1. Success can’t change them
The secret to become successful is the same secret how to remain successful. Many successful people who lost their success because they stopped working hard after becoming successful. To have a continues success you should remain the perseverance you exert from the very beginning.
2. They are never bored
Successful people are tireless and not satisfied with anything and always trying to learn more. This is the big reason why they are successful because they enjoy learning and reading.
3. They do what needs to be done, today!
Successful people are quietly doing what needs to be done, while everyone prefers to do later. That is the difference between knowing how to do something and actually doing it. Intelligence and knowledge are both useless without action. It’s as simple as that. They take action here and now, today – because that’s where real progress happens.
4. They choose their instinct when making tough decisions.
Instinct is very real and something that is never wise to ignore, because it comes from deep within your subconscious and is derived from your previous life experiences. If everyone else is telling you “yes” but your gut is telling you otherwise, it’s usually for a good reason. When faced with difficult decisions, seek out all the information you can find, become as knowledgeable as you possibly can, and then listen to your God-given instincts.
Successful people know that trusting your instinct is equivalent to trusting your true self; and the more you trust your true self, the more control you have of making your goals and dreams come true.
5. They learn by stretching themselves to their limits.
When you’re struggling, that’s when you’re growing stronger and smarter. The more time you spend there, the faster you learn. You learn best when you’re stretching yourself beyond your previous level of comfort. You want to practice at the point where you are on the edge of your ability, stretching yourself over and over again, making mistakes, stumbling, learning from those mistakes and stretching yourself even farther. It needs to be hard and uncomfortable. That’s how your brain grows. We learn when we’re in our discomfort zone.
6. They create visual reminders of their long-term goals.
You want to build a more profitable business, but when you’re caught up in the daily grind, it’s easy to just do what’s familiar instead of what’s required for growth. You want to lose weight, but when you’re tired, it’s easy to rationalize that you’ll start exercising and eating right tomorrow. Few good things come easy, and when the going gets tough we often take the easy way out – even though the easy way takes us the wrong way.
To combat this, successful people create tangible reminders that pull them back from the brink of their weak impulses. My friend fills his desk with family photos, both because he loves looking at them and because, when work gets really tough, these photos remind him of the people he is ultimately working for. And another a friend of ours keeps a photo of himself when she was 100 pounds heavier and on his refrigerator as a reminder of the person she never wants to be again. Think of moments when you are most likely to give in to impulses that take you farther away from your ultimate goals. Then use visual reminders of those goals to interrupt the impulse and keep you on track.
7. They keep some journals.
Some successful people like Oprah, Eminem and J.K. Rowling track their progress ,reflect, set goals and learn from their mistakes by keeping journal with them. Having a journal able you to track where you’ve been and where you intend to go. You can write down what you did today, what you tried to accomplish, where you made mistakes, and so forth. It’s a place to reflect. It’s a place to capture important thoughts.
8. They keep their pride in check.
To know that they can’t possibly know it all. To admit they made a mistake. To admit they owe their success to others too. To say they are sorry. To ask for help when they need it. To poke fun at themselves from time to time. To make mistakes and fail. And to try again, willingly.
There are no permanent jobs or absolutes on this planet. We are all just interning and exploring here. Learn from everyone, have a good time along the way and don’t forget to remain humble.
9. They welcome honest feedback and criticism.
“To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.” That’s what Aristotle said. And obviously, he was being facetious. If you are being criticized for doing, saying or thinking something that’s out of the ordinary. Good. That means you’ve taken a stand for something sometime in your life recently. And that’s a huge part of being successful.
Follow in the footsteps of enormously successful people by learning to effectively process the criticism you receive. Hateful and negative criticism should be received, assessed, and then let go, while constructive criticism should be evaluated and acted upon. Solicit feedback from people whose opinions you value – people who have been where you want to go. And remember to be gracious when receiving feedback; when you are, all the people around you will be more likely to give you their support and honest insight in the future.