10 (More) Beliefs of Remarkably Successful People
Successful people think about their work differently than most. Here are some of the beliefs they said we missed in a previous story.
Remarkably successful people share a number of perspectives and beliefs. I listed those beliefs recently in this article… and a number of successful folks emailed to let me know there are a few I missed.
Hey, remarkably successful people are nothing if not helpful.
So here are more beliefs of remarkably… no. Wait. Before you comment saying my point of view is shallow and materialistic, read this to see why I feel this is the only definition of success that matters.
With that out of the way, here are more beliefs of remarkably successful people:
1. I can choose myself.
Once you had to wait: to be accepted, to be promoted, to be selected… to somehow be “discovered.”
Not anymore. Access is nearly unlimited; you can connect with almost anyone through social media. You can publish your own work, distribute your own music, create your own products, attract your own funding.
You can do almost anything you want–and you don’t need to wait for someone else to discover your talents.
The only thing holding you back is you–and your willingness to try.
2. Success is inevitable only in hindsight.
Read stories of successful entrepreneurs and it’s easy to think they have some intangible entrepreneurial something–ideas, talent, drive, skills, creativity, whatever–that you don’t have.
Wrong. Success is only inevitable in hindsight. It’s easy to look back on an entrepreneurial path to greatness and assume every vision was clear, every plan was perfect, every step was executed flawlessly, and tremendous success was a foregone conclusion.
It wasn’t. Success is never assured. Only in hindsight does it appear that way.
If you’re willing to work hard and persevere, who you are is more than enough. Don’t measure yourself against other people.
Pick a goal and measure yourself against that goal. That’s the only comparison that matters.
Continue reading this article at INC.com after the break!