You’ve put in the effort. And you have yet to see the result. You become fearful and your mind starts to wonder “Am I gonna make it?”. Don’t worry, in today’s video, I’m gonna share with you the 7 major signs you’re going to be successful.
1.) You hate average.
“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”
You don’t want to be average, and you believe that you are made for greatness; to achieve great things. You believe anything less is not an option for you.
This is where the importance of ‘mind over matter’ is emphasized. You want to do great things. You want to serve in a great way. You want to take care of those who are important to you.
This mentality will play essential role to make you a success. It will drive your will to become a master of what you want to achieve in.
Below are some of the qualities you need to focus on in order to beat ‘average’:
- Willing to sacrifice short term to achieve long term success
- Master self discipline
- Self control
- Critical thinking
- Product development
- Public speaking
- Specific skills related to your industry
2.) You practice discipline and self-control.
“Discipline is the bridge between goals and successes.”
I know I’ve listed these earlier but I’d like to talk a little in depth about it.
It’s obvious one of the basics of being an entrepreneur is to master self discipline and self control. Everybody wants to buy things right now, but nobody is willing to take a look at the bigger picture and take actions.
Being your own boss, there is no one to tell you to work. No one is there to appraise your performance. You only answer to yourself. This sounds great, but could potentially become a trap if you do not have the discipline and control over yourself.
Without these qualities, you tend to procrastinate, you become lazy, you take things for granted; and above all, you neglect mountains of responsibilities. Let’s not ignore that while being a boss is great, with it, comes a lot of responsibilities.
Practice self-control and discipline on a regular basis. Become better at it. Remember, sacrifice today so you can live a better life tomorrow!
3.) Failure doesn’t scare you.
“Failure is not the opposite of success. It’s part of success.”
Jack Ma comes into mind whenever I write or talk about failures. The Alibaba founder once said he sent multiple applications to Harvard only to be rejected. He did it purposely because he wanted to learn to overcome fear of failure.
This is one of the best way to practice facing your failure – in my opinion. What better way to learn handling failure other than facing rejection by one of the best institution in the world.
The people who are not scared of failure are the ones who become massively successful. On the other hand, people who take the ‘safe’ route becomes another average individual.
Also, failure is not permanent. It should not scare you out of action. Mark Cuban once said “All it takes is to become right once and you’ve made it.”
4.) You wake up early.
“If you don’t develop the habit of waking up early than others, you won’t be able to change the world.”
Our brain functions the best after waking up. Surveys have indicated our brains work at optimal capacity as soon you open those eyes in the morning.
Since our brains work best during this time, it’s best to get most things done within the hours. Starting your day early increases your productivity level – and every entrepreneur knows the importance of it.
Some even vouch that it’s easier to work during these hours too since it tends to be very quiet enabling them to work without much distractions.
Even if you’re not getting up at 5AM now, at least you have the awareness that getting up early is a powerful tool for your success.
5.) You surround yourself with great people.
“If you hang around nine people who are down, you will be the 10th one, if you hang around nine people who are broke, you will be the 10th one.”
We can’t control our family, where we grow up, or what we’re born into. But we can control who we spend our time with.
Successful people understand the influence of their peers. Who they spend most of their time with can some what determines who they’ll become in the future.
This is because, successful people has an aura that can be intriguing. If you spend more time with them, you tend to behave and become just like them.
You’ll start to have better attitude. You’ll improve your work ethics. You’ll start communicating better. You start reading similar books. You get the idea.
People who are a massive success know that you can only surround yourself with folks who want to be extraordinary. Eventually, you’ll try to ‘out-compete’ among yourselves and we all know how competition is good.
6.) You don’t complain.
“I think some people enjoy complaining as much as they enjoy doing nothing about it.”
Yes, entrepreneurs can be very critical – but some tend to deviate and starts to complain too much. Of course, being honest and truthful have its merits – but you need to be careful as there are setbacks too.
I used to be one, always complaining about life. Both of my parents diagnosed with chronic diseases at the same time – so I had to slow down my pursuit of success. You get the idea.
Long story-short, with time, I adapted. I still complain, but it always ends with searching for opportunities behind that complain.
Instead of just looking at the problem, I look at both the problem and the solution. This attitude completely changed the outlook of my life forever.
So, stop complaining too much. It’s a waste of time. Start looking for opportunities behind it. Execute!
7.) You are patient.
“Be in a rush to be patient. The only thing you should be rushing towards is greater patience.”
Patience is another key to becoming a massive success. Many people give up on their dreams simply because they are not willing to wait for it to happen.
Every successful entrepreneur knows that good things take time. It’s like a marathon, not a sprint. Success is not a get-rich quick scheme. It requires hardwork and countless amount of sacrifices for future gains. So, keep hustling and be patient.