Success is different for different individuals. Some find their success in the wealth they acquire, some become successful by earning a roof over their heads. For a sportsperson, success might be the championships that they win or the medals that they take home. All in all, every soul has a different meaning for what success is. I have met people who act like the most successful people in the world because they get to stay with their families.
However, find any man who you consider successful, you will find certain traits that are quite evident by how they carry themselves.
We will be talking about 10 key principles of successful men. The goal will be to provide you with an insight into the minds of men who the society considers successful are after all a work of careful conditioning over the years. So, without any further ado. Let’s get started.
Setting up Realistic Goals
It is next to impossible to find a man who doesn’t set proper goals for himself and yet has achieved anything extraordinary in his life. Only a weak man lets situations dictate the outcomes of his life, strong men always dictate their circumstances. Setting achievable goals and executing them is key to success in any area. Goal setting deserves a video of its own or maybe a video, don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter and our YouTube channel where we will publish about it.
Realistic goals not only give you a sense of direction and quantify your success. But, in times of turmoil, when it is easy to lose motivation due to setbacks, your goals will help you recalibrate with your inner self. Goals are one of the most motivating things if taken seriously.
They Take Responsibility for their Life
Humility is one of the most common traits of exceptional men. Men who are successful in their endeavors take 100% responsibility for their actions and never leave things to fate. They realize that the best thing to do is focus on the present and prepare for the future, they are not the kind of people that dwell in the past. Successful people are almost always the kind of people that do not complain in any situation, instead of complaining about how bad things are, you will find them actively working towards improving the situation. For themselves and for others. They are also the kind of people who do not start playing blame games at the smallest of trouble, instead, they take responsibility when they are wrong and focus on the future.
Regardless of what has happened, you decide: what you do know.
They have Great Self Discipline
“Practice makes the man perfect” is a common phrase that we throw around. But, what does it really mean? Is the man not perfect? Why does he need to practice in order to be perfect? According to me, this phrase means that even though the man is not perfect, with continuous trial and error, he will eventually become perfect. Now, the fact of the matter is that it is easier said than done, Malcolm Gladwell says that it takes about 10,000 hours at any task for a man to become an absolute expert at it. and it is absolutely true. But how do you spend the 10,000 hours at any task? The answer is simple, “Discipline”.
The roots of discipline are sown when you’re on your own and no one to point fingers at you. It is then when you decide if you want to use your time productively or would rather watch someone build a house in the jungle on YouTube. Self-discipline is the key trait of successful men and if you wish to become anything like your idols, you got to start taking self-discipline very seriously.
They take Self-Development Very Seriously
A successful man is the one that never considers himself the best and always keeps working towards his personal development. It is human nature to want more from life, however, the truly successful people take it one step ahead and make it their duty to keep improving with time. Research and Learning are their forte and they never back down from learning new things. No matter what their age might be, you will always find them in the company of a mentor. Dominate by Learning.
They Read A lot
These days when people don’t have the patience to relax for even a minute without jumping on their phone like an addict. Successful people are more attracted to education rather than entertainment, therefore, reading is one of their favorite pass time. They don’t have to be reading education content all the time but reading something valuable, yes sure. Saying that they have higher standards of entertainment wouldn’t be wrong.
They Follow a Routine and Make Task Lists
Time management is important for self-development and self-growth. You would rarely find a successful person concerned about too much work on their hand, it is what unsuccessful and lazy people do. Their constant practice of educating the mind makes them especially strong at setting their priorities straight. You will find them making plans in advance, even for months and years at a time.
They often start their days by making a task list for the day and often plan for the week in advance.
They are Risk Takers
“YOU MISS 100% OF THE CHANCES YOU DON’T TAKE”-some great man
You don’t take big risks you cannot achieve big rewards. Successful people know that there will be times they will need to take risks in order to get where they need to go. Very often most people would not take risks for fear of failure. However, greater failure to successful people would be that of regret risk going for the life you want or guarantee to live with the one you do not want.
Big rewards require big risks, and risks are absolutely worth it when they are well-calculated efforts that require some balls. Risk is mandatory to achieve anything worth achieving, whether that be risking your time, money or efforts. You got to keep taking risks. When most people would avoid taking risks for the fear of failure, the extra-ordinary man will go the extra mile and take the risk that no one would. Therefore, reaping the rewards that no one else would.