Mentors, a strong purpose, and motivational stuff are some of the main factors that have made people work extremely hard. However, there are also unique but not necessarily positive factors that have made people work extremely hard towards their goals. Guess you are ready to know them.
Here are they:
- The Desire to Prove People Wrong
Many people have worked extremely hard towards their goals because they wanted to prove the naysayers wrong. These folks wanted to show the people who doubted them that they can achieve greatness.
An example is Arnold Schwarzenegger. This guy worked extremely hard in his acting career because he wanted to prove wrong the people who told him that he won’t be a successful actor since he had a German accent, and a body that was too big for acting.
Even though I have discouraged competition in my previous posts, I believe that it sometimes makes people work extremely hard. Many bloggers, musicians, and business owners have worked extremely hard because of the fierce competition in their niches. These folks knew that they would fail to secure a sizeable market share if their competitors outworked them.
For this reason, it’s inarguable that competition can force you to work harder whether you like it or not because if you don’t work hard when facing stiff competition, your competitors will become better than you and throw you out of the game.
A large percentage of successful people succeeded because they had faith in their dreams. Faith made them completely sure that they will achieve their dreams if they worked harder, and therefore, it motivated them to work hardest towards their goals.
Recently, I realized that people who believe in the achievement of their dreams often work harder than those who doubt. Doubt drains your energy because it demotivates you, while faith pumps energy in you and motivates you to push yourself harder because you firmly know that success will come if you toil.
People also work harder towards their goals if they believe that achieving them will eliminate some sort of pain. For instance, the pain of living in poverty motivated Eminem to work extremely hard towards a better life. In some of his songs, the rapper reveals how the pain he felt when he realized that his 9-5 salary could not sustain his family forced him to work very hard in music.
All the pain inside amplified by the fact that I can’t get by with my 9-5, and I can’t provide the right type of life for my family – Eminem, Lose Yourself
- The Need to Use Success As Revenge
“Success is the best revenge to pay you back.” – Eminem, Where I’m At.
I know people who are working so hard because they experienced rejection. These folks believe that working harder will make them meet success and make the people who rejected them regret.
Besides faith, the above factors show that you can use negative states of mind to push yourself harder. The main reason we are always encouraged to use positive factors to push ourselves harder is because most of the time, factors such as pain, competition, the need to revenge and prove people wrong, work against us.
What other unique factors do you know that can make people work harder?
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The Top 5 Ways To Embrace Patience
My research on successful individuals made me realize that all successful folks were patient. They worked for a period of 3 to 10 years without quitting. For this reason, it dawned on me that I also have to embrace delay whether I like it or not.
However, I realized that embracing delay was pretty hard because I have to work diligently and patiently without getting discouraged even when my results don’t arrive as early as I expected. This realization made me contemplate on why it’s hard for people to master patience even though it’s a primary key to success.
Anyway, I thought about patience for a week and I realized the five ways we/you can be patient
Here are they
- Stop Wanting to Prove People Wrong
If you want to achieve your goals so that you prove people wrong you will become very impatient because you will want things to happen as fast as possible so that you appear right. Therefore, to become more patient, avoid wanting to prove people wrong. Just work towards your goals with nobody in your mind.
I loved proving people wrong but I ditched this behaviour after realizing that I usually want to progress quickly whenever I want to use my achievements to prove some folks wrong.
- Stop Focusing On the Outcome
It will be impossible for you to be patient if you constantly focus on your results because most of the time, you won’t see the results you expected. For example, if you are a blogger and you are targeting 10,000 visitors per day, you will be impatient and you might give up if you constantly check your stats because it might take long before you reach your target.
However, you will embrace patience if you forget about the results and start concentrating on acquiring the skills and knowledge required for you to achieve your goals.
- Know What Makes You Impatient
To embrace delay, you must know the factors that make you impatient and start avoiding them. For me, I avoided competing and comparing myself with others after realizing that these factors make me an impatient individual. It dawned on me that I always feel that my dreams are taking long to come true whenever I compete or compare myself with others.
- Understand that it Takes Long to Succeed
One of the main reasons why I’m a little bit patient is that I know that it took approximately 5 to 15 years of hard work for most successful folks to achieve their wildest dreams. This knowledge makes me realize that it might also take time for me to achieve my dreams, and for this reason, I have to embrace patience. Also, it makes me know that waiting is part of the journey, and therefore, patience is a virtue I must master.
