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The Triangle of Success

Today, we're talking about something that I'm very passionate about - the Success Triangle. It's the mindset, habits, and skills that lead to success.

Where did this idea come from? Well, it came from years of figuring out what worked for me to change who I was. Growing up, I wasn't chasing success, I was chasing survival. But I was fortunate enough to have people in my life who moved me out of that environment. Even so, I still had the old mindset, habits, and lack of skills that led to the person I was at that time. I had to figure out how to overcome those things so I could become the best version of myself, both professionally and personally.

So, what is the Success Triangle?


You gotta believe it in order to achieve it. Anything that you achieve starts with you believing that you can achieve it. So, if you can get right in terms of your mindset, and calm your inner voice, it can really go a long way towards your success.

Having the right mindset means having a positive attitude and optimism. It means being open to new possibilities, being resilient, and having a growth mindset. A growth mindset is the belief that you can develop your abilities through hard work, dedication, and perseverance. It's important to recognize that mindset is not something you are born with, but rather something that can be developed over time.

Furthermore, your mindset can be influenced by the people around you. Surrounding yourself with positive, supportive people can help you maintain a positive attitude and keep you motivated. On the other hand, negative, unsupportive people can bring you down and make it harder for you to achieve your goals.


Habits are really all about discipline and building routines. Atomic Habits is a great book that talks about getting 1% better every day, and that effect over time is what leads up to being the best version of yourself. It's the consistency over time that produces a greater output.

Building good habits takes time and effort. It requires self-discipline and a willingness to stick with it, even when it's difficult. Some good habits that you can start with include exercise, reading, journaling, and meditation. By building these habits into your daily routine, you can make progress towards your goals and become the best version of yourself.

It's also important to recognize and break bad habits. These are the habits that hold you back and prevent you from achieving your goals. Examples of bad habits include procrastination, negative self-talk, and poor time management. By identifying and breaking these habits, you can eliminate obstacles and move closer towards success.


No matter what your profession, you always need to be learning new things and pursuing mastery. You need to be learning-based and always seeking new information.

Developing skills is an ongoing process. You should always be looking for ways to improve and enhance your abilities. This could involve taking courses, attending workshops or conferences, or reading books and articles. By continually learning and growing, you can stay ahead of the curve and remain competitive in your field.

It's also important to identify the skills that are most relevant to your goals. For example, if you want to become a successful entrepreneur, you may need to develop skills in marketing, finance, and leadership. By focusing on the skills that will help you achieve your specific goals, you can make the most efficient use of your time and resources.

The Success Triangle is not just a concept for individuals. It can be applied to organizations as well. Companies that focus on fostering the right mindset, building strong habits, and constantly learning new skills are more likely to be successful.


Organizations with a growth mindset are more likely to embrace innovation and take calculated risks. They are also more likely to learn from their mistakes and use failure as an opportunity for growth. A positive and optimistic attitude is contagious, and it can help foster a culture of success.


Organizations that have strong habits in place are more likely to be efficient and productive. By implementing routines and processes, companies can streamline their operations and reduce waste. Good habits, such as effective communication and collaboration, can also lead to a more cohesive team and better outcomes.


Organizations that prioritize learning and development are more likely to stay ahead of their competitors. By investing in the skills of their employees, companies can improve their overall performance and adapt to changing market conditions. In today's fast-paced business environment, it's essential to keep up with the latest trends and technologies.

In conclusion, the Success Triangle is a powerful tool for individuals and organizations alike. By focusing on the right mindset, building strong habits, and constantly learning new skills, you can achieve your goals and reach your full potential. So, whether you're an individual looking to improve yourself or a company looking to grow and succeed, remember the Success Triangle and make it a part of your daily routine.

Matt Brown is one of our Leadership Coaches, If you want to know more about coaching, feel free to subscribe to our mailing list or start your coaching journey by singing up!

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