Just Do It! – Enacting Success
I’ve been ruminating about something Sophie said last week. It was about having a vision. She said it was about focusing on what you want instead of what you don’t like. Once she started on a positive note, she started finding it easier to make progress. She could even see what was already the way she wanted it to be, which motivated her even more, to make progress happily. She could move forward without the usual stress and pressure she would typically put on herself. She was encouraged to act rather than be overwhelmed.
As I’ve thought about it, I’ve considered how having a “vision” of success in business makes success evolve into reality. Not only do I see how far I’ve come and that I am already achieving success, I see that acting confidently as I would if my business was making money involves the same actions I need to take to become successful in the first place.
I can explain what I’m thinking better with an example. If I had a beautiful garden, I would water it. I would fertilize it. I would tend the flowers. If I were starting a garden, I would water it. I would fertilize it. I would protect the seedlings—same actions.
In business, my daily routine is to track my results, tend to my traffic strategy, ask questions if needed, and get feedback. This is the same strategy I’ll use when I’ve quit my day job and make money solely from my business.
The vision of success as already achieved is the only difference. Sophie got me thinking I should adopt this mindset now.
Seven Steps to Enacting Success Now
So, I was having trouble wrapping my imagination around this idea. I knew it was a good idea but needed to figure out how to achieve it.
I used AWeber’s AI tool. I typed, “How to operate as if you have already met your goal.” It came up with seven actionable steps.
1. Visualize success: Close your eyes and imagine yourself having already achieved your goal. Visualize the details of how your life looks and feels when you have accomplished what you desire. This will help you create a clear mental image of your desired outcome.
2. Believe in your success: Develop unwavering faith and belief in your ability to achieve your goal. Trust that you have the necessary skills, resources, and determination to make it happen. Eliminate any self-doubt and replace it with a confident and positive mindset.
3. Set specific and actionable goals: Break down your larger goal into smaller, manageable steps. Set clear and measurable goals that you can work towards daily or weekly. This will help you stay focused and motivated as you progress toward your ultimate goal.
4. Act as if: Start behaving and making decisions as if you have already achieved your goal. Emulate the habits and mindset of someone who has successfully reached their desired outcome. This might involve taking risks, stepping out of your comfort zone, and making choices that align with your goal.
5. Surround yourself with positivity: Surround yourself with people who support your goals and aspirations. Avoid negativity and naysayers who may discourage you or bring you down. Surrounding yourself with positive influences will help reinforce your belief in your ability to achieve your goal.
6. Practice gratitude: Express gratitude for the progress you have made and the steps you are taking towards your goal. Appreciate the journey and the lessons learned along the way. Gratitude will help you maintain a positive mindset and attract more positive experiences into your life.
7. Stay persistent and resilient: Don’t let setbacks or obstacles deter you from your goal. Stay persistent, adaptable, and resilient in the face of challenges. Learn from failures and use them as stepping stones toward success.
Operating as if you have already met your goal is about something other than wishful thinking or ignoring reality. It is about adopting a mindset and taking actions that align with achieving your goal, which can ultimately help you manifest it into reality.
I’m still contemplating.
I’m developing some goals and action steps for the coming week to act out the mindset that I am already achieving success.
I will answer Quora questions and get feedback for improving my blog.
I will focus on all the positive things in my business rather than all that needs to improve. The need to improve will always be there. Instead of focusing on the negative, I will focus on making positive progress and see it as part of the big-picture show of success.
It’s a subtle shift, but it will make a massive difference in how I approach my day and how much progress I can make.
I’ll let you know what happens next week!
The craziest thing about starting a business is how much I need to change about myself. I need to grow in my mind and change my outlook in order to be a successful entrepreneur.
I did not anticipate this would be a thing!
What surprises you most about how you’ve needed to change to succeed in your business? What have you learned? What advice would you give me as I begin to realize how much I need to grow as a person to succeed in my business?