Momentum is a powerful thing. It can either sink you into the depths of depression or catapult you to the glory of success.
Allowing momentum to work in your favor is essential for success, but there are a few things you need to know first. How do you build momentum for yourself?
#1. Have a positive attitude at all times.
With a positive attitude, everything in life is seen as an opportunity. Even failure becomes just another opportunity to improve. If you look at everything as an opportunity rather than an obstacle, you will soon see all the barriers to success disappear.
You will often hear many criticism from other people who don’t like what you’re doing, but this is usually because of jealousy or envy and should be ignored.
Having a positive attitude means knowing who you are and what you want, and going after what you want despite what anyone has to say about it. Stay focused and think positive no matter what!
#2. Set goals.
One commonality between almost all successful people is that they have clearly defined goals. They know what they are striving for, and therefore they can’t be swayed in another direction.
Not having clearly defined, written goals is like traveling without a map. With no destination in mind, you may have some interesting experiences, but you’ll still be lost. Success does not come by accident in most cases.
Usually, success is the result of a clear plan and decisive action. Set goals if you want to drastically increase your chances of success.
#3. Hang out with successful people.
Some very successful person once said that you are a combination of the five people you spend the most time with. If you hang out with people who work minimum wage jobs and play video games all day, it is very likely you will have a similar lifestyle.
You will naturally look to your close friends for evidence that you are doing good with your life, but if your friends don’t have high expectations for you, they won’t push you to succeed. If you have extremely successful friends, you will want to be more like them. You will naturally gravitate to their level of success. This is an important concept to understand. It can be one of the major determining factors for your success or lack thereof.
Sometimes it may be necessary to eliminate people from your life if they are preventing you from soaring to new heights.