don’t forget to add emotions to your affirmations and feel the meaning in the words as you repeat them.