Many wondered how the Clarets would cope after they lost prolific marksman Charlie Austin to QPR this summer.
But thanks to the goals of Ings, who has struck nine times in 11 games, they currently lie second in the table, are still in the Capital One Cup and have not been beaten at Turf Moor since March.
"Some people could say they're having a lucky run but it's not like that at all," said Ings. "We're working hard and we're showing everybody out there we can beat anybody."
Brighton are the only team to have beaten the Clarets so far this season, and they did so with an extra man for over 30 minutes following goalkeeper Tom Heaton's sending-off.
"It's very hard to win every week, you're going to have ups and downs, but at the moment we're on an up and we want to keep going," Ings added.
"I think we can do that because we have such a good mentality at the moment which is fantastic."