What makes successful people succeed?
Success is a result of hard work. However, hard work alone can not guarantee success. Because most of the time, it does not matter how hard you work, but how quickly you could learn from your mistakes. It is a human nature to commit mistake – and mistake affects the course of your action. When you see nothing good except the image of failure, it is a turning point whether or not you decide to pursue or retreat.
But what separates successful people from the average one is the ability to quickly learn from their mistakes. Once they failed, they become stronger, wiser, and more clever. They don’t carry the pain of their setbacks. Instead, they cherish the lessons out of those mistakes. And more importantly, they avoid them.
Here are the 7 mistakes that successful people avoid.
1. Successful people avoid a negative relationship.
Any relationship can have a great impact on your well-being. Happy relationships can make you happy. But the negative one can make you feel bad. In order to succeed, you need to avoid relationships that can only make you feel bad. Successful people don’t linger on relationships that might drag them down. This is the reason why most successful people are careful in choosing their friends. So if you feel that your relationship gives you difficulty to remain focused on your goal, it’s time to cut it down. Don’t let your negative relationship ruins your dream. It’s a mistake.
2. Successful people don’t spend time on a nonsense undertaking.
Obviously, successful people are hard-working individuals. They know that it’s a mistake to do things that don’t work. Instead, they quickly determine what is working and what is not. Why? Because they treat time as the most valuable resource – that if they don’t use it productively, they commit the greatest mistake of their life. If you really want to succeed, you’ve got to maximize time. Eliminate what is not working. Find the other one that makes your time and effort worthy.
3. Successful people don’t allow their fear to control their destiny.
Fear can be devastating to your goals in life. In fact, the biggest reason why most people don’t succeed is that they have a tremendous amount of fear. But successful people don’t allow fear to control their destiny. Their eagerness to succeed is greater than the power of their fear. And most of the time, fear becomes the source of their strength. They control their life, not fear controlling them.
4. Successful people don’t follow other people’s footsteps.
It is necessary to learn from other people. However, doing exactly what others are doing does not promote creativity. It could only hinder growth. Successful people understand the importance of learning from others’ success or mistakes. But they know that they have their own goals. Thus, doing what other people are doing is worthless. Instead, they figure out how to maximize their potential and creativity. They follow their own goals and create their own trails.
5. Successful people pay attention to their health.
Working hard spends too much energy. As a result, your body needs to refuel. But most people don’t pay attention to their physical needs. They focus too much on their goals and forget the value of health. They don’t realize that health is the real wealth. Because money is worthless if you can’t spend it. The greatest mistake of most people is that they spend too much time working hard to make sure they have enough money to spend on their health in later life. Successful people know this. That’s why they maintain lifestyle. Health for them is the most important of all – a healthy life is a happy life.
6. Successful people always follow their passion.
The reason why passion is important in achieving success is that success requires too much work. If you are not passionate (if you don’t love) on what you do, you’ll find it hard to succeed. This is what happens to most people – they quit. Successful people don’t ask what others are doing. Instead, they ask themselves what they love doing. They understand that every moment that passed cannot be regained. Thus, maximizing life is a must. This is the reason why they don’t waste time following others. Instead, they always follow their passion – their inner voice. So if you want to succeed, do the same.
7. Successful people live their own life.
Successful people are creative, strong, and proud. They know how to make things happen – how to fulfill their goals. Even though they find it hard, they always make their own way. They don’t believe in luck, they believe in their own capability. They know they are different. Thus, following others makes no sense. If you want to succeed, become more aware of yourself. Know who you really are. From within, make something good happen to yourself.
Life is phenomenal if you use it in a productive way. Life is not all about perfection. Rather, it is an upside down exploration. You can’t control everything in life. But the best thing you can do is to control what you can and let go what you can’t. And most importantly, do not afraid to commit mistakes. Instead, commit as many as you can, learn from them, and grow.
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I’m a licensed psychometrician, author, and blogger. I’m currently working as a University instructor teaching psychology. I love writing and doing psychological research.