“We become what we think about.” Want more articles like this? Create an account today to get BiggerPocket's best blog articles delivered to your inbox Sign up for free This is a simple yet highly inspirational quote from The Strangest Secret by Earl Nightingale. From what is classified as one of the most important motivational recordings of all time, this insightful saying certainly carries a deep message. Your Mindset Creates Your Reality The main idea of this quote is that what you set your mind on will be what you will achieve in real life. Hence, if a person focuses solely on success, this is exactly what they will attract, and if someone always looks towards the negative side of things, the opposite happens. Related: Mind Over Matter: Are You Standing in the Way of Your Own Entrepreneurial Success? This is simply because what our minds concentrate on will often reflect into our actions. So if you consistently think about failing, naturally your first instinct won’t be on how to succeed, but in thinking that it is normal to fail. Confucius once said, “The man who says he can and the man who says he cannot are both correct.” Smart guy. Envision Your Goals This is exactly the reason why it is so crucial to carry your goals around with you at all times. From literally taping them onto the visor of your car to making a beautifully aesthetic rendition for your wall to keeping them in your wallet (which is my favorite to do) or even just adding it as a simple reminder on your device, it is a good idea to keep your goals in mind on a daily basis. Make sure you know what you want to achieve and ensure that your mindset is always pointing toward the road of success. So even if you are faced with a tough day ahead, by always keeping your goals firmly ingrained in your mind, you will be able to overcome any obstacle in your path and find even the slightest ray of sunlight in an otherwise seemingly dark day. Counteract Negativity Don’t ever feel down if you aren’t in the best of places. There is no doubt that everyone faces some difficult situations at times, and everyone is bound to have negative thoughts. Related: 5 Powerful Books That Changed the Direction of My Life However, keep in mind the first point covered in this article and counteract these tendencies by ensuring that you maintain a positive mindset. Even if this sounds difficult to achieve, still try to just take some time off and do what you love doing best. Whether it is by getting into a dreamy trance listening to inspirational podcasts or cozying up by the fireplace reading your favorite book, don’t ever forget to take time to look after yourself. After all, the most important factor to success is you. Without you, there is no positive mindset, and with no positive mindset, there is no success. Now Go And Be Great, because you deserve it!