Personal Success


Creating a success mindset is the most powerful key to succeed at work and in life. It can either limit your potential or power your success. Whether you are an established business owner, planning to launch a new business or just starting out, having the right mindset is crucial to your success. You can have the best business idea, great marketing and social media strategies, but your business won’t go the distance for the long-haul unless you have a success mindset.

Here are some basic steps you must take in order to begin developing a success mindset:

1/ Create A Big Vision
Figure out what you really want, then go for it! The bigger your dream, the more excited and inspired you’ll become, and the more open to new ideas and opportunities. When you have a big vision that excites you, you become more committed to your goal, you’ll work harder towards achieving it and you’ll do whatever it takes to make it happen. By creating a mental image of what you want, your mind will also help you find a way to make it a reality.

2/ Always Be Your Best
Always Be Your Best Use your own unique gifts and talents to work your personal, unique magic in your business or career. Find that purpose, that meaning that makes you feel so passionate, determined and driven that you want to give it your all, then you’ll be off to a great start! If you only put 70% of your effort into creating a successful business, all you will get in return is 70% or less. Your chances of success will be much greater if you are prepared to give it 100%.

3/ Be Positively Happy
Stay away from any negative talk, any fearful voices in your head, or opinions that build fear and doubt about what you are capable of. Instead, cultivate a positive attitude and choose to entertain only positive and empowering thoughts. Keep inspired and focused on your goal and don’t let anything get you down. With a dose of gratitude and a positive mental attitude, you will overcome any obstacle and you will get what you want.

4/ Failing Is Not Failure
Thomas Edison said: “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” Be prepared to fail and take risks. If you are not willing to fail, you will never take the risks that you need to play a bigger game in business and in life. Everyone fails at something. The difference for those who succeed is that they won’t quit. Take your mistakes and failures as an opportunity to grow, improve, learn and help you become a stronger person. In reality, there is nothing and no one that can stop you – only yourself and your own thoughts.

5/ Find Your Spark
Surround yourself with people who inspire and challenge you to better yourself. Seek out inspiring people who want to succeed and will share with you their secrets to success. There is nothing worse than being surrounded by critics and naysayers, especially when you are building a successful business or coming back from a setback or failure. Make a point of expanding your network, mix with like-minded entrepreneurs and seek out positive, proactive people who will challenge you.

6/ Believe
The way you think influences your confidence, your creativity, your world view and your resilience in the face of challenges. Believe that you can, and you will. Walt Disney said: “If you can dream it, you can do it.” Believe in your dream and take inspired action. If someone tells you that you can’t do something, don’t pay attention. Just remind yourself that you can achieve anything you set your mind to and keep going. Focus on your goals every day to keep yourself motivated and inspired.

7/ Get A Mentor
A mentor can be a very valuable asset when it comes to creating a mindset for success in your personal and professional life. Remember, your best thinking has got you here, but it may not be enough to get you there. A coach or mentor will help you identify and eliminate many of the self-limiting beliefs that may be holding you back.

So have the courage to take the leap. With practice and persistence, you too can create a mindset for success in business and in life. Success is within everyone’s reach. Here’s to your Success!

This article was published in the Jul-Sept 2014 issue of Inspire Magazine. Download it here!

Isabel Valle
Isabel Valle

Isabel Valle is a certified Executive and Leadership Coach. She is also a mentor and the Founder of Global Room in Brunei. Isabel specialises in leadership development and building organisational culture. Isabel has held senior positions within the hospitality industry in countries around the world. More information available on