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FREE Report 1 - 7 Foolproof Strategies to Develop a Mindset of Success

by Elisabetta L faenza

#1 Understand Your Current Mindset.

To develop a mindset of success you need to first assess what needs to change. What are the dominant patterns, habits and mindsets that are holding you back? Once you know this, you can make decisions about what you want to change, or improve. That’s why the First Foolproof Strategy is to understand your current  mindset and how it is made up of a set of mind-maps that you use to navigate your way through life. Some of these mind-maps are bad habits or negative beliefs. If we want to change a negative mindset, then we need to address the habitual mind-maps associated with it.

In order to change any habit or belief, the brain needs to re-wire the map associated with the behavior, and lay down new maps to replace it.

It’s the same when we want to achieve a goal we haven’t yet mastered. Just like any map, a mind-map is only useful if you know where you are starting.

#2 Uncover your Genius

What is it you truly want? Don't worry about what others might think, or past limitations. Ask yourself three questions:

  1. What am I truly passionate about?
  2. What do I have an aptitude for?
  3. What do I have experience doing?

Your genius lies at the intersection of these three things. Write that down. This creates the context for your goal.

#3 Set Your First Goal

Now that you have determined where your genius lies, set a goal that will move you in that direction. Ensure the goal is a bit of a stretch, but not such a big leap that you set yourself up for failure. You will set and achieve many goals on the way to your bigger purpose. Each one of these will build confidence and lay down the habits and beliefs that create the mind-maps for your Success Mindset. Think of each of these goals as a stepping-stone.

#4 Switch on Your Mirror Neurons

Research shows that we become like the people we surround ourselves with. We have an innate and unconscious drive to fit in and mimic the behaviors of our peers. You can use this powerful phenomenon to your benefit. Study people who have already achieved your goal.

Look for clues to their success and mimic those. Look at your current peer group, if you are the most successful member of that group; chances are you won't progress further. Find groups of more successful people and spend some of your time with them. Listening, learning and switching on your mirror neurons in this way is a fast track to success.

#5 Reward the Goal

So the key message here is - attach a reward to your new habit or goal - make the reward personal, and make it something that brings a smile to your face every time you think about getting your reward.  Our cells respond to pleasure even more than pain - use this to your advantage. Set the reward at the start and imagine yourself enjoying it. Collect pictures of your reward and look at them every day, they will inspire and motivate you through the tough days.

#6 Embellish Your Goal

Next, write your new habit or goal down as if it is already achieved. This is one of the most important steps in setting goals that stick. Write your goal down in the present tense, as if it is already achieved, and you are expressing your gratitude (to yourself) for sticking to it. This kind of goal is called an affirmation - it literally affirms the intent of your goal.  This gives you clarity and focuses your intent - which is essential.

Your affirmation needs to use emotive language that feels good to you - it needs to paint a picture in words of how you'll feel, and how life will be when the goal is achieved. Each affirmation needs to include only one goal. You can have multiple affirmations, but keep each one goal specific. Emotive language charges up your cells, which switches on DNA.

Next you need to say the affirmation out loud - about 10 times a day if you can manage it, and for about 30 days.  It takes about 28 days for a new habit to be locked in - so I say 30 days to be safe.

Read your affirmation with energy and passion.  Even if you feel it isn't true, or can't be true - read it as if it already is.  Your subconscious mind lives in an eternal present - so it gives priority to things that are immediate, rather than future time.  Writing your affirmation and saying it as if it is already a reality, now - will make it a priority, or command for the subconscious mind.   This is why wishing and hoping doesn't work – they both put the things you want into future time - which never comes.

Your cells and DNA are listening to you - within your DNA, somewhere, are the codes to make this goal easier - you just have to give your cells the command to open the right book in your DNA library. The next step is to visualize the new habit, and see yourself achieving the goal.  Close your eyes and allow your mind to wander forward to a time when you have mastered this goal, changed the habit and reclaimed this part of your life. Imagine in detail how good that will feel, what it will look like, sound like, and taste like even.  Collect pictures from magazines of people who have achieved this goal, and put them in a scrapbook or poster.

Your cells and DNA will turn this day-dream into a program if you do it often enough. Eventually the new program will replace any older, outdated behavioral programs.

#7 Enjoy the Reward

Once you've reached your first milestone - celebrate.  Take the reward you planned, and write a new affirmation thanking yourself for the steps you've taken to get you there.  As you enjoy the reward, keep associating the pleasure with the new behavior - i.e. not smoking, eating more healthily, exercising, saving money, being more organized, listening actively, delegating tasks or winning the next promotion or contract.

Remember the pleasure principle is a very powerful biological and psychological driver.

You’re now ready to set the next goal on your path to a Mindset of Success.

Elisabetta L. Faenza is the author of The

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