- Surround Yourself With Dreamers
You are more likely to be more patient if you surround yourself with dreamers because you’ll realize that their success is also taking long to arrive. My dreamer friends made me a patient individual because I realized that just like me, they are not meeting success quickly despite their hard work. They always make me realize that delay is a normal occurrence to dream chasers, and therefore I have no option but to work and wait.
If we wait long enough, we’ll meet success. Therefore, we must cultivate patience if we want to live the life we want. We must also understand that patience is one of the primary keys to success because it enables us to persevere and persist without being frustrated. It might be hard to be patient but it’s not impossible. If some ordinary people succeeded in life because they managed to be patient, why not us?
You can add more ways to be patient in the comment box below
“Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.” – Jean Jacques Rousseau
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8 Powerful Success Lessons We Can Learn from Billionaire Art Williams’ Speech: JUST DO IT
Art Williams (Net Worth – 3. 5$ Billion) is the founder of A. L. Williams & Associates. In 1987, he gave a powerful speech which is considered one of the greatest motivational speeches ever. In the speech, he revealed the primary factors that result in winning in business.
I always listen to the speech because it motivates me to take action, and also reminds me about the things I must continuously do for me to succeed. Below are 8 success lessons I learned from the Art William’s speech
- It’s Impossible to Win in Business if You Don’t Possess Mental Toughness
Success in business requires positivity, the ability to focus, and self-confidence. People who lack these qualities seldom succeed in business because they fall for distractions and give up during hard times. Mentally tough people succeed because they can persevere the difficulties they face in businesses since they are positive, focused, and self-confident.
- A College Degree in Business is Not Worth The Paper It’s Written On
According to Art Williams, a degree in business is not worth it as most business professors have no business experience because, as he puts it, “they deal with a bunch of theory.”
I support Art Williams because I have a business degree and I’ve never seen its importance in the business world. The business world needs experience and not papers. No matter how many degrees you have, you need experience for you to succeed in business. For this reason, an individual without a business degree but has business experience is more likely to win in business than a person with 100 business degrees with zero business experience.
Furthermore, many people who succeed in business don’t have business degrees because these degrees prepare students for employment. You can’t succeed in business by being prepared for employment, and being taught by someone who has never been in business.
- Artificial Things are not the Key to Winning in Business
Today, many people think that for an individual to succeed in business, he or she must have artificial things such as a high I.Q, and a college degree. Little do they know that the inner qualities of an individual are the primary key to winning in business.
That being said, a mentally tough person who knows how to relate with people is more likely to succeed in business than an antisocial, depressed person with a P.H.D in business.
- To Succeed You Must Get Excited
According to Art Williams, only the people who get excited with the journey to success succeed. Excitement makes you do things passionately and enthusiastically hence making it impossible for you to give up. It also makes you work hard because you become obsessed with whatever you are doing.
Furthermore, excitement leads to success because it makes you attract people who are willing to help you achieve your dreams. People prefer working with excited positive people to sad pessimistic folks. Therefore, GET EXCITED.
- Become a Dreamer
Art Williams agrees that having a dream is a key to winning.
I also believe that having a dream makes you win because in my experience, a dream inspires you to work hard and achieve big things. My dream to have millions of readers in my blog and to inspire the world with my pearls of wisdom always makes me excited and obsessed with working hard because I know that I will be the happiest person in the world if I live the life of my dreams.
This dream makes me work even when I don’t feel like working, and it also makes me embrace obstacles knowing that they are necessary for success.
- Believe You Can
If you believe YOU CAN’T you will fail because the subconscious mind always attracts situations that match with your thoughts. Besides this, believing YOU CAN’T will result in you wrongly interpreting obstacles since you will see them as a proof that you can’t achieve your goals.
Therefore, for you to win, you must believe YOU CAN.
- If You Want to Win You Will Be Controversial
If you want to win you will be controversial because you will have to do things that many people don’t. You will have to believe in achieving big things, and you will have to come up with unique products or services that people have never seen. For this reason, people will doubt your success.
- You Need a Firm Spiritual Life for you to Succeed in Business
Spiritual practices such as meditation can influence success in business because they clear the mind and make it possible for a person to make clear decisions. Besides this, embracing a spiritual life leads to inner peace that helps an individual succeed because a person with inner peace never worries when he or she meets obstacles on the journey to success.
You can check out my article, Does Spirituality Influence Financial Success for a detailed explanation of how spirituality influences financial success.
Hope the article helped. Thanks for reading.
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