7 lessons from highly successful people – PART I

People with wealth who have succeeded due to their own persistence have one thing in common…



People with wealth who have succeeded due to their own persistence have one thing in common: They know that their success didn’t depend so much on the off chance or luck. It depended mainly on principles they grew up with and held on to them even throughout tough times.

People with wealth simply have very similar thought processes.

We’ve put together 7 principles which are repeatedly seen in the CV’s of the wealthy and successful. Be inspired by the best:

1. Believe that you can get rich

“Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” — Napoleon Hill

The key to success in majority of wealthy people was their trust in themselves, in their dream and the fact they saw a way where others did not.

The Wright brothers worked on the invention of a plane during times when many scientific studies claimed that nothing that was manufactured and heavier than air will ever be able to fly.

Henry Ford dreamt of an 8 cylinder closed engine, even though mechanics were telling him that his plan is not technically possible to do. He replied:

“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t – you’re right.”

2. Never give up

“Genius is Eternal Patience” — Michelangelo

Henry Ford worked on his dream for 17 long years. Every evening upon his arrival from the Detroit Edison Company, where he worked as a machine engineer, he spent a further one hour working on his petrol engine, until he eventually went to bed in the late hours of the night.

Henry Ford’s employer, one of the most famous inventors of all time, Thomas Alva Edison first had 1000 unsuccessful tests, until his lightbulb turned on for the first time.

His motto was:

“Genius – that is 99 percent of hard work and 1 percent of an idea.” — Thomas Alva Edison

3. Plan your success carefully

“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” — Abraham Lincoln

To have an exact goal is the first stepping stone towards success. Clear goal helps to focus your attention onto the right steps rather than focus on the non important things, which put you further from your goal.

Business people such as Donald Trump, Richard Branson or Steve Jobs all recommend that in this case large goals function much better because they force the person to think outside of the box.

If your final goal doesn’t scare you, it isn’t big enough. And if you have your goal already, just split it into million manageable pieces and start walking in the right direction. And then again and again.

“The journey of thousand miles begins with one step.” — Lao Tzu

4. Overcome your fear. Just do it!

“Everything you want is on the other side of fear”. — Jack Canfield

Every one of us fights a battle with fear. Fear of failure, fear of the unknown. Wealthy people do not let this fear get in a way of their dreams.

The only option how to overcome your fear is to admit it, then accept it and at last take action – do the things you are scared of repeatedly. Success is a habit. Become the slave of the habit success the same way as you’ve been the slave to the habit failure until now.

Or as would sir Richard Branson say:  “Screw it, let’s do it!”

You know some principles already. Now go ahead and read the second part of our article about the rich and successful.

To continue reading the article click on the link below:

7 lessons from highly successful people – PART II


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