10 Attitudes of Successful People

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What differentiates a person from another is its attitude.

Each of us has unique qualities that give us our own identity.  However, encounters with different people and attitudes surrounding the environment we live in, our own unique identity sometimes lead us to mediocre or commonly known “average”.  It’s a state wherein we become just part of the crowd that we couldn’t showcase our true great talent and self.

What we neglect to recognize is that,

Attitude is also what makes a person stand out and be successful“.

Take time to reflect and answer these questions:

  • How many famous and successful people do you know?
  • What makes them famous and successful?

In my personal journey towards finding my own definition of success in life, I’ve read various biographies and books about the people who’ve achieved great success in life.  I do this because I want to learn from their attitudes and habits in order to apply them in my own life.   Hoping that sooner or later, I’ll achieve the level of success I aim for myself.

I’ve actually made a blog series entitled “Attitudes of Successful People” which features the attitude of success that brought about the great achievement of people who’ve already succeeded.  Some of these people are the following:

The Attitudes of Successful People Blog series is continuously done every month.  And I hope to continue learning from various successful people until the end of my days.

In my study of successful people’s attitude, I was able to answer the reasons why successful people stands out.  Most successful people apply good habits, principles and attitudes in their daily activities.  And those attitudes include the following:

1. The Power of Thoughts

While most of us believe that life is a destiny, successful people, however, knows that life is more of a choice. And such choice comes from our thoughts.  Thoughts are the core of our life because it’s where everything else begins.  Thus, successful people are careful of their thoughts.

2. Importance of Wants

As people grow older, the more they neglect the value of dreaming and being specific of what they want.  They tend to live life as it comes without really knowing what to happen tomorrow.  But like toddlers, successful people know what they want, including how and when they want to have it.

3. Faith to Dream and Think Big

Successful people have deep faith, that strong belief of the possibility of their dreams to exist regardless of what the other people will say and the circumstances that they will face.  For remember, all the things we have now, like the iPod you’re listening to, we are all just somecrazy ideas and dreams of somebody who believed it can happen.

4. Takes Action

A dream without action is nothing but a sleep dream.  Successful people moves with the dreams.  They do not let time passes them by, they act.  And now will always be the perfect time to act.

5. Knows How to Prioritize

Successful people knows that time is their most important asset.  For a time wasted is equivalent to a dime and life wasted.  And as such, they value knowing and doing what’s important.  They do not try to accommodate everything; instead, they act on something that is included in their priorities and say no to those that are not as important.

6. Faces the Brutal Facts

Successful people know that life isn’t perfect.  They recognize that success comes from multiple failures.  And instead of giving up because of their fears, like failure, they have strong courage to face their fears and accept the brutal facts with the end of success in their minds.

7. Can Rise Up From Adversity

Successful people know how to stand up even after multiple failures.  They do not let their first, second, third and hundred tenth failures to stop them from believing with their dreams and wants.  They always dust off and try again.

8. Admires Successful People

What commonly happens is when we see successful people, we tend to have resentment and be envious. Successful people, however, admire and listen to other successful people.  They have this open mind and humble heart to start as a beginner and learn from the success of others.

9. Continuous Learner

Most of us stops learning after graduation from college.  We tend to think we already have it all after getting our diplomas.  However, life is constantly changing.  Successful people crave to learn and learn more.  They read books; attend seminars and etc to keep them updated with the changing world.

10. Grateful Attitude

While most of us complain on how hard and miserable life is, successful people on the other hand have grateful attitude towards life.  Their optimism gives them the right attitude to accept hardship and to sail their way to success being happy regardless.

Now it’s for you to reflect and ask yourself, Do you have the attitude to be successful?

Don’t worry if currently you don’t, you always have today to start learning and adapting the success attitudes of successful people.  Remember,

“Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.”  ~Winston Churchill 

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