Successful people share a common trait – mental toughness. It’s a mindset they develop overtime based on their experiences, emotions, thoughts, and behaviors. There’s something unique about these people that others can’t seem to grasp.
Here are the reasons why successful people are who they are:
1. They don’t worry about other people’s opinion
Worrying about other people’s opinion is a waste of energy that can be used towards making your dreams come true. It’s human nature to carry opinions about other people, but this only becomes a problem when it stops you from doing what you love.
The only person you need to please is yourself because at the end of the day nobody gives a crap about you, they only care about themselves.
2. They don’t follow others
We all remember those kids in school who would do whatever it takes to become accepted by the crowd. Overtime, these are the same people who will work long hours, hate their job, and live with stress.
Real leaders walk their own path and focus on building a legacy, while enjoying every moment of life.
3. They are not easily distracted
How many times have you opened Facebook while working or studying? I bet a lot. It’s true that with all the technology at our disposal, it’s become harder than ever to concentrate.
Successful people are able “wire in” and focus on the tasks at hand without getting distracted. Let’s be honest, who gives a ____ about what everyone is doing on Facebook?
4. They don’t waste energy feeling upset about things they can’t control
Your hours on earth are limited so why waste precious time and energy on something you have absolutely no control over? Successful people know that complaining is a loser’s trait and instead work with what they’ve got.
In fact, your attitude is the one thing you have control over, so keep positive at all times. Remember that the world is big and there will always be somebody better, smarter, stronger, richer – don’t let that stop you from conquering your dreams.
5. They don’t let the negativity and criticism stop them
Raise your hand if you’ve ever been rejected, criticized, made fun of or verbally abused? Successful people don’t let the naysayers stop them. Reacting negatively only shows that the other person has gotten into your head and has succeeded at hurting you.
Instead, learn to brush it off, and move on knowing you’ll be having the last laugh. One thing I’ve learned early on is to channel negative energy as motivation to succeed.
6. They don’t focus on impressing people
We all have those Facebook ‘friends’ who spend their entire paycheck to brag and to show the world of something they’re not – all for social currency. That only impresses fools. When you’re good at something, you will tell the world. And when you’re great at something, the world will tell you.
7. They don’t let the fear of failure hold them back from trying
What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail? Successful people don’t let the fear of failure hold them back from trying, and it shouldn’t hold you back from achieving your maximum potential. If you never try, you will never know the outcome.
8. They don’t give up after failure
Rarely is a person successful after the first attempt. Successful people treat failure as a learning lesson rather than a burden. Keep moving forward and remember this – you only have to get it right once until the world sees you an ‘overnight success.’
I haven’t failed 10,000 times, I just found 10,000 ways that didn’t work — Thomas Edison
9. They don’t make the same mistakes
Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and again and expecting different results. Successful people know that what’s done is done; whether it’s regarding their relationship, career, or life in general, they move past their mistakes instead of trying again while hoping for a different outcome.