Core beliefs are fundamental views that we have internalized about ourselves, other people, and the world. These beliefs are generally so central to our identity and worldview that they often go unquestioned. It is important to keep in mind that core beliefs are just that beliefs. It is only because they are so longstanding and deeply internalized that they are so often quite resistant to change. Many people have little to no conscious awareness of what their core beliefs truly are they simply take for granted their basic assumptions about themselves and human nature.
“Men succeed when they realize that their failures are the preparation for their victories.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Here are certain core beliefs which I think every successful person swears by :
- I am not self-serving. I am a servant – No on accomplishes anything worthwhile on his own.
- Success is inevitable only in hindsight – It’s easy to look back on an entrepreneurial path to greatness and assume that every vision was clear, every plan was perfect and every step was executed flawlessly. It wasn’t. Success is never assured. Only in hindsight does it appear that way.
- I will do one thing every day no one else is willing to do – After a week, you’ll be uncommon. After a month, you’ll be special. After a year, you’ll be incredible.
- Strategy is important, but execution is everything – Incredibly successful people focus on executing incredibly well.
- I may nit be the first, but I can always be the last – Success is often the result of perseverance. Other people may be smarter, better connected, more talented or better funded. But they can’t win if they aren’t around at the end.
When you begin to adopt a more mindful attitude toward your experience, you will begin to notice that the way you think about things has an incredible impact on the way you choose to behave. Do you like what you see?