I am a great believer in using resources to help our growth and success in business and living life. Whether those resources are books, getting specialist help or going on courses, I am all for it.

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Are you looking in the right place for creating success?

Are you looking in the right place for creating successI am a great believer in using resources to help our growth and success in business and living life. Whether those resources are books, getting specialist help or going on courses, I am all for it.

More often than not though, people are looking for resources outside of themselves to achieve that growth and success – books on marketing strategies, training courses on improving profits and so on.

Now don’t get me wrong, I totally subscribe to the whole learning and upgrading business skills to achieve goals.

However, quite often people overlook seeking out resources for the most important area for learning and growth that will deliver the biggest results in all areas of their life – growing and developing themselves.

Yet, it is those that look to learn and grow themselves that reap the most rewards and success in all areas of their business and life.

This is because it is WHO you are and how you think that drives your outcomes. Let me explain:

  • Your mindset drives your thoughts and feelings.
  • Your thoughts and feelings drive your behaviours and actions.
  • Your behaviours and actions drive your results and outcomes.

So seeking out resources that allow you to grow and develop you and your mindset is a total no brainer.

With that in mind, I would like to share with you this quote as a mindset resource for you:

Only as high as I reach can I grow
Only as far as I seek can I go
Only as deep as I look can I see
Only as much as I dream can I be.
– Karen Raven

So, if you were to be apply this to your mindset, in the same way you would other types of resources for your business, what could you do to up your game?

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Success Mindset: The Optimist’s Creed

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  • Sharon

    Hi Ali, thanks for your post today. It is such a timely post for me actually because today I felt that I just could not reach as high as I wanted to and on reflection from your blog I feel that perhaps it is because I am heaping this big pile of stuff to ‘learn, get right, study, understand’ all in the drive to keep the wheels of business and family life turning. What is lost in all of this ‘me’ I suppose. What I find the hardest challenge is getting over what holds me back to take time out to develop me, always putting me at the bottom of the list as there is just too much to do. Thanks for the thought provoking post – I need to rethink and re-prioritise, one step at a time. Thanks for making me see a little clearer 🙂 Sharon

  • Sharon, delighted that you found the post useful. I always say that self care is a priority yet most people treat it as a “nice to have”. I notice in myself that when my self care regime slips a bit it affects the quality of all areas of my life. I’m just wondering what would happen if you put you to the top of the list when you are creating or scheduling action plans. I find writing in my self care time as an appointment in my diary and imagining it is my best paying client helps me to not cancel on myself. Having a timetable with timeslots also is helpful in stopping us being unrealistic in what we can achieve. The trick is to put the most important things in first.
    The point you raise about today that you just couldn’t reach as high as you wanted raises a good point – we can’t always reach the same height every day. The key is to put things in place to iron out the troughs.
    Thanks so much for sharing where you are at. Do let me know how you get on with your rethink/re-prioritising.

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  • Love the topic Ali. If I could add another question. Maybe one that goes one step deeper in asking what determines our mind set?

    How about your values.

    It’s a question I’ve been reading deep into lately. Something that I feel could have a bigger impact on our outer world than we’re conscious of.

    Love your work and the stimulating posts. 🙂

  • Hi Tony, that is a very important question “what determines our mindset?” I will be blogging about that more over the next few weeks. The answer is that many factors impact our mindset – values, limiting beliefs, how we were raised, culture, society, who we surround oursleves with and so on.
    I think two of the biggest things for people to get about mindset is that 1. It has a huge impact on teh success in all areas of our life and 2. Mindset can be changed, upgraded to serve you better, be more successful, improve relationships. Suffice to say mindset is the key to success, fulfillment, creating a great business and life.
    That is why I do a lot of work on developing and upgrading mindset with my clients.