The Psychology of Success

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In our quest for success—whatever that means to you—many times we encounter failure or multiple failures. Failures when taken by themselves would lead one to believe in anything but success. However, those failures are simply opportunities for you to take corrective action; what you did didn’t work, so do something else. Therein lies the key: until you take action, you can’t take corrective action. As long as you sit on the sideline, you’re not going to get hurt in the game…but, you’re not going to score either.

While action is the key to success, the psychology of success is even more important. The mental aspect of success is the driver behind everything.

Your subconscious mind doesn’t deal with fact, history, reason or any relevant information as your conscious mind does. Your subconscious mind only knows what you tell it. Think of it as a small room with a guard standing outside. The guard is your conscious mind trying to dictate or determine what gets through to the subconscious mind and what doesn’t.

If you have positive affirmations you use every day, perhaps something like, “I attract success and am the best father, husband and friend I can be.” Those words repeated every day are absorbed into the subconscious mind over time and create a vision in your mind. The problem is the guard outside the room.

That guard is the little voice you hear. Everyone has it. He’s the one who whispers, “You’re NOT the greatest father or husband” or “If you attracted success, why aren’t you more successful?”

Shoot the guard. Today.

Stop letting your conscious mind have that much control. Other people will put you down and try to bring you down to their level, you don’t need to participate in the process yourself.

I believe one of the true keys to the psychology of success in life is learning to not listen to yourself—meaning learning to ignore your conscious mind; that little voice.

Every great person has that voice, they just learn not to give it the credence and ability to control their attitude, thoughts and actions.

In his book, The Untethered Soul Michael Singer writes, “There is nothing more important to true growth than realizing that you are not the voice in your mind—you are the one who hears it.”

When it comes to the true psychology of success—control your conscious mind by taking the control of your subconscious mind away from it. Write your affirmations down and repeat them daily. Let them soak in. See it. Envision it. Believe it.

Now, go take action and do it.