3 things people learn to become successful
Posted October 10, 2010on:
We have read many stories about successful people in the world – Scientists, Artists, sports people, businessmen or any one else - What are the key areas which all people have to learn before they become successful?
Is it some magical word or is it some habit?
People become successful when they learn how to handle three things.
Successful people learn how to handle:
2. Rejection; and
3. Financial pressure
Successful people learn to handle their frustrations, rather, they learn how to handle frustrations after frustrations.
The world we live in is not perfect. Things don’t go as planned. Projects miss their deadlines. People don’t behave the way we want them to behave. Exams are not always passed in first attempt – Result – people become frustrated.
Therefore, we need to learn on handling frustration and keep on doing what we are doing. The multi-billion dollar company FEDEX or Federal Express was not at all successful when it began its operations. Its owner had to learn how to handle his frustration. The owner expected to deliver 150 parcels in first week. Instead, FEDEX delivered 16 parcels out of which 5 were delivered to an employees house. FEDEX employees were always afraid if their company will have enough money to pay their salaries. However, the owner learnt to handle frustration after frustration and one day, FEDEX become a success.
Second thing successful people learn is the way they handle rejection.
Ask any successful salesman who is earning a six digit salary and he / she will tell you that the secret of success is in handling rejection – A bend in the road is not the end of the road; if you can take the turn!
One of the biggest human challenge of our time is that people are not tuned to accept ‘No’.
One of my friends, who is a successful insurance agent told me: Don’t think that No means end of story.
IF some one rejects you by saying ‘No’; Think that: ‘No’ means ‘Not Over’!
Therefore, try again. Don’t be afraid of listening to No. Handle it – Train your mind that its not over yet.
Third and final thing which all successful people learn is how to handle their financial pressures. People wait for right time and right circumstances and when they will have enough money to do what they want to do. However, out of every pay check or earning, if people can set aside 10% towards charity, 10% towards future capital and 80% towards their spending, this will help to set aside some amount every month as a capital towards their future.
Financial pressures are a reality and only good spending and earning habits can be used to deal with it.