Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Top Character Traits Of Highly Successful People

Have you ever wondered what makes some people successful and others not?

Surprisingly enough successful people have certain traits unsuccessful people do not have. Here are some of them:

Successful people make swift decisions and take immediate action. When something crosses their desk, they don’t have a “deal with it later” box. They make an immediate decision and take an action about their decision also immediately.  This also goes for business decisions: Is this good for my business? Do it. Is it too expensive, time consuming and with some risk? Forget it.

If there is a task they need to do daily, they do it daily even when they don´t feel like doing it. They do what it takes to get to their goal. Feelings are irrelevant. 

They focus on only one thing at a time. They know that if your focus is divided, it is more difficult to hit your target. Focus helps you get direction and it keeps you motivated. Every one of us has the same amount of time at our disposal. Successful people use that time more wisely by focussing more on one task and not allowing distractions to side-track them from their goal. They master time. Unsuccessful people waste it.

They have found their passion. Most people go through life just existing. People who have passion for something live life to the fullest. Passion gives you something to live for. People with passion can’t wait to get up in the mornings, full of excitement about what the day will bring. 

Successful people have a positive attitude and will not entertain a negative thought. Instead of being negative they ask questions like: How can this be improved? How can I make this work?

A positive attitude will allow you to achieve your goals, achieve success much faster, live a happier life, have inner strength and power and it will give you the ability to sail through difficulties.

Successful people don’t fear failure. Instead they realise that every failure brings them closer to success. They fail often. They know that failure is part of learning, and part of being successful.

Successful people have an open mind. They are open to changes and suggestions that will make things better. They are masters of change, and don’t fear it. Unsuccessful people usually fear change.

They are willing to learn and realise that they can’t know everything. They spend lots of time studying. They also surround themselves with advisors who have knowledge in a particular areas they need.

If you have been unsuccessful and would like things to change, don’t “fake it till you make it.” Instead, focus on developing these traits, one at a time, until you have what it takes to be successful.

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Monday, July 16, 2012

Two Choices: Which One Will You Make?

"There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them."

Denis Waitley: American motivational speaker and writer

It is difficult for most people to accept the fact that they actually have the power to change things. They allow what happens to them, feel completely powerless to do anything to change it, and accept it without question.

There’s a story of a boy who was paralyzed in a snow mobile accident on February 14, 2010. Less than 7 months later, he was not only walking, but playing soccer with his teammates at School.

I have heard of other people who were paralysed in an accident, and then refused to believe it. Doctors said they would never walk again, but they refused to believe it. They kept trying and trying, and what happened? Yes, they walked again. “It’s a miracle!” everyone said.

In a movie, apparently a true story, a mother wouldn’t accept that her son had cancer and that it was terminal. She fought against it with everything she had, and refused to let her son believe that he was going to die. She kept concentrating on him getting better, and coached him to do the same. Everyone said that she was very unkind to him and that she should back down and allow him to die in peace. She didn’t listen. Her marriage suffered as a result. In the end she found a doctor that could help, and the son’s cancer disappeared.

In another true story told in Napoleon Hill’s book: Think and Grow Rich, a father refused to accept that his son was deaf. He treated the son like a normal person, and gave him the belief that he could hear if he wanted to. Everyone said he was unkind to his son, and that he should accept that he was deaf, and send him to attend a special school for the deaf. His son had a breakthrough and there was an apparatus that worked and helped him to be able to hear like a normal person.

Every single one of us has some kind of handicap: Either an illness, a physical disability or condition that we have to struggle with. Sometimes it is emotional rather than physical, like someone who has been abused and have the emotional scars for years after. It could be something that seems small to others but in our experience was traumatic; something that holds us back. Sometimes it is the belief system we were given as children that is holding us back.

What is holding you back? It will be something that you believe. What do you believe that limits you?

Abraham Hicks wrote: “There is nothing that you cannot be, do or have.”  And Walt Disney said: “If you can dream it, you can do it.”

What is your dream? Get up and live it!