Is there a complicated formula to success? Not at all. Very simple. really. Successful people have tunnel vision in the sense, they never consider failure as an option. When presented with insurmountable odds they immediately look for a way around them. All of their focus is on what they want. Obstacles are only see as an opportunity to find a better way. You can see how powerful that stance is.
Truly successful people, (those with a burning desire to accomplish something – not just wealth) are very disciplined and refuse to listen to warnings or pronouncements of doom from the media, statistics, research results, people in their field, etc. They stubbornly keep their eyes, their mind, their energy and their focus on their goal. They become an irresistible force. The Universe responds. Doors open, contacts come, opportunities arise, people give support. Their kind of energy draws everything they need. Sooner or later they achieve what they want.
Are they a special breed? Do they have a certain kind of genius? Have they inherited that one important gene? Nope! They are focused and disciplined. Can anyone do what they do? YES!
Every time you have a thought of giving up or what you want is impossible IMMEDIATELY- shift your focus to something that makes you feel good. When you shift your focus off the thing that's bothering you and instead focus on something you like immediately your spirits lift. Negative thoughts shut down intuition and the ability to think out of the box. As soon as you shift to supportive thoughts, your perception increases and you can begin to see the best course of action.
The second part is you DO NOT return your focus to the task at hand until you are feeling hopeful, happy and determined. When you do, you will see solutions not seen before.
That's how simple it is. Truth is always simple. You are either open or closed to inspiration, solutions, new perceptions.
I want to issue you this challenge: For 10 days:
1) When you feel discouraged about what you want to achieve do the following:
a) Immediately stop doing what you were doing when you began to feel discouraged.
b) Have a list of things handy that you can focus on that make you feel good. (TIP: usually better NOT to focus on people because they can be a mixed bag. Maybe nature, your favorite food, music, etc.)
c) Do NOT return to your task until you feel hopeful, excited and energized.
d) Appreciate how you just took control of your thoughts and how successful you were.
e) Focus on the small successes that add up to getting you where you want to go.
A caveat. To succeed, our goals have to come from inside us, not from others. If you have been told you should be or do a particular thing and it’s not you any success will be temporary. When your focus fits who you are, you can and will succeed against all odds.