Success is Self-Focus
Have you ever heard the saying, “Winners focus on winners, losers focus on winners”?
If you look at successful individuals, regardless of their position in life, they have certain traits. Just the same, individuals that aren’t successful or habitually “fail at succeeding” have specific traits.
So what differentiates the winners from everyone else?
Successful people focus on themselves and how to better their situation to achieve their goals. They don’t dwell, overanalyze or doubt. They move forward and learn from their situation. Those that don’t succeed focus on others and blame their circumstances.
Let’s take a look at some of the differing traits:
Those that succeed:
- Are driven and self-motivated.
- Take responsibility.
- Focus on what’s next.
- Are willing to learn.
- Take action.
- Challenge themselves to push beyond their comfort zone.
- Have high self-esteem.
- Persist, even after failing.
- Don’t procrastinate.
- Have strong willpower and are good at self-discipline.
- Learn from their mistakes.
- Are independent.
- Are passionate.
- Are goal-oriented.
Those that tend to fail or quit:
- Quit after failing once or twice.
- Focus too much on the problem, not the solution.
- Expect immediate success.
- Are poor at time management.
- Avoid hard work.
- Dwell on the past.
- Lack goals.
- Make excuses.
- Only think of themself.
- Stay in their comfort zone.
Success is a way of thinking. They say the mind is always the one to give in first, so train your mind to think positively and focus on how to better yourself and you will succeed.
And if that’s not motivation enough, check out some quotes from some pretty successful individuals.
“The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.”
“Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal – a commitment to excellence – that will enable you to attain the success you seek.”
“Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day.”
“I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”