Everyone has heard of the overnight success story, perhaps you want to be one yourself. So the question becomes, which night do you want to become successful. A night two years from now, the night that you turn 80? Overnight successes are built up to that day.
There’s a lot going on behind the scenes for those who appears to magically succeed overnight. There’s plenty of blood, sweat, and tears feverishly working for that one day that someone becomes successful. For you that day is coming, you just need to plan for it.
What the most successful people will do is spend countless hours caring and nurturing for their various ongoing projects. This until the day that whatever they’re doing turns successful.
Most assume that those who are successful have things handed to them, or what they do comes with little effort. It’s what they do behind the scenes, their methodology to get to that point, is what makes them successful.
Never Let Them See You Sweat
Success is like a duck that’s swimming on a lake, who appears calm as they peacefully glide on the surface of the water, appearing cool relaxed and controlled.
But what’s happening underneath in the water, their feet are rapidly paddling furiously, this where others can’t see, is where all the work is done.
They appear successful on the surface, but what’s happening below them where no one is aware, is what builds them.
There’s a lot that goes on behind the scenes which makes people successful. Certain traits, certain practices, that you don’t know about, is what makes them excel.
They Prepare Themselves Better
Those who are success oriented prepare themselves for the long journey ahead. They realize that this journey can be an ultra-marathon, rather than a jog around the park.
Along the way, they know that they’ll encountered obstacles which are unexpected, things no one ever warned them about. They’ll tread down poorly lit paths while discovering a lot about themselves along the way.
Everything Is An Opportunity
Those who are success oriented expect and welcome everything they encounter as an opportunity. They welcome rejection as the greatest opportunity for personal along with professional growth.
They get their strength from knowing being rejected isn’t the end of the world, but a passageway to a better one. A new door opens while an old one closes.
This is why you’ll rarely see successful people panic, this once they encounter an obstacle, because they have the knowledge and the confidence that they’ll work through any challenge they face.
They’re Always Wondering And Asking
Those who are success oriented will always ask the key important questions, this regardless of how asinine or ridiculous they may sound to others, they just don’t care.
Then there are the questions that they ask themselves, which are far more important than the questions that anyone else can ask them.
Questions such as, “Who or what am I ideally wanting to reach with this work I’m doing?” “Does this work serve a higher purpose?” “Who should I ask for honest feedback regarding my work? “What is it that keeps me motivated?”
They Balance Their Lives
Those who are success oriented will practice balance in their lives. What they know is that their life and work is a journey without a set destination, so self-care becomes critical.
What they realize is that things can easily begin to slide sideways, skid off the balance beam of life if they focus too much on one issue.
They know that life is a long hike, an expedition on rugged trails unknown. Successful people realize that if they expend all of their energy to climb one hill, then they’ll run out of steam.
If they don’t properly pace themselves, that they’ll eventually run out of body fuel to continue the entire journey. So what they do is take breaks, have fun, infuse in entertainment related activities.
There Are No Shortcuts
What success oriented people know is that the core of their success is hard work, determination, perseverance, discipline, this to produce the golden results.
What the majority of people want are instant results. If they don’t get it, they’ll usually give up. What’s needed instead are well planned thoughtful intentions which needs to be executed.
Surprises In Life
What success oriented people are aware of is life isn’t smooth, that there are potholes and blind spots in this journey called life.
They’re open, ready, and willing to ask for help, this in areas they haven’t mastered yet. They realize others have different perspectives that they don’t, which leads to new opportunities for growth.
They’re Always Learning
Those who are successful are lifelong students. They’re constantly reading, doing independent research, engaging in the wisdom of others. They’re goal is to participate and absorb.
They know that they’re solely responsible for they laying down the foundation for their success, and this growth can only come from they broadening their knowledge base.
They Don’t Have An Ego
Those who are successful don’t get caught up in drama, status symbols, or labels. They know that the best opportunities are hidden where others don’t see or often overlook.
Successful people know that a brand name won’t always necessarily be the best value for their business, but will find what the best fit for them is.
They Practice Gratitude
Those who are success oriented constantly practice gratitude, and are thankful for all they have. They’ve adopted this as part of their daily ritual.
They’re grateful not only for what they’ve accomplished, but also for the help they’ve received along the way.
They’re always quick with a “thank you,” to those who’s given them support. Gratitude becomes the key to sculpting their perspective.