How great leaders step outside of themselves to create opportunities and achieve even greater levels of success
Imagine a successful person. They’ve built multiple successful businesses, have far-reaching, fulfilling relationships, and seem to have an endless well of opportunities that most people can barely even imagine, let alone actually live.
Now, you might think that a person like this has absolutely everything figured out. You might even think that they have a template for success, simply applying a process to every business opportunity that comes their way. And in a sense, they do. But that template or process is not what you think it is.
Even great entrepreneurs are wrong sometimes
Continued success comes from having the right kind of perspective and from maintaining an open mind. When I say an open mind, I really do mean being open to all of the possibilities, including the possibility that they might be wrong.
Being open to your own mistakes as a requirement might come as a surprise to some of you, but it really is an essential part of creating continued success for yourself. We can become insulated by our accomplishments, and we can make assumptions about our ability to continuously repeat our prior success. We assumptively do things the same way when we approach a new situation, because it worked the last time. Our egos can distract us from seeing the truth of our circumstances.
If you’re struggling to reach the next level of success with your team, your business, or with yourself (or maybe even all three), then I’d suggest you take a step back and evaluate the landscape of your reality.
Are you asking yourself the right questions?
Are you approaching the situation from the wrong angle? Do you have the right people in the right seats who have the skills and the will to work together as a team and hit their respective targets? Are you spending time with the wrong people and focused on the wrong things to achieve this new goal?
Great leaders, great businesses, and great people never rest on their laurels. Their lives are a constant state of self-evaluation as they seek unexposed angles, expand their outlook, broaden their network, and apply new perspectives to their day-to-days.
A lot of people don’t talk about the treadmill of success and achievement. Once you become a success, the treadmill doesn’t stop. You have to keep running to continuously achieve and to outperform your prior success, unless you want to get off the treadmill altogether.
Get lazy, and you’ll surely fall down. Practice what Jim Collins calls “productive paranoia” and you’ll never stop growing, because you’ll finally understand that success is a process and not an event. You didn’t just “become” successful. You have had a moment of success.
Open your life to more moments of success by staying open minded, asking the right questions, evaluating the situation from multiple angles, and surrounding yourself with the right influences.
Great entrepreneurs are critical and curious
Maintaining a sense of openness means you’re questioning everything, including your own decisions, but it also means that you’re open to the possibility of your own success. If you’re stifling your own belief system to the degree that you’re beginning to justify why you aren’t achieving your goals, then you’re traveling down the wrong path.
Just because you have tried before, it doesn’t mean you approached it in the right way. What did you learn not to do through that experience? What did you learn about yourself in the process? How did your team perform under that kind of pressure? What were the best attributes of your leadership in those moments? What motivated or demotivated your team?
Being open minded means knowing what’s possible
You’re in complete control of evaluating your actions. You’re in complete control of being honest with yourself about every choice you made to create the outcome that you did. This is a growth mindset because it takes the emotion and fear out of the equation so that you can focus, without distraction, on manifesting the outcomes you’ve decided you want to achieve.
A moment of success is easily achievable. A life of continued success requires a whole different level of resilience. Do you have it in you?
Do you have a 10X open mindset? If so, I want to meet you!
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