Do you ever question if some people were born with a silver spoon in their mouth? Why are some people very successful and others trying to catch the drift of life? Well, it is all about working hard, having a passion, and being smart about it.
Here are some secrets used by successful people to up their game a notch.
1. Positive Thinking
There is no shortcut to success unless you embrace positive thinking. Whether you are going through good or bad times, people should practice seeing the positive side of everything. Think of being successful in everything you do. Entertaining failure and doubting your beliefs is the first step of failing. However, surrounding yourself with positive minded people is a great ingredient to success.
2. Set your Goals
Before you achieve anything, you need to set a target of what you hope to achieve. Goals are best set with a timeline to challenge you towards achieving them within a time limit. Goals push you towards success, because your work is aimed at achieving certain targets. Having goals can be a short or long term commitment. Remind yourself of your goals often to act as a motivation to working hard in achieving them.
3. Never stop Learning
Highly Confident People
For successful people, every day is a learning day. You see, learning does not necessarily have to be in a class room set up with a lecturer. There is a lot that can be learnt at the work place by getting out of your comfort zone. The more you expose yourself to activities outside your cocoon, the more you will learn a lot.
4. Communicate Effectively
Build Effective and Genuine Network
To be successful, you have to be a confident and effective communicator. Confidence will make people pay attention when you are passing a point. Effectiveness on the other hand, is using available communication tools to the best of your abilities. Communication skills make you a people person, because of your ability to deal with people appropriately.
5. Work Hard
Hard work vs Smart work
They say hard work never goes unrewarded. People who commit to their work, put in more hours and make sacrifices, always enjoy the fruits of their hard work. The secret to being hard working is not only what you do when everybody is watching you, but also what you do when you are alone.
6. Take Risks
Worlds Successful People
Some of the best decisions successful people ever made were as a result of taking risks. Whether they are calculated or not, if you don’t try you can never know the outcome. Business for instance, always involves taking risks. If you take a risk and fail, you can still learn from your failures and do better next time.
7. Be Proactive
What good is setting goals that sound great on paper when you will not work on implementing them? Talk is cheap but action is expensive. If you want to be successful, talk less and focus your energy on action. Actions do not have to be grand gestures, you can start with baby steps and build on gradually.
8. Be Analytical
Hurdles to Being Successful
You see before any successful people make any decisions, they have to weigh both sides of the coin. You have to get all your facts right before making any move. Being analytical will not make you beat yourself up should things fail, because you gave the details the airtime they needed.
9. Take Control of your Emotions
Self Control Techniques
The worst thing that some people do is make decisions based on emotions. Emotions fluctuate a lot, hence not the best consideration for decision making. Whether you are angry or happy, your decisions should be based on facts. Emotions influence people to making haste decisions, which they regret once the emotions subside. Learning to take control of emotions places you in a great position for success.
10. Be Honest
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Honesty is always the best policy. This is not just a cliché but a fact. If you want success, you must be honest in your ways. When you are honest, the lying bug will not bite you where you will be forced to cover up one lie with another. Honesty makes you dependable and draws people to trust you.
Successful people are who they are because they earned it. Unfortunately, many people want to be successful, but a few of them are wishing to give success what it takes. Whoever said the best things in life are free was not really referring to success. Successful people are no better or less than others. They just do things a little or more different from others
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.
But Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
“Every man should lose a battle in his youth, so he does not lose a war when he is old.” –George R. R. Martin
“We’ve all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That’s who we really are.” –J. K. Rowling
“The achievement of one goal should be the starting point of another.” –Alexander Graham Bell
Leaders Leading Leaders
The Magnet of the First F
The First F fills the first hole (inconsistent fitness) of the Bowling Ball Grip. When a man starts Posting regularly to a Workout, he has no choice but to get in shape. He will not need his FatPants to motivate him to get up in the morning. He will want to go. He will not need a scale or a Moleskin to keep track of his progress. He will be able to check that by looking right in front of him. If he is gaining today on the guys who were faster than him yesterday, he is making progress. Simple.
Smoked: The condition of being completely exhausted during the course of a workout. A really hard workout is a Smokefest, a Beatdown, or perhaps even an Epic Beatdown. If led by our friend Gnarly Goat, it might be an Epic Bleatdown.
MumbleChatter: The conversation that comes from those members of the PAX in good enough shape to keep up a running commentary about what is going on even during a workout.
ShovelFlag: A shovel with a detachable American flag and pole that is planted in the ground at the start of most every F3 workout. F3 Nation’s best Shovel Flags are handmade in Raider’s secret underground testing laboratory.
BackBlast: An after-the-fact writeup of what occurred at a workout – who attended, what they did, and the funny things that happened along the way.
He will not have to pay Crystal to make him do lunges and bunny hops. The Q will do that. He can say sayonara to Fern. Once he Posts, he is done with the silent workout buddy. Now he will have real men to push him, who will call him out when he starts to backslide and who keep up the MumbleChatter in the back of the PAX.
Most importantly, he can say goodbye to Pogo40. His Fitness will still fluctuate a bit, but Posting at a Workout will make him part of a conspiracy to defeat the tide of aging. He will no longer be climbing the mountain alone. He will not find that it is easier, but he will find that it is a lot more fun.