3 Mindset Shifts to Make for Success
Sunday Jun 30th, 2019
In 2005, Steve Jobs stood before the graduating class at Stanford University to deliver a commencement speech that fundamentally defined what he considered to be “a road map to success”.
While there are a number of famous commencement speeches that are out of this world. Each rightfully deserving of their own unique perspectives on the path to success.
Below are three mindset shifts inspired by the words shared from Steve Job’s speech to get you primed for success.
Make excellence a daily practice
Excellence requires integrity — while in the face of temptation.
Our integrity is our internal moral accountability check. Deciding to become excellent requires you to practice it in every opportunity that you can, and in order to effectively change; one must be consistent.
See, we all want to try our best to be excellent.
Excellence is what makes you memorable.
Setting excellence as an intention is a powerful daily practice.
Fill your head with positive content
I’m all about maximizing my time for productivity, and often have a podcast or audiobook playing in the background when I find free moments to grow my mind.
Naturally, because I care about being the best in my industry, in my specific case it’s usually real estate, entrepreneurial or fitness and health-related — or any other trifecta of interests that might occupy my mind in that given season.
Making an active choice to consume content that’s helping you to become better, learn something new or inspires your inner creativity are all great mindset shifts to make your days more productive.
Act on your inspiration in the moment
A lot of the time, we’ll get a great idea and forget to document it or are unable to act on it in the moment.
One of the best ways to combat this is to act on your inspiration in the moment. This works because the action is the combative reaction to procrastination.
Acting on your inspiration eliminates the “I’ll do it later” approach and instead empowers you to act in the moment, when you think of it.
Now naturally, you’re not going to be able to drop everything to tackle your to-do list all the time.
However, for moments that merit it, like your Sunday errand routine, try and tackle as many projects as you can that you feel inspired to act on. If you only feel like taking on one or two, be kind to yourself and enjoy that period of rest.
If your inspiration calls you to pick up an old paintbrush or your coveted high school guitar, start making some art. At the very least, if this leads to an avenue that inspires creativity, a new hobby or helps you keep your life organized, acting on our inspiration rather than waiting, can drastically move us closer towards success.