"Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude."
If you want to be truly successful in how you achieve your goals, then you need to harbor the right habits and attitudes that will keep you on track. There are a number of good traits you must commit to for life to realize your potential, including:
Problems are a part of everyone's life, but it is the resilient person who always prevails and achieves their goals. You need to learn from your past mistakes and convert these into more productive future actions the next time. Learn to pick yourself up after each fall and put in double effort to become better. Some of the most successful people, as well as those who truly left a mark in history are known to have faced seemingly insurmountable difficulties before they succeeded.
“I have become my own version of an optimist. If I can't make it through one door, I'll go through another door - or I'll make a door. Something terrific will come no matter how dark the present.” - Rabindranath Tagore
You need to stay positive about your situation, regardless of the problems that you face. It is vital that you stay optimistic and always believe that you will get to your goal, no matter the obstacles that are placed in your path.
Some goals are far reaching and will take time to accomplish. Do not allow yourself to think that some goals are just too huge to be possible. Be specific and set goals that are attainable to your current situation and start working to achieve these. My personal secret, as an impatient person by nature, is to break it down into smaller tasks that are much easier to do within the given timeframe that you have.
In summary, the traits of industriousness discipline, consistency, resiliency, optimism and patience will keep you on track to reach your goals and realize your potential.
This is the end of Part 2 of a 2-part series: Developing a Goal Achieving Attitude (you can find Part 1 in the Blog Archive dated 8/24/11) … if you have any thoughts or feedback on the attitudes and habits necessary for goal achievement, please share them in the comment section.