Success is ultimately based on action but your beliefs determine your actions.
And the big secret of the mega successful for getting ahead is what they believe – full stop.
Many people want to believe that it’s some unfair throw of the dice that makes some people succeed where so many fail, but that’s not really it at all.
Success is an attitude that comes from a framework of powerful beliefs and empowering thoughts.
The belief system of the mega successful informs and inspires their actions – and that’s what makes them achieve their goals.
1. They believe in their own abilities and potential
Mega successful people have great self-confidence, which means that while they might not have all the answers, they believe they can ultimately figure it out.
They have full faith in themselves and their potential for greatness and they know that if you don’t believe in yourself and your abilities, no one else will.
A successful person knows it never makes sense to give up on yourself or your potential.
2. They believe they are in charge of their life
Incredibly successful people believe that life does not happen to you, but that life is a result of how you respond to challenges and opportunities.
This empowering belief, that you and only you are responsible of what you make of any given situation, allows them to take charge of their own destiny and reach the top of their chosen field or profession.
They believe they’re the pilots of their lives, rather than just a passenger going along for a ride.
3. They believe that strategy is important, but execution is critical
Incredibly successful people execute what works – over and over again.
They understand strategy is only as important insofar as it informs execution.
They develop an idea, make a plan, create a strategy and they then execute, rinse and repeat.
Eventually your strategy will need to be adapted and then executed some more and it’s only when you set proper systems in motion that you will get your desired results.
This mindset is also one of the fundamentals of my approach to property investing, which is less about diversification and more about developing a winning formula or strategy and repeating it.
4. They believe opportunity is out there
The super successful people have their mind set on opportunity and abundance, rather than scarcity and lack, and it this which makes a world of a difference.
Where most people see obstacles, successful people see stepping stones to greater opportunities and abundance.
5. They believe they will win through hard work
The mega successful understand that to succeed you need to have grit, determination and the ability to work hard.
To them, work comes first and the payoff comes later.
Where other less confident people may quit and compromise their values, successful people keep going because they believe in themselves.
In the end, they become victors not because they are the smartest, better-connected or more talented than everyone else, but because they are the last person left standing when others fall by the wayside because they’ve given up.
6. They believe they can make tomorrow a better place
One of the most interesting personality traits of the super successful is their belief that the past can be reviewed and the future made better.
That’s the reason why incredibly successful people learn both from their own and other people’s mistakes.
Successful people are busy changing the future by changing their actions today and are at the forefront of minor or major changes, even if only in their community or industry.
7. They believe in doing things no one else wants to do
Mega successful people do not shy away from risk – they try new things even if those things seem trivial or are simple.
This is because they understand that to be different you must act differently and you must be willing to try things others won’t.
They don’t care that some people will think they’re crazy at first or that they are likely to fail a time or two.
They believe that eventually the risk will pay off.
8. They believe people are catalysts not barriers to success
Incredibly successful people focus on making real associations because they’re not just interested in growing their network in terms of numbers, but in making real human connections.
What this involves is connecting with people they care about, people they can trust, people they can help and people who care about them.
They understand that “numbers” won’t be there when they need help or support but people will.
9. They believe in giving back
Giving back is one of the ways the mega successful show their gratitude for all the opportunities they have been given and all the things they have accomplished so far.
Giving back keeps them grounded, humble and in touch with reality.
It also reminds them that they must keep working and playing their part to make this world a better place for all.
They make it a habit to share their blessings in life and ultimately are happier and richer for it.
Of course there are many other beliefs, habits and traits shared by mega successful people.
If you want to know more so you can join their ranks I strongly recommend you read my book Michael Yardney’s Guide To Getting Rich, where I share my studies of how the rich and successful became so and how you can join their ranks.
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