Abhishek Sengupta

Entrepreneur | Author | Podcaster

What Makes A Successful Mindset

What Makes A Successful Mindset

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Success is not a magic wand. It is the result of many cumulative effects over a period of time. Success is the most desired factor by everyone of us. But it is not that easy to achieve. Many factors contribute to this. Mindset is the most essential factor for success. This is the real essence of success. It is one factor which can create and dominate all other factors. A successful mindset is a blessing for a person. One must create this mindset.

Building a successful mindset takes time. But not that difficult to do. With regular effort and little change of habits a successful mindset can be created. I am mentioning here seven points which can be of great help.

1. Forgetting Past: One of the key criterions is to forget the past. One cannot live in past forever. One must let go the past for a while. One can take lessons from it but not to stick and stay with it. This is a great drowning factor in life. Past may be good or bad, but it is important to move ahead from it. Staying and sticking with the past is of no good. Forgetting past may not be that easy at times, especially when the past is related with bad experiences. So, this is a tough mental game. This leads to better future planning.

2. Believing in oneself: This is an important point. This leads to a lot of actions. There is always a phase when others do not believe in the ideas and plans of a business founder. Many a times they are laughed at. Under such circumstances it is important to keep a belief in himself / herself. Going with such flow do not bring any success. One must believe his or her ideas and make plan to achieve the goals.

3. Taking Small Steps: Taking small steps leads to big results. Every step take him / her near to the goal. Importance of small steps cannot be under-estimated. Such steps are boon. Such steps can be defined as small pillars of success. Best part is that small steps are easy and quick to take. These steps create habits and makes line for achieving the goal. These steps must be closely monitored and made in a well-planned way.

4. Regular Learning: Learning is a vital step. One must keep learning. This helps one to cope with changes and knowing the newer facts. These are very helpful for a business founder. Learning leads to growth in long run. One of the common factors between successful people across the global is habit of regular learning. Such learnings can a boon for business founder and business.

5. Eliminating Excuses: Excuses never make anything great. In other words, one must get rid of them in order achieve something great. Excuses are of no use in journey of entrepreneurship. It can only delay the business processes and might irritate other business stakeholders. Many businesses got a bad name due to this.

6. Making Goal & Plan: Every business must have a well-defined goal and proper planning to achieve that. This is very important. Defining a goal is a vital aspect of business. This creates a psychological impact and creates focus. This must be followed by a proper planning. Planning is indispensable. Without plan nothing moves. Benjamin Franklin has stated “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail”. This further adds up to the importance of planning.

7. Consistency: One must understand that results do not come up immediately. One has to keep doing the things for quite sometime. This is another important factor – consistency. Most of the people do the things then leave. This is the recipe of failure. Consistency brings success. Taking an effort and leaving it midway is insane. This does not bring any results. Moreover, there is nothing called overnight success. Regular efforts are indispensable. Consistency is always liked by the stakeholders of business as well.


These seven factors are real contributors of success. These can be great factors for success in all walks of life.