Everyone born in a free country has the opportunity to succeed in their professional and personal life, but why do some succeed and others fail?
Success happens through sound principles and purposeful actions. This can mean the differences between the momentum to greater successes, or spiraling sets of failures downward. No one likes rock bottom.
1. The Value of Time (Why do some Succeed and Others Fail?)
Every successful person has the same exact number of hours each day as everyone else.
The difference is successful people have good time management skills, learned how to say no, and know what commitments to undertake.
However, unsuccessful people don’t value their time and waste it carelessly. They either lack the ability to dedicate their time towards what they want to achieve or waste too much time on things that don’t matter or both.
A rich mind adds value to time. A poor mind gets paid for their time.
2. Optimistic and High Self-esteem (Why do some Succeed and Others Fail?)
Optimistic people are more hopeful and positive about their future.
Their positive thinking leads to more opportunities, and their positive expectations increase their motivation and effort to achieve. They will rise where others only see problems and overcome setbacks.
Moreover, an optimistic person having high self-esteem will have more initiative and persistence to achieve what they want. And they will be a lot happier than others.
Self-esteem is the belief and confidence in our own worth and abilities.
3. Lifelong Learner and always getting better in Life
Learning shouldn’t stop after school or college. Self-education is just as important or more important than formal education. Everyone hates homework, but learning enables people to improve, prosper, and grow. Not just tests, but life itself.
Successful people focus on what they are good at and love doing. They continually learn from their mistakes and make sure not to repeat them.
To remain successful, they become lifelong learners. In other words, they learn to love learning.
For example, if you tell a winner what they did wrong, they will correct it and appreciate it. However, if you tell a loser what they did wrong, they will fight you.
Importantly, the continuous improvement of your skills and knowledge will help you become your best fulfilling self as you keep reaching your highest potential and thrive.
4. Resilience (Why do some Succeed and Others Fail?)
Resilience is the ability to recover quickly from difficulties.
Resilient people can quickly pick themselves up from failure and start getting back up again.
On the other hand, without resilience, hopelessness and helplessness sets in. People who aren’t resilient will fall into a victim attitude and become depressed.
The good news is that resilience isn’t just from genetics, early life experiences, or luck (or is it?). To start building resilience, break out from negative thinking, and look for positivity from a setback.
5. Short and Long-term Plans (Why do some Succeed and Others Fail?)
Dreams and achievements are just like goals when you think about them. Without short-term plans, you get less of what you want. Without long-term plans, you will drift aimlessly through life without achieving anything worthwhile.
Concrete plans that work, including contingencies, coping with the unexpected, etc., can lead to worthwhile successes.
These plans can be included for important areas of life including personal growth, career, finances, relationships, and retirement.
To start planning, draw up a timeline to get a perspective on the area to date and on your aspirations for the future.
Having strong beliefs and feeling sure in your abilities, qualities, or ideas will lead to executions and successes. In other words, having empowering beliefs will enable success while disempowering beliefs will facilitate failure.
Confidence is a skill like any other that can be improved by practicing confidence-building exercises.
In addition, success and confidence come from moving out of our comfort zones, doing something different, and taking some risks.
7. Not a Victim of Circumstances
Everyone has issues, circumstances, roadblocks, etc., but it’s how you deal with the circumstances and what you are willing to do to overcome them.
Successful people handle circumstances better than most people. While non-achievers are held back by their circumstances.
Circumstances don’t mean an end. For example, a person born rich can lose their fortune with a series of bad decisions just as a poor person can acquire fortune with a series of good decisions.
8. Good Personal Values
Successful people who are guided by high principles win the respect and admiration of the world. Moreover, having good personal values will help create a meaningful and successful life.
Core values can include honesty, integrity, loyalty, fairness, truthfulness, kindness, and being trustworthy.
Without the guiding values, principles, and self-discipline to stay on the straight path will lead to failures and a rough road ahead. As a result, many can go from hero to zero.
Why do others become Failures?
People who tend to fail are those who drift aimlessly through life without any purpose or sense of direction.
In addition, their relationship skills are non-existing. That is to say, they would much rather antagonize people instead of winning their support.
They lack the self-belief and confidence to pursue their dreams. They find it difficult to adapt and change.
Most importantly, they don’t believe in the need for lifelong learning and continuous improvements.
The lack of self-discipline will cause progress to halt or falter. The need to seek instant gratification destroys them in the long term. People who fail a lot tend to lean on their self-destructive side. This will lead to an unhealthy lifestyle involving drugs or alcohol abuse, getting into unhealthy debt, etc.