How to Change Your Mindset and Achieve Success
When we have a fixed mindset, we tend to stunt our own growth and stop ourselves from getting what we want in life. We have that little voice in our heads that we listen to that tells us that we won’t succeed, that something is impossible, or that we don’t have the skills to get what we want. This kind of thinking keeps us stuck. We all want things, but to get them, we have to change our thinking. Maya Angelou tells us how to improve our mindset so that you can achieve the success you desire.
She was an American poet, memoirist, and civil rights activist.
She’s best known for her series of seven autobiographies, which focus on her childhood and early adult experiences.
She was respected as a spokesperson for black people and women, and her works have been considered a defense of Black culture.
She’s Maya Angelou and here are her Top 10 Rules for Success.
Learn the Lesson
Many times we find ourselves stuck with no way of moving forward because we haven’t learned how to turn our failures into successes. Many people, when they experience failure, decide that it wasn’t meant to be and stop trying to reach their goals. When someone finds success, its because they looked at all the times they failed on their journey as lessons and spend the time to see what they could learn from them.
Change Your Limiting Beliefs
Many of us hold tightly to our limiting beliefs. Carefully looking at your values and belief systems, and then comparing them to what they see as holding them back, will allow you to make the necessary adjustments. If you’ve realized that you have been walking around with a particular belief since you were a child, just because that is what you were told, you need to start challenging it, especially if it is a belief that is holding you back from realizing your dreams.
Create Lists and Vision Boards
If you are a visual person, create something that places your goals, dreams, and wants in a position where you have to see them every day. Place a list of your goals on your refrigerator, or make a dream board and hang it over your desk. Be creative and specific and be extremely clear about what it is you want to achieve. Putting your thoughts, dreams, and hope out into the world to be seen can be incredibly energizing.
Create Small and Manageable Goals
Take your large, overwhelming goals that you want to achieve, and break them down into smaller goals that will be more manageable for you to accomplish. Every day work on completing the more modest goals, and before you know it, you’ll have made a substantial amount of progress toward your broader goals. There is power in breaking things down and working toward them a little at a time.
It doesn’t matter what method works for you, what matters is you actively work to change your mindset if you want to achieve success.
Check out these books by Maya Angelou:
* The Complete Poetry:
* I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings: