There’s a big difference.

The gap between the thoughts of the successful and the not-so-successful can be enormous.

As they say, thoughts lead to feelings, which lead to actions, which lead to results. 

It all begins with thought.

In my opinion, there are two particular thought forms that take up the majority of the gap: agency and pre-appreciation.

Without agency — a belief that you can change things in the external world — there is nothing.

As we’ll talk about on next Tuesday’s QOD episode, the brain’s intention center will not chart the path to the accomplishment of your goal without a belief in yourself that you can achieve the goal. 

Or as Dr. Pillay writes, “If we don’t have a sense that we can change things in the external world, no amount of attention (focus) or intention (goal-setting) will lead to action.”

Successful people have a heightened sense of agency. They are “agents” for change.

Pre-appreciation is a form of gratitude that gives thanks in advance. You see, successful people believe in nonsense. Although they may not be able to see, hear, smell, taste, or touch it … (yet) … they’re already grateful for it. The moment they claim it is the moment it becomes theirs. Thus they give thanks.

On today’s episode of The Quote of The Day Show, actor Denzel Washington reveals 7 ways you can think, feel, and act like a success.

1. Fail BIG.

2. Do what you’re passionate about.

3. Go outside the box.

4. Be disciplined and consistent.

5. Help others.

6. Say THANK YOU in advance for what is already yours.

7. Don’t aspire to make a living; aspire to make a difference.

Tap the PLAY button above to listen in. Enjoy!