If we want to have a good chance of achieving success, there is one thing we can do that will help us get to our destination. That is to develop a "do whatever it takes mindset".
Having a "do whatever it takes" mindset is simply not settling for mediocrity. It is when a person knows what he or she have to do and does it with conviction. It may sound simple, but not everyone has that guts. Not everyone has this kind of attitude.
If you are one of the many people who doesn't have this mindset. Here are some tips on how to develop a "do whatever it takes" mindset.
When You Want It, Own It
"If it is to be then it is up to me."
This clichÃ© saying has a bigger impact on our lives. When we want something in life, we have to own it. If you want to get that job promotion, say it with conviction, "I will get that job promotion because it is for me." Before anything else, we need to be committed. It is all about developing an attitude, a passion and a desire to win.
We cannot win the race if we are half-hearted. As much as we want to be successful–a balloon will not fly in the sky when there is no air inside–similarly, a person will never be successful if it is not really what he or she wants inside.
If You Are Afraid Of Taking Risks, Challenge Yourself
The risk we took and the things we did before have great contributions to where we are now. But why do some people hesitate on doing things which can help them in fulfilling their dreams? Perhaps, it is because they don't believe in their capabilities. Most of us are afraid of taking a risk because we lack confidence in our skills. But if we really want to achieve our dreams we should learn to overcome the fear and learn to take risks.
It is all about educating ourselves. If you want to quit your regular job and be a freelance marketer, learn how to be one. If you want to take the risk of dropping out of college and pursue something else, know your options. Before jumping into the water, know the odds and be prepared for anything. Most importantly, learn how to believe in yourself. Have faith in yourself and believe that you can do it.
Like what English author, A.A Milne once said, "you're braver than you believe and stronger than you seem and smarter than you think".
When You Hit Rock Bottom, Use The Rocks To Thrive
When taking a risk, we should also know that there is no assurance that we will succeed. There are times when we fail and hit rock bottom. But you know what they say; when we are at our lowest, there is no other way but up.
I read from seoexpertpage.com blogpost that businesses like Starbucks, Snapple and The Mission Impossible 3's marketing team also have experienced marketing failures. But they did not stop after they fail. They took it as a lesson and thrive to be better.
Failure is not an excuse to quit. There is surely some other way. We can't be in the same place forever; somehow we still need to move forward towards our dreams. So let's learn to use failures as stepping stones to success.
Learn To Adjust Your Sail To Get To Your Chosen Course
Just like a sailing ship which the sails need to be adjusted depending on the waves and the wind to get to the destination, we should also adjust ourselves to the situation so we can get to where we want to go.
Imagine being stuck in a traffic jam. Instinctively, we would find a faster and alternative route to get to our destination? That's also what we need to learn when chasing our dreams. If our original plan doesn't work, we could always change and adjust the plan for as long as we can still get to our destination.
At the end of the day, developing a "do whatever it takes" mindset depend not on what we want in life but on how much we want them.
Even if the road to success is difficult, for a person who really knows what he wants in life and willing to do whatever it takes to achieve his dreams, quitting is not an option.
We may never know, but what if we are just a few steps away from our dreams? It'll be a big regret if we stop now. So don't hold back, chase that dream and do whatever it takes to achieve the true desire of your heart.