The Most Underrated Simple Superpowers Of Real Success.
Here’s a little mental exercise. Name someone rich and/or famous. First name that comes to mind. Music superstar? Perhaps it was a professional athlete. The interesting thing about those two category responses is that – since you know you are not likely to become either – you’ve trapped yourself inside a status quo box, and may not even realize it. A deeper dive into your brain reveals a belief that wealth is for someone else. That’s especially true in business. And the way you view your personal career growth.
There is hope, according to a famous executive recruiter and business career consultant. There are actual and very common characteristics of the highly successful that anyone can adopt. According to Jack Kelly, "the secret superpower 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." Of course, all of these ideas below make sense, but too many people blow past these steps; saying, "I knew that." Trouble is, they don't DO that.
Sports 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. No excuses allowed. Embrace the belief that you can accomplish anything you set your mind to. If you think you can improve your life, you will. Increase your expectations to be successful, and don’t dwell on past failures.
2. Upgrade your thoughts about you 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. Think about a new you. See it. Claim it.
3. Visualize yourself in the job (and company) you desire. Reprogram your mind to think of achieving all of your goals in those two, and don’t limit yourself. You want to get there? See yourself there. And succeeding there.
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 confidence in yourself; even if others do not. 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. Don’t let the defeats knock you out. Stay positive, driven and motivated. 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 Kelly puts 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.