We all know some people who seem to have all their shit together at all times.
And it sucks to see others win when you feel like a failure yourself.
And let’s be honest: Life is not easy all the time. We all face struggles, and we all go through hard times. Even those who seem to have their shit together.
Yes, some people are more privileged than others. Yet, most prosperous people are responsible for their happiness themselves.
Satisfaction doesn’t just happen by chance. You work for it every day until one day, the right actions become a habit, and your happiness becomes inevitable.
1. They start before they feel ready
What a pity that most great possibilities hit us when we are not prepared for them yet, huh?
How long have you been waiting for the right moment…
…to quit your job?
…to try that new yoga class?
…to change your diet?
…to ask that person out for a date?
Too long, right? Been there, done that — I know how it feels to belive there is that one right moment which will transform your life.
But here’s the bad news: You’ll never be ready, and things will never be just right.
Now, I know that’s an awful piece of information, but I recommend you keep reading because there is much good news as well.
Whenever you look for reasons not to do something, you’ll find some. Coming up with excuses on why something might not work out is one of the easiest practices in the world.
So many people out there are less talented than you but reaping the rewards simply because they do stuff. There are no “chosen ones”. Those who succeed and live a happy life chose themselves. They didn’t choose the path of least resistance but instead decided to get shit done and get started before feeling ready.
“It is better to light a tiny candle than to complain about the darkness. “
How to do it:
Those who strive to unleash their full potential and live a limitless life don’t care about the right moment or right conditions. They just do.
In the end, taking massive, determined action, as Tony Robbins calls it, is the only thing that matters.
Yes, there is magic in being at the right place at the right time, but if you keep giving 100 % and taking all the shots, you’ll surely end up at the right place anyway.
“It doesn’t matter where you are coming from, but where you want to go.”
— Brian Tracy
2. They create an environment that supports their success
Successful people know that their environments matter.
Your social circle matters, your workplace matters, your attitude matters, and your health matters.
To be fully happy and satisfied in all areas of your life, you need to create an environment and a daily life that inspires you.
You will never be ready for challenges and big opportunities, but you can be well prepared.
“Success is where preparation and opportunity meet.”
— Bobby Unser
How to do it:
Abandon anything in your life that might hold you back. Habits, places, people, anything. Seriously.
That’s tough, I know, but it’s so worth it.
If you seek to bring the best out of you, a clear mind must be one of your top priorities. That’s why you need to let go of anything that might possibly hold you back.
Don’t get distracted by stuff, focus on what matters, and your opportunities will arise.
Treat your mind like your money: don’t waste it.
Be aware of where you invest most of your time and energy in and start making little changes.
3. They let go of their ego and work for the common good
No one ever made it to the top by being egoistic. Every single person who achieved wealth, prosperity, and happiness made it through some service. Without serving people, you won’t ever be able to make it to the top and achieve your goals.
We always rise by lifting others, and as Warren Buffett puts it: Your network is your net worth.
The more you help people, the more your own happiness will arise.
Don’t let your ego be bigger than your will to make it big. Focus on delivering value, on helping people and changing lives in whatever you do.
“I’ve come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that’s as unique as a fingerprint and that the best way is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you.”
How to do it:
There’s always room for one more person at the top.
If you deliver greatness and service, you’ll have an easy time to get to the top and accomplish your goals. Create and contribute to your community. Become better every day and lift others to be their best versions.
Expect the best from yourself and allow yourself to reach your full potential while making the world a better place.
4. They mind their own business
Successful people are those who focus on themselves.
Instead of judging others, they keep their eyes on their own goals and keep giving their bests.
Comparing yourself to others usually leads to average results, stress, and unnecessary drama.
How to do it:
Instead of being up to date on what others do, practice self-reflection.
Mind your own business and take care of yourself.
Don’t look at the outside, but focus on the inward: What do you want?
We are living in an extremely fast-paced world. Thus we need to be cautious that our desire to be aware of everything doesn’t end up messing our minds.
Stop focusing on the outer world and start reflecting on your strengths. We all have hidden assets, and once we know how to play them, life is much more fun.
Success is all about knowing your strengths and playing to them.
— Sophia Amoruso
5. They appreciate failure
Happy people aren’t satisfied because of successes. Their positive attitude is strong, even if things don’t work out.
Any successful person knows that failure is part of the process. No one ever won without losing several times.
We all start at the bottom, that’s what makes life so interesting, right?
And from time to time, we all hit bottom.
Yet, those who live happy lives in the long run, have figured out their happiness doesn’t depend on their success. Instead, they appreciate every failure as a valuable lesson and keep going.
Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly.
— John F. Kennedy
How to do it:
Every failure comes with learnings, and every time we hit bottom, we can face new opportunities to rise even higher.
Instead of feeling sorry for yourself, focus on getting valuable lessons out of any defeat and use those to grow into an even better version of yourself.
In life, there is no finish line anyway.
You are a work in progress, and there is no expiration date for your dreams. Thus, make sure to get back up anytime you fall and find ways on how to learn the most from any setback.
6. They create their best selfs
Successful people focus on themselves.
Most new businesses and startups don’t fail because of business reasons, but because the founders can’t stand the challenges that come with building a business. It’s a lack of personal development, not of business knowledge.
Therefore, those who succeed are the ones who invest in themselves. They know that an investment in their knowledge, wellbeing, and network brings the best return. They practice self-reflection regularly and invest a large amount of their time and energy into becoming a better, high performing person every day.
How to do it:
Instead of giving up your job, relationship, or whatsoever, focus on finding yourself.
Real peace and fulfillment can never be found on the outside, it’s something we need to find deep within ourselves.
Life is all about creating yourself. In the best case, about creating your best self.
Those who end up living in joy and prosperity never stop improving themselves and always aim for more in life.
Continuous growth is one of the foundations for succeeding in whatever you do.
Personal growth, as the name states, is personal. The growth journey can look different for everyone. Still, there’s one thing all successful people have in common: they create their best selves together with an environment of other high-achieving people.
So, focus on your personal growth and give your best to become your best, but don’t forget that the journey is more fun with like-minded people who support your path.
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