(1) Don’t Allow Their Circumstances Justify Why They Can’t
When Morris Goodman (the miracle man) was brought to the hospital after suffering a plane crash, no one, including his family believed that he would ever survive. At that time, all his bones – including his skull were crashed.
But Morris never allowed his situation to make him feel so. Despite being in a coma, he worked his way to regain consciousness and soon, his ability to walk. In fact, 3 months after he was hospitalized, he walked out of it on crutches – a feat that most people find unbelievable.
Since then, not only did Morris live a fulfilling life, he went on to become a successful motivational speaker, using his inspirational experience to touch people’s lives.
Yes, what some of us have gone through may not be even remotely close to Morris’ experience. But isn’t the essence the same? Whether is it coming out of a coma and walking on broken limbs or building up a business with scarce resources, successful people never see themselves as lacking.
In fact, it’s their abundance that got them to where they were. Abundance of potential.
(2) Keep their Eye on Their Goals
They’re absolutely sure of themselves and know what they want out of their lives. Whether is it building a profitable business, achieving a sales target, cultivating a particular habit or simply becoming a good parent, they pursue it wholeheartedly.
Although it’s tempting to judge, do keep this in mind that no goal is unworthy. If your focus is to become a good mother to your kids and work towards it relentlessly, who has the right to say that you’re any less successful than someone who wants to be as rich as Bill Gates?
(3) Refuse to be defeated by Any Problem
Like it or not, problems and challenges are part of our lives. A real successful person never let himself be defeated by issues that crop up in their pursuit. Even if the situation is so bad that giving up is the only right choice, he’ll never do so without putting up a tough fight.
One such person is Steve Jobs, founder of Apple and Pixar. As a result of management differences, he fell out with his partner and was fired after the Board of Directors agreed with his partner. He was only 30 then.
He later picked himself up and went on to build 2 other companies, NeXT and Pixar. Ironically, NeXT was bought over by Apple. And Pixar became one of the most successful animation company in the world, later acquired by Disney.
Successful people’s indomitable spirit holds them true and only gets stronger with problems. They fall and they get back up. Sometimes in an even better shape.
Courtsey: www.goal-setting-college.com/.../what-differentiates-the-successful-unsuccessful-people/ -