Article by Michael Todd, Business Advisor, Western Sydney Business Centre

Mindset is such an important part of life, let alone business. I often use the quote “If you knew how powerful your thoughts were, you would never think a negative thought”

It is so true. Too many people focus on the negative constantly instead of focusing on what they can control. Seeing the glass as half full is a known trait amongst successful people.

The endless research is there for us all to learn from. Here is some findings of mine on some of the things successful people do:

Focusing on What Matters – There are only 24 hours in a day, but of those hours, where are you spending your time? Successful people know what has to happen day in and day out. It’s getting the necessary work done before watching viral YouTube videos.

Make their own luck. Putting yourself in the right place takes effort. Don’t hold yourself back by waiting for the perfect timing or idea. Some of the most successful people got there by hitting the ground running, even if timing wasn’t perfect.

Having an Optimistic Outlook – When you think positively, you have a better possibility of being successful. Negative thoughts just destroy your mind and everything that you work on.

Be different – takes being unconventional and risks to get the result that you desire. If things that use to work aren’t now, then it’s time to think differently.

They Follow Through – Successful people always follow through. If you say that you are going to do something, do it.

Believe in themselves – If you think you can, then it is possible. It all starts with believing in yourself.

Learn from failures – Whether something worked or not, you must analyse the situation afterwards. Successful people always step back from projects, look at the results and learn from their failures so it does not happen again.

Remain humble – Success doesn’t have to come with an ego. In fact, many successful people don’t have one. Never forget to hold yourself accountable for every aspect of your life. This is how you’ll remain focused and humble.