Invest Wisely

Getting Inside the Mind of Successful People and Discovering 9 Beliefs

by Megan Roth5 min read

People who achieve dramatic success in their profession all have certain beliefs about life and their careers. What’s even more important is they act on what they believe, which propels them to achieve more.


  1. Use Time Efficiently

The average person will work to meet their deadlines – even if the task doesn’t take that long. Successful people focus on getting tasks done as quickly as possible. The difference is average people let time control them, while successful people control time.


  1. Choose Your People

Successful people choose the people they want in their lives, even their customers. They make changes in their own lives to attract the right kind of people. People who are successful are naturally drawn to others who have achieved success.


  1. It’s not about the Past

You can never rest on your laurels or accomplishments in the past. Every day is a new day, a new chance to prove yourself. No task is ever too menial for you to take on.


  1. Accomplishments are What Matters

It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been doing what you do; it only matters what you’ve accomplished in that time. When discussing yourself with others, you don’t need to focus on how much experience you have or use adjectives to define you. Instead, choose words that define what you’ve done.


  1. Failure is Something You Do

Every person who is successful has also failed. The outstanding person recognizes they failed, and they’re okay with that. Own every failure and learn from it. Take responsibility for things that don’t work out.


  1. Volunteering is an Opportunity

To be successful you must be active. The more you do, the more you accomplish. Volunteering your time enables you to learn and to develop new relationships, which may pay back tenfold.


  1. Making Money is Good

While finding your niche is a good thing, making money is even better. If customers want you to do something extra and they’ll pay for it, do it. If you only do what you want to do, you might make a living, but if you do what others want, you’ll be innately successful. Of course, this assumes you won’t do anything illegal or unethical.


  1. People Who Pay are the Boss

Get over the arrogant attitude. If someone pays you, they have a right to tell you what to do. It doesn’t matter whether they are your employer or your customer. The fact that they are paying you gives them the right to tell you what to do, how to do it and when.


  1. Go the Extra Mile

You’ve heard the advice to be willing to go the extra mile, but no one does it. It’s a lonely place, but it provides you with an opportunity few others see. Show up to work early or stay late. Do the extra task. Help a customer out even before they ask. If you’re the boss, work along with your employees.


Be different. Do things differently, and you will be successful.