“It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.” – Anthony Robbins
Do you have any friend who is extremely successful? They seem to have it all and are able to turn everything they touched into gold. They seem to be lucky all the time and able to create amazing success in their career, business, financial, and even family life.
If you have any of this friend, look carefully at them, notice what they do that is different from yours. Of course, this is only if you are not successful YET – you get to define the meaning of success yourself.
Do you want to be successful? Driving the dream car you always wanted? Living in the big bungalow house by the sea? Running a few multi-million dollar businesses and still able to spend quality time with your family? Travel to Hawaii and be proud of your success?
If you want to be successful, just study and learn from other successful people…
“Success leaves clues” – Anthony Robbins
Thus, look deeper into those who are successful, learn their characteristics, study their habits, and duplicate their mindset, you will then able to produce the same outstanding results in your life as well.
Here are 5 differences that separate normal people and extremely successful people…
1. Having A Strong Burning Desire
Do you have a strong burning desire for what you want? Are you willing to put 100% commitment to achieve what you want in your life? Or are you just dream, hope and wish for your dreams and goals to come true?
A burning desire is what separates normal people and successful people. Most people are living a normal life because they have no desire to create something better in their life. Even if they did have the thought of having a better life, their not really committed to it. They hope for something better, and if they did not get it, it will be just fine. They can still live their normal life and that is why nothing ever changes for them.
If you are serious about reaching your goals and hitting your targets, start to be serious and put in 100% commitment into them. Treat them as a “must” to achieve and not a plain hope or wish.
2. Dare To Be Different
Or should I say dare to be crazy? Successful people are very daring in doing something that is out of people’s expectation? They dare to do crazy things that will lead them toward their goals and dreams. Just like Arnold Schwarzenegger, when he was promoting body building as a sport long time ago, he dared to wear a trunk without a shirt, walking in the busy street during winter time. That is how committed he was toward his goal. What about you?
Do you dare to do something that is totally crazy in the eyes or the norm? Do you dare to stand out and dare to be different?
The same goes for Richard Branson. When he was stranded in an island due to a flight delayed, he had the idea of chartering a private plane and in the same time, sold those empty seats to those other people who were stranded there as well. You may say that it is because he has an amazing idea. I tell you, even if you have that idea, do you dare to do it?
So do something different and you will get different results than most people in life.
3. Extremely Hard Working
Yes, this is the most basic requirement if you want to be successful in life. There is no shortcut to success, you have to work in order to produce the outcome that you want. Sometimes, you may need to depend on luck, but that is after you have taken all the action and did your best. If you have done all you can, just leave it to the universe to materialize what you desire.
Some people that I’ve came across told me that they were just plain lazy. You know what? There is no such thing as laziness, it is just that you have an ineffective internal system, causing you to feel “lazy” and want to procrastinate on what you need to get done.
If you love to play computer games, do you feel lazy to play it? Chances are, when you are doing something that you love, you will never feel lazy. You can spend hours to do even if it is something boring to some other people. Thus, learn to manage your internal thought pattern correctly and you can overcome procrastination to produce great success in life.
4. Focus In Getting What They Want
Do you know exactly what you want to accomplish in your life? If you don’t, you will be like a lost sheep, going nowhere and just living life directionless. Never ever let this happen to you. Plan your future, know exactly what you want to achieve in the next 3 years, 5 years, 10 years and even 20 years down the road.
The clearer your path, the easier it is for you to achieve it because once you knew where your target is, you can then move in that direction. That is why you need to stay focused in getting what you want. Never give up on your dreams and your goals. Focus on your targets and never deviate from there.
Successful people will keep their eyes on the ball, they will never let themselves lose sight on the ball. On the other hand, normal and ordinary people will just lose their focus, jumping from business to business, creating websites upon websites, quitting this company and joining other company, they will never focus on their goals. Never ever let this happen to you.
5. Enjoy The Process Of Creating The Success
Successful people love what they do, which explains why they are good in what they do. Look at Michael Jordan, he loves playing basketball. Look at Donald Trump, he loves making real estate deals. Look at Warren Buffett, he loves to trade and to learn about the economy. So what do you love to do?
Do you enjoy what you are doing right now? If you don’t enjoy what you do, you will never become great at it. And if you cannot become good in doing it, you can never make it big and be successful in it.
If you possess these 5 characteristics with you, living the big life you want will just be a matter of time. Success will always come to you as long as you never give up, work hard on your goals and keep moving forward.