In the previous two articles we talked about keys to success on a personal level. Ideas we can adopt internally to lead us to success, such as the need to change, the need to take action. Both are critical attitudes without which we will never succeed. If we are unwilling to change the things we are doing wrong, how do we expect to succeed? If we never take action, how do we expect to ever succeed? The next attitude I would like to discuss is the attitude of believing in yourself. I believe this is the most important attitude we need to adopt.
We are living in probably the most opportune time in our lifetimes to develop a profitable online in-home business. People all over the world are looking for opportunities to improve their lives. We are living in a globally connected world because of the internet. People are looking for a legitimate, proven opportunity. But I believe just as importantly, they are looking for someone who is a leader that they can follow. Someone who is honest, with integrity and forthrightness, that which will lead them. Let me ask a question. Are you that kind of person? To develop a global million dollar business you will need people under you in your business. That’s the kind of person people want to follow.
Are any of us just automatically born that way? No. I believe leaders are developed. Leaders are just willing to change. They are willing to take action. And they are willing to believe that they can. They choose to believe that they can change. They choose to believe in themselves. It’s easy to just say, I can never do it. It’s easy to say, I’ll never change, or I’ll never be rich, etc. etc. etc. That’s what the majority of people think and say. That’s why the majority of people in America are not in life where they want to be. It all starts in our thoughts. If you think you can, you’re right. If you think you can’t, you’re right! Successful people think differently than the average person does. First, they believe they can accomplish their goals, and they don’t stop until they do. Do they fail? Absolutely they do! They just don’t quit. And they don’t stop believing in themselves. Truly successful leaders also learn from their mistakes. They don’t see mistakes and failing as being a failure! That’s why leaders are developed. It’s a process. It doesn’t happen overnight.
You need to believe you are a leader before you ever are. You need to see yourself as a leader before you ever are. It all starts with desire. Do you really want to be financially free? Do you really want to have a large organization that reaches all over the world? Do you really want people to look at you and see a true leader? If so, then you need to see yourself as that first, before it ever comes to pass. If you don’t believe in yourself first, no one else is going to believe in you either. Do you want that type of life, that type of recognition bad enough to change? If you do, then you’re in the right place at the right time.
I know what you’re thinking, how do I start? None of us are born world class leaders. Most of us never had parents who truly built up our self worth. Nor did our parents teach us to be leaders. So, how did all these successful leaders become this way? The three most important things you can do are: first, read. Read quality, self help books. There are hundreds out there. Leaders are readers! Most people fill their minds with garbage. Hence; the saying, garbage in, garbage out. Read books that will help you become a better person. Most people don’t like to read. Here is an area that you need to be willing to change. Second, find a mentor. Successful leaders are willing to mentor others. They are excited and happy to pass on what they know. There is an old saying: When the student is ready, the teacher will appear. Find a successful online business that has a good support system. There are a few that have a tremendous support system and are willing to mentor you. You need people around you who are willing to speak positively into your life. If people are speaking negatively around you, RUN. Don’t listen to it. Third, speak positively to yourself. I know it sounds stupid, but it’s one of the most important things you can do. Speak positive things out loud to yourself. When your ears hear these things enough, your mind will start to believe what it hears. Write down on paper things you want to change in your life and read them out loud to yourself several times a day. If you do this consistently every day, belief will build in your mind. When you add belief with the willingness to change and taking steps of action, things will start to truly change for the good in your life.