Have you ever spent any time studying very successful people? Do they seem to you to have something in common? There seems to be something about them, but it’s somewhat elusive, not easy to define.
Maybe you think it’s all due to lucky breaks….?
But have you ever heard the expression, “I find that the harder I work, the luckier I get.”? Something to think about, and, of course, it’s not just working hard, it’s also about working smart.
The most successful people share certain secrets. Any idea what they are? Call them ideas or call them traits, people with power or success or money seem to have these things in common:
- The power of persistence
- The power of passion
- The power of self-control
- The power decision and action
- The power of creativity
So, let’s have a look at them and see what these superpowers can do for your life.
The Power Of Persistence
We all know and admire people who have failed and gone on to great success. Before he invented the electric light bulb, Thomas Edison failed more than 1000 times. He never saw it as a failure; he saw it as one more step towards succeeding.
Henry Ford is another example. He came from a poor background with no education, but he looked at the horse and buggy, and saw the amazing cars we drive today.
Abraham Lincoln failed in business and in running for government several times, but we all know how he ended up.
Call it persistence, perseverance or grit; do you have it? And if not, can you develop and nurture it because it will definitely help you when the going gets tough (and we know life has a tendency to put obstacles in our way from time to time).
The Power Of Passion
You’ve probably heard the expression, “if you can believe it, you can achieve it.” That’s telling us that a good idea alone is not enough. You have to believe in it. I’ll bet you know people who are very intelligent but have never risen very high in life.
And I’ll bet you know other people who haven’t had much going for them but have succeeded despite obstacles. It’s very likely due to their determination to achieve their goals despite anything that comes against them. To the extent that you can acquire this attitude, you will succeed.
Can you develop a passion for something? Of course you can, but you need to stick with it long enough for that passion to develop and this is where the point above about persistence will help.
The Power Of Self-Control
As you probably know, entrepreneurs have a lot of power over their jobs and careers, but if it’s used incorrectly, it can lead to failure. The power of self-control in business is really about the way you handle your thoughts and your emotions.
The way you think can have a huge effect on the way you act and being able to exhibit self-control is an incredibly valuable superpower to develop and nurture.
The Power Of Decision And Action
Studies have shown that one of the greatest causes of failure is lack of decision. Along with that, procrastination is the most common thing that holds people back from achieving their full potential.
Studies have also shown that millionaires make a habit of making decisions promptly and then only changing them when necessary.
You may need to rely on others for help or information but base your decision on the most accurate facts possible. Once you feel you have those, take action.
If you don’t take action, then any amount of planning and preparation is completely useless, and you will never reach your goals.
Action creates traction and is absolutely crucial to any type of success in life whether that be health, wealth, relationships etc.
You must be decisive and take action as quickly as you can and don’t be afraid to “fail forward” because this way you will at least be making some progress and you will be constantly learning what does and doesn’t work.
The Power Of Creativity
This quality know as creativity, is seriously underrated. No doubt about it. Creativity does not just apply to writing a novel or painting a portrait; it applies to the life you create for yourself and the business you create for yourself in all their aspects.
And so much of your success will depend on how creative your solutions are.
Have you noticed? Almost every great success story in business begins with one good idea.
If you can’t think for yourself and imagine possibilities, you must depend only on what others before you have done. That might not be right for you. That might not be your best.
And when you develop these superpowers you are much more likely to create a plan of action and more importantly, to take action!
And don’t forget to enjoy the journey along the way. So many of us are totally fixated on the end result that we forget to enjoy the personal growth and achievement that happens along the way.
If that’s you then please check out this training that will encourage you to embrace the process and enjoy the journey so you can feel fulfilled before you even reach your goals which is a real win-win situation 😊