One of our living legends, Dr. Wayne Dyer, said our thoughts could alter our physical existence and anything you put into your imagination, you can achieve it. Many great leaders use these proven success principles to bring the success they want and in the process, create limitless possibilities for their life that manifest itself in the natural.
Great leaders and philosophers have known this for centuries; you can attract the success you want by the thoughts in your mind, believing steadfastly and working to bring what you imagine into reality. Albert Einstein said imagination is more powerful than knowledge and anything created was once imagined, so your thoughts and what you believe about yourself contribute significantly to the success or the lack thereof you attract into your life.
I will share with you these 3 principles you can use in your professional life, as well as your personal life, to attract the success you deserve.
Remove Self-limiting Beliefs
An essential clue to Steve Jobs success is his belief system and his mindset. I read this story, and this put everything into context about Steve Jobs life and his view of the world. According to Morty Lefkoe, from the Lefkoe Institute:
Jobs was describing, to Corning Glass’ CEO, Wendell Weeks the type of glass Apple wanted for their iPhone, and Weeks told him that Corning had developed a chemical exchange process in the 1960s that led to what they dubbed ‘gorilla glass.’ It was incredibly strong, but it had never found a market, so Corning quit making it. Jobs said he wanted as much gorilla glass as Corning could make within six months.‘We don’t have the capacity,’ Weeks replied. ‘None of our plants make the glass now.’
“Don’t be afraid,’ Jobs replied. This stunned Weeks, who was good-humored and confident but not used to Job’s reality distortion field. He tried to explain that a false sense of confidence would not overcome engineering challenges, but that was a premise Jobs had repeatedly shown he didn’t accept. He stared at Weeks unblinkingly. ‘Yes, you can do it,’ he said. ‘Get your mind around it. You can do it.’
“As Weeks retold this story, he shook his head in astonishment. ‘We did it in under six months,’ he said. ‘We produced a glass that had never been made.'”
Visualize the Outcome
Visualization techniques have been used by successful people to visualize their desired outcomes for ages. The practice has even given some high achievers what seems like super-powers, helping them create their dream lives by accomplishing one goal or task at a time with hyperfocus and complete confidence according to Jack Canfield.
Inspiring Leaders harness the power of visualization to picture the future, and convince others that working together; they can bring that vision to reality according to Makeadent Leadership.
Here are a few examples of leaders, who inspired by their vision of a better/different future, inspired others to get involved in their dream. When they first started on their journey, it may have seemed 'the impossible dream,' by tapping into the power of visualization, they built the belief within themselves, and others, that their impossible dream was worth striving for.
Don't discount learning how to visualize as wahoo mumbo jumbo - everything in this world started as a thought. Your thoughts have the power to create worlds. Anytime you get your team thinking about the future; you are tapping into the power of visualization. Great leaders understand the power of visualizing and communicating that vision to their team in simple language everyone can understand.
Discipline and Focus
The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand. – Football Hall of Famer Vince Lombardi.
That’s the formula for winning in the game of sports and in life. You must have the discipline to take action if you want to live your dreams. According to Adam Toren from Entrepreneur, Nick Woodman, founder of GoPro, shared the importance of this drive and discipline as he created his now legendary camera company saying, “To get GoPro started, I moved back in with my parents and went to work seven days a week, 20 hours a day. I wrote off my personal life to make headway on it.”
Sometimes it feels like an uphill battle that never ends. But you will see results, and it will tell you “ hey you are on the right track,” and that will spur you on to the next small victory, then another until they start turning into big wins. When I listen and read the experiences, struggle, and challenges from great entrepreneurs and business leaders like Oprah, Bill Gates, Howard Schultz, Jack Ma, Aliko Dangote, Earvin Magic Johnson, etc.
They share the same perspective; you have to be dedicated, focus and discipline to achieve your goals and your dreams.
Bringing It All Together
You must believe in yourself and remove any limitation you attached to your life. Visualize what you want the outcome to be and share it explicitly with your team. Work with your team to create the discipline and focus that will allow your organisation to achieve it's vision. Follow these 3 principles, and you will attract abundant success in your personal and professional life like you never seen before.
About Gifford Thomas
I am the founder of Leadership First and the author of The Inspirational Leader, Inspire Your Team To Believe In The Impossible. At Leadership First, we are committed to publishing the very best inspirational leadership quotes and articles to inspire our 187,000+ community of leaders to believe in the impossible, while creating an environment free from toxic, fearful and intimidating leadership. We believe everyone can and should enjoy their work, but it must start with the leadership leading by example. Follow our community of leaders HERE, and let's change the leadership status quo to help inspire and motivate our leaders to make a difference and create an organization their people will love.
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