Over the past couple of years I’ve had the
opportunity to work with many different people.
The question that is often talked about is what
makes the difference between the people who “get
what they want” and everyone else? It all comes
down to mindset and perspective.
Here are five perspectives that these people have
1. Successful people have a purpose.
When you look at great achievements and the people
who worked on them, there is a common theme. Every
great achievement came from the person having a purpose.
This purpose was greater than just themselves or
their personal gain. Of course achievers understand that
they themselves will benefit from the achievement but this
ego driven desire is not enough.
Successful people do what they do because of a need to
see these achievements come to the world and impact us all.
2.Successful people use their time to its fullest.
Using all your available time to forge ahead is
common with those who achieve greatness. Success
is sprung from an unrelenting desire to see a
vision become reality.
The cause that drives them is energizing not tiresome.
To these people it is a passion, not an obligation.
3.Successful people understand the role of failure.
With any new venture comes new learning.
As human beings we learn best through trial and
error. This failure is what holds most people back
The successful understand that they will first have
to stretch themselves to new learning before realizing the goal.
The more comfortable you can become with this idea, the
faster the goal is realized.
4.Successful people seek out obstacles.
To achieve you must understand that there will always be
obstacles along the path. You will not be able to
see all of them when you begin but they will
inevitably be there.
The successful understand this and trust that when the
time comes and the obstacle comes up they will be prepared to
overcome. They seek out the obstacles instead of
trying to avoid them.
5.Successful people look for the outcome.
Beginning any new challenge is difficult. The
successful understand this and accept that during
the journey they will experience discomfort and
This is why they will always look to the outcomes of the
work they are doing, and not what they are feeling. Successful
people know that when they are in deep and willing themselves
through a difficult time they will experience discomfort. They
have a perspective that discomfort and learning go hand in hand.
During your day-to-day reflect on these five
perspectives and ask yourself if you were to adopt
these perspectives would you be in the same place
you are now?
How can you change your habits to adopt a more focused and
successful mindset? All change begins with a purpose. What
will you strive to become? What will be your purpose?