9 Belief Systems of Unusually Successful People
by Bryan McDonald
There is no secret successful people hide when it comes to success.
There are only principals and beliefs that these people follow to get what they want in life. Here are 9 of the most common beliefs that I apply in my life, that I see in every successful entrepreneur I have ever been exposed to:
1. Results are the only thing that matters.
Unfortunately, our society has trained people to trade time for money. So, the longer someone has been in a job they feel that they should be paid more.Many unsuccessful entrepreneurs give up because they see that they have to put alot of time in to start creating the results they want.
During this time, they don’t make much, if any, money and the decision to quit wins over their desire to succeed. Successful people consistently tweaks things until they get their desired results, realizing that there may be alot of effort put in to produce the results.
2. Give to Get.
Successful people understand that the more you give the more you get. Volunteering is a space you will typically find successful entrepreneurs in. The understand that when you donate your time or talents you get exposure to who you are and what you do and it always inevitably turns into results.
I remember when I was in the mortgage industry and my sales started skyrocketing when I donated my time to help run a real estate investors networking group. I got tons of exposure, had the ability to speak to the group and it was all smooth sailing from there.
3. Your clients are your partners.
Have you ever worked with someone who, you have paid for services, and makes you feel like an idiot? Yeah, successful people don’t do that, ever. Many successful entrepreneurs realize that they are “in the battle” with their clients not just an innocent bystander.
When you show your clients that you are “in the battle with them” you will build life long relationships, they will become your biggest advocate and become your biggest source of new business.
4. Paying dues are for corporate environments.
There is no “right of passage” for successful people. They are always giving 110% so there is never a situation where they have to “show you”, in past tense, that they are worth working with.
In most corporate environments, once dues are paid, people take their foot off the gas. Quality entrepreneurs always have their pedal to the metal.
5. Master my time, master my life.
In our society, we hear people say alot, “I just don’t have enough time to get it done”. Successful people won’t ever let time impose itself on them, when it comes to deadlines and tasks.
The key to being a great entrepreneur is controling time and only letting tasks take the amount of time they should actually take. Accomplishing this is mostly done through laser focus and working without distractions.
6. Failure is just part of the path.
Failing forward is what most successful people choose to do. They realize that failure is just feedback on the path to what they are achieving. Understanding this clearly and you realize all you have to do is just make adjustments, based on your results.
Hence, the point #1 in this article. Learning to turn failure into a positive thing is what sets apart those who achieve their dreams and goals and those who don’t. Failure isn’t something that you avoid like the plague, it is something your embrace to get better.
7. Being the dumbest person in the room is the smartest.
Many of the most success CEOs, entrepreneurs and successful people realized that they can’t get to where they want to go without people that are smarter them. They always stretch to find people who have achieved what they want, understand something they need to impliment or see the world in a more enlightened way.
They don’t want to be the smartest person in the room because the smarter people around them will pull them up to a new level where they become better and smarter.
8. Go where most don’t: The extra mile.
Many poeple talk about going the extra mile but never actually go there. The reason it’s only talk is because the extra mile is dressed in overalls and it looks like hard work. Successful people see it dressed in shorts and a t-shirt because it will mean smooth sailing in the future.
When the extra mile is given, consistently over and over again, things get easier because you set yourself apart from the pack. Remarkable entrepreneurs that seem to have success come as easy as flowing water, always went the extra mile as they were building. They actually never stopped because the extra mile became their “new normal” and it made them extraordinarily efficient.
This is how successful people make the extra mile look so easy.
9. The line to success is never straight and always crooked.
There is a common misconception in the world that successful people have always had it easy. Everyone experiences them when they already have reached success but never saw the path successful people took to get to their pinnacle.
So many aspiring entrepreneurs give up when things get tough, strategies they are trying to implement don’t work out or when they naysayers that are around them, pump negativity into the dreams and goals of the aspiring entrepreneur, they throw in the cards and stop.
One thing that successful people, entrepreneurs, executives and professionals accept as a fact is that things won’t be easy, but all the pain and struggle will be worth it.
So, if you have not had the success that you want, choose to have the right perspective on things and believe what successful people believe.
The more you embrace these beliefs the more success you will have.
To Your Success,
written by Ibrahim Gana Malgwi