What is Success?
Most of the time people have a desire to gain goals in life, not to end up with nothing. They like to be successful, to mean something in this life and to leave something important after themselves.
Today, we will discuss several points and habits of successful people. And who knows, maybe they will help you achieve success, or they will make you do steps in your life.
1. Minimize noise in your life
It doesn’t mean that you have to avoid loud places and people (of course you can, but that’s not the point). Try to understand it correctly – successful people never say phrases like “I will lose some weight”, “sometime I will make good money”. They think in another way, making clear aims “I will lose weight till next month going to the gym three times a week. Hello, give me a club card please”.
And it really works – if you are precise and concrete in your dreams and desires, you leave no more space for the mental and physical stop. You start making a plan and your own path.
2. Imagine those things you want to have
It is much easier to make things if you have already visualized them. Do you want to have a business in IT sphere? Turn back to reality and write down all the steps you need to make to gain that goal.
Just try to understand that it is a very important stage on your way. When you create an image of the final result and steps, you would better do to gain if you send positive energy which definitely increases your level of self-confidence. This allows you to focus on your goals and to play them like the movie in your head.
3.Concentrate on producing, not on working
If you already have your business and say something like “I’m going to work hard on my business”, then it is a fail and an immediate one.
Working hard and thinking too much you can spend too much time on doing things that could be done faster, without all that over thinking and nerves. Try to understand that you have to work smarter, not harder.
4. Serve others
People divide into ones who consume and others who contribute. While consumers have options to choose a place where to buy, contributors don’t have a lot of opportunities to make people buy if the last were once upset because of the product.
A good example of it is a TV show of famous American woman Oprah Winfrey. Why her show was that much popular? She was so much open and lived with the huge desire to serve her audience.
5. Don’t try to be perfect, try to be excellent
Try to realize that people who are running for the perfection are in the huge loop of worrying what other people will think about them. All this success is about finding your way, as you are a simple person who just has a bit more luck. You are not perfect, and you can’t pretend to be – you are a human. But as you want to be a consumer, then you have to be excellent. You have to produce things that will be good and will be bought.
6. Be uncomfortable
Strange advice, isn’t it? But it is the thing which will make you move. And that is probably the best advice of all previous and next ones. You have to start from honest conversations with the team members; you have to get out of your comfort zone and force the team to do the same. Yes, it is a huge stress, but if you are a normal leader, you will find the balance. If someone leaves your team, then it is a weak person, who isn’t ready for the success. Success is there, after the sleepless nights, and a big desire to make an excellent thing.
Do you remember how did you start riding a bike? It was awkward and funny; you couldn’t find a balance and fell down. It was uncomfortable, someone left this deal and don’t know how to ride a bike even now. But do you remember that feeling when you finally got it? When you found the balance and ride without the help of your grandfather or any other relative? It was awesome, isn’t it? The same is with your own business and success; you have to come across uncomfortable situations, in order to understand what it took to be in the place you are now.
Having uncomfortable situations will scare you, and look like it is unnatural. But it is more unnatural to live without a dream, money and desire to leave something after your death.
7. Become completely honest person with you.
Once Michelle Obama said that the only limit to the height of your achievements is the reach of your dreams and your willingness to work for them. As businessmen/women we are performing things based on our dreams, maybe illusions. Being honest with yourself will show the mistakes you made, what still works, what stopped working.
8. Ask great questions.
Always be curious about what you do, talk with people of the same business, discover something new and ask questions. They also create reliable communication with clients, team members and other entrepreneurs. You’re more likely to find your tribe when you are willing to ask questions and spark conversations.
9. Know yourself
There is no fastest way to gain success in the world. Each situation is unique. Each person started working according to his/her own talents, skills and ‘fuel’. Of course, you can read a story of a man who woke up early sit on the special diet and worked 18 hours a day. It could work for him; it doesn’t mean you will have the same results. You are the person of another destiny.
To sum it up, do what is good for you, discover the world, try to understand how things work and you will see that success is so much closer than you have thought before.
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