Their answers are simple and consistent, and yet so profound that they can be life-changing. In short, the habits of successful people revolve around positive thinking. They think about what they want, and how to get it.
- How well you speak in public.
- How popular you are.
- What kind of a spouse or partner you are.
- What kind of a parent you are.
- How well you perform in each sport or physical activity.
- How organized or disorganized you are.
- How well you manage your time and how productive you are.
- Your ability to read, write and do mathematics.
Once you get into a comfort zone in any area, you will strive and struggle unconsciously to remain in that comfort zone, even though it may be vastly below what you are truly capable of achieving in that area.
Your self-ideal and self-concept are made up of your wishes, hopes, dreams, goals, and fantasies about your perfect future life, combined with the qualities and virtues that you admire most in yourself and in other people.
By following these four steps and by taking complete control of the development of your self-concept through positive thinking, you lay the foundation for the development that will enable you to accomplish more in the next few years than the average person accomplishes in a lifetime.