Success Starts with Your “Can To”
What does that mean? It simply refers to the inner belief that you have about your ability to achieve whatever it is you choose. David Schwartz says in his book, “The Magic of Thinking Big” that belief works like this: ” Belief, the “I’m-positive-I-can” attitude, generates the power, skill, and energy needed to do. When you believe “I-can-do-it”, the “how-to-do-it” develops.”
So success really does start with you. No one can take away your inner determination to achieve your goals and desires. In business…to achieve bringing in leads and sales.
It’s easy to settle into a routine that says, “well, I’m getting something done…my costs are covered…”
But those business owners that march across the stage of their MLM conventions; business owners that vacation more than they work; business owners that lead many others to success… nurture an attitude that says ” I’m going to the top”!
Success Leaves Clues
With a deep felt sense of belief that you “can to”, you’ll have the energy to be a student of success. Watch what successful people do in your industry. Read books that cultivate a winning attitude. Surround yourself with people who believe in you. Walk with a heads up, shoulders back posture. Smile when you’re talking on the phone to your customer!
Being willing to be present, to take the lead in action for your team… your own business daily…and that will set the tone for success to find and reward you.
Thinking you can get by with, as Schwartz says, ” Okay-I’ll-give-it-a try-but-I don’t-think-it-will-work” attitude will simply fulfill itself. That negativity will rob you of the success you are looking for.
So, it’s a simply decision…yet a challenge to maintain an attitude of victory.
In “The Magic of Thinking Big” David Schwartz talks about the bank account of our brain. Referring to the “deposits” of both negative and positive thoughts. We all find ourselves thinking both ways. However, Schwartz describes a discipline of, using the bank analogy, asking the “Brain teller” to withdraw more positive thoughts than negative. Over time he explains that the practice of “depositing” positive thoughts and then thinking more and more about those rather than negative thoughts…will result in our posture, energy and actions being influenced for the better. We begin to value ourselves higher, this attracts success.
3 Ways to Build “Can to” Belief
David Schwartz lists three guides to building and increasing the power of your belief to influence change.
- Think about success
- Remember your worth. Successful people are ordinary folks who took their abilities and put them to work!
- Don’t limit the size of your success. Think and plan for big results.
“The Magic of Thinking Big” is a simple, easy read. I found the examples of success stories compelling as students put into practice the counsel Scwhartz gave them.
He summarizes each chapter with quick reference summaries of the key points made. Schwartz engages the reader with quizzes to take to measure our thinking!
For the business owner determined to have success…this is a great read.
Find this book in your local library…or for a great addition to your business library, get a copy here.