People have different definitions of success. For some, it’s reaching a certain financial status. For others, success might mean overcoming something that has been holding them back. For others, it may be getting a promotion, achieving their goals or reaching a certain level of fitness. No matter what your definition of success is, all of these things have one thing in common as it relates to success; they are all accomplishments. Success occurs when you reach a goal, no matter what that goal is.
It is no secret that being successful takes work. But, from the outside, it can seem that some people are more successful than others. There are certain habits that ultra-successful people tend to have that set them apart. Thankfully, these are habits that can be picked up by anyone. If you are ready to reach your goals and achieve more success in your life, read the following habits that set ultra-successful people apart and start implementing them into your day-to-day routine.
Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day. – Jim Rohn
1. They Are Experts
Successful people tend to be knowledgeable about the things they do. They take the time to educate themselves before just diving in blindly. If they want a promotion at work, they put in the work to learn what needs to be done, even if that requires extra schooling or training.
Successful people also work to become very self-aware. They are not waiting for opportunities to come to them. Instead, they are constantly looking for ways they can continue to gain more knowledge and improve, so they can become experts in everything that they set their minds to. That doesn’t stop when a goal is reached, because to a person who truly wants to find success, there will always be another goal to accomplish.
2. They Are Focused
Successful people don’t allow themselves to become distracted when they are working toward a specific goal. Staying focused isn’t always easy in this fast-paced digital world. But, if you truly want to achieve something and be more successful, you have to stay focused. The old saying about keeping your eyes on the prize could not be truer when it comes to achieving success.
In some cases, that might mean giving up certain things like going out with friends a few nights a week. Or, you may need to stay late at work sometimes to get things done. You might have to take a course to improve certain skills, or study in the evenings and not watch the television. You don’t need to compromise your work-life balance, but while you are trying to accomplish your goals, staying clear of too many distractions and being more focused is important.
3. Successful People Are Confident
When you aren’t sure how to do something, how do you react? How is your self-esteem, in general? If you couldn’t answer either of those questions positively, it’s something to work on. Successful people have a lot of self-confidence, even if they are not totally sure how to do something. Why? You can see the first habit for that – they know that they will be willing to work and learn until they get it right, so they can remain confident no matter what task they are faced with. They speak with certainty and clarity, and their actions can actually help to boost their confidence levels even more.
Confidence is a skill you build through action. – Mel Robbins
4. They Are Grateful
Truly successful people rarely bask in their own glory. Instead, they know how hard they had to work to achieve their goals, and they know they likely had a lot of help and support along the way from teachers, family, friends, mentors, etc. Yes, they may have put in much of the hard work themselves, but without a solid support system and guidance along the way, it is harder to succeed. Really successful individuals will recognize others and be more grateful before patting themselves on the back. So, if you want to achieve success just for your own glory, you could be approaching it the wrong way. Get into the positive daily habit of writing down three things that you are grateful for each morning.
When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears. – Tony Robbins
5. Successful People Are Fearless
This habit probably speaks for itself, but it is an important reminder. You can’t hold back or be timid if you want to achieve success. Hardships and uncertainties will come and there will probably be a few road bumps along the way. Successful people will work through them with confidence and a positive mindset until they reach their ultimate goal. Don’t let yourself be intimidated by things that you are unsure of or things that you don’t know how to do. Actually facing your fears and the obstacles keeping you from success can often be the first step on your journey to accomplishing your goals.
6. They Believe in C.A.N.I
C.A.N.I. stands for Constant And Neverending Improvement. It’s a term that was coined by Tony Robbins, and whether you follow his methods or not, this is certainly a coined phrase that can help you to achieve success. As stated above, successful people know that constant growth and self-improvement is important. Wanting to know more, learn more and be more is the key to success in every aspect of your life. You can’t achieve one goal and allow yourself to get complacent. Constant improvement means taking a look at yourself and your achievements and figuring out what you can do better. Which areas in your life can you work to improve? The more you get into these habits, the easier it will be to do them with more self-confidence because you are always improving and getting better.
Long-term success depends on long-term growth and lifelong learning. Now that you know more about some of the habits that set ultra-successful people apart, you can take stock of where you might need to improve, and the steps you can take to get there. Anyone can be successful. The reason more people are not is because of the amount of work and dedication that it takes. That is why finding success at any stage in life will really set you apart from the rest of the pack.
50 Thought Provoking Existential Questions
What are existential questions?
Existential questions are usually deep, philosophical questions that question just that — our very existence.
They can be great conversation starters and they can also sometimes make for a passionate discussion. The following existential questions can be a great way to get to know someone better and perhaps even learn new things about yourself.
The word existential comes from the Latin word “existentia”, which means to exist. Existential questions challenge our way of thinking, our beliefs and our perspective.
Is there a right or wrong answer to an existential question? Perhaps not, as each question usually just asks more questions.
I have put together the following list of thought provoking existential questions so that you can perhaps start an internal conversation with yourself or start an interesting debate with your friends.
50 Thought Provoking Existential Questions
1. Are there limits to human creativity?
2. What makes something beautiful?
3. How do we know if we’re doing the right thing?
4. Who am I?
5. What is one thing that every human should get to experience in their life?
6. Do you believe in a power greater than humanity?
7. Are we given enough time?
8. Is privacy a right?
9. What is the best way for a person to attain happiness?
10. Are we alone in the universe?
11. What is love?
12. How would you define genius?
13. What do you think your purpose is?
14. If babies are considered innocent, when do people cease to be innocent?
15. Is it better to expand your knowledge or to deepen it?
16. Why do you think we are here?
17. How important is ‘play’ in living a healthy and fulfilling life?
18. Do you have a right to be happy, or should you earn it?
19. What happens when I die?
20. What worries me the most about the future?
21. What is a person? Is it the mind, or the body?
22. Would the world be a better place if all leaders were women? If you answered yes, why?
23. What activity have I done that has made me feel the most alive?
24. Does truth exist without evidence?
25. If I had to instill one piece of advice in a newborn baby’s mind, what advice would I give?
26. Does a person have a soul? If so, where is it?
27. Is intelligence or wisdom more useful?
28. Is it more important to love or be loved?
29. What would make the world a better place?
30. How should we measure our lives? In years? In moments? In accomplishments? Something else?
31. What is the difference between living and simply existing?
32. If you died today, would you be satisfied with the life you’ve lived?
33. What advice would you tell your younger self?
34. Which is worse: failing or never trying?
35. Is a minimum wage a good idea? What about a maximum wage?
36. What is the most important goal every person should have?
37. Can anything ever really be considered ‘true’ or is everything subjective?
38. Is the world a better place with humans in it?
39. If extra-terrestrial life was discovered, how do you think humanity would react?
40. Is happiness just a mixture of chemicals circulating through our bodies?
41. Where do you think we go when we die?
42. Have I done anything lately worth remembering?
43. Can you ever have full control over your own life?
44. How do you know that you are not dreaming right now?
45. Is one lifetime enough?
46. What matters most in my life?
47. Is a person ever truly evil? If so, are they born that way?
48. What is the meaning of life?
49. Is humanity going in the right or wrong direction?
50. What does it mean to live a good life?
I hope that you enjