Thursday , 27 April 2017
One of the keys to maintaining success is the mentality of it. It creates an illusion for not only myself, but those I meet. One of the keys to keeping people thinking about you is to appear to have something no one else has--especially some inner light no one else has.

The Mentality of Success | Tuckoo and Moo Cow

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Guest Post by: Sarah-Lambert Cook of Tuckoo and Moo Cow

Most of the time I feel confident in every step I’m taking, that the choices I’m making now are going to bring all of my business and personal goals into fruition in the near future …and then there are other days where I just feel like I’m someone who happens to get lucky at the craps table.

One of the keys to maintaining success is the mentality of it. It creates an illusion for not only myself, but those I meet. One of the keys to keeping people thinking about you is to appear to have something no one else has–especially some inner light no one else has. Even when things aren’t going the best, I tell myself that they are. This isn’t to say I’m deluding myself when I need to look for other options–I mean that I’m not letting the negative aspects of life get my attitude down.

Keeping myself peppy, confident, and with that go-getter attitude can be a challenge for me. I can easily fall victim to anxiety and have found myself battling long bouts of depression before. It’s a self-destructive snowball effect and the worst part is you can see yourself letting things fall apart without being able to pull yourself together to do a damn thing about it.

For the majority of summer and a good portion of autumn, I was constantly pulling myself from being in one of those bad places. It was tough! And worst of all, I let the confident business owner side of myself slip a little and started to doubt my decisions and my methods.

Self doubt is the worst thing that can happen to any endeavor. A completely talentless person with confidence and charisma can have more success than  a very talented one who doesn’t have faith in themselves. Finding that “inner light” to help give you forward moving inertia is a challenge, but the rewards of it are many indeed. Success is a mentality, and holding on to that feeling through thick and thin can keep you afloat.

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14 comments

  1. Thank you for this excellent daily reminder of the importance of believing in your vision. Good one.

  2. great advice. i find the same thing to be true….even if you’re not feeling particulary confident ‘fake it ’til you make it’ is something I hear over and over again by succesful people. Most recently Barbara Cochoran. thanks for sharing.

  3. This is exactly what I needed to hear today!
    I struggle with this a lot and a good reminder always helps.

  4. Definitely needed today for me too – had a bad day yesterday, but every day is a chance to start over fresh! Thanks for the reminder! :)

  5. Thumbs up! Great reminder :)

  6. This is a great post–everybody has those times when it’s just hard to get out of bed in the morning and do what they’re supposed to do. I always try to look on the bright side, and send that message through the cards I make. Everyone needs to be reminded of the positive aspects of life, and taking on the job of being the one doing the reminding helps keep me positive too!

  7. Truely inspiring and the most important things to remember! Thank you!

  8. think we can all relate to what you’re saying…is there something in the water? thanks so much for sharing your experience!

  9. You’re smart. I totally believe in the concept of acting ‘as if’. People pick up on your positivity and they want some of it… Sometimes they realize they can feel this positivity too, by wearing your work. Which means sales :) A positive and inspiring attitude toward others will inspire people around you to support and admire you. Great article. Thank you!

  10. I think this is especially true for those of us who work alone in our studios – sometimes I feel like a bit of a hermit. Before the holidays, Etsy was running Etsy Holiday Bootcamp which included touching base with a buddy once per week or so. My buddy and I have continued to stay in touch and that really helps me! Thank you for sharing your “inner light” with us.

    Love your product too – very cute!

  11. This is so true. And like the others, what I needed to hear. I’m reevaluating my craft and focus, and I think I just didn’t have that spark. But I’m fanning the flames of that inner light now. Thank You.

  12. Thanks so much to Tim for letting me share this with you all! I’m so glad–and so comforted–to see that these thoughts resonate with so many. Wishing you all the very best!

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