Success seems like an elusive secret club to many, and yet there are countless successful people sharing their stories on Youtube, interviews, books, etc. Maybe not so secret after all? Still, with all that information, what’s most important and who can you really trust? We weren’t sure either, so we did the research to find out. The following report reveals the best advice on success that is shared between the most respected serial entrepreneurs of our time.
They Do What They Love
Success takes years of dedicated effort, so those who choose work they positively love are more likely to work harder, longer, and more creatively than others are merely working for money. Bottom line, the money isn’t enough. *Needs something more
They Never Give Up
The famous inventor, Thomas Edison, is often quoted as saying: “I have not failed, I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work. Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” Successful people have to be very comfortable with failures and set-backs.
They Plan for Changes
Successful people go into every situation with a plan, while also understanding that growth only comes from change. They keep organized, so they can see those changes coming, and/or use them to their advantage. Even the end goal may change, as more research along with successes and failures create new opportunities, and the plan gets updated.
They Say “No” to Almost Everything
According to Warren Buffet; “Successful people say no to almost everything” and he’s not the only one who shares this philosophy. Those who love helping others tend to get caught up in other people’s priorities instead of working on their own. This can kill your chance of success and limit the number of people you can actually help. If you dedicate yourself fully to your big idea, and say no to almost everything else, you’re much more likely to be successful and as a result, you’ll be able to help far more people.
They Capitalize on Their Strengths
Successful people don’t have to be good at everything, but they need to be remarkably good at something, do mostly that, and delegate the rest. This isn’t an opportunity to be too narrow in your field of expertise and blame others for your failures. Success still requires hands-on abilities, industry knowledge, experience, great judgement and leadership.
They Don’t Pursue Balance
Mothering an infant, training for a competition, growing a start-up company or taking an airplane off the runway is no time to balance. There are times for balance, but balance is too easily confused with taking it easy, not taking off. World class athletes, moms, entrepreneurs and pilots know that there’s a time to step on the gas, be 100% engaged and do what it takes to reach a safe cruising altitude before backing off, taking a break and serving drinks. After a great climb and good cruise, bodies, minds, moms and planes need to land, rest, refuel, and restock before hitting the gas again. That’s the balance of success.
They Don’t Watch the Clock
Some people go to 9-5 jobs, working for someone who couldn’t limit themselves to 9-5 if they tried. Truly successful people can’t limit themselves to 9-5 because their passion drives them to consider what goes on after the minimum criteria is reached. Even if they’re only required to complete ten steps to get through the day, they want to know what happens at 11, and even better, how to modify 1-10 to be easier or smoother, so all the focus can go into 11, 12 and so on.
Measure success any way you want to. Use your bank account, your relationships, your home, whatever resonates with you. But know that the most successful people don’t measure success by anything, because they want to see just how far they can go.