5 Ways Highly Successful People Think Differently
Thoughts become things. That’s why it’s important to know how to think.
To be highly successful, there is no doubt: you must have the right mindset. Successful people often share a common way of thinking. The right way of thinking is just a skill and if you learn it, you too can do great things in life.
If you want to successful, make sure you’re not defeated by your own mind.
Here are the five ways successful people think differently and how you can too.
1. They are emotionally intelligent
Emotion is energy in motion. Emotions can supply us with endless energy and help us achieve our goals if they’re aligned with our desires. But if we feel frustrated, angry, overwhelmed, or exhausted, we can never work to our full potential. The work we do in a low emotional state is average and gives average results.
So you should master your emotions. The first step to emotional mastery is to be present with your emotions, be aware of them. Understand what makes you tick and what makes you sick. Emotional intelligence is a powerful skill that makes successful people think differently.
For example, some people feel pathetic when they’re not being productive. Work drives them. Others cannot feel at peace without having a quick chat with their friends or colleagues every couple hours. Social connection fuels their spirit. It’s different for everybody, so know and understand your emotions.
2. They focus on small wins
When chasing goals, many people try to do everything at once. This lasts a day or two until their enthusiasm fades. They work in this on-and-off fashion but never make consistent efforts.
On the other hand, successful people understand the value of consistency, so they always chase small victories. Small victories build momentum. They build androgen receptors in their brain and instill a sense of achievement. These new receptors amplify the effect of testosterone, further increasing their enthusiasm for new challenges. The confidence boost that comes from a chain of small wins can last for months.
Everyone can train their mind to chase small victories. This is the easiest thing you can learn from how successful people think.
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3. They love to learn
It’s a fact that the ridiculously successful people love to learn. Warren Buffet, Oprah, Elon Musk, and Bill Gates, all read for self-improvement on a regular basis. Successful people read to educate themselves and others read for entertainment.
Reading not only makes you smarter, but it has a host of other benefits too. The benefits are:
- Stress Reduction
- Memory Improvement
- Increased Focus and Concentration
- Inner Peace and Tranquility
So pat your back if you’re reading this. You’re in the right direction.
4. They take risks
Successful people aren’t afraid to follow their heart. This doesn’t mean they are reckless and will jump off the bridge for nothing. They take calculated risks and aren’t afraid to fail.
Take the example of Elon Musk. He built electric cars and challenged the whole automotive industry. Then, he built SpaceX and challenged the military-industrial complex and the aerospace industry. Then, he built SolarCity and challenged the oil industry.
The best part is that all of his companies are highly successful and producing innovative products year after year. In March this year, SpaceX made history by successfully launching a satellite and landing the used rocket back on earth.
If you want the big rewards in life, you should never shy away from risks. This is how successful people think and you should too.
5. They’re action-oriented
Richard Branson has started over 400 companies in his lifetime. At age 16, he dropped out of school to start a magazine for students and made it profitable by providing advertising services to local businesses.
He built more and more businesses in the airline industry, trains, mobile phones – to name a few. He never had prior experience to launching any company, all he had was enthusiasm and willingness to take action.
During a conference in Moscow, Russia, Sir Richard Branson spoke on various business matters. Everyone was asking Branson about how to do great things and complex ideas on innovation and building the future.
But Branson’s advice often consisted of the same words: “Screw it, just get on and do it”.
This shows that the secret to success is simple. Just do it and stop second-guessing yourself.
So now that you know how successful people think, go after your goals and don’t stop until you reach them.
Just some details. Elon Musk first built Space X and then became the CEO of Tesla, not vice versa. Also, he didn’t build SolarCity, Tesla acquired it and Elon became the chairman.