Yesterday I got two emails from very different people about the same mindset topic.
I want to share some of their insights with you because once you develop the proper mindset nothing can stop you.
The first email is from a business coach I’ve been learning from.
I’ll call him “John” because that’s his name. 🙂
Opportunity Seeker vs Investor
John starts his email like this:
I still have to explain the simple and basic (or so it seems?)
success concept that quitters never win, and are doomed to
perpetually fail … [emphasis added]
John describes the quitter as a person who buys a course with great expectations but then doesn’t implement the training.
He makes this comparison:
It’s like the people who take a new health supplement for 25
days and don’t feel the immediate benefits – and then go on to
tell everyone how it doesn’t work…
No, matey, it wasn’t the supplement that didn’t work…
It was you who didn’t work!
John wants people to develop the mindset of an investor – that is, a person who realizes the importance of investing in themselves.
An investor takes the long view. As an investor you’re not looking for a quick result but for the growth that brings lasting results.
The other email I got is from personal trainer Rusty Moore.
I’m 100% convinced that quitting hard-wires your brain.
Once you set a goal and give up on it, it becomes easier to quit next time. You strengthen that neurological path.
Rusty goes on to describe his own life and how he was a chronic quitter through school.
Then one time when he started to quit a sports team the coach talked to him about the impact of that decision.
Rusty decided to stay on that team for the rest of the season.
That small decision gave him a boost of confidence which helped he achieve other goals.
90 Day Challenge
Rusty ends his email with a positive message: you can rewire you brain so that you’re no longer a quitter.
From my experience with changing habits, there is a lot of evidence that you need to do something consistently for 1 – 3 months for it to become a new habit.
Try setting yourself a small goal. For example, you could decide to do some exercise at least 3 times a week for the next 3 months. Now decide which days of the week you’ll do it.
By setting a small goal and meeting it you can start the process of turning yourself into a winner.