If you could be anyone for a day, who would it be?
Is it a friend, family member, or a coworker? Or maybe it’s a celebrity, actor or entertainer?
Whoever that person is, I bet he or she has a winner’s mindset.
After all, the people we admire are those who succeed in the most important areas of their life. They’re healthy. They’re happy. They’re successful.
These people usually aren’t born with a silver spoon in their month. Instead, they likely started at the bottom, and moved up in the world through hard work, focus, and determination.
They also had a rock-solid confidence as they worked to achieve their goals.
But more important than that, successful people have powerful mantras that allow them to achieve more in a few years than most people can achieve in a lifetime.
Why You Need a Winner’s Mindset
Here’s a little dose of reality. It’s got some good news, and some bad news.
We’ll give you the bad news first.
Unless you’ve achieved everything you want in life: you’ve got tons of money, wake up and go to bed happy every day, and are pursuing your passions…your life needs some work.
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But the good news? If you borrow the same mindset that successful people have, you can achieve the same results they have achieved.
We’ll say that again, because it’s important.
If you think like successful people think, and then do what they’ve done, you’ll be able to get what they have. Health. Happiness. Purpose. Success. All of it.
Pretty cool, right?
After all, imitation is the best form of flattery. And if you want to live your best life, think the same way successful people think, do what they have done, and you’ll be able to live the life that you want to live.
Beliefs That Can Change Your Life
Adopt these ten powerful mantras as your own, and you’ll be on your path to getting whatever you want, being anything you want, doing anything you want.
1. Attitude matters
Happy, positive people are more likely to be successful at work and in personal relationships. If your attitude is holding you back, you can change it. Make this your first project if you want to live better.
2. You get what you expect
Henry Ford said “Whether you think that you can, or that you can’t, you are usually right.” Success in life comes down to expectations. If you don’t expect much for your life, guess what you’re going to get?
Change your expectations, and you’ll change your world.
3. Happiness is a choice
There are proven techniques that can boost happiness…but the most effective simply is a choice. If you want to be happy, and think happy thoughts, you’ll attract more happiness. So you really can choose to be happy or unhappy. Which will you choose?
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4. You control your destiny
If you have a goal you want to achieve, and follow a plan to achieve it, there won’t be anything that can get in your way. Start living life on your terms by deciding what you want, and then go after it with all of your heart, mind and soul.
5. Health is wealth
It’s hard to live a great life if you’re in pain, are sick, or don’t have the energy you need to get through your day. But if you make healthy choices around food, rest, and exercise, your health can dramatically improve.
6. Life is short
What regrets would you have if you died today? Make changes now so you can look back at your life with awe and pride instead of regret. Change your today’s so you can have better tomorrow’s.
7. The world needs you to be great
There is a greatness that lies inside you that you may not even be aware of yet. Find your passion, live your purpose, and you’ll make changes that can affect hundreds or thousands of others for the better.
8. Mistakes are good…as long as your learn from them
What big risks have you taken recently? Are you playing it too safe? If you’re not taking risks and making mistakes, you’re not growing or getting better. And if you’re not getting better, you’re getting worse.
Take risks, make mistakes, learn from them, and you’ll build confidence and wisdom. This is one of the most powerful mantras out there. The trajectory of your life can change drastically if you take risks and learn one thing new each day.
9. Thoughts are things
That sounds strange, but think of it this way: your thoughts lead to actions. Actions lead to habits. Habits create your life, and your character. If you want to change your life, simply change your thoughts, and you’ll be amazed at what happens.
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10. When you get better, so do those around you
Want to be an inspiration to others? Start by improving your life first.
Negative thinking, settling for second best, and unhealthy habits are contagious. But guess what else is? Self-improvement, positive thinking, healthy habits, and choosing happiness.
The way you live affects everyone around you, so lead by example and make the right choices. You can improve your community just by starting with yourself.
Successful people didn’t become who they are by chance. It takes hard work. It takes persistence. But most important, it takes a winning mindset. Adopt these powerful mantras so you can achieve the level of success, health, and happiness you want in your life. The choice is yours…what’s it gonna be?
Dan Cassidy is CEO and Founder of Inspiyr.com, a personal growth site helping people be healthy, happy and successful. A confirmed self-improvement junkie, Dan is a former collegiate athlete, personal trainer, and advertising executive.
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Updated August 2014