What are the chances of you making it? How likely are you going to be successful?
I ask myself the question what is it that makes them successful, successful?
I’ve always been fascinated by the mindset of the super successful, their discipline, their focus, and their determination in the face of difficulties. What makes them different? These are not theories, these are signs.
Let’s see how many of these signs you have. comment below.
1. Successful people have great habits, unsuccessful people have lousy habits
Habits like smoking, drinking, taking drugs, and watching too much TV.
You see successful people are where they are today because of their habits.
Habits determine 95% of a person’s behavior. Everything that you are today, and everything that you accomplish in the future is determined by the quality of the habits that you form.
What I found that is the very best people have the best habits.
You see successful people are simply those with successful habits.
Successful habits could be getting up in the morning, meditating, reading, and exercising regularly. How many of these habits do you have?
2. Successful people are incredibly driven
How driven are you now? I’m not talking about you being a nightmare to work with or bullying other people. I’m talking about you pushing yourself to get results.
It’s your personal drive that turns your ideas into actions, into results.
It is your personal drive that keeps you going, when things get tough it is your personal Drive that enables you to bounce back from disappointment, from setbacks.
So how driven are you or are you lazy? Do you procrastinate? Do you put things off?
3. Successful people are confident in their abilities
You see the two biggest enemies to success, number one self-doubt, and number two fear of the unknown.
We struggle with self-doubt; we worry are we ready for this or are good enough, Do we actually have what it takes to succeed?
Confidence is nothing more than believing in yourself and believing in yourselves is nothing more than doing the things that you once didn’t believe that you could.
You see confidence comes from competence, it’s easy to believe in yourself when everyone believes in you.
That’s not what I’m talking about, I’m talking about believing in yourself when you’re not ready. Believe yourself when no one believes you, believing yourself when everyone tells you that you cannot do it. If you don’t have what it takes that is when you need to develop the unshakable self-confidence.
That belief that you can do it and confidence is not the same as arrogance.
Arrogance is thinking that are above everybody else, confidence is knowing that no one is above you.
Do you feel confident enough in your own abilities that you can do what it takes?
Are you willing to bet on yourself not just words but action? How often do you invest in yourself?
Are you willing to put everything you have on the line for your goals and for your dreams?
Do you bet on yourself or do you procrastinate; do you hesitate? Are you a perfectionist?
Do you suffer from paralysis analysis?
4. Successful people communicate clearly
You might have the best ideas and most brilliant ideas in the world but you cannot articulate those ideas. If you don’t know how to communicate those ideas to other people, you won’t go anywhere.
And communication skills come in many forms, I’m talking about writing emails or writing social media posts or conducting meetings or speaking one-on-one speaking on the phone, talking with a prospect, or even speaking to large groups of people. All those falls under communication skills.
5. They have a growth mind-set
Mark Cuban reads three hours a day. Bill Gates reads at least one hour per day.
When you read you are constantly learning all the time. You not just talking about reading a book, it could be listening to a podcast, talking to other successful people, or getting coaching from your mentors but successful people are always learning and growing they never stop.
The more you know, the more you will realize you don’t, know the less you know the more you think you know.
6. Successful people embrace failures
Do you embrace failures or do you take failures personally?
You see successful people are ridiculously positive about the future, they always speak positively about their future, where things are going as if it’s already happened.
Even though there’s no way that it could happen, they believe in themselves. They have positive expectations about their future.
Walt Disney was fired by a news editor saying that he had no imagination and no creativity. Steven Spielberg was rejected three times by film school before getting his huge break.
Colonel Sanders at age of 56, got rejected a thousand times for its recipe before a restaurant picked it up.
You will notice the most successful people in any field are usually the ones who have failed more than anybody else.
The difference between a successful person and everyone else it’s not a lack of strength, it’s not a lack of knowledge, it’s a lack of will.
Winston Churchill said it best, success is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.