When I say successful, I don’t necessarily mean being a billionaire or becoming the next Arnold Schwarzenegger. Success can mean many different things to people. For some, success can mean using the stairs instead of an elevator for the next 6 months or finally reaching out to that mentor to help grow your business. Everyone has their own idea of success, so here are 5 signs that you will be successful.
1. You Embrace Failure
Part of becoming successful is failing over and over again. If you have the right mindset, failure will be seen as a lesson, not as a reason to give up. You have to fail in order to succeed. You HAVE to fail in order to succeed. As long as you’re learning from your mistakes and making the necessary changes to become better as a result of your mistakes, you will be successful.
2. You Always Finish Things (Don’t Give Up)
Not giving up is an obvious sign of success. The consequences of quitting are much worse than if you stuck it out. If you’re constantly giving up when things become challenging or something is taking a little more effort than usual, you will not be successful. Not only that, when you quit you are making that a habit for yourself. For example, think about someone who is going to the gym trying to lose weight and has failed several times. Their belief in their ability to lose weight reduced by each attempt that they give up on. So NEVER GIVE UP!
3. You Find Satisfaction In The Success of Others
People that are successful don’t get upset or jealous when someone else achieves something great. They congratulate them and are happy for them. You use their success as a motivation for you. If someone succeeds at something you have been wanting to do, that should just motivate you into doing it.
4. You Are Forgiving
So when someone does something that hurt you in the past, instead of holding a grudge, you forgive them. You change the negative into a positive; turn the experience into a lesson.
5. You Surround Yourself With Successful People
You are always aiming to be around people that are better than you. Successful people can inspire you and give you insight. Surrounding yourself with people that are more successful than you will ultimately lead to more success for you. When you constantly surround yourself with people that you are better than, your growth is stunted. Keep in mind that you are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with.