The Most Underrated (& Overlooked) Simple Secrets Of Real Success

We tend to think that superstars, billionaires, athletes and corporate leaders have achieved wealth and fame with ease. We might think it's luck or being in the right place at the right time.

Well, according to executive recruiter and business career consultant Jack Kelly, "The secret quality they possess is resiliency—the ability to bounce back when knocked down, mental toughness to overcome rejection, emotional intelligence to see past the haters and self-confidence to believe in themselves when no one else does."

Here's just one example: Basketball legend Michael Jordan missed more than 9,000 shots in his career, lost almost 300 games. Over 2 dozen times, he was chosen to make the game-winning shot and missed. As Jordan puts it, "I have failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”

It's not just that. He embraced and followed these simple concepts that anyone can do.

1. Embrace the belief that you can accomplish anything you set your mind to. No excuses allowed and don’t dwell on past failures. If you think you can improve your life, you will. Increase your expectations to be successful.

2. Upgrade your thoughts about yourself and your abilities. Change any and all negativity about who you think you are not. Think of the best version of yourself, and develop only positive thought processes to get there. And claim it.

3. Reprogram your mind to think of achieving all of your goals. Visualize yourself in the job with the company that you desire. Don’t limit yourself.

4. Avoid—at all costs—negative self-talk. Don’t just think positively, but take assertive and bold actions every day toward your long-term goals.

5. Keep trying, even if you seem to keep failing. You need to remain steadfast and focused, even when things don’t go your way. If you come across bad news or temporary setbacks, turn your thoughts toward optimism.

6. Maintain the confidence in yourself, even if it seems no one else does. For any naysayers around you, tune them-and that negative noise-out. Be resilient and never EVER give up the fight.

7. Permit yourself to succeed. You’d be surprised at how many people take a couple of steps forward in their career, and stay there because they accept where they are. If there is more within your heart’s desire, don’t construct a mental attitude ceiling that will block you.

8. Never lose your sense of humor or sense of purpose. Don’t let the defeats change you. Stay positive, driven and motivated. Stay upbeat. Laugh. Don't take yourself (or life itself) so seriously. Boldly move forward with confidence. Remember, resiliency is a superpower that will give you the strength and courage to effectively deal with short- term defeats.

As Mike Kelly outs it, "the key is to pick yourself up, not give a damn what other people think or say and start all over again." If you stay focused on that, everything will fall into place.

SOURCE: Contributor-Jack Kelly-Fortune

 
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