Somewhere along the way in our long and distant past, we unconsciously give ourselves reasons to fail, instead of giving ourselves reasons to succeed.
Unconsciously, because I’m not sure anyone would wittingly put their name to something they thought they were going to fail at. It becomes easier to look for excuses and takes less time, than it does for us to work on turning our thoughts into successful deeds. A bit like a smile.
Growing up as a child I never saw myself as a success or failure. I was too wrapped up in my own physical, mental and emotional issues to even care, but had I have done, I would probably have seen myself as a failure. Having achieved success with my writing now, I see myself in a more positive light.
If that means I am a success then that is what I have become. So how does one turn to the flip side and give ourselves reasons to succeed? Through attitude. Attitude is our vantage point, a frame of mind that keeps us positive. Achievement is built when we have solid and meaningful reasons behind what we want to achieve.
When we hone in on ourselves, we show commitment, persistence and creativity too and it’s those things that help us get the job done. The best motivation for success is to keep in touch with and focus on those initial reasons for us wanting to achieve success.