How Good is Your Success Thinking?

Are You a Successful Thinker? Are You Sure?

Here’s a test to determine if your thinking is as good as it should be: If you aren’t consistently getting what you want in life, then it isn’t.

You may think you’re a positive person, and you probably are. You may be confident you aren’t like all those “stinking thinkers” out there. And you’re probably right.

But who we are and what we achieve in life is in direct relationship to how we think, what we think and how consistent we are in doing so.

And if you’re not consistently manifesting what you want, it’s not due to something “out there”. It’s because of what you are, and have been, thinking about.

Success is an inner game. Sure, it takes action to accomplish great things. But you won’t take the right actions and won’t take them often enough without the right THINKING.

I’m not talking about just “positive thinking.” It’s much deeper than that. In fact, a great deal of positive thinking is wishful “Pollyanna” thinking. We all know people who “act” positive” and seem to say all the right things, but are broke and unaccomplished. And that’s why PMA (Positive Mental Attitude) has such a bad rep. It’s better than negative thinking, for sure. But it’s still surface stuff.

It’s no simple thing. There’s a lot to it. But what we think about and HOW we think is more responsible for the results we produce than most people realize.

I’m betting you agree with me on the importance of successful thinking. But I challenge you to consider that your thinking is nowhere near what it could and should be.

Stick with us as we continue to explore the explosive power of Thinking Successfully. Watch for a special training I’m going to conduct soon on The Science of Successful Thinking.

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How Do You Think?

How Do You ThinkPeople often ask others what they think about various things. But what someone thinks about something isn’t really thinking. We all have thoughts, opinions and viewpoints. We reflect on things that have happened and speculate on what may happen. And there’s nothing wrong with that.

But having thoughts is not thinking. I think (pun intended) that real thinking involves asking questions. It requires us to ponder, to weigh various options, to connect things that weren’t connected before and ultimately to make choices based on our thinking.

So how do YOU think? What processes do you use? How do you test and clarify your thinking? Do you write things out? Do you discuss them with others? Do you test and question your own premises?

Metathinking is thinking about what we’re thinking about. And my sense is it’s rare that we do much of that.

I believe that our minds are better designed for critical thinking than they are as a filing cabinet. And yet our educational system seems more focused on information than on processing that information. I moved around a lot in my younger years and perhaps I missed the class, but nowhere in my formal education was a course on critical thinking. I don’t remember much discussion at all about how to think effectively.

With the vast universe of knowledge expanding as rapidly as it is and with entire industries being born and dying within a generation, this seems like kind of a no-brainer to me.

So the question remains. How do you think? And how much time do you actually spend thinking?

Do successful people think differently than unsuccessful people? Does it take a high IQ to think clearly, interpret accurately and evaluate with discernment?

What role does common sense play? How do we know when our facts are inaccurate or incomplete?

Do you consider yourself a good thinker? Do you solve problems effectively? Do you feel clear or muddled most of the time?

Can we LEARN to think better? It seems logical to me that we can.

But unless we ask the question, unless we think about what we’re thinking about, and unless we have a desire to improve our capacity to think more critically, it’s unlikely that we will.

I’m planning to write a book on successful thinking. And as I research the subject over the next few months, I will share with you what I find. I’ll share what I’m thinking and what I’m thinking about.

And hopefully that will be something for you to think about.

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No One is Coming to the Rescue

No One is Coming to the RescueOne of the underlying tenets of SuccessNet’s philosophies is that we are each one hundred percent responsible for our lives. We need to take charge of our lives. There is nothing and no one to blame for where you are. And no one is coming to the rescue.

But few people operate this way. Most just hope and wait. And hope is not a strategy.

Regardless of who gets elected president, they will not take care of you. Congress certainly won’t fix everything. And no matter what they say, they are not really looking out for you.

If you want things to change, you have to change. If you want things to get better, you have to get better.

The cavalry is not going to ride over the hill. The government is not coming to help you. And it’s highly unlikely your parents, a rich uncle or a winning lottery ticket is going to save the day.

Real independence comes from self-reliance. Real financial freedom is being confident you can always generate the income you and your family needs whenever you need it.

Far too many people spend their time and energy blaming and complaining about their lot in life.

Self-reliant people spend their time and energy getting clear on what they want and need, how to get it and what they need to do to get it.

The old adage is true: “If it’s to be it’s up to me.”

And I’m willing to bet that even God wants you to be self-reliant. Most religions believe God works through us. He doesn’t want us to be a victim or be dependent upon others. I always like what the Quakers said, “When you pray, move your feet.”

The sooner you become self-reliant and financially free, the sooner you can do great things that benefit yourself and others.

So figure out who you are. Get clear on your values. Decide on what you really want out of life. Learn what you need to learn, do what you need to do.

Just make it happen. Because no one is going to make it happen for you.

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  1. October 24th, 2012 at 14:27 | #3

    It is absolutely true that no one will invest in your success until you do. You will need help along the way. And, you will get help. And you will succeed by helping others to succeed. But if you are not working to succeed, no one else can make you a success. Someone else can help you survive, but not thrive. No one can make you a success in spite of your efforts to do otherwise. And, if you are not working to be extraordinarily successful, you are choosing to settle for ordinary results.