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How Successful People Think

24 Aug

How Successful People Think

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Kaitlyn Guay

Have you ever looked up to people and wondered if there was a formula for the success they’ve had in their lives? The video “How Successful People Think” by @VideoAdvice complies the advice of multiple prosperous figures from all around the world. We broke their advice down into three basic benchmarks young students can follow as they embark upon their dreams, living a life on purpose.

First: DIRECTION. All successful people define what they want to achieve and how they want to achieve it very clearly. As Arnold Schwarzenegger said, “You can have the best airplane or the best ship in the world, but if the captain doesn’t know where to go, he will just drift around.”

Second: PERSISTENCE. History has shown that those who operate with a growth mindset and work consistently to improve and learn will out-perform even those with more talent or better connections than them. Maynard Webb tells us, “If you are willing to do the work, you can achieve more than you ever imagined.”

Third: REFLECT/ADAPT/REPEAT. Woody Allen once famously said: “A relationship, I think, is like a shark… It has to constantly move forward, or it dies.” This applies to success as well. We are all constantly evolving humans living in a constantly evolving world, and our success is determined by how well we reflect upon the changes and advancements in our arena, and then work hard to adapt and improve. True innovators in their field ensure they don’t lose their edge by always seeking to improve themselves and their craft.   

Of course, life is never so cookie-cutter, especially for students like ours. We are constantly amazed at how our students craft goals, work hard for them, and commit to never stop improving. This is the basic framework all successful people follow. After all, as Arnold Schwarzenegger said, “You don’t achieve big things by accident.”

What goal have YOU recently worked hard toward that you’re now seeing pay off?