Time and time again, the difference between success and failure comes down to one’s mindset. What we think, and how we think, about situations and life dictates our actions and our responses. Your mindset has more effect on the final result than any other factor including how smart, well connected, athletic or genetically blessed you are.

Every day it is a battle for the mind. Every day we get a new 24 hours to start with a fresh mindset. Our mindset determines our habits, our attitude, our personality, our anxieties, our success, our failures and even our addictions. Knowing this, I think we should all feed our mind with thoughts and wisdom that is going to result in us having the best opportunity to succeed at the life we want.

Success is defined differently for everyone and even for myself the way I define “success” has changed through the various seasons of my life. I feel one’s success can be measured by the lives of those people you touch each day in an effort to help or improve.  This means sacrifice on your part to help others achieve their dreams and reach their goals. 

I have really tried to commit to this definition of success since 2007 and I have found I have much more joy in my life now than when I measured my success by my bank account or the size of my companies. I have to admit, this is a struggle and in today’s me-first, instant gratification society it is easy to side-step to the left or to the right. However, I can promise you that if you take the challenge to make this your definition of success you will find you have better relationships and increased joy in your life.

Your direction, not your intention determines your destination.

There used to be a commercial on TV where the tag line was, “Nobody says, ‘I want to be a junkie when I grow up.’” For the most part we all have good intentions. However, many times we don’t take the time (or know how) to set a course and fill our mind with the knowledge we need to head in the direction that will achieve the goals we desire.

This is why I created “It’s a Mindset.” 

I wanted to create a community where we can all come together and develop our strengths and weaknesses professionally, personally and spiritually. By focusing our our mindset and our direction we can achieve our dreams and live our lives to our fullest potential.

Living up to your full potential and achieving your dreams takes determination, sacrifice, self-reflection, and a commitment to continuously developing your mindset. It won’t be easy, but nothing of value ever is. 

I look forward to hearing your stories and sharing wisdom and insights from around the globe.

Sincerely,

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Sam Graham