CAREER DEVELOPMENT / MAY. 15, 2015
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10 Thoughts That Will Make You Successful

As the saying goes, you are what you eat, and the same can be said about our thoughts. Our mind is only as productive as our thoughts. If you put garbage in, garbage comes out. It is important to hone your thought processes so that you focus your perspective more on positive and motivating things. This article will address ten thoughts that will make you more successful.

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1. I Am Valuable

In order to become a productive adult and a contributing member of society, you need to comprehend (way down to the core of your being) that you actually have value. You are valuable. Maybe you were not in one of the popular crowds in high school or college. However, that does not make you any less valuable than others. You must define your own value for yourself and not allow others to define your value for you. When you truly know how valuable you are, you can begin to be productive and create value for others in your world.

2. I Take Responsibility

Successful people know how to take personal responsibility for their actions, behaviors and emotional output. If you cannot take responsibility for yourself, then your probability of success dramatically decreases. Blaming others for your mistakes or how someone makes you feel is not the way to take personal responsibility. Rather, you need to acknowledge your own feelings and realize that you are the one reacting to people and circumstances. People can behave in certain ways and act out toward you, but no one can make you feel a certain way. You are the master of your own feelings and thoughts.

3. I Understand Personalities

The third thought process that will make you successful is to better understand different personalities and how each type either positively or negatively affects how people act. It is important to understand your own personality type first. Knowing yourself will help you to act more maturely as you interact in your personal and professional life. When you can understand the varying personality types, you will be able to focus your thoughts better as you respond to others.

4. I Will Maximize My Mind

Renewing your mind takes a diligent effort each day as you implement a filtering system that will process the information you take in and what you put out each day. You need to make a decision to maximize your mind, and live to your optimal level of success by developing as a person and desiring to enact positive change every day.

5. I Will Maximize My Time

Your time is one of your most precious commodities. If you do not value your time, others will take your cue and not value it either. You must decide to make every effort to maximize your time so that you will only allow productive endeavors in your schedule. Productive acts are not simply relegated to the workplace. Spending time with your family is also a productive action. Make boundaries and say no when you cannot take on any more responsibility.

6. I Will Define My Goals

If you do not clearly define your goals, you will not become as successful as you could otherwise be. These goals should be clearly defined by listing your immediate, short-term and long-term goals. Utilize one of these online goal tracking tools to help you stay organized. Keep your thoughts focused on defining and keeping your goals.

7. I Will Stay Goal-Oriented

After your goals are clearly defined, you need to continue the positive thought process by reminding yourself to stay goal-oriented. That means to focus on the results so that you will be more prone to succeed. Remaining goal-oriented will ensure that you work diligently at achieving your goals.

8. I Will Accept Responsibility

In line with goal-keeping, it is important to stay focused in reality. Of course, you need to dream big and hope for success. However, it is vital that you also keep your thoughts focused in reality. When you properly assess the reality around you, the chances of accomplishing your goals will increase exponentially.

9. I Will Network Succesfully

Successful individuals know how to effectively network with other professionals in order to increase their success level. It is important to remind yourself to be surrounded by others who have achieved success. Hone your thought process to include a success networking plan into your daily routine.

10. I Will Be Motivated

The final thought that can bring you closer toward success is to remind yourself to stay motivated. You need to be specifically focused on meshing all of these thought processes together into one cohesive blend as you continue toward success. Obstacles will come your way, but those who are motivated toward achieving success at all costs will find a way to fulfill their dreams.

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What thoughts have you focused on in order to make your life more successful?

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