Published on July 7th, 2017 | by Jonas A.
Top 7 Things Successful People Avoid
Here are the top 7 things that I have found that successful people don’t do.
1. Spend time feeling sorry for themselves.
Did you find it interesting those questions that I asked you placed you in the mindset of feeling sorry for yourself? Well, notice that number one is successful people do not murmur and complain. They don’t participate in those behaviors because they are immediate responsibility takers and murmuring and complaining goes against taking full responsibility for their actions and gets their minds thinking about themselves and off their purpose. Setbacks are part of a successful journal which a successful person well understands therefore their behavior and actions dovetail that of someone whose mind is in proper alignment for success. When a successful person experiences a setback the difference is that they will say “O.K. it happened and next” They move on and regroup immediately. They understand that dwelling only digs a deeper hole for them and it does not benefit anyone.
2. Cringe of change.
A successful person understands that change is part of life. Change happens and the only thing that they concern themselves with is how they will deal with the change. A successful person takes an instant posture and mindset to embrace change and consider it a challenge. They begin to see change as new and exciting possibilities to grow, enhance their lives, develop more knowledge and because of that positive mindset a change can become a successful person’s setting for their best work to be performed.
3. Spend time or energy on stuff that is out of their hands.
A successful person doesn’t allow themselves to spend one minute on things outside of their control. They understand there are things that they can not control, long lines, being placed on hold, other annoying circumstances. Spending valuable time on things that are unimportant and inconsequential are just that time wasters. Successful people fully understand that these are things they can’t control, and also realize that spending costly time and energy thinking about them is unproductive.
Risk is not something that successful people fear because by their very nature they are risk takers. I have to believe that if I said it this way that most people would change their outlook and mindset in regards to taking risks. Successful people handle situations with careful consideration, strategic thought and focused action.
4. Worry about what others think.
This is a quality that successful people have in their DNA and it is called finesse. As much as we all want people to like us in everything that we do, successful people realize that is not realistic. They understand no matter what they do and it could be something like curing world hunger, there will be somebody who does not like the way it happened or even that it happened. They understand they can not and will not please everyone so they approach situations and circumstances with kindness, honesty and fairness, knowing when and what to say at the appropriate time.
5. Live for glory days.
Who can change the past? NOONE! Successful people understand this well. Dwelling and thinking about the past does not benefit anyone, especially if it is something negative. Successful people invest in themselves and the development of their minds and part of that investment is spent creating a fantastic present which they understand is the only thing that they can change and time planning for an amazing future!
6. Give up. Ever! Give up and do what?
That is what a successful person says to themselves every time. Giving up is not an option that they have so consideration of giving up is impossible for a successful person to fathom. Perseverance and reaching their goal is the option that they have only.
Successful people view other successful people as motivators. Successful people have an overall attitude of joy for other’s success because they understand that the platform for successful people is large and there is room for everyone. They also know that if you are on that platform you deserve to be there.
7. Expect quick success.
Successful people are in it for the long haul. They enjoy the process and look forward to the win. They understand that planning and execution of said plan takes well-thought out time. Patience becomes their friend and they understand how it is truly a virtue. Successful people do not live with improper or unreasonable expectations. They understand that their success could take a long time; therefore looking to have immediate results is not smart.