How to Develop Successful Thinking

Do you dream about success? Are you ready to turn your dreams into reality? What is holding you back? What is keeping you from success? I’m going to share a valuable secret with you today that will help you to unleash your potential.

It is not the amount of money you have in the bank right now that is holding you back; it is not a lack of business opportunities – IT’S YOUR MINDSET. It’s your way of thinking about you, your circumstances, and the world around you that is preventing you from reaching success. You’ve heard people say they can’t become successful now because of the economy, the recession, the depression. Maybe you are one of them! That is an indication that someone has a recession of their mind – a negative mindset that limits their potential and robs them from becoming successful.

There was a woman who went through the same circumstances and she gave up on her dream of becoming a writer. Soon she was a single mother as poor as you can be without being homeless in Britain. During this rock-bottom time she realized she had a few things that can never be taken from her – one was an idea that would just no go away and the other a beaten-up typewriter. It was then she wrote her idea on a napkin in a café while her baby slept next to her. It was this idea that turned into the world-phenomena Harry Potter series and made the author, J.K. Rowling, nearly a billion dollars. She started her successful journey when her life was at the lowest point when she changed her thinking – her negative circumstances did not mean that she was a failure and neither did she have to give up on her dream.

If you want to realize your dreams it’s time to change your way of thinking. And I mean not just a mere superficial change or lightly adapting your thoughts – I mean a radical transformation of your mindset. Radical transformation means that you change the foundation of how you thought in the past. It’s a process also referred to as a paradigm shift – to completely transform the underlying concepts that drive and direct your thinking. If you make a radical transformation of your mindset you are not merely adding a couple of new thoughts and habits to your thinking and behavior – you are altering the core of what drives you.

“Don’t just alter the course of your ship; build a whole new one!”

Many of you are waiting for that magical moment of instant change to come your way. You wait for your big break; to be noticed among the billions of people on earth; for your circumstances to change and for the gods to shine on you. That’s called luck and may or may not happen. Real success starts with your decision to radically transform your mindset. The day you decide to transform your way of thinking you are setting the transformational process in motion and that is the day you take the first step in becoming successful.

Your negative view of yourself, your circumstances, and the world around you is what is keeping you from success. Radically transforming those negative assumptions controlling your life will unleash change and success in your life.


The word TRANSFORMATION comes from two Latin words that literally mean to make a new form or mold. Quick fixes add a little newness to the old form, but to have real change you can’t just alter what you add to the mold. If you pour new liquid into an old mold, no matter what kind of liquid it is or what you add to the liquid, you are always going to end up with the same form, because you are using the same mold! To create a new form: YOU HAVE TO CHANGE THE MOLD; YOU HAVE TO TRANSFORM OR RADICALLY CHANGE THE FORM!

TRANSFORMATION means to change the composition of structure. The synonym for TRANSFORMATION is METAMORPHOSIS, which means to change something into a different entity, or a major alteration in form, nature, or function.

What you need for a transformational change of your mindset and life script is not merely superficial changes – adding something to your same old mold such as trying to think a little more positively – but, to reach your goal, to fulfill your dreams, to unleash your full potential, the complete structure that directs your thinking, feeling, and behavior must be radically altered or transformed.


It’s time to turn your dreams into reality and become successful.

Henry J. Venter, Ph.D., is a psychologist, speaker, and author. If you found this article helpful then subscribe at for his free newsletter and more life changing insight. The complete transformational change program “The Ultimate Success Guide: 7 Practical Steps to Change and Transform Your Life” features an extensive and step-by-step process that leads you to the success you always dreamed of.