“If you’ve ever been around someone with a no-limitation mentality, you are sure to remember them,” says Paul J. Meyer, author of “Pink Slip Proof: How to Control All Future Paychecks.” “They don’t know the word ‘can’t.’ It’s not in their vocabulary. They simply expect things to work out in the best way possible.”
Meyer emphasizes that adopting a no-limitation mentality can help you succeed in life and work. You attract what you think about. Negative thoughts bring hardships, while positive thoughts open doors.
“Positive thoughts are the basis for success attitudes and success habits, both leading to positive expectancy in everything we do,” says Meyer.
How can you adopt positive expectancy and a no-limitations mindset? Meyer suggests the following:
– Wake up every day trying to find solutions. Always assume the problems can be solved, then figure out how to get the job done.
– Concentrate on your strengths. Capitalize on what you can do, rather than your weaknesses. For example, if you struggle to speak to large groups, but are personable one-to-one, arrange private meetings rather than group presentations.
– Begin to see new potential and possibilities. Don’t restrict yourself to methods just because that’s the way “things have always been done.” Think creatively. Push the limits.
– Make plans.Working with a goal in mind can help you stay focused. Write detailed plans, outlining how you think your goals will be accomplished.
“Success is not some random event or accident,” says Meyer. “Success is the progressive realization of worthwhile, predetermined, personal goals.”
– Be willing to become a leader. You can’t realize your vision unless you take some responsibility for its accomplishment — and that means guiding others towards a common goal.