Success and winning at life comes from a mental state that is honed over countless days, months and years of persistence, dedication and perseverance.
As we’ve written about many times, life’s fortunes come from making a commitment to yourself deep inside to get started. It’s up to you to take responsibility for whatever happens to you in life.
For many people getting started with a new project, or getting ready to become an entrepreneur, or wanting to make leaps forward in their professional career, it can be daunting to take this step.
That’s why we hand picked 15 quotes on creating a mental state that is honed for achieving success, following by some practical suggestions on how to create this mental state.
Experience defeat to learn how to win
“To be laughed at draws more profitable attention than being smiled at”.
― Agona Apell
“Sometimes you need to loose in order to win.”
― Adele Rose
“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”
― Oliver Goldsmith
“Sometimes it takes a good fall to really know where you stand”
― Hayley Williams
“Sometimes life knocks you on your ass… get up, get up, get up!!! Happiness is not the absence of problems, it’s the ability to deal with them.”
― Steve Maraboli
Create habits of success
“Winning cannot become your habit unless defeats have torn you apart and you sit in the battle field stitching back yourself one piece at a time laughing in the faces of all defeats.”
― Chetan M. Kumbhar
“Some people just win, while others win with indelible styles. Don’t just dream to win; dare to be remain a winner!”
― Israelmore Ayivor
“A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do.”
― Bob Dylan
“Planning your life is one way to ensure you are on the winning side more than the losing one.”
― Steven Redhead
Failure must be embraced
“I can’t give you a sure-fire formula for success, but I can give you a formula for failure: try to please everybody all the time.”
― Herbert Bayard Swope
“Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.”
― Winston S. Churchill
“Success is most often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.”
― Coco Chanel
“Don’t be afraid to fail, nobody is perfect, stumble on”
― Bangambiki Habyarimana
“It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.”
― Theodore Roosevelt
Surround yourself with the right people
“I’m a success today because I had a friend who believed in me and I didn’t have the heart to let him down.”
― Abraham Lincoln
Some practical suggestions
One way to kick start you on the path of creating a mental state conducive for success is to follow the right people on social media or by signing up to their emails.
One up and coming coach is Mark Shapiro, who we’ve written about here before. He’s running a new program called Winning Weeks for high achievers to come together and support each other in a high impact group. The members hold each other accountable for achieving goals in weekly calls.
Here’s Shapiro talking about his program on Instagram.
We are 4 days into ’17…a yr that many are hoping will yield good, better, or different fortune. – How’s it going so far? Is what you envisioned unfolding in real life? – I declared ’17 the year of abundance, & despite being clear on my goals, ’17 doesn’t feel much different and I’m finding myself continuing to want to be in control and to do everything on my own (old stale patterns), when I realize that is the antithesis of what it’s going to take to create the results I desire and the value I intend to deliver to others…creating beautiful partnerships & support that will produce win-wins for all. – So with that awareness, and the realization that implementing the same strategy, exhibiting the same patterns, and simply hoping for a different outcome this time/year, is likely going to yield the same results. – So, 2 questions for you/me to ponder. – 1) What will you do differently this year? 2) What’s something you know you should do or focus on but are resisting or avoiding? – For me, I plan to be even more transparent and to challenge my immediate thoughts in order to expand and identify additional ideas & perspectives that will create more avenues for mutually beneficial partnerships and value for both myself & others. – Re: question #2, I seek your support…in partnership with the 35 leaders who thrived in the 1st 2 Winning Weeks programs, we’ve built a truly phenomenal vehicle/arena for growth where members of the community get unparalleled levels of support & accountability in the areas of life that are most important to them. In addition to my love for supporting others and wanting more people to get to experience this level of community/support first-hand, I’m also growing Winning Weeks as a business, and the win-win I’d like to present to you is the opportunity to support yourself (and me) by joining Winning Weeks (and gaining access to a village of inspiring people to partner with in pursuit of your goals & overall growth). – If you are open to doing ’17 differently, do yourself the favor of joining the Winning Weeks community – I’m currently accepting applications for the next 8-week cycle through TODAY. – Jump on it at WinningWeeks.com