Most people have a desire to be rich or be successful, yet so few attain prosperity and great wealth. This is something that I have pondered for over twenty years. So, I had a close look at my mentors and other role models like Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Donald Trump, Warren Buffett, Richard Branson, Anthony (Tony) Robbins and many others. I observed personal success usually occurs from a number of behavioural patterns and certain ‘attitude’ traits. Here are some of the reasons why many individuals are successful in their field of endeavours.
1] They have a life purpose or vision of what their company or life will be like in the future.
All great accomplishments begin with an idea and a vision. It’s purpose and vision that drives and motivates them.
2] They have written down goals.
If you don’t know where you’re going, how do you know when you’re going to get there? I know many people in my own life (including family members) that just ‘float’ along in life without direction.
Studies have shown that written down goals have a higher probability of being achieved.
3] A burning desire to succeed.
Think about how competitive it is to be good in a chosen field these days. You WILL encounter set backs and challenges. I like to look at these challenges as a test to see if I’m serious about achieving my goals or not.
This is where written goals help. They will highlight what you have achieved so far and will give you the extra boost to keep going.
Having a good ‘friend’ to talk to when you feel a bit ‘blue’, helps too. Ask them to be your ‘Success Buddy’.
Read about other successful people and what challenges they overcame.
4] The acquisition of specialised knowledge to achieve your goals.
I enjoyed reading about the life story of Henry Ford. He continually learnt more about building motor vehicles, hiring talented people and investing in research.
To achieve your goals you will need to master certain specialized fields or skills, such as book writing, public speaking, writing and publishing press releases, becoming an expert in engine repair, etc.
If you can afford it, hire the best skilled people you can find.
Want a shortcut? Find people that have achieved your goals and just ‘copy’ them. It might cost you a few thousand dollars, but you will reach your goals quicker with lower chance of failure.
Read, watch videos, go to seminars, conduct tests and experiments, observe all you can about your specialisation.
5] Being decisive in nature.
Successful people know how to take advantage of opportunities that come up and they make a decision very quickly. Sometimes the decision will be the wrong one, but not making a decision is really a ‘no’ decision anyway.
Rich people surround themselves with experts who assist in making informed decisions. What ‘experts’ do you have around you?
6] Utilising mentors or being a part of a mastermind group.
As already mentioned in point four and five, surround yourself with experts and also have another group of people who share similar goals as yourself.
I currently meet with my ‘mastermind’ group every week for two hours. We’ve been doing that for over one year now and the benefits are enormous.
There are no guarantees in life (unfortunately), BUT, I have seen (personally) many of my wealthy mentors ‘live’ the attitudes mentioned above and I strongly believe these are some of the main reasons they are so successful. Now, how can you apply them to your journey?