All my life I wondered why some people are more successful than others, even when presented with the same opportunities.
Sitting in a room in Istanbul back in 2014 I was thinking about my tennis plans for the following day when I suddenly envisioned the idea. IMPOSSIBLE to ImPOSSIBLE. When I did its power completely blew my mind. This concept has been around for eons and I take no credit for its creation, but what was a game changer for me was when I realized the concept of the Change. This single word that has been created with the sole purpose of inferring that something is unable to become or exist is also one of the most powerful sayings. From the very moment we understand the significant of ImPOSSIBLE everything changes. This ‘lightbulb’ moment made me think, it made me review my life and ask myself, how many things in my life did I see as misfortune or bad luck when in reality they were blessings. Opportunities for growth. Self-Reflection. And, had I maintained the right attitude, equipped myself with the necessary skills, then I could have used that misfortune as an opportunity to improve.
Since that day I decided to work on myself, learn new skills, adopt new habits and change the way of thinking in order to become the greatest version of myself I possibly can. The Only person that you can actually change is yourself and everybody else you can only inspire by the example you set.
In her bestselling book ‘The growth mindset’ Carol Dweck outlines 2 distinguishable mindsets that most people have. The ‘Fixed Mindset’ and the ‘Growth Mindset’. People with a ‘Fixed Mindset’ believe that intelligence and skills are permanent, unalterable and innate, ultimately meaning they cannot be developed or grown. People with a ‘growth mindset’ however, believe that most human skills are learned and thus can be improved
What I have found during my journey is that successful people see world DIFFERENTLY. They look at everyday situations and act upon them differently than everybody else and simply because of that they get different results. During my research I discovered 4 habits that are prevalent among successful people. I truly believe that we all can use these habits in our daily lives, acquire ImP Attitude and create a Growth Mind Set.