Let’s face it: there are a million and a half things that will be out of your control daily. Whether it’s a grumpy boss or a late subway, a lot of your daily routine is left up to chance.
While you can’t control your environment, you can control how you respond to it. So ultra-successful people thrive, achieve, and enjoy success because they make smart decisions every day, no matter what life throws their way.
So choose to be make everyday incredibly successful by making these decisions daily:
They choose to feel good about themselves.
Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
While you can’t control if people will be kind to you, you can choose how they affect you. Just like Eleanor Roosevelt, realize that your attitude doesn’t – and shouldn’t – be affected by how others treat you. So know that no matter what sort of attitude others give you, know that you can choose to be positive.
They choose to work hard instead of dream.
Yes, it feels nice to daydream and imagine the great things that could happen when we finally achieve what we’ve been longing for – from opening a business, to finally fitting in a dress two sizes smaller.
However, as the iconic author and poet Maya Angelou said, “Nothing will work unless you do.”
Dreams don’t come true just because you spaced off during the workday. Successful people don’t only know this, but they use it to push themselves forward. They realize they’ll achieve their dreams eventually, but they don’t get discouraged when it takes a whole lot of elbow grease to get there. You can too–a great way to start is by evaluating your progress every month.
They choose not to cry over spilt milk
If you’re waking up every morning thinking about what went wrong the day before, you’re probably doing entrepreneurship wrong. Corcoran Group founder and Shark Tank mogul Barbara Corcoran spoke the truth when she said, “The difference between successful people and others is how long they spend time feeling sorry for themselves.”
Learning from your mistakes is Entrepreneurship 101. But the ultra-successful take it a step further by remembering the lessons and then forgetting the rest. Their philosophy and your new one: the past is the past and it cannot be undone. Learn from it and move on.
They choose to enjoy life.
“It makes no difference how many peaks you reach if there was no pleasure in the climb.” Oprah Winfrey said.
You don’t run a marathon by thinking “only 46,111 footsteps to go!” after the starting gun goes off. Similarly, to be successful in business, you need to adopt Winfrey’s mentality and appreciate the small victories. You need to learn to love the journey, not just the destination.
Because your success won’t happen overnight, but it will happen eventually.
They choose to surround themselves with positive people.
Just like a bad cold, negativity can be incredibly contagious. As Melinda Gates says, “If you are successful, it is because somewhere, sometime, someone gave you a life or an idea that started you in the right direction.”
You can and should choose to surround yourself with passionate, motivated, and aspirational people.
Do you know of any decisions ultra-successful people make to boost their success? Share them with the LTH Tribe!