7 Things Successful People Never Do Again
When you want to motivate yourself to be more productive, you’re interested to see examples from successful people. How do they do it? How do they fight distractions and stay on track? What habits do they have?
Today, it’s time for a shift of your perspective. Here’s the news: successful people make mistakes, too. The only difference is that they learn from them… and don’t make them again. When they start a business and it fails, they realize and analyze the mistakes they made. They won’t stop trying, but they won’t do the same things again.
You can be inspired by that virtue, too. Here are 7 things that successful people never do again:
1 – Change who they are for other people
We’ve all faced this challenge. Society expects us to fit into a certain pattern. We should always wear the right clothes for the occasion. We should do what our parents and teachers expect us to do. We are allowing other people to change the way we perceive ourselves. Successful people have been under the same pressure, but they learned how to keep being themselves under any circumstances.
Did you see Steve Jobs change his sneakers and clothes after all those jokes on his style? No. Because he didn’t feel like he had to follow an imposed pattern.
2 – Stay in broken relationships
Whether it’s about private or business partners, even the most successful people have made a mistake… or two. We’ve all had relationships that didn’t work out. A person who is always conscious about the way they are being treated by other people never repeats the same mistake. They analyze their own actions and recognize the mistakes in them.
They understand that going back to the same thing can’t deliver different results, so they learn how to cut a broken relationship as soon as they realize it doesn’t work. That’s a superhero’s skill, both for business and personal growth.
3 – Believe someone can be perfect
It’s only natural for us to be attracted by people who seem perfect. You know that great guy who’s a successful student and a best friend to everyone? We all want him for a friend, too. We’re always attracted by good virtues. Successful people also want great persons around. However, they don’t expect them to be perfect.
Successful people have studied characteristics of all humans in such depth that they understand everyone is flawed. No one is perfect, and that is ok. They still have connections with exceptional people, but they don’t get disappointed if they order meat for dinner. There’s no such thing as a flawless person. The sooner you realize this, the closer you’ll be to living a successful life.
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4 – Neglect long-term goals for the sake of short-term comfort
Almost all successful people understand the principle of short term pain, for long term gain. Sacrifice now, enjoy later.
If any successful person falls into the trap of short term pleasure which then pushes them behind on their long term plan, they will be sure to correct it right away, and maybe double the efforts to get back on track.
5 – Fail to set goals
A high-achiever always has a perception of the future. This person knows exactly where they want to be in future. Sure, they’ve had periods when they went with the flow and just lived, like most people are doing.
They’ve learned their lesson: there’s no success without setting goals. It doesn’t matter whether we’re talking about business, love, or life in general – they are always aware of the places their current actions can take them. Such awareness of the present moment helps them make decisions they don’t regret.
6 – Neglect the importance of inner motivation
These people are going through difficulties, too. Their life is not all about success, peace, love and happiness. They face challenges, but they always keep themselves together. They realize that their mindset sets the track for success. Their actions are a reflection of their inner motivation. Feed your mind with SUCCESS every single day, after all, you become what you focus on most often.
7 – Forget that everyone makes mistakes
Successful people never expect themselves to be perfect every single time. They don’t expect to make mistakes, but when they do, they see the lesson, and MOVE ON. They are ready to accept responsibility for their actions. Instead of regretting what happened, they have a different approach: “What can I learn from this? Where can this particular moment take me if I do this or that?”
They always have alternatives in mind and they don’t fall in depression after making a mistake. They take action!
The Most Important Thing: Awareness
Did you recognize the factor that connects all points above? Awareness. Successful people always analyze situations and know what their actions mean. They rarely ‘go with the flow’. They have goals and plans on how they intend achieve them. They learn from their mistakes. Do you think we can all take their example?