Mindset of Successful People – Ted Turner

by Bob Walsh

You can learn a lot from the mindset of successful people – and Ted Turner is a really impressive guy and a much more colorful character than you’d expect from the “CNN billionaire”. His autobiography Call Me Ted makes for a great read, and you will only come to respect the man more after reading it. (Or even better: after listening to the audio book version, which he read himself and kind of feels like you’re sitting down with him on the veranda of his ranch and he’s talking to you).

So I liked this quote of him:

When I get asked a one liner, ‘what’s the secret to success?’ I just say: “Early to bed, early to rise, work like hell and advertise.” ~Montana State University-Northern, 2011

Work like hell – there’s much to it. But oftentimes we feel lazy – and what can we do to fight that feeling? Well, there’s always hypnosis against laziness.

There’s so much that you can learn from that man. Another powerful quote from him:

All my life people have said that I wasn’t going to make it.

Think about that. A guy who achieved so much success, and people didn’t believe he’d make it till he made it. That takes an incredibly strong success mindset.

Most people rely on other people’s support and believe in them. And they use it as an excuse to allow themselves to fail, to not give their best if others don’t believe in them. And that’s only natural, because it’s easy and convenient. It spares you the trouble and pain you’ll have to endure if you keep pushing when things are hard. It prevents you from breaking a sweat, and maybe from breaking your heart and spirit and having to somehow  stitch it together afterwards.

But that comfort, convenience and safety comes at a high price. It comes at the price of not fulfilling your own potential. It comes at the price of not being who you truly could be. You get the comfort today, but you will pay (with compounding interest) in the future. And how you pay for that? You pay by feeling bitter regrets in the future. You have probably heard about that saying, that when people look back onto their lives, they never regret the things they did, but they do regret the things they did not do.

Don’t be that kind of person.

Ted Turner Quote

That’s kind of long-winded for a typical success quote, but it’s so powerful. When I read it, one of the key takeaways for me was that you have to have the right attitude – it is a necessary ingredient for success. There is no way around emulating the mindset of successful people.

You have to “give it everything” – that means even if you don’t feel like trying anymore, as long as there is still something inside you, then that’s what you gotta give.

The mind is just another muscle.

This also drives home a very important point. There are some things that you are born with into this life. And there are some things that you make yourself – you work to get them, you earn them. And a success mind is one of the things that you make.

You want to bring your mind to the gym – and you want to work on it. And the way you do that is with wealthy mindset hypnosis.

One of the things that impressed me the most about Ted Turner’s autobiography was how he exposed his own personal weaknesses and failures. Usually when a big business magnate writes an autobiography, it becomes kind of that “smooth hero story” – poor kid works his way to riches. Turner has that, but he reveals more about himself too which shows that you don’t have to be perfect in order to make it.

You should set goals beyond your reach, so you always have something to live for.

Let’s face it – the first step is always a thought, an idea. And you have to think big. Thinking big is not the same thing as wishful thinking or daydreaming – thinking big requires courage. It’s inconvenient, and requires you to operate on a different level mentally, and it requires you to let go of that feeling of control that you have in your current level of thinking and take a leap of faith that you can succeed on a grander scale. The Think Big, Dream Big Hypnosis Download can help in that department.