“Success is not Final, Failure is not Fatal: It is the Courage to Continue that Counts.“- Winston Churchill
This line has been picked from the end of the video, which sums up one’s experiences while hiking up the success graph. Success is hard-earned but transitory – it comes to those who are not rattled by failures. The common trait in all successful people, however, is the courage to continue.
Of course, success is your prized exhibit but successful people are grounded. Their self-realization and self-search lead them to self-development.
Different people perceive success differently. To some, success is earning a lot of fortune, while to others, it is winning accolades. For instance, to sportsmen, the extent of success is marked by their trophies, championships or medals while for others, success is all about learning to live happily by achieving a state of wellness. Whatever it means to you, a few good habits can completely turn around your life.
Here are some characteristics of all successful people as discussed in the video:
They Set Goals:
There should be a clear target in your mind, a process called goal-setting. Successful people earnestly work to achieve that goal, come what may. There may be a two-way path in your life, where you stand undecided on which way to go. Successful people figure out the way that leads them to their goals. Setting goals, hence, is the key priority of all successful people.
They Take Responsibility for their Lives:
Successful people never play the victim card and blame others for their miseries. They are in charge of their lives and they fearlessly face the consequences of their actions. They learn lessons from their failures and move on quickly. They understand that dwelling on the past and making excuses never takes them anywhere.
They are Disciplined:
Successful people discipline themselves. The sense of discipline stems from the hunger for success. One needs to be honest to one’s own self in order to build a better future. For instance, if you work from home and you are unsupervised, you can while away your time. However, you must ask yourself, is that doing any good to me? Instead, if you spend that time doing productive things, it will be hugely beneficial for your future. The meaningful purpose of life is much more important than meaningless distractions, isn’t it?
They are Obsessed with Self-Development:
There has to be an undying process of working on yourself. Successful people always strive to do better and are open to learning new things. This is a great means of self-development. You are more secure, both financially and spiritually, when you acquire more knowledge.
Successful People Read a Lot:
What you do when you get bored? Probably pick up your phone and while away your time on social media? However, successful people read in their leisure. They like solitude because it brings them the best surprises. When they read or listen to something, their minds will be benefited and that benefit will extend to their future. In case if you are not a reader, you can utilize the time you spend in the gym or listen to audio books. At the end of the day, the idea is to make yourself better than what you were.
They Manage their Time:
Time management is crucial when you are seeking to be successful. Successful people program their minds to be tireless when ordinary people are easily exhausted by banality. They recognize the rewarding tasks and take risky plunges. Meanwhile, they leave the insignificant ones, which will have no bearing on their future, behind. Also, they plan in advance and set crystalline plans to reach their goals.
They take Risks:
Only big risks bring you big rewards. When you are deciding to build your future in your own terms, there will be risks but the fear of failure always tramples with your spirit. Successful people never back out in tough times, because they believe that there is no greater failure than ending up regretful. You should separate yourself from the life you don’t want and take risks going for the life you want.
They keep Going:
Setbacks can cause hindrances but successful people know how to make the cut. The wise always know that failures are part of success and every winner has lost at some time before emerging victorious. The successful never quit even if they lose everything. Adversities introduce a man to his better self and make him resilient.
They Find a Way to Win:
Successful people are imbued with confidence. Their resolve doesn’t abate even in the face of challenges. They are born winners who will never settle for less. Come hell or high water, their objective is to hit the bull’s eye.
They do what they Love:
If you spend a major part of your life doing things you hate for money, you end up disappointed. You are only agonizing your soul that way. Successful people never shy away from chasing their true calling. They don’t lose sight of their ultimate purpose and mend their ways to achieve it.
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