(cover photo courtesy of aesthetictxture)
Now, I know what you’re thinking. In fact, I know what you’re thinking because I’m probably thinking the very same thing—how and what on earth could I possibly know about success?
After all, I’m beginning my third year of high school—college, let alone the rest of my life, should hardly be of more than a heavily trivial concern to me. And it isn’t—but that doesn’t mean I still want the best for myself and my future. And, dear reader, if you’re anything like me, then you feel the same.
I’m not a life coach. (I doubt I ever will be). But after listening to tons of motivational speakers and successful adults who have learned from their own mistakes, I know enough to want to share with you how to avoid making the same ones—and it all revolves around the fixed mindset which will lead you to success, guaranteed. (A number of you may scroll through this post to see how long it is. Every word is worth it, and I promise you—clicking away would be, in a sense, denying the keys to success. This could change your life!)
It’s a very funny thing, actually. As a teenager, it was formerly in my nature to always say what us teens tend to say—”I hate my life,”, “I hate everyone”, “This is going to be the worst day ever,” and, of course, “I can’t do that”. And my mother would always respond to me with what I personally perceived to be the most annoying responses ever—”Not with that attitude,” or, “The Universe can hear you”.
Why did I think that it was stupid? Because I didn’t think it to be true. The Universe isn’t a person or a being, so how can it hear me? And it’s not like my attitude actually determines how my day will go!
But, reader, what I didn’t realize is that it does. And it’s actually far more simple than it seems. Think about it. Mark Zuckerberg didn’t create Facebook telling himself “I can’t do that”, Steve Jobs didn’t conceive the idea of Apple saying “This is the worst idea ever”, Bill Gates didn’t create Microsoft saying “This can never actually happen”, And Michael Jordan never became one of the greatest basketball players because he strived to be average.
Nothing on this planet is spontaneous. Nothing. There is a certain law of attraction that the universe has put into place, and that law is this: what you say and what you believe is what will become of yourself and your circumstances. It’s all about your thoughts, your wants, your intentions.
If you wake up just knowing that this day will be the worst ever, then how could you be shocked when bad things keep happening to you? You called it, didn’t you? You told yourself that it was going to be the worst day ever, and look—now it is. You put it into the Universe, and the Universe put it into being.
Think about it like this. Jane looks in the mirror, and Jane is unhappy with what she sees. She tells herself that she’s not beautiful—convinces herself of it, rather—and, as a result, she’s going to carry herself that way. It’s that simple. What you think is what becomes of yourself.
Had Jane realized that her mindset is what becomes her reality, then she would start to think differently. If telling herself that she’s ugly causes her to carry herself in such a way, then telling herself that she’s beautiful will have the same effect—she will carry herself with beauty, and others will see it in her.
Many people have said it in the past, and so I’m here to say it again: “Whatever it is that you are, you will draw to yourself. Positivity attracts positivity. Negativity attracts negativity.”
Here’s the thing: it’s easy to see the good in life when everything is going good. The hard part, dear reader, is seeing the good in life when everything is going bad. This is where so many go wrong—they give up. But I’m here to tell you to never give up. As the saying goes, if you can dream it, you can achieve it. You don’t have to know exactly how you’ll make it happen. You don’t even have to know why. You just have to know what, and then you have to convince yourself, believe in yourself, and give yourself time—because this world can only be what you make of it.
As another wise man once said, “You are your only problem. And with that being said, you are your only solution.”
Until next time,