They’re obviously doing something right, right? Many people go through life working hard and working smart but never reach the level of success that they were shooting for. this conundrum has plagued man for as long as we can remember and we have finally figured it out. It doesn’t have to do with what other successful people are doing, it has to do with what they believe. Here are some shared beliefs of some of the most successful people.
”Time doesn’t fill me. I fill time.”
Deadlines don’t work. They are meant to motivate people to work harder, but most of the time they just give them more wiggle room than they really need. A task should take as long as it needs to be done right. When you give someone a deadline, they tend to adjust their work efforts to fill the time given to them. The most successful people take the task and get it done as efficiently as possible.
“I have never paid my dues.”
The average person usually feels like they deserve better. They’ve spent X amount of time working and they deserve the next promotion or raise. Once they reach this level of entitlement they tend to stop trying. Successful people never assume that they deserve anything. With this mind-set they are always pushing to do their best.
“Experience is irrelevant. Accomplishments are everything.”
Time doesn’t mean anything if you haven’t done anything with it. Successful people gauge their worth and the worth of others based purely on accomplishment. Try to keep in mind that even the least talented person in the industry can have experience.
The extra mile is a vast, unpopulated wasteland.
Everyone tells you to go the extra mile but no one else usually does. That unpopulated space is actually filled with opportunity and successful people know it. Be early. Stay late. Make the extra phone call. Send the extra email. Do the extra research. Help a customer unload or unpack a shipment. Don’t wait to be asked; offer.
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