Have you ever seen people who are financially thriving yet they don’t have half of your knowledge? You are getting by, and they are living your dream. Is it because they are lucky?
If your answer is yes, I submit to you that you, too, can be just as lucky. However, you just have to create your luck.
I know what I am talking about here. I am not sure if you have read my books or watch some of my videos on the Internet.
You may already know that I started in a tiny village in Haiti. I was a poor and a diseased-stricken child.
I was so sick that most of the people in the village wrote me off. I came to the United States with five dollars, two shirts, and one pair of pants. I did not speak any English.
Today, I’m a best-selling author, a highly sought-after motivational speaker, and a business consultant.
I was able to accomplish all of that in a relatively short time. It wasn’t luck nor unique talents. It’s because I emulated the qualities of highly successful people. You can do the same.
Here 4 amazing qualities of successful people you emulate to create your own luck:
1- They Know Exactly What You Want
I bet if I met you today and ask you to tell me what you want out of life, you might draw a blank. Why? It’s because you have a vague notion. If you don’t know what you want, how will you know when you get it?
I challenge you to sit down and write down in details exactly what you. That alone can put in motion an unstoppable force that attracts the right people and resources to you. It’s how you activate your luck.
You see, I know how to create success. Declare and decree what you want in specific details. That’s it.
Lewis Carroll in his book, Alice in the Wonderland, said,”If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there.”
If you don’t know what you want, it’s impossible to recognize it when it shows up. You will settle for anything. The people who are thriving set out with specific outcomes in mind.
2- They Are The Best At What They Do
Can you honestly say that you are the best at what you do? How many hours have you spent perfecting your craft?
In his book Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell tells us it takes 10,000 hours of relentless practice to become a master at anything. If you think reading a book or getting a college degree is your ticket to success, think again.
When I started in the speaking arena, I was a doorman at a hotel. I knew nothing about speaking on stage.
There was no way I could compete with big names such as Les Brown, Zig Ziglar, and the likes. The odds were against me. But, in five years, I zoomed myself to the top of the speaking industry. How did I do it?
I spent hours studying the field. When my friends would be going to the movies and partying, I would bury myself in books.
I was learning every aspect of running a speaking business. I was mastering marketing, selling, writing, and stage presence. I studied comedy, storytelling, and everything else that was necessary.
People often ask me how come I am so intelligent. Well, have you heard the computer term GIGO? It means garbage in, and garbage out.
Conversely, if you put good things in, you will get good things out. Ask yourself, “What do I need to learn right now to make my dream come true.” Then, master it. Be willing to invest hours into learning it.
3- They Are Not Being A Spectator
Six years ago, my friend Jerry gave me a tennis racket and some tennis balls.
He is an avid tennis player. He wanted me to learn the game. I put the racket and the balls in the trunk of my car.
Does that make me a tennis player? No!
I can look at the racket and the balls every single day. I can think about tennis for the next twenty years. That will never make me a tennis player until I get in the game.
Let’s talk about you. You have a degree. You got the knowledge. You study and practice. Is that enough to succeed? The answer is no. You need to act. You need to immerse yourself in the game you want to play.
Stop talking about what you are going to do. Just do it! It’s not about what you will do.
Don’t tell others what you are going to do. Go out there and silently do it. Then you can tell everyone about it. Refuse to be a Spectator. Get in the game now!
The proof of success is in what you did. It’s not in your intention. Get in the game.
4- They Do What’s Uncomfortable
For many years, psychologists have been studying the difference between success and failure. Would you like to know what is the significant difference?
Successful people do what failures don’t like to do. That’s it. You can take that to the bank with you.
Writing a book is hard. Marshaling the courage to stand in front of an audience is nerve wrecking. But, that’s what I had to discipline myself to do even when it felt uncomfortable or when I was afraid. Here’s a stunning fact:
Successful people don’t like to do the SAME things failures don’t like to do. But they do them anyway. What pain or fear have you been avoiding? What is it that you don’t like to do? Go out there and do it anyway. It’s the number one quality of successful people.
I am a runner. Do you think I love running? Heck no! But, I force myself to do it because it’s good for my health.
I experienced so many rejections in the process of selling myself as a speaker. It’s painful. But, that’s what I had to do. I will keep doing it because unsuccessful people don’t like to do it. I will keep being persistent because it’s one of the qualities of successful people.
Let me leave you with this final thought…
If you want to change your life and circumstances, change your daily habits. Copy the qualities of successful people.
If you are not getting the results you want, it is because what you are doing is not working out.
Do the things failures don’t like to do so you can have what failures don’t have.