BY LIANNE MARTHA LAROYA
At first glance, highly successful people may seem like they only
succeeded in life because of their talent, their great connections or
their family. However, that’s not the case at all! They manage to
excel in their industry and make millions of dollars because of their
amazing beliefs. What are some of them? Here they are:
If you want to be highly successful, don’t just rely on the concept
of “destiny”. Don’t even think about fooling yourself by thinking that
“fate” will let whatever’s meant to be to happen.
1. Forget fate! Focus on doing what you love.
When Steve Jobs was fired from his own company, he could have just
stopped. He could have just told other people that “it wasn’t meant to
me.” But what did he do next? Because he was too focused in
developing technology to help change the world, he launched NeXT, a
new computer company, and he also launched Pixar Animation Studios.
Think of every highly successful person you know. Do you know any
one of them who got lucky by being successful at the first try? So the
next time you fail, keep going on. Highly successful people didn’t stop
— and neither should you!!!
2. Fail just means First Attempt In Learning.
3. Never ever doubt yourself.
The road to being a famous and successful person is tough. People
will mock you. Listen to what they’re saying, yes. But don’t take
them to heart if you think that what they’re saying is already
hurting you. Sometimes, you have to keep on believing in yourself,
even if other people seem like they don’t.
4. Choose to continue, even if nothing seems to be working out.
J.K. Rowling was working on her first ever Harry Potter novel
when she was a single mother who was just living off welfare.
Even so, she didn’t let this stop her.
She finished the book and asked publishers all over the town. As she
wasn’t well-known yet, publishing houses rejected her and even gave
her harsh criticisms. Nothing seemed to be working out for her — but
she still chose to continue and push through! J.K. Rowling became the
first-ever billionaire author in 2014.
5. Being a genius doesn’t automatically translate to being successful.
You don’t need to ace all your exams. You don’t need to top
every class. And you don’t need to be a know-it-all just to be
able to succeed in life. Talent and persistence can always
trump intelligence any time.
6. If you really want it, you’ll find a way to get it.
Walt Disney asked the banks and other lending institutions to lend
him money so that he could get started on his amusement theme
park. Since he had no credit history and collateral, naturally, they
all refused him. He didn’t stop there. He took a loan from his own
life insurance policy and made history.
7. Take calculated risks.
Chess wonder kid Magnus Carlesen decided to be a professional
chess player when he realized that he was “quite good.” He didn’t
make the decision out of a whim – he initially assessed his abilities
and decided based on that fact.
8. Know what you’re getting into.
Self-made millionaire and highly successful person Warren Buffett
always believes that you should never invest in a business that you
don’t understand. Simply put, if you don’t know how something
operates, how can you figure out how you can make money off of it?
9. Service will always beat selfishness in the long run.
Being selfish and being stingy can help make you money at
first but it’s not really a good plan for the long-term. Focus on
serving other people, on helping them and even on giving them
some of your resources.
10. Don’t wait. Create.
Engrave these beliefs into your heart and don’t stop at anything
to reach your goals. Who knows? You can also be a highly
successful person soon.
KFC Founder Colonel Sanders drove all over America and
offered his fried chicken recipe for a certain percentage of the
sales. He knocked on their doors, slept on his car and wore his
white suit even though he already got 1,009 refusals. On the
1,010th time, he finally got a “yes”.