Think of the future
Those who managed to have a vision and often think of the future. Most of the time spent in sketching a positive vision of the future. Reduce think of anything that has been lifted, either success or failures of the past as it is no longer relevant.
What is your living picture of one, three, five or ten years? Often do these exercises because they are having a positive mindset will readily have a clear answer to this question.
Possess the goal in mind
Have clear goals in mind every time. Thinking about the future is often a long-term oriented, while having a goal is something more specific to do and produced.
Do you have a goal in life? If so, congratulations because you are among the 2% which had a goal in life. If not, then, get a pen and paper and write down specifically what, when and how you want to achieve your goals.
Commitment to excellence
Give a commitment to excellence. Those who succeed often think of ways to be great in their industry. Although, not to excel, think towards that.
In whatever industry though, there have been those who were successful in the field. No matter what your field, doing research on them and learn techniques and strategies that have been used. Give a commitment to your mind that to be successful, excellence is paramount, and excellence requires knowledge. Great mind, success was certainly great!