[Daily Impact #48] “Success…”

I think if there is one thing on this planet that everyone would agree on, it would be that they want to be successful in life.

What it means to be successful will vary from person to person and the road traveled to success will be as varied as snowflakes in the sky, but I believe all journeys to success share the same prerequisite, and that is having the right Mindset.

Henry Ford summed it up best when he said, “If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right.”

Success or failure.

It all starts in our minds.

It’s really that simple.

About a year or two ago, I was reading a book about climbing Mt Everest.

The author of the book was a successful mountaineer and guide, having summited most of the world’s most formidable peaks.

One story he told really stood out to me.

While it is always his goal to get his clients to the top of Mt Everest, he could tell in base camp who was actually going to reach the summit and who wasn’t.

It had nothing to do with what physical condition they were in or how well they were adjusting to altitude, it had everything to do whether they believed they could do it or not

He could see in his clients eyes if they had the mental fortitude it took to embrace the struggle needed to successfully reach the top of the world.

Climbing Everest is a test of the human body, but just as important, it is a test of the human mind.

The prize of standing on the summit of Mt Everest is not won or lost on the mountainside, it is won or lost long before that in the minds of those that set out to climb her.

We are all capable of doing great things.

Unfortunately, somewhere along the way our belief in ourselves has been replaced with a limiting belief as to what we are capable of.

I have come to learn that you can have all the talent in the world or all of the opportunities handed to you, but if you don’t possess the right mindset, if you can’t silence that limiting belief we all have hiding in the back of our heads, you will fail every time in whatever it is you are trying to achieve.
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