Success rarely happens by accident.
Let’s take a look at what most of these successful individuals have in common. Let’s look at the path they travelled to reach their destination. Let’s look at the attitudes they carried with them as they faced the challenges along the road. Indeed, their approaches are amazingly similar.
The first thing these people have is a specific and focused conception of their destination. They know exactly where they want to end up. They understand their own value and see where it can be best utilised for the benefit of others. And the mere realisation that their value needs to benefit others if success is to be achieved is in itself an unusual characteristic. These people have something to say and know exactly who to say it to.
These people believe in the destination more than the path. They realise their efforts will be met with failure more often than they’d like and that even the efforts that do not fail will probably produce disappointing results. Think about success as a matter of straight probability. If one in 50 attempts delivers success, 49 deliver failure. You might get lucky and hit success the very first time. But you also might try 40 different things and with success still out of reach.
The quality we are talking about here is tenacity. Determination. Focus. These people have an unending passion to reach their final destination and they’ll stop at nothing to get there. Indeed, I’ve failed a lot more than I ever imagined I could but I’m still trying new things and I’m still making progress. Am I at my destination yet? Absolutely not. But learning every single day and getting closer by the minute.
Successful people don’t see failures as failures. They see them as lessons they need to learn to reach their intended destination. Don’t get me wrong. The emotional rollercoaster of a millionaire-in-process can be severe and the financial rollercoaster isn’t much better. But the tenacity to get up again and again and continue trying new things is what ends up differentiating the ones who succeed from those who fail.
Cultivating a wealthy mindset doesn’t happen overnight. You can’t go from complete failure-avoidance to the opposite in one day. It’s a process that takes time; one small step after another. Try something small. Don’t risk too much. See if you get some results. Then try something else, perhaps a bit more ambitious, and see how it goes. You get used to this after a while and it all gets a bit easier.
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