5 Game-Changing Attitudes That Make People Successful
Let me tell you something. I don’t like the word successful. It means something different to every single person you meet. Most people measure success in terms of societal norms and expectations.
For me, success lies in appreciating what I have, doing meaningful work, and being the best son, brother, boyfriend, and friend I can be.
Yet, it is also important to me to be successful in more status quo terms.
I don’t need a luxurious house or a nice car, but I do want to have a steady stream of income, mostly so I don’t have to worry about how the bills are getting paid. I also want the freedom to do things as I please — i.e. travel, pursue hobbies, etc.
The thing is, there are certain attitudes towards life that are cultivated by successful people. Whether in relationships, work, or life in general, a few particular mentalities can go a long ways towards ensuring your success. Here are 5 of them.
This is what I like to call a lifestyle of learning. Most people think learning is something boring to be done in school. They’re perfectly content to stop expanding their skills and knowledge whenever possible.
This attitude is a trap. Successful people are constantly observing, analyzing, and seeking to understand more. They understand that information is power, and they leverage it to their advantage.
Inevitably, obstacles will present themselves on the road to success in any endeavor. And sometimes, things won’t go as planned. Losers allow setbacks to get in their heads, to make them believe they aren’t good enough, and ultimately, to quit.
Successful people definitely don’t think this way. Of course, failure hurts for them too; we’re hardwired to want things to go exactly as we’d like. However, they don’t dwell on failures, and instead, they learn from them and move on. Your failures can teach you more than your successes if you keep your eyes open.
People who settle for mediocrity never go out of their way to take on anything more than the bare minimum. They make excuses and are quick to say, “That’s not in my job description.”
People who are successful in work and in relationships know that going above and beyond is the only way to really show a person or an organization how much you care. Taking on responsibilities outside of what you deem necessary shows your value, commitment, and character.
People doomed to a subpar life are always asking what others can do for them. They’re selfish in every decision, and they genuinely think this is the best way to get ahead.
Successful people know that true reward lies in sharing our gifts to help others. But beyond that, it turns out that helping others is the best way to be successful too. Helping other people gains you true fans and patrons. It expands your network, and it makes people trust you enough to give you more responsibility.
Ultimately, this might be the biggest differentiator when it comes to who winds up being successful and who does not. Successful people believed the whole time that they had what it took to reach goals and make their plans come true.
People who settle for crap never really thought they had what it took. They allowed doubt and fear to cripple them.
Don’t take this one to mean that you should never quit on anything. Successful people are sharp enough to notice when things aren’t working, swallow their pride, and throw in the towel. Then, they apply what they’ve learned to the next undertaking.
Everyone can be successful.
Yes, that means you. There is no magical success-deity in the sky deciding whether or not luck and fortune are destined to grace your existence. You’ve simply got to foster the correct habits of mind, stick to it, and you can do achieve awesome things.
I believe in you. So go on. Make something happen.
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About Gregory Arnold Gregory is a writer, difference maker, and personal growth enthusiast. He believes that by improving ourselves, we find true happiness and improve the world in the process.