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How to Keep your Eyes on the Prize and Come Out a Winner

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What is it that successful people do?

What is it that successful people do?
What is it that successful people do?

It has been said that in order to achieve your goals you have to stay motivated and keep your eyes on the prize, but that is sometimes easier said than done. In life, many people are faced with seemingly insurmountable problems. However, successful people seem to be able to handle whatever comes their way, stay positive and sometimes accomplish great things.

The question is, how can you become one of those people? 


Set the Right Goals

Your goals should match your personal values and long-term interests so that you will progress toward objectives that matter to you. Visualize how life will change once you achieve your goals, and write down your insights to make sure you are clear about what you want to achieve. The more you feel that things will change when you achieve your goals in life, the more motivated you will be to stay on track.


Develop an Optimistic Attitude

Research shows that having a positive attitude and a “can-do” mindset can contribute to rewarding relationships, significantly better mental health and an improvement in your physical well-being. People who see the glass as half full instead of half empty tend to cope well with problems that befall them and succeed in their goals in the long run. Optimists are likely to stay on track to achieve their objectives because they firmly believe that their goals are within reach and they are capable of achieving them.


Recognize the Importance of Having Confidence

A good dose of healthy optimism can go a long way in giving you the confidence you need to face challenges, overcome setbacks and achieve success. An optimistic attitude is more beneficial than a pessimistic attitude. Surprisingly, research shows that optimists achieve a better result than people who have a clearer view of objective reality. In other words, proactive people are overconfident in the face of obstacles are more likely to succeed in their goals than people who have are more pessimistic view as well as those that have a more realistic view of the situation.

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Work to Stay Motivated

They key to remaining motivated to achieve your goals is to see each setback as a learning experience. People with a “fixed mindset” take setbacks as an indication that they don’t have what it takes to be successful. Believing that you can accomplish your objectives by honing your skills means that you have a growth mindset.” People with a growth mindset are resilient achievers, even in the face of difficult challenges. Setbacks are seen as a natural part of working toward a goal.

So to be successful, set realistic goals, remain optimistic that you will achieve them eventually, handle setbacks with grace and keep focused and motivated, no matter what the challenges.
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