As the first month of 2012 draws to a close, how are you doing with turning this into your best year ever? If the results you have managed to achieve to date are less than satisfactory, there is only one barrier that is standing in your way and stopping you from accomplishing every wildly ambitious dream or goal you have for 2012. Let me give you a hint. It is the most useful piece of equipment you own, which unfortunately does not come with an operator’s manual and it is situated above your neck, between your ears.

It is your own mind, which is preventing you from succeeding. Therefore the place to start, to ensure that the next 11 months turns out better than the first, is to get your head straight. It is time to stop filling your head with negative thoughts and doubts and to develop a “Super Achievers Positive Attitude” This is a mind-set, where you have the mental fortitude and discipline to take the daily actions, push yourself through and overcome the inevitable challenges and difficulties that will cross your path on your success journey.

Discovering and living according to your higher purpose is the ultimate goal for any super achiever, but as getting to this place is a process. It requires discipline and willpower to keep taking those actions, growing and becoming, until you reach a place where you are completely aligned with your purpose. It may require some gruelling or even painful work to move you down the path to uncover, define and refine your purpose and then create your vision for the future. It is your “Super Achievers Positive Attitude” that will ultimately empower you to keep going, even when things seem really tough or challenging.

This never die attitude and positive mind-set is what you need to develop, so that you have what it takes to push through the inevitable challenges, which will cross your path. I am a great believer in guiding your efforts and supporting your attitude and beliefs, with positive affirmations, creative visualisations, meditation, vision boards etc. All of these tools offer great support to your efforts, but nothing can ever substitute for commitment, daily discipline and willpower, to ensure that you remain focused and driven to take the daily goal specific actions you need to succeed. Developing your “Super Achievers Positive Attitude” is one of the most crucial steps on your journey toward living according to your highest purpose.

Once you have travelled the path of discovery and you are aligned with your Purpose. You are living in a place where you do what you love and you love what you do. You no longer need discipline to carry out the tasks you need to do every day, because they inspire you. The challenge you need to overcome, to reach this place, is to ensure that you have the drive and willpower to keep going until you reach this point in your life.

We all love to hear about the easy way to discover success and look around our environments, where we see what we perceive as overnight successes. People that have burst onto the scene, who appeared to have come from nowhere and are now enjoying the success we desire and we want to believe the same is possible for us.

The instant world we inhabit, where we have micro wave ovens, instant popcorn and the illusion that these people have enjoyed overnight success, reinforces this illusion. The reality of all of these apparent overnight successes, where they are living their purpose, is that they have invested many hours into doing the things they did not enjoy doing, worked long hours and did the uncomfortable, until they became the kind of people they needed to be to attract the success they desired.

Your “Super Achievers Positive Attitude” is the drive you need to discover, which will help you to take those daily actions, even when other things seem more appealing, read those books, when entertainment seems like a better option or to work long hours, when giving up feels like an easier choice. There is magic all around you and my experience shows that when you have the discipline to do what may seem uncomfortable at times. Incredible things, way beyond what even you thought possible, will begin to manifest in your life.

The secret to start this magic flowing is to stop coasting through life and to begin creating. You cannot create anything sitting slouched in front of your TV every night or visiting happy hour on the way home from work every day. You can only start the magic flowing if you get off your butt, do the work and put yourself in the path of success.

Author's Bio: 

Andrew is an expert and master teacher that speaks and teaches self-leadership, expanded awareness, effectiveness, efficiency and productivity. He guides individuals and business professionals, to identify, prioritise and carry out the right activities, consistently, so that they can maximise their personal effectiveness and deliver their best; on time, every time. All the tools and techniques Andrew teaches; have been tested in the laboratory of his own life and the many successful businesses he has owned and led, over the past 20 years. These strategies have seen Andrew achieve financial independence and reach a point of harmonious balance in all areas of his life. His purpose is to help as many people as possible, achieve similar or better results and to show them how they can realise their full potential, both personal and professionally and to help them live a meaningful life, where they are fulfilled in all areas.