Monday, December 30, 2019

Successful People Demonstrate Passion and Perseverance for Long-Term Goals!

Psychologist Angela Duckworth has spent years studying kids and adults, and found that one characteristic is a significant predictor of success: Grit!
"Grit is having stamina.”
“Grit is sticking with your future, day in, day out, not just for the week, not just for the month, but for years, and working really hard to make that future a reality”, she said in a TED talk on the subject.
"Grit is living life like it's a marathon, not a sprint."

- Derived from an article titled “7 Scientifically Proven Ways to Achieve Better Success in Life” by Christina Desmarais

Sunday, December 29, 2019

Successful People Train Themselves To Delay Gratification!

The classic Marshmallow Experiment of 1972 involved placing a marshmallow in front of a young child, with the promise of a second marshmallow if he or she could refrain from eating the squishy blob while a researcher stepped out of the room for 15 minutes.
Follow-up studies over the next 40 years found that the children who were able to resist the temptation to eat the marshmallow grew up to be people with better social skills, higher test scores, and lower incidence of substance abuse. They also turned out to be less obese and better able to deal with stress.
But how to improve your ability to delay things like eating junk food when healthy alternatives aren't available, or to remain on the treadmill when you'd rather just stop?
Writer James Clear suggests starting small, choosing one thing to improve incrementally every day, and committing to not pushing off things that take less than two minutes to do, such as washing the dishes after a meal or eating a piece of fruit to work toward the goal of eating healthier.
Committing to doing something every single day works too. "Top performers in every field--athletes, musicians, CEOs, artists--they are all more consistent than their peers," he writes. "They show up and deliver day after day while everyone else gets bogged down with the urgencies of daily life and fights a constant battle between procrastination and motivation."

- Derived from an article titled “7 Scientifically Proven Ways to Achieve Better Success in Life” by Christina Desmarais

Thursday, December 26, 2019

Successful People Improve Their Social Skills!

According to research conducted by University of California Santa Barbara economist Catherine Weinberger, the most successful business people excel in both cognitive ability and social skills.
"The people who are both smart and socially adept earn more in today's work force."

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Successful People Are Authentic!

Authenticity is a much sought-after leadership trait, with the prevailing idea being that the best leaders are those who self-disclose, are true to themselves, and who make decisions based on their values.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Successful People Increase Their Confidence By Taking Actions!

Success is just as dependent on confidence as it is on competence, accordingly, low confidence results in inaction.
"Taking action bolsters one's belief in one's ability to succeed!”
"So, confidence accumulates--through hard work, through success, and even through failure!"
Do Not Stay Still. Do Something.

Monday, December 23, 2019

Want to Leave Your Mark on The World? Take Risks!

Taking risks is an absolute must for anyone who wants to make their life important, and leave a mark on the world.
Without risks, nothing worthwhile could be accomplished.
You can always start by taking baby steps, but at a certain point you’ll realize that you can’t go to the next level without taking a big risky leap!

Sunday, December 22, 2019

Successful People Quit The Jobs They Hate!

If the worst moment of your day is when the alarm rings in the morning for you to wake up and go do work you hate, then one of the most important risks you need to consider taking now is quitting your job.
If you want to find joy and meaning in your life, then you must stop wasting your precious life at a meaningless job.
When you realize that you only have 10 years to consume the vibrant energy of youth, then you must devote them to something meaningful that you truly love and care about.
You can decrease the risk a little bit by saving one year’s worth of living expenses to support you during the transition phase. This way, your mind won’t worry about financial security and focus more on growing your passion and connecting it to a profitable path.

- Author Unknown

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Youth Is Short, Not Just Life! Take Risks!

You always hear that life is short. And I add to that, “Youth is short”.
Some people live more than 100 years. But all of us have around 30 years of youth. If 10 of them are spent in sleeping, and another 10 in activities like eating, socializing, playing, watching TV, doing nothing, etc., then you have 10 years left for actual work.
and …
If you wasted these 10 years of work in doing something meaningless that you’re not passionate about, then you’re diminishing your chances to have a life that’s worth talking about.
This is not an invitation to rush and put yourself under pressure. It’s an invitation to be clear about what matters most to you, be bold and take more risks.

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Successful People “Always” Try To Conquer Their Fears!

If you can’t face your fears, you won’t accomplish anything significant in life.
Those who have the courage to do something scary, yet exciting, are those who can fulfil their dreams.
If we don’t face our fears, our fears will chase us forever” – Paulo Coelho

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Successful People Accelerate Their Successes by Taking Risks!

Taking risks is like jumping high and long. You cover a lot of ground in no time. What is accomplished in years, you can achieve in months by taking a calculated risk.
Only those willing to risk going too far can find out how far they can go.” – T.S. Eliot

* Remember: Calculated Risks!

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Successful Are Considered Lucky Because of Risks!

Taking many risks means that you take more chances. And the person with more chances usually has more luck.
One successful risk can lead to a remarkable breakthrough.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Successful People Take Risks!

When you take risks, you take a path less travelled! You do things that most people can’t do and you conquer fears that most people are afraid to face!

That’s why successful people are unique and accomplish things that average people only dream about.

Monday, December 2, 2019

Successful People Are Gracious!

Successful People know that every day brings something to be thankful for—and they don’t see the world as “glass half-empty” as a lot of people do!
Successful People feel good about their lives and don’t let critics or toxic people affect that.

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Successful People Are Curious!

An inborn sense of wonder and curiosity makes successful people delightful to be around!
Successful People don’t judge; they explore the possibilities. They ask questions and are open to new solutions.

The Importance of Information Availability

I operate on a very simple belief about business. If there are six of us in a room and we all get the same facts, in most cases the six of u...