As the spotlight has been on mental health week over the past few days, it is an issue we all will face at one point in our lives.
No, I don’t mean you are crazy or will be but more so that your mental state of mind plays a crucial role in determining your success.
Now you will probably ask me, how do I keep a healthy state of mind whilst pursuing my goals?
Here are 5 simple steps to do just that.
1. Stay Away from Toxic People
These are the complainers that whine about how everything is wrong in their life, hate their job, hate their life, have no money, blame the economy and pretty much blame anyone but themselves. If they spent the same time they spend complaining on actually doing something about their life, things would change for them. Distance yourself from these individuals as their pessimistic way of thinking can be very contagious, so think long and hard before being around toxic people.
2. The Silver Spoon Fed
Just because they have received certain things in life handed to them, feel that they are entitled to everything and never have to work for anything. You will find these individuals will go out of their way to sabotage your dreams so be around people who have came from nothing and worked hard to achieve their success, you will learn more and become more at the same time.
3. Don’t Do The 9 to 5
There is nothing wrong with the 9 to 5, but ask yourself this question, do you feel like a robot doing the same thing every day for years on end? My father worked for the same company for 32 years doing the same job; at the end of it he received a pension of £44.65 a week and a radio alarm clock for all his efforts. I knew deep down, that wasn’t going to be me and I am sure you are asking the same question about yourself. You are not here to just pay your mortgage, pay your bills and collect a pension. So don’t just live an average life, follow your passions and your dreams as you were never born to just fit in, you were born to stand out.
4. Don’t Party Party Party
Whilst having fun in your life is important, going out every night with your friends for one too many will never get you closer to your goals or dreams. As boring as this may sound, spend time reading books and educate yourself instead. The biggest investment you can make in your life is you, so invest in it. You will learn to grow as a person and earn at least 10 times more than the person spending all their money on partying.
5. Be With People Who Believe in You
There is nothing worse when you have a dream and then someone you know or are close with, decides to be the dream killer. They will always convince you that it is not a good idea, don’t have high expectations as you will only be disappointed. I’ll never forget this fact that 85% of your success or failure in life is as a result of the people in your life. So identify the people who believe in you and ensure these people stay in your life as they will encourage and motivate you if you are ever feeling down.
So remember, you are the director of your own life movie, who you decide to cast and exclude is down to you. Never forget though, that your success depends on it.
To your success.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Tahar is a bestselling author of “Fail Your Way to Success” and an internationally renowned speaker on leadership, real estate investing, entrepreneurship and productivity. His privately held real estate investment company conducts sales revenues exceeding $1.5 billion a year.
He has challenged and changed the way people think in pursuit of their scaling their business and pursuing their dreams. His business has made him a valuable resource for media seeking commentary and insights on real topics that matter. He urges everyone he speaks with to make success their duty, responsibility, and obligation.
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