There Are People Who Do and Those Who Do Not: Which One Are You?
“Success is most often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.” – Coco Chanel.
Throughout the course of human history, we have seen people tumble, fall and still achieve something magnanimous, defying all odds. What is it about them that makes them so special? Is it their hard work, confidence, passion—or all of these?
On the other hand, there are people who manage to lead average lives without achieving anything significant. They’re content with the status quo.
Whether it is their fear of stepping out of their comfort zones or their tendency to shy away from opportunities, there are quite a few reasons some people might not be employing their full potential to succeed.
Wondering how you could make it from the latter category to the former? Let’s discuss some crucial aspects:
Although the idea of success is abstract, how you define it conveys a lot about your overall approach towards achieving it.
Generally, there are two ways of defining it: you either think it is only achieved by innate talent, or you believe that it’s something that can be earned.
Subscribing to any of the two beliefs has far-reaching consequences. The innate view will mean that it is out of your control and no matter how hard you try, you will not be able to achieve it. You are envious of people who are successful.
On the other hand, if you have the earned view, your approach will be drastically different. You know that you can get to the top. You just have to try hard enough. Apply yourself. Persevere.
Celebrate Failure! Viewing Failure as an Opportunity
People who have achieved something meaningful in life will have stories of failure to share.
These people did not give up. They viewed failures as stepping stones – learning experiences to reach the desired destination.
Overcoming Circumstances – No Excuses Whatsoever
From financial burdens to lack of education, the list of excuses for under-achievers can go on and on. They are never ready to take responsibility in life; whereas, people who thrive do not let their circumstances define them.
They refuse to be victims of the difficult things that life throws at them and choose to continue their struggle no matter what. Self-belief is the key for these go-getters.
With a complete understanding of the idea of success and the factors that lead to it, Steve Rizzo, a corporate motivational speaker, offers presentations for organizations worldwide. This comedian-turned-motivational speaker helps people uncover their true potential through funny and inspiring stories.
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