“Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
Successful people and unsuccessful people really aren’t all that different. We’re all human beings after all. However, what separates the winners from those who never achieve much success in life boils down to the way they think.
Successful people think differently. They just do, because it’s imperative to winning in life. You’re either born with this type of thinking or you can work and develop it. Anyone can think in a way that helps them achieve success.
Let’s see how winners differ from losers.
For starters, winners chase their dreams. They’re willing to go after what they want. Only about 2% of the world has this mindset. It’s shockingly low, but that’s how it is.
Unsuccessful people prefer security without realizing that nothing ventured, nothing gained. They prefer job security and the idea that they’re not risking anything. So, they stagnate in life and never progress as they lament about their lot in life.
Successful people have confidence and they can do it. Unsuccessful people lack confidence and belief in themselves. Winners think it’s possible. Losers think it’s impossible… and will find a problem to every solution so that they stay where they are.
To succeed in life, you must believe in yourself. You must be willing to change things up. To explore new possibilities. You can only discover new lands if you’re willing to lose sight of the shore.
Unsuccessful people tend to stick to the old ways of doing things. They resist change because it means stepping outside their comfort zone. This is another quality that successful people have.
They act in spite of fear. A winner knows that it will require effort and struggle and they think, “You know what? I’m going to do it anyway and succeed!”
The unsuccessful person says, “That’s too much work and it’ll take too long. I might not even succeed and it will all be a waste of time.”
The need to play it safe and try to get something for nothing is a trademark of unsuccessful people. They’d rather settle for less than go out and get what’s theirs.
In order for you to achieve the pinnacles of success, you must demand it first… and believe that you have what it takes. Then you must be willing to pay the price that success asks of you. Winners are more than willing to do so.
The fire that burns within successful people creates a sense of urgency within them. They tend to feel like there’s always not enough time to do what they need to. They’re constantly on the move getting things done and rarely have time for trivial distractions.
Unsuccessful people tend to move slower, procrastinate more and live a dull life. Entertainment such as social media, TV shows, and other leisure activities act as a crutch to fill the void in their life.
Successful people have so much going for them that they only occasionally indulge in such activities.
Another interesting point you’ll notice is that unsuccessful people tend to focus on what others are doing. They always have opinions on other people’s activities and external events and rarely reflect on their own life.
Successful people, however, only think about how they’ll improve their business and life. They focus on themselves. As a result, they make progress and enjoy a more rewarding life.
Unsuccessful people remain bitter, filled with negativity, and become naysayers who try to rain on other people’s parades just to make themselves feel better. It’s a sad situation, but one that they brought on themselves.
At the end of the day, things will only get better when you start thinking better. Your life will have no limits when you have no self-imposed limits. Progress and success will be yours when you focus on positive actions and become part of the solution rather than being part of the problem.
Now that you know why some people are successful and most aren’t, you can just emulate the winners and become a winner yourself. The power of change is within you.