3 Things Successful People DON’T Do

3 Things Successful People DON'T Do
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building authorityPeople ask me all the time how exactly I do this or that. There is a belief that if you can learn exactly how successful people do something than you can replicate that success by doing the exact same thing. That is how “gurus” become so successful. People are willing to pay to hear their secrets to success.

 

The thing is, a lot of these “secrets to success” aren’t really secrets. They are closer to common sense. The problem is not everyone realizes they aren’t doing them…or people are in such a habit doing the opposite that they have a hard time readjusting their goals, perspective, and actions.

 

In this article, I’m going to share three things successful people do NOT do. Now, you may read these, and think one of two things:

 

You may think ‘oh, this is common sense’ and go on with your life with the fulfilling feeling of knowing what successful people don’t do

OR

You can really think about each thing. Think about how it applies to your life. Reflect on your behaviors and interactions with others to see if your behavior is aligned with these things. If you realize you are not really applying these thoughts to your life, you can make the conscious decision and effort to change the way you think and behave.

 

All the “how to be successful” article in the world aren’t going to help you if you aren’t willing to change the way you think and act. If you’re reading this thinking ‘What the heck?!? There’s nothing wrong with the way I think or act…’ Awesome! You must already be the most successful person in the world. Stop reading and go on being awesome.

 

As a side note, in addition to the three things listed below, successful people also recognize the need for constantly learning and reflection. In order to stay successful, you can’t become content with the status quo. You can be content in life, but you should also have a constant yearning for improvement.

 

becoming an authority1. Try to change other people. Success people understand that it is impossible to change other people. No one changes unless they want to change. You control other people. You can however control to things related to other people. You can control the way you respond to other people, and you can change the people you choose to be around.

 

There is a saying in sales “If you can’t change your team, change your team.” The meaning of this saying is simple…if you can’t motivate the people you are working with work at the level needed to achieve success as a team, than you need to change the people you are working with. This isn’t to say you should get rid of people that don’t perform to your standards. However, if someone is unwilling to try, unwilling to learn, or unwilling to admit there is room for improvement…you can’t change those things.

 

2. Waste time on things that don’t work. Successful people recognize the difference between what is working and what isn’t. They focus on what works and let go of what doesn’t.

 

This can apply to an idea, method, or even pattern of thinking. If you find yourself doing the same thing over and over again, and things never seem to work out, you need to look at both your behaviors and your thought patterns to figure out what isn’t working.

 

A few weeks ago, I posted a video about going to college or pursuing a home business. In this video, I suggested that the socially-accepted thought pattern behind automatically going to college, may need re-evaluated. This wasn’t to say going to college is a bad plan. However, instead of automatically going to college because that’s what they’re suppose to do, more people should stop to think about what they really want out of life and if college is the best path to reach their goals.

 

3. Choose short term pleasure over long term benefits. People who have found great success have worked hard for it. They have spent many nights replacing sleep with more work. They have worked multiple jobs in order to support themselves and their dreams simultaneously. They have lived off Ramon noodles when they needed to. A quick internet search will reveal dozens of stories of how really successful people worked their way to success and all the sacrifices they made along the way.

 

There is no shortcut to success.

 

As Always…

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About Devon Brown

From over $40,000 in debt (and bankrupt at age 23, to now doing over $1-Milion in sales per year, Devon Brown (creator of RenegadeSuccess.com) enjoys teaching internet home business entrepreneurs the short-cuts he wishes he knew about when he first started. For free video advice that makes learning internet marketing FUN & SIMPLE, be sure to follow Devon on Facebook

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