It’s easy to wonder how it is that people, often who seem insignificant to the world, become successful in all areas of their lives. Be it in relationships, finances or business relations, there are people who seem to have the world at their command with every tool at their disposal.
Well, I’m here to let you in on a few secrets that can help you succeed just as people like Rich Devos, Michael Dell and Steve Jobs did:
Secret No. 1:
What do the incredible ladies and gentlemen of the financially headstrong world have in common? They all learned to think differently. What does that mean exactly? Every one of them had a change of perspective before they could move forward in their careers. One example of this changed thinking is this, a story from one of my dear friends and mentor, Laura Boggs:
“I once drove to work every day across a huge highway. Every day I would pass this beat up old building that was sitting in a large, empty parking lot. I often wondered how much it would cost to repair the building, and whether or not it would be worth it to fix. I suppose that’s why it stayed on the market for well over a year… but later, I found out that a friend of mine actually bought it. I asked him what he planned to do with it, and I was shocked. He didn’t plan on repairing the building at all. He decided to rent out the parking lot to people who had RVs. It was a huge success…”
You see, the difference between Laura and her friend was simple: they looked at the same object in two different lights. One focused on all the problems and one focused on all the possibilities. This applies not only to objects, but to yourself and everyone else around you… That is the first secret to success.
Secret No. 2:
Persistence, determination and consistency are huge factors in success stories. If you don’t believe that you’re going to make it eventually, you won’t get very far. To succeed, according to a great man named John Maxwell, you must “double your rate of failure.” To fail without giving up, you must consistently believe that you can make it.