The importance of a winning mindset cannot be discounted. Henry Ford said, “Whether you think you can or think you can’t you’re right.” Your thoughts are the beginning of your success plan.
Think, Analyze, Act
After World War II there were so many ships sitting idle; you couldn’t give a ship away. No one seemed to want ships. One man analyzed the situation. While others were thinking that the shipping industry was dead, he chose a different mindset. He established his own success plan. The war had just ended. Soldiers from all over the world had just experienced goods and services from other countries. Americans wanted goods from France, Italy and Germany. European women wanted nylons from America. International trade opportunities were everywhere. Ships were no longer in danger of being bombed at sea. Ships could once again be a major factor in international trade.
Aristotle Onassis started buying every ship available to him. Within a few years, he was one of the richest men in the world. It all started by thinking differently than the commonly accepted perception that “the shipping industry is dead.” Aristotle thought he could and took the massive action to make it happen.
Bill Gates made his fortune in the computer industry. Bill created his success plan with thoughts, vision and action. He said he was not the only one who saw the potential of the computer industry. Vision is important; long range vision is better. Long range vision combined with a well-constructed strategy and effective massive action is the formula for success. Gates not only possessed the long range vision but he took immediate massive action to implement his plan. Microsoft’s results speak for themselves.
Rich in a Niche
Opportunities are everywhere now more than ever before in history. Computers have opened communication around the world. Talented employees are available throughout the world. Diversified workforces are more the norm than the exception. With a more diversified workforce and more international access to talent, there is also increased access to innovation. Create your success plan by tapping into the mental capital available to you through international resources.
Where are there untapped opportunities within your industry upon which you can capitalize? Where can you utilize Aristotle Onassis thinking or Bill Gates thinking?
Interview your customers.
“What do you like about the products and services you have now?”
“What do you not like about your current products and services?”
“What would you like to have which you do not currently have available to you?”
“What would it be worth to you to have those additional products and services?”
Your customers are key to your current and future success. They will assist you in designing your success plan.
Create a vision of what the future can be for your company based on logic, information and innovation. Success plans are not designed by doing exactly what has been done before but by seeing what can be and bringing those opportunities to life.
Thoughts, vision and success plans are essential first steps. See the opportunities and seize the moment by bringing your vision to life. Until there is massive action, nothing changes. Yes, your thoughts start the process. Believing that you can bring your thoughts, your vision, into reality is critical. Projecting a positive vibration of the success of that vision speeds the success plan on its journey. The final step is massive action. When you are focused and committed to your vision, the action becomes a pleasure. Your success plan can become a reality.