Depending on our views of success, our progress is dependent on how we perceive things and draw close to opportunities. From America to Africa, Asia to Australia, successful people’s habits do not change.
While everybody shows concern for prosperity it is worth noting that success, especially the one noticed around entrepreneurs has not changed its formula, it has only evolved into what we may not notice on time like we do some years back. This is due to the change in lifestyle and today’s business ideas. Another thing that has added to it is technology, especially its evolution, which has created diverse thoughts today.
Successful people in look are not different from you and me, they do not have any physique as complex as that of hotel guards whose look alone can make lion roar. What differentiate them from poor is they do things differently, and branded themselves distinct from the majority.
Recently, I have discovered that if you are able to have these few but rare characters of successful people, it is possible you get the same results –success.
One very thing that makes successful people different is their thoughts. All that a man achieves depends on his thought.
James Allen in his book, “As a Man Thinketh” has helped the world to understand the importance of thought and how it is directly related to achievement: “Before a man achieves anything, even in worldly things, he must lift his thought above slavish animal indulgence… A Man whose first thought is bestial indulgence could neither think clearly nor plan methodologically.”
When you think you cannot do it, you may not achieve that thing afterward. You already weighed yourself down. Weighing oneself down is not a characteristic peculiar to successful people.
Our action also dictates our progress, in fact, it has a lot to do with where we would be and what will become of us as time goes on. Remember, those who take action immediately, do, because they see opportunities in it. That opportunities will turn to great success can only be determined after the action is taken.
Successful people have the courage to meet opportunities and turn them into wealth by just doing what they perceive is right for that moment. If you have the thought of taking action when you see opportunity, you have already mastered an important art among the many arts peculiar to successful people.
Information, according to the majority, is power. Anytime you get onto the point of valuing information, you have branded yourself a distinct man who believe there is success in having first-hand information.
When a company needs suppliers, how you get to know that the company needs such is through information.
The Information you get is proportional to the number of connections you have built over the years. You cannot be meeting people, and think they have nothing to offer. Connecting with them and sharing common opportunities comes in when they tell you of the opportunity in their domains.
Secure Their Properties
Guarding the little you have is a sign you value wealth. When you have little, and all you think of is spending it lavishly or not securing it, there is tendency that thieves, fraudsters come one day and cart away your hard-earned wealth.
On the other hands, poor people see successful people as been lavish when they spend largely on guarding their properties, they see them as been wasteful when they insure their properties.
I conversed with a bigwig insurer few days back, who works at Ocean Harbor Insurance on why poor people do not value their properties. He was at first mute. However, he was of the opinion that successful people value what they have and do not want to lose it to what is not worth it. They prepare ahead of future occurrences, and that makes them not to lose their wealth to problems that can be curtailed. If their wealth do not have problems, they can progress to another thing.
Successful people’s characters differ from poor people’s. While some of their characters may vary, they have some peculiar ones that do not change from here to America. When you want success, begin to practice these behaviours. It will make and not mar you.
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