Updated: Oct 15, 2020
The world’s most successful people have one thing in common: They’ve mastered the ability to produce the results they desire most. True or false they have trained their psychology and cultivated beliefs that support them and make their lives richer.
So, what is a belief?
A belief is a thought that is true to you and one which is acquired through the interpretation of past personal experiences.
From a very young age ever since we gain consciousness, our experiences condition our way of thinking. Everything we learn and believe is by observing our surroundings. A belief is basically a feeling of certainty about what something means. It is based on your interpretation of painful and pleasurable experiences.
Beliefs create the maps that guide us toward our goals and give us the power to take action. Our limiting beliefs can cause us to miss out on the things that we want most and our empowering beliefs can drive us towards the life we want to live.
What is the goal that you have always wanted to achieve and haven’t?
Why haven’t you?
Whatever your reason, there’s always a limiting belief!
Cultivating a belief system that empowers you is vital to the foundation of excellence.
So here are 9 beliefs that can help you become a successful leader.
Everything happens for a reason and purpose, and every happening is here to serve us. Successful people focus on what’s possible in a situation, no matter how much negative feedback they receive. “They believe that adversity contains the seed of an opportunity.”
There is no such thing as failure. There are only results. Failure does not exist for successful leaders. If the outcome wasn’t what they desired, they see it as a learning opportunity.
Whatever happens, take responsibility. High achievers believe that they create their own world and reality. No matter what be the situation or problem at hand, the greatest leaders have the ability to say, “It’s my responsibility and I’ll take care of it.”
It’s not necessary to understand everything to be able to use everything. There’s a balance between use and knowledge. Extract the essence from a situation, take out what you need, and don’t dwell on the rest. Great leaders don't waste too much time strategising, they take action fast.
Change is growth, not pain. Successful leaders believe in change being inevitable. Although change alone is not where value is created. It comes from the ability to embrace new ideas and new ways of doing business.
People are your greatest resource. Do you respect and appreciate your subordinates/peers? People who produce outstanding results “have a sense of team, a sense of common purpose and unity”.
Motivation comes from vision, not fear. Successful leaders believe in showing their team a better future and how they will be an important part of it. This motivates employees to work even harder and reassures them that they will have a fair share of future rewards.