Matter of the fact, lots of those who I came across as successful were not necessarily wealthy or highly educated, some barely had some education on them. People like Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Anthony Robbins, John D. Horace Greely, Henry Ford, Albert Einstine, Hiam Saban, John Paul DeJoria, and the list goes on and on, were not all highly educated and Ph.D. graduates or even Masters’s degree holders, actually, some were not college graduates! So how come these people made it to the top? What is different? What is their secret?
Were they made different, or did they have a different brain structure! I don’t know about that! But, interestingly enough, here’s what I noticed similar between those who achieved exceptional results, massive success and had an impact on an even larger scale worldwide.
They all seem to have followed a more or less similar mindset, pattern of thought:
1- They all had a Clear Vision of what they want to do;
2- They had the Passion for what they were seeking to achieve;
3- They had the Hunger for achieving their vision and satisfying their inner passion.
Although their vision was not appreciated initially, actually some were ridiculed because of their thoughts, yet, in the end, those who had that vision and the hunger to achieve their inner passion, are the ones who made it to the top. In fact, some have changed the world as we knew it and created new paradigms.
As I continue to observe & study the success of these people and others in our daily life, here’s what I notice they all do in common:
1- They imagine the big picture, and they have a reason for it. They don’t plan their life events all at once, neither they imagine the details of their entire life as a whole, but rather they create a big picture in their mind. They create a wider perspective of what they want to do, and then they realistically navigate their way through by taking few steps ahead, hit it hard; score; and then they move on to the next step. As a result, they end up painting the big picture and filling in the details as they move on.
When you ask them “Why” do they have that big picture in mind and “Why” they want to do what they plan to do, the answer [in most cases] points towards the main reason, a strong driver embedded deep within them. Mostly, it’s an event they have been through or an experience they want to enjoy, and you would find that it is the least explicitly communicated.
2- They Decide on exactly what they want to do. In other words, they set a goal, or as I like to think of it “ A Point of Interest”, one that they are deeply passionate about and want to reach. There’s a strong enough reason for them to achieve that point of interest. It’s in them, inside their brains, as they think of it, it makes their hearts pound so strong that it pushes the blood stream in their veins and brains so strong just like launching a rocket off the ground. That is the firepower within.
3- They Analyze the gaps. They clearly understand where they are now, where they want to go and do, and what needs to happen for them to get to the next step towards their desired point of interest.
4- They Act based on facts. They vigorously & realistically move ahead and act based on what they have between their hands, and what they need to do, to get to their point of interest. They know & understand their limitations as they are in the present time, and figure out how to get around these limitations as they proceed ahead.
They keep moving forward, and even if they slow down a bit, or may stop at one point or another, they do so because they are re-calculating their moves and evaluating their progress, but then once they have better clarity, they proceed ahead towards their point of interest. They are consistently in motion.
5- They keep the focus & the faith. As long as they still feel the firepower within towards their point of interest, they never lose sight of what they desire to do, and where they want to go.
As long as that point of interest is still on the top of their priorities list, they keep all their efforts focused and targeted. They utilize all the resources available to them; benefit from circumstances around and deploy all they can, to get to their desired point of interest.
I have seen entrepreneurs, scientists, mechanics, artists and read about individuals from various walks of life who achieved remarkable results and success in their lives, success that positively changed the quality of their life, and the life of others lived with and around them, and they seemed to have at least used one of these steps.
Have you used anything different that helped achieve exceptional results?
Maybe you came across other ideas that contributed to achieving massive success. Share your thoughts with the world and let others know how to break into the era of achieving exceptional & sustainable results.