Here’s a little ‘quiz’ that my TKD instructor taught me years ago. It’s about fighting and apparently no top fighter ever gave a different answer. It ties in with the mindset of success.

“Picture two fighters engaged in combat. After a long tough battle, the one who has been slightly dominant catches the other in a choke hold and begins to tighten his hold.

What would you do in that situation?”

Every champion fighter answered the same…

-“I’d keep squeezing until the other guy tapped out or went out!”

You see, a champion fighter just cannot picture that he (or she) is not winning the fight. It’s inconceivable to them that they wouldn’t succeed. They feel that success is an inevitable conclusion. They don’t lose. Ever. Not even for a second.

Most people instantly picture themselves as the one being choked. They immediately associate themselves with losing.

The champions couldn’t even fathom that not winning was even an option.

This is the mindset that you need when you start training, start a new diet, want to burn fat and lose weight, start a business venture, or begin anything. Expect success to the point that anything but, is impossible for you to even imagine.

All those cliches are true: ‘Where the mind goes everything follows’. ‘If you think you can or you think you can’t – you’re right’.

Step one: Expect success.