Why You Need an Unshakable Mindset to Reach Your Goal

“I can’t write.” That was my belief during my high school, college, and even my university years. Thus, I made no effort to learn how to write. I passively watched my teachers paint my papers in red, highlighting all the grammar and syntax errors I was making.

Every paper that was returned to me confirmed my belief: “I can’t write.”

This limiting belief shaped my reality: I was poor at writing.

To be honest, at the time, I didn’t care that much.

After my main schooling years, when I embarked on my writing journey, the first hurdled I had to overcome was the “I can’t write.” mindset. In fact, the journey didn’t begin until I changed that mindset. It went from “I can’t write.” to “I can learn.” to “I love writing.”

Today, I write every day—even publish every day. It’s such a radical change, that people find it hard to believe. Gosh! It’s hard for me to believe; I can only imagine for others…

“If you think you can, you can. If you think you can’t, you can’t.” If you think you can’t, why even try? If you’ve already predicted failure, why even start? If you’ve already decided that you’ve lost, why play the game?

Your mindset (your set of beliefs about yourself, others, and the world) affects everything you do, including the goals you attempt and the ones you achieve. In fact, your frame of mind is a great part of achieving your goals—perhaps the most important factor.

If you believe you’re not good enough, you won’t even start and, if you do start, you’ll self-sabotage.

If you believe the universe is conspiring against you, you’ll give up on your goal at the first sign that there’s a bump on the road.

Your success in reaching your goal hinges on your ability to cultivate a mindset that supports your journey and to maintain it all the way through.

If you want to achieve your goal, you must take control of your thoughts and ensure they’re helping not hindering you.

When I picked up my pen and began to write, the mountain that stood before me was huge. But my mind was made up, and it’s a good thing it was; the journey was longer, harder, and costlier than I first imagined—as it usually is.

As you pursue your goals, prepare for the tests you’ll face by cultivating an unshakable mindset.

About The Author

Vladimir Elie

I help people learn and apply success principles and strategies so that they can get the results they want in life.