All of us dream of having that hunger for success. Being hungry for success, having the mindset of a winner, being driven towards action and achievement, we all want our personal description to even slightly resemble this. And while we all think that being hungry for success is something you either are born with or without, the truth of the matter is that we all possess it in our inherent nature.
The mindset of a winner is what we are born with. The thing is that, eventually, we grow out of it. Or rather we get forced to abandon it via influences from society, misconceptions created by no other than ourselves, the lifestyle we lead.
Now I won’t write flowery prose as to convince you that we can turn the tides and get the winner mindset overnight, but that hunger for success can be fed, and eventually it will break from being dormant and resurface.
Here are some lifestyle changes and suggestions that are proven to poke the bear in terms of awaking your hunger for success.
1. Competitive team sports
Being part of the team, bringing your A game out, only gives you the feeling that you are valuable and you contribute towards the results. It makes you objective towards yourself, always open for criticism.
And this environment is the best in the sense of toughening your determination, making you more action oriented and less likely to complain. If your team wins you get elevated self-confidence as well as recognition of your capabilities.
And make no mistake, regardless we are talking about sports, this makes a huge difference in many other patterns through which you conduct your life. Even if you lose, you train yourself to accept reality and work harder. This way you are getting even more hungry for success.
2. Be more dynamic
As I love to say, success loves movement. Being lethargic and dormant only invites more lethargy, the end result of which is being further away from success. By the same understanding, constantly being active, making your lifestyle more dynamic and versatile translates into feeling alive, feeling hungry for more.
Go out for a walk when you least feel like it; Invite your friends for a hangout, or better yet go to a friend’s house or invite them out; Go for a run, or open a new book, or just take the time to exercise or go to the gym. Just for today forget about buying dinner, make something out of a cook book.
Bring some diversity into your life and you will become way more hungry for success.
The competing aspect of running is a jewel in terms of creating a huge change in mindset. This applies both for racing against others, as well as racing against your yesterday self. You push forward, both physically and mentally, thus challenging yourself to only grow.
This in turn increases your self-confidence, gives you that boost in mood that you might lack, overall makes you more competitive and confident. And being this way you are more alert, more awake, always ready for action. The raise in your hunger for success is apparent.
No wonder you see successful people jogging every morning.
4. Detach from people who don’t share the same hunger
Just for a while think about separating yourself from people whose goal is not that much success oriented. Most of us, for the most part, go through periods of life when we like keeping things moving steady or retaining status quo. And while we are OK with such lifestyle, just for a while think about being exactly the opposite. Start even resenting such style of living, if that’s what it takes.
You will get surprised how we change once we decide not to follow a model that screams mediocrity.
5. Be ahead of others and don’t be afraid to excel
We are taught to blend in the crowd our whole life. Trying not to stand out is exactly what I advise you against. Let’s put it this way – you do the same things other people are doing, don’t expect some huge success. It may worked for them, but you should find your thing; follow your wiring.
Observe your surroundings and see in how many aspects you can excel. Try more than others and this will in turn invite and give birth to a huge hunger for success. Read more, learn more, exercise more, follow healthy habits to the letter, push yourself in every segment of life.
For less dogmatic people this may sound borderline insane, but I bet they will never be as hungry for success as you will.
Being hungry for success is what can give you a huge incentive towards succeeding in whatever you set your mind up to. The hunger for success can be artificially created, but make no mistake – once poked it will grow organically all by itself. You tip the top of the iceberg, and you create an avalanche that is ever growing.
The next thing you notice – being hungry for success is the only way you know how to life.
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