All successful people are optimistic, and all optimistic people are, in one or the other way, sooner or later, successful in accomplishing their goals of life. The optimistic people tend to see the glass as half full, not half empty. They believe that the whole universe is friendly towards them and helping them in achieving their dreams. However, most people lose patience when they about to reach their goals, which gradually makes them lose confidence in themselves.
Would you pick up a dollar bill on the ground?
When Bill Gates was asked if he would find a dollar bill on the ground, would he bother picking it up? To this, he replied that he would be more than willing to. Warren Buffett responded to this saying that if Bill Gates would miss he wouldn’t. So it is not because they are hungry for money, but it is the optimistic mental built up into their mind and how they perceive things that lead them to be the richest persons today.
What the richest person think before they success?
Successful people believed that the world was designed in favor of their good. They tend to look for opportunities in every challenging or difficult situation and use those opportunities to empower and enrich them or advance their career.
Napoleon Hill mentioned these words in one of his famous book: “Every adversity, every failure, and every heartbreak carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.” Similarly, John D Rockefeller always tried to turn every disaster into an opportunity.
Attitude to climb matters, altitude of mountain doesn’t.
It is really up to us how we perceive any situation or any opportunity. Henry Ford was a highly optimistic entrepreneur, and he believed that if we think we can do a thing or we think we can’t do a thing, either way, we’re right. So, it is not the problem or the obstacle in our way that matters. It is our attitude towards the obstacle that matters and determines whether or not we can proceed towards our goals.
Does positive thinking and visualization work?
If you think and believe that you can’t do something or can’t accomplish any task within a particular time, you simply won’t. Now, if you think you can, or constantly put yourself into believing that you can, and then when your mind also responds back to you “yes you can”, you are more likely to accomplish the things and make it happen. Then, finally, when you have a clear picture of yourself having that task accomplished which happens by practice positive thinking and visualization, you surely will find the path to get there and will accomplish that task even before your set deadline.
Thus, positive visualization helps you in defining the target so that you can shoot your target automatically. Regardless of how curved the path is, your hard-work missile will hit the target.
Set up an objective or goal for your life.
Success is purpose-driven. Hence, to be a successful person, you need to have precise intentions. Since we have different desires and passions, you need to figure out what yours are and recognize the things that make you happy and use them as a source of motivation. Once you determine this, you may build your life purpose around it. You may even try to make a career out of something you really love.
It is almost guaranteed your success if you are doing something that you are truly passionate about. Additionally, your goals and objectives should be realistic and attainable. Visualize yourself as a successful person. You should be able to picture what your success will look like which leads you to pave the way for easier and more effective implementation. In the long run, you will be convinced of your capability to fulfill your goals, which in turn brings you more motivation and helps you build self-confidence.
What success means to you?
Each person has his or her definition of success. Obviously, you need to be able to set your own goals and standards of success and not copy other people’s benchmarks. I’m sure you are the only person who knows what is your desire and passion and definitely has a different starting point from others. So you do not expect other’s scenario is suitable for you.
Create a specific, quantifiable target to accomplish.
Your goals must be measurable, otherwise, you may spend the rest of your life trying to achieve an indefinite goal. For instance, if your goal is to become good at your job, you can work hard to get a raise or even a promotion. However, you still have not fulfilled your goal because there is a chance for you to become even better than you already are. Whatever you have achieved at present will never enough and you will not have a sense of accomplishment in your way.
Know when to reduce your self-confidence.
The truth is high confidence is a must to get things done. Even though this is true for the most part, lower self-confidence is also needed for success sometimes. First of all, it makes you more receptive to evaluation and feedback and allows you to be more alert of yourself and your capability. Being overconfident will make you neglect other people’s opinions and critique. To be a successful person, you need to be able to appraise yourself and your skills effectively. Lastly, being less egotistic will lead you to better relationships and bring you respect. And if you want to work with other individuals smoothly and efficiently, you should know how to make it less about you and more about the team as a whole.
Know how to outsource less essential tasks.
Recognize which abilities you need to improve and which ones you can outsource. Particular skills can either be acquired naturally or after continuous learning and practice. Even if you believe that you are capable of taking on several tasks all at once, this is simply not practical because it is time-consuming and can cause you to burn out. If you have more than one undertaking at hand, the best solution would be outsourcing. Knowing how to outsource less essential tasks is essential because it helps you to get more work done in the least amount of time possible. Plus, it gives you the chance to concentrate on things that are more important on your way to achieving goals.
Create a timeline for when you want to accomplish your goals.
If you do not set up a specific deadline for when to achieve your objective, then you would not know whether you have succeeded or failed. When arranging a timetable, take note that it needs to be demanding but realistic and feasible at the same time.
Stay inquisitive about life.
The most successful individuals have an unquenchable thirst for curiosity. When they have questions that are left unanswered or are uninformed about how certain things work, they do not just set them aside. Instead, they find a way to figure out whatever it is they do not know. Often these inquisitions take them on the path for self-discovery, where we must understand the journey and the destination are equally important.
For this new year, it is important to review the past and create new goals and implement them as effectively as possible to achieve our dreams.