Everyone wants to be successful, but only a few people leave their mark on this world, successfully. Many of us try and fail, but a few know how to get where they want to be. What sets them apart? How are they able to create the difference? Why do people most fail, but some make it to the highest of summits?
Following are the 11 reasons that make successful people successful.
1. They Add Value
If you ask the majority of successful humans what element would be of most importance in reaching any level of success – I am sure most would reply “Add Value”
Adding Value means your business or service is benefiting others – The more others benefit from your product or service, the higher you will climb on the ladder of success. Look out for opportunities and ways to add more value in the lives of others. The reason successful people are successful is they think about adding value first, the wealth and success comes after and not before this point.
2. They Sacrifice
Another key point about successful people is that they are ready to make sacrifices for things they really want in life. They look beyond instant gratification and seek the long-term growth and success. If they have to sacrifice for their goals, they aren’t hesitant. Whether it be time, parties, fun with friends and family – when successful people are committed to a end goal they will do whatever it takes, and sacrifice whatever necessary to reach that goal.
3. They Don’t Care For Opinions
Most successful people show less interest in the opinions of others. A saying of Winston Churchill sums it up well, “You will never reach your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog that barks”. If you want to be successful, you need to stop caring about what other people think about you or your work and just focus on the end result.
-“Have you ever met a hater doing better than you? Me neither.”
4. They Are Not Attached To Success
There is a famous speech from Chinese sage Chuang Tzu where he speaks about an archer, and how he thinks too much about winning, and not enough about shooting: His “need to win drains him of power”.
There is a very big difference between having a determination to achieve success and being anxious about being successful, being anxious will drain you out of power, creativity and focus. Being determined and present will ensure you have the right answers to the difficult questions. Let go of your attachment to success, and instead focus on creating the best possible product or service. The results will speak for themselves.
When an archer is shooting for nothing, he has all his skill.
If he shoots for a brass buckle, he is already nervous.
If he shoots for a prize of gold, he goes blind or sees two targets —
He is out of his mind!
His skill has not changed. But the prize divides him.
He cares. He thinks more of winning than of shooting–
And the need to win drains him of power.
-Chinese sage Chuang Tzu
5. They Set Goals
If you have ever had the blessing of listening to the work of Tony Robbins (Only the greatest success coach on planet earth) You will always hear him talk about goal setting. His RPM (Rapid Planning Method) is a great way to accelerate your results via goal setting.
A recent study by Dr. Gail Matthews, a psychology professor at Dominican University in California indicates just how important goal setting is. She completed a study on goal-setting with 267 participants. She found that you are 42 percent more likely to achieve your goals just by writing them down!
When you set clear goals, written down with clear objectives and dates, you know what you want. You can then take every step strategically, in the direction that leads to the fulfilment of your goals.
6. They Never Give up
Persistence is a major factor in any successful human being. Everyone is going to experience rejection and “failure” of some degree on their path to success. What separates successful people and the unsuccessful is the strength to keep going through tough times. They don’t take “NO” for an answer. They push harder and harder every time. If you research closely, the top 1% in any field of business, sport or life you will most likely hear a story about how they failed continuously in their early days. This is a very familiar pattern for all human beings – failure. However, the great difference between success and continued failure is never giving up, remaining persistent despite how bleak the situation appears, believing that one day is going to be your day.
7. They Develop Key Relationships
They invest on relationships that matter, they genuinely care about people, which results in healthy relationships. Relationships are usually ignored by majority of people and are regarded as a distraction. However, extremely successful people prioritise relationships and networking with like-minded people or “mastermind groups”. It supports them not only emotionally, but also in terms of their growth and development.
8. They Understand the Laws (Of the Universe)
Successful people know how the universe works in terms of ground realities, so they make it work in their favor. They make use of energy and open different doors of opportunity in many different areas of life and business. They don’t look for opportunities, they create them. They channel the energy in all the right directions. Understanding the laws is a major key to unlocking your true potential.
9. They have an appetite for Learning
Successful people have a great hunger to learn. If you are passionate about anything in life you will most likely have experienced the great desire to educate yourself fully on the topic. Learning for successful people never stops.
10. They Have a Great Drive and Determination
When you notice successful people, the elite sportsmen or top business men or women competing in any area of life – be it business, a harmless game at home with friends or any type of challenge you will notice they hate losing, they must win all the time, at all costs.
Drive and determination are 2 of the greatest assets a human can have. “An intelligent man is useless if he doesn’t have the will to get off the couch” If you are struggling for determination we strongly recommend the work of Eric Thomas (ET the Hip Hop Preacher)
11. They “Believe”
Theodore Roosevelt once stated “Believe you can and you’re halfway there”. The successful ones believe regardless of their circumstances they WILL reach the top. Regardless of how many times they get knocked down, they will get up every time and every time they will take one more step to the top. When you have a burning belief you will reach the top in the end, you are unstoppable.
That’s not the end; successful people have a lot of healthy habits that work all together in their favor. They continuously strive to reach their destination and when they are there, they don’t stop, they set the bar higher. These successful people additionally are keen to improve their lives. They engage into activities that broaden up vision and world view along with creating a sense of awareness. such as. Conclusively, they are all-rounders in every aspect of their life.
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