Successful People Have This in Common
It’s become quite evident to me that successful people understand a few things about life that the average person doesn’t. While I used to credit a person’s success to luck, ultra-high IQ’s, and knowing the “right” people, I now understand that it has more to do with having the right mindset. The more I learn from them, the more my own mindset has been shifting. It’s been both exciting and challenging.
A person’s mindset determines their actions; therefore, transforming the mind is the most important component in achieving both short-term and long-term goals. There are many things successful entrepreneurs learned early on that contributed to shifting their mindset. These things will become obstacles that hold you back if you don’t choose to overcome them.
6 Things They Learn Early
1.) Stop worrying about what other people think.
This can be a tough one because many of us are inclined to care about the opinions of others. But it can keep us in shackles, afraid to spread our wings at the thought that someone might disapprove. But I’ll let you in on a little secret: it’s not possible to keep everyone happy.
The truth is, you’re not responsible for their happiness. They are. There will always be negative people. And if your dreams are big enough, you’re going to have haters. All the big shots do. That’s just how it is. So, stop caring and start spreading your wings. I assure you; it will be freeing.
2.) Stop hanging around negative people.
It’s important to surround yourself with like-minded individuals who will encourage you, lift you up, and help you reach your full potential. Successful people understand that you are the average of the five people you spend the most time with. In no way does this mean to stick your nose up to the rest of the world but choose wisely who you spend your time and energy with.
Are your group of friends positive, motivated, and focused? Or are they pessimistic, unambitious, and full of drama? If you’re not where you want to be, take a look around. These people will be an influence on you.
3.) Choose to be positive.
Just as you shouldn’t hang around negative people, you shouldn’t be negative. There is so much negativity around us that we can barely escape it. It’s in our face when we turn on the TV, listen to the radio, or open Facebook. Studies have shown that listening to the news can not only affect our mood and view of the world but can contribute to stress, anxiety, and depression. On top of that, there are complainers and gossipers at every corner. Don’t indulge yourself in this negativity.
Where negative people have a problem for every solution, successful people are problem-solvers. They will acknowledge the negative but will not dwell on it.
4.) Get out of your comfort zone.
This one can be painful. The comfort zone is our safe place and fear likes to hold us there. Successful people understand that to grow, we need to continuously move out of our comfort zone. If something is scary, do it anyway. One day, it won’t be so scary anymore.
5.) Face your fear.
This one ties in nicely with #4. Whether it’s the fear of change, public speaking, or failure, etc. successful people understand that fear must be faced, or it will hold us back from reaching new heights. Fear will kill your dreams quicker than any other obstacle ever could. The good news is that fear is learned and can be overcome. But the only way to overcome your fear is to face it. Don’t be too scared to face your fears. Winners are not cowards.
6.) Believe in yourself.
This sounds like a no-brainer. But so many people place limitations on themselves because they simply don’t believe they’re capable. Successful people understand that believing is half the battle.
If you want to reach a goal, you need to first believe that you can reach it. It doesn’t matter if you don’t yet know how you’re going to reach it; it just matters that you know you’re going to reach it. It doesn’t matter if someone else doesn’t believe in you. It just matters that you believe in you. A failure or setback could crush your dreams if you don’t believe in yourself. But with a clear vision and determination, nothing will stop you if you believe.
The only limits in our life are those we impose on ourselves – Bob Proctor
So, there you have it: 6 things successful people learn early.
Has your mindset been shifting in preparation for big growth and success? What are some things you’ve been learning?
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