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How to think hard and be successful with a positive mindset

Some people will tell you that if you want to achieve prosperity, then you have to work for it and that working for success will make you the Master. Well, I am sorry to disappoint you, but they are wrong.

Everyone has a story of someone they know who has toiled all hours to achieve their goals – and they will frequently use that example to tell you that it is the only way to really get on. If that is the case, then why do we see so many hard-working men and women, exhausted at the end of each day with little to show for it.

So, what really is the key to success at work and what has it got to do with positive thinking? Thank you for asking because I am happy to tell you that there is a strong connection - and if you really understand how positive thinking works – then you can attract all the success you want without being drained or frazzled in the process.

How to work hard and to be successful should be renamed. It should be called how to think hard and be successful. That’s what top celebrities and leading businessmen the world over practice again and again – it is positive thinking in action and they know it works.

Check out these Superstars

People such as Jim Carrey, Oprah Winfrey, Jenifer Lopez and Denzel Washington, to name just a few, all practice positive thinking. They use affirmations each day to reinforce that positivity. They have never forgotten their humble beginnings and determination to succeed.

Yes, they all worked hard to develop their talents, they each chased every opportunity – that’s called positive thinking in action – but they never lost focus. They did not just work for work’s sake, they cultivated faith and a belief that all their efforts would end up in success.

Jim Carrey, today a leading Hollywood star, is is reputed to be the biggest believer in the power of positive mindset. Many years before becoming a successful superstar, he had this firm belief and vision that he would make it to the top.

He is on public record saying that nothing in this world happens without a thought and intention behind it. The rest is history, as they say and he is proof that imagined success and faith have turned him into a global celebrity.

Denzel Washington used affirmations to help him overcome a drinking problem. Jennifer Lopez, even now she is famous is reported to set aside at least 15 minutes a day to use positive phrases and affirmations and we know that Oprah Winfrey came from poverty to world fame supported by her belief in a positive mindset.

Don’t give up on your dreams

But what about you? Are you so busy working to pay the bills that you have forgotten all about your dreams? Are you living to work or working to live, but most importantly – have you given up any thoughts that life could be so much better?

So, what are you going to do about it? Don’t give me any excuses that you are too tired. I don’t want to hear that you feel beaten or overwhelmed because only you can take control of your life, only you can make a difference – and it starts with a single thought.

Start to day dream, begin to imagine how your life could be. Yes, I know you already do this on a daily basis, especially when you are feeling particularly down, but these are just random thoughts without structure or purpose – c’mon your mind is better and stronger than that.

Give your dreams purpose

Start to take a long hard look at these thoughts and give them purpose. Focus on goals that you believe can be achieved. Do not be tempted to go for the big prize in one leap – you will probably fail – but make instead a strategy that gets you there in easy steps.

Visualise success and have faith that your dreams will turn into reality. Reinforce them with daily affirmations that match your dream. Always be positive when you use affirmations – say them as if you have already achieved your goal and let the Universe do all the hard work.

Success comes when you think hard, when you have faith and when you are truly focussed. It comes from the mind and turns your hard physical work into reward. You will slowly see success with more money, promotion and recognition.

Use your positive mindset to change your life. You have the power to do this and it happens as soon as you decide that enough really is enough.