The Top Ten Mindsets for Success
“And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19
Here are the top ten main mindsets that I found that creates success in faith, family and in life in general, even in business. These will help you create a more healthy and balanced life and thus be more successful in all of your endeavors:
A Mindset of Faith. Pray! Having a real active prayer life and growing in Christ with trust and obedience. Not, stagnate in faith. Having faith and not using it is like having a great car without gas; it will not take you anywhere. This is all about being committed to Christ as LORD, so it resonates into all parts of your life and thinking and actions! Have standards based on God’s Word. This is what fuels our faith and maintains our character. Then, always be raising your standards because you are growing in faith and values.
A Mindset of Family. Do not leave your family behind! Truly successful people place their families first. Pray as a family, worship as a family. Quality time is very important. Communicate effectively. Have a vision that Honors God. Make family events a priority, this is what echoes into not just the long-term memories of the children, but into eternity as well!
A Mindset of Finances. This is about being a good steward, which means more than just handling your money. Understand how money works, have a plan and be engaged in your income goals, investments, retirement. Pay off debt, budget, have an emergency fund, decrease spending and have saving goals. Make more money, save more money and spend less money.
A Mindset of Fitness. Health in mind and body. Stay hydrated, eat right and exercise. Go for walks, use the gym, be engaged in physical activities, like stretching and yoga exercises. Eat whole grains, fresh vegetables, green tea, water, and stay away from sugary drinks. A strong mind and a strong mind go together. And even if you are not a sporting oriented person, have a mindset in competitiveness too. Because you do not want to lose in the real game of life.
A Mindset of Focused Thinking. This is having a strategic mindset, keep your values and thinking positive. If you are not focused, you will never hit your mark. Follow the best course of action and do not be distracted what will derail you, like negative thinking or others being negative to you. As a negative mindset will break you and negativity affects all those around you. Have positive and accomplishable goals and then rise to the challenge. You can do what it takes to accomplish your goals. Do not give other people the power to rain negatively into your life and family. So, take those lemons and make lemonade!
A Mindset of Resilience. The ability to recover quickly from setbacks and adversity then be ready for the next challenge. This will help you in all aspects in life, from business, ministry and family. This is about an attitude that everything happens for you not to you. What can make you stronger and realizes with focus and desire you can keep getting up not matter what happens.
A Mindset of Success. Having wining thoughts is not about pride; it is about having a purpose to keep what is good going. Allow the events in your life to mold you positively and not negatively. Be obsessed positively with what you want and need to go where you need to go. So, you can achieve your dreams and what God has called you to. When people are not winning, even for professional sports figures, it is usually about a mentality and an attitude they do not deserve to win.
A Mindset of Service. This is about how you add value to other people. Be a person who lifts up others. These are the people who truly are the most successful, not just in their field, but in life. Think about ways to add value to other people and do the things that encourage others too.
A Mindset of Gratitude. This is key, perhaps the most important aspect of success for a Christ centered life besides a real active faith. We must be thankful for what we have and not be focused what we do not have. Because if all we do is focused on what we do not have, we will never achieve anything and miss out on the true treasures that we already have. Which is faith, family, friends and what has been given to us by our Lord. This will also help us to pay it forward to be the best person God created us to be. So, feel and show your gratitude to those around you!
A Mindset of Fun. Remember to have fun. Truly successful people rarely succeed unless they are having fun too! Laugh daily. Do activities with your family and friends. Treat yourself on occasion.
“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10
The life you live is up to you. You have the call and resources, so size upon Who Christ is and what He has for you and can do through you!
How to Engage these Mindsets
“The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.” Deuteronomy 31:8
- The first key aspect of what it takes to be successful in any avenue in life is simple, it is being bigger than you excuse!
- The second key to making a good mindset work is the ability to be able to pivot in times of stress and setbacks and see the good and have gratitude.
- Know what is holding us back such our distractions and our commitment level.
- What we spend our time on shows our focus. If it is not about being productive most of the time, what is it then? Is it beneficial? If not, then, that is where you will be headed?
- It is about being emotionally committed too.
How did I come up with these Mindsets / Attitudes?
After the research I sought to live them out first, all of them. This was hard. As most people think I am very positive, I tend to be a naturally negative thinking person. Reason? I have had an abundance of negative people powering in dysfunction into my life from early on. I had to overcome brutal abuse, being trafficked, and other heinous stuff done to me. I had to also overcome severe learning disabilities and dyslexia. Which I was told by school psychologists and teachers, I could never graduate High School and college was a pipe dream. I have a PhD now. I had to overcome life threatening childhood illness that has plagued me all my life, like Asthma, chronic ear infections and the such and now an autoimmune disease. Yet, I have had to set up and lead people in the midst of personal crisis far worse than my own. I wrote books, started businesses, planted churches and founded nonprofit organizations. I had to lead my churches in perilous times and not focus on my own ills. If I can get through life’s tough challenges, so can you!
Then to keep moving forward, I started to take a look at those who were successful in life to implement the strategies in my life. Then, by studying the Word, I took my notes from theses interviews and the notes I have taken from the last thirty plus years on this and wrote it out for others.
Part I here: https://biblicalstewardship.net/2020/04/13/the-stewardship-of-a-healthy-mindset-part-i/
Dr. Richard Krejcir is a licensed and experienced Financial Consultant with over thirty years of experience. He has worked for major banks, insurance companies, nonprofits, and families too. He is also an author, pastor, Special Ed Teacher, and financial blogger and holds a doctorate in Stewardship.
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