Are you setting yourself up for success or failure?

by Robb Sutton

This is a question that you need to ask yourself before you start any project or task. Often times, we determine the outcomes of our actions far before we even take that first step the end goal. Our thoughts and conclusions that we draw in the beginning stages create a mindset that carries through the entire project. You can literally determine your success or failure with any given goal before you have even started, purely because of how you think the resulting outcome will pan out.

How does this work?

When you start new projects, sites, personal goals or new life journeys with a negative attitude and the predisposition that you are going to fail, this attitude and negative thought process will guide the decisions you make and ultimately give you the goal that you already had set in your head. Have you ever had things in life where you said, “That will never work.” Sure enough…some time down the road, it didn’t work and you proved to yourself that your beginning conclusions were correct. Do you think that the outcome may have been different if you had a more positive outlook towards the end result?

There are many things in life that are easy to get trapped in negative thinking.

  • Most workers strongly dislike their job or workplace
  • Many people would like to be in a better place in life
  • Who wouldn’t like more money and financial freedom?
  • Who doesn’t just want to be happier in their daily lives?

Do you think you are ever going to have a better day if you wake up every morning in a bad mood on the wrong side of the bed? Probably not! Changing your way of thinking can change your outlook on life and the results that you create for yourself. It is a proven fact that nothing will be given to you in this world, and if you really want something…you have to take the steps to get it yourself. That starts with a positive attitude about the end result…


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Rob October 4, 2009 - 10:10 pm

Another great post. I agree it’s very important to have a positive mind set (That’s something we covered in the interview together) I wake up each day with a positive mind set knowing that what ever I put my mind to I will succeed. And if I do not, I will keep trying until I do.

A quote that I like using is “Take your mistakes and learn to prosper from them”

Keep up the great posts Robb.

Robb Sutton October 7, 2009 - 10:14 am

I always learn more from my mistakes than my victories.


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