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8 habits of successful people

 Many successful people agree on certain life attitudes and philosophies. In addition to this, they have the same habits.

  1. No Plan B.

Plan B helps you sleep soundly at night. And when times get tough, a plan "B" helps you quit without much loss (and success).

But when you don't have options for giving up safely, you'll work harder, longer, all the way to the end. If you haven't made a straw bed, you'll plug in all your strength to keep from falling. You'll be surprised how much strength you actually have.

And if the scary happens (and this "scary" is really not as scary as it seems), you will always find the strength to get back to work. If you don't give up and learn from your mistakes, you will get there.

  1. Work

If you try a little harder, you can succeed a little. If you try a little harder, you can succeed even more. But you can't get better than everyone else if you don't put in a colossal, ridiculous amount of hours, attention, and effort.

Take any person who is good at what he does. It would appear that he has spent thousands of hours of his life on it. That's the only way.

There are no shortcuts to success. You can't become super-successful overnight. Everyone has probably heard of the "ten thousand hour principle," but few people are willing to follow it... Except those who are successful.

So let's do it. The clock is ticking.

  1. ...And still work.

All successful entrepreneurs, work a lot more than the average person. They have a long list of all the things they want to do. They put in the time.

What's interesting is that they want to invest in that time.

Your workload will seem overwhelming to others. If you're not willing to take it on - either you're not as focused on success, or it's not that big of a deal. Either way, it's not the way to success.

4) Avoid the crowd.

If you do like everyone else, you'll get the same results as everyone else. Following the crowd - any crowd, no matter how trendy or cool - is the key to mediocrity.

Particularly successful people do things that others won't do. They go into fields where there is no competition and where there is much more opportunity to succeed.

  1. Start at the end

Modest success is often a consequence of modest goals.

Decide what you want, without correction or compromise: become the best, the fastest, the cheapest, the biggest - no matter what. Strive for the very, very best. Decide where you want to end up. That's your goal.

Now move from the end to the beginning, working your way toward your goal, step by step.

When it comes to goals, never start small. Set a bigger goal, and better solutions will come to you. And you can do more if you don't stop at half measures.

  1. ...And don't stop.

For successful people, reaching a goal is not the limit. Achieving one big goal is just an excuse to set the next even bigger goal.

Let's say you want to build a hundred million dollar company. When you do, you can arm yourself with your capital and connections to start a charitable foundation. When you succeed in business and philanthropy, on that basis you can become an opinion leader, speak publicly, write books. And so on.

When you achieve outstanding success in one thing, you build skills that will make you successful in other areas. Successful people don't stop at the first victory. They keep on going and achieve more and more.

  1. Sell

If you ask entrepreneurs and directors what skill they think has made the biggest difference in their career success. They will all answer: the ability to sell.

Remember, selling is not about deception, manipulation, or pressure. It's the ability to explain the logic and benefits of a decision. Being able to sell means being able to get people to cooperate. Selling is about constantly overcoming obstacles.

Sales is at the heart of personal and business success. It is the ability to negotiate, to work with rejection, and to maintain self-confidence and belief in oneself. Sales is about constantly communicating with all kinds of people. It's about building long-lasting relationships.

Those who believe sacredly in themselves, their idea or their company manage to sell without selling. You don't need an inflated ego or any outstanding character strength. It takes communication, and that's it.

  1. Don't be proud.

Don't be afraid or embarrassed to admit mistakes. Apologize if you are wrong. Dream bigger. Acknowledge those to whom you owe your success. Laugh at yourself. Ask for help. Face failure. And not give up.

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