One thing that I always ask myself is: Am I developing the skills or traits that are helping me achieve a better lifestyle?
Every day it is a challenge to apply the principles that are given to us by the smartest people in the world. With these principles come certain habits that personally I strive to develop in myself and to share the benefits with others. These principles form into signs that you track yourself to see if you are applying in your every day life. These 6 signs (and there are more!) will help you see if you are on the right track (mindset-wise):
You find happiness in other’s success
You have the ability to find joy in the other people’s achievements, it makes you content to see that the people around you are succeeding. This goes even deeper, where you feel happiness when you see people in general succeed. This happiness can be the building block of your own success, and can fuel you to become better yourself.
You always look for new experiences
You look for new endeavors or look for innovation in your own field. This is one extremely important sign, because it shows that you are adapting to the environment consistently. As Charles Darwin stated: “It is not the strongest that survives, nor the most intelligent, but rather the one most adaptable to change.”
You ignore the 9-5 lifestyle
This does not mean that you do not have a job, but it presents a frame of mind that transcends the basic element of the 9 to 5 culture, which is predicated upon only performing within the timeframe and not without. Successful people do not see these timeframes, they only see when work needs to be done when it does not need to be done. You work until you know that you have finished what you set out to do. Do not confuse this with the “never sleep” mentality.
Respect over currency
I have seen it happen myself many times, where people offer up respect just to be in the presence of someone who can provide them with opportunity in the form of money. Although money is important to the extent of it making life easier, successful people value respect for others and themselves far more than the money that success brings. There will always be opportunity, but giving up on people showing you respect and even your own self-respect will never be respected.
You have something to prove to yourself
Because of the way I grew up and my family never having much, I always had a chip on my shoulder. I wanted to prove to myself and the world that I could succeed. It is different from just being dependent on other people for confirmation, it is about consistently proving to yourself that you can be become better and better over time.
You love the process
It might take 1 year or 10 years, but you love the growth (no matter how small), you love waking up and you know that you are going to be building something that will bring value to people in a major way. Loving the process means that you do not care about temporary losses or wins, you keep doing what you do because you love to do it!
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