SUCCESS MINDSET

Taking Responsibility

Everyone is happy to take credit for successful

outcomes, as they should if they were directly responsible for that success. That’s the easy part. The hard part is owning up to your own mistakes. There’s somewhat of an inclination to blame someone or something else for a negative outcome. The most successful people fight that inclination and accept blame for their own mistakes as readily as they accept congratulations for their success.

They do so because they realise being the boss means all decisions starts and ends with you. If you make a bad decision then you own up to h that fact, and moved forward armed with the knowledge on how never to repeat that mistake. That is a part of a process of productive growth.

By avoiding the repercussions of that mistake, you also avoid the opportunity to grow as a leader and learn from your own mistakes. In other words, you condemn yourself to repeat same mistake over and over again. So, if and when you’re faced with a bad business situation of your own making, don’t shift the blame. Accept it and move on.

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SUCCESS MINDSET

FOCUS

Focus Is the Gateway to Business Success. Simply put, focus involves the ability to pay attention to things that will help and avoid distractions that will hurt your work efforts. For example, to finish a report, you need to focus on the relevant information and analyses that will comprise the report.

You Can’t Think without Focus. Focus is so important because it is the gateway to all thinking: perception, memory, learning, reasoning, problem solving, and decision making. Without good focus, all aspects of your ability to think will suffer. Without focus, you won’t be as effective in your work because if you’re not concentrating on the right things or are distracted, you won’t be capable of getting your work done.

You also won’t be maximally efficient without good focus because, every time your mind wanders away from your work, you are wasting time. Finally, you won’t be as productive as you can because your work output will not be of the highest quality and it will take you longer to do it.

Here’s a simple reality: if you can’t focus effectively, you can’t think effectively. And if you can’t think effectively, you definitely can’t produce the quality of work necessary to be successful. From this perspective, it’s not difficult to see why focus is such an essential tool for business success.

So, how do you focus on multitasking, a situation where, by its own definition, several things are happening at once? Well, the key to successful

focus is attention. When several things are happening simultaneously, you need to focus on only one thing at a time. This doesn’t mean you bring one task to full completion before you start another. Rather you just spend enough given time on a task to take to next level of development and then turn your attention to another task. In this way, each task get moved along in turn, and all are successfully completed in time.

SUCCESS MINDSET

VISION

vision is the act of seeing what is invincible to others.

A vision is a vivid mental image of what you want your business to be at some point in the future, based on your goals and aspirations. Having a vision will give your business a clear focus, and can stop you heading in the wrong direction. The best way to formalise and communicate the vision you have for your business is to write a vision statement. A vision statement captures, in writing, the essence of where you want to take your business, and can inspire you to reach your goals.

When it comes to business success, vision is very crucial. However, instead of our literal sense of sight, this vision involves our sense of imagination and possibility. Vision in business,is really the ability to visualize successful outcomes, positive results and the ability to dream of where you want to go with your business.

Don’t be afraid to dream. So spend a few minutes everyday visualizing where you plan on going and how you plan on going there. This is not daydreaming, it’s focussed development, scheduling and organization. Plan your day by seeing the optimum outcomes. When you imagine yourself succeeding, you’re more likely to succeed. Remember, if you don’t take time to build your own dreams, you’ll likely end up taking time to build someone’s dreams.