Just like beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder, success is measured differently by people. It’s your responsibility and your choice to determine what success means to you. It could be having a strong influence, authority, having a huge paycheck, seven-figure salary, fame, higher status in the society etc. all these labels somehow seems to define the definition of success.
We have seen how some successful people accumulated money just because they had an interesting idea and the courage to take the unexplored path. We have read about people who merely become renowned individuals and crafted a persona of their own, leaving only footprints to follow. Speaking of people, it would be unjust to not mention few of them – Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Elizabeth Holmes, J.K. Rowling, Oprah Winfrey, Henry Ford, Larry Page, Thomas Edison and much more. The list can go on as there are lots of people that have made big. People from different walks of life have been successful irrespective of any mutual connection but what binds them together is having some common traits, the same mindsets that led them to where they are today.
As far as highly successful people are concerned, these are some common mindsets that they share.
They Establish The Big WHY
What differentiates highly successful people from the rest is the ability to establishing the big WHY. They always have the tendency to know what’s in there for them to learn and what’s the end goal. They are constantly evolving and always hungry to learn something new and implementing it. Highly successful people think about challenges and utilize them in a way that will bring a sense of achievement and how to improve the community as a whole.
They have the vision and the purpose of achieving it. Never allowing their passion to fade away instead, keeping the fire ignited, they nourish and hone their skills and thinks of the perspective to change the society even if that means questioning the norms.
Staying focused on the bigger picture
Everyone started their journey with a vision and so do other people but the other less successful people never make up to their destination. Reason being – either they gave up to their failures or became too busy with trivial issues or short-term success. On the other hand, irrespective of what life throws at them, successful people keep on walking and don’t stop till they get where they want to.
Henry Ford was considered lunatic and that soon he would go out of business. He neither invented the automobile nor the assembly line but developed the first automobile. His introduction of the Model T automobile revolutionized transportation and automobile industry. So keep your eye on the prize, all the time and that’s how you can become highly successful and admired.
They allowed their sufferings their motivation
It’s difficult to cope up with sadness as it makes up our core memories. But keeping a positive mindset in situations like these determine what you’re really made of and what you can achieve.
At the age of 15, Jim Carrey had to drop out of school to support his family but that didn’t stop him from pursuing his passion and today, he is one of the best comedians to ever walk on earth.
Elizabeth is one of the youngest billionaires in the world. She invented a device that is capable of monitoring one’s disease before it fully develops and her product can save lives. But, it was the death of her uncle that motivated her to help humanity regardless of how much money she would accumulate and the rest is history.
They never lose hope, instead, keep working harder
Successful people don’t become successful fortnight. It takes years of practice and experience to get what they demand. People keep on complaining and whining about what they don’t have and these successful people start right where they are with whatever tools they have and collect more resources as they progress.
I’d like to quote Bruce Lee here. He once said “ Don’t pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure it” and that’s what the successful live their lives by. Day in and day out they keep pushing their limits work hard with great zeal and always manage to find their way out in whatever difficult situation they are thrown upon.
Thomas Edison didn’t lose hope and despite the fact that he failed 1000 times before inventing the electric bulb, he didn’t give up.
Steve Jobs was fired by the company he helped found.
Arianna Huffington was rejected multiple times and as of today, her news website and blogs are among the most well-known and frequently visited on the internet.
Develop a constructing mindset and overcome the fear of failure and you’d be on the other side of the fence. The greatest mindset is that they never fear to failing. Embrace it as there is no reason you should fear it.
Learn from your failures and improve from it that’s what successful people do. View failure and difficult times as opportunities to grow rather than fearing them.