We all want to succeed in life. What success looks like is different for each of us. Whatever success looks like to you, please enjoy this guest post by M.Farouk Radwan exploring the the belief systems of successful people. These 4 beliefs encourage not only success, but happiness, too! I live by all 4 beliefs and they have nurtured plenty of happiness and success in my life.
How your belief system determines your level of success in life.
In the past I kept reading stories about successful people all around the globe who managed to achieve success even though they started from scratch. While the fields that those people succeeded at were so different, there was a common theme between them all. All of those people thought exactly the same way! If this proves anything it shows that one of the factors that directly affect our level of success in life is our belief systems.
So what kind of beliefs do those successful people share?
1) They control their destiny: Every successful person in the world believes that he is in control of his life and he rarely blames an external factor for his failures. Those people don’t believe in luck or the unfairness of life but instead they know that they can change their lives to the better even if they were facing lots of obstacles.
2) They don’t ever give up: When you read about the success stories of successful people you will find that most of them didn’t succeed before tens of failed attempts. The person who succeeds in life is the one who always knows that success happens after lots and lots of failures. Thomas Edison failed 999 times before he managed to invent the lamp!
3) They believe in themselves: You might wonder how can a person keep trying and trying even though he is failing. Simply put, that person doesn’t give up because he believes in himself. All successful people believe in themselves and that’s why they kept trying even though they fail. The founder of KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken) traveled to four different states trying to sell his secret recipe which was rejected hundreds of times before he managed to find someone to accept it.
4) They are committed to action: Some people are dreamers. They keep talking about their big plans without ever starting on any of them. Successful people are doers and they hardly procrastinate. They understand how precious time is and so they stay committed to their plans all year round.
So how can you become successful?
In simple words, change your belief system so that it matches the belief system of successful people!
Of course it’s not as easy as it sounds. In order to change your beliefs you need to keep an eye on your self-talk for it’s the most common factor that results in the change of beliefs. Whenever you find your self-talk supporting negative, change it to positive self-talk.
As the time passes your beliefs will change and you will start thinking like successful people.
Written by M.Farouk Radwan
I love your comments! Do you agree with these 4 beliefs of successful people? What other beliefs lead to success?
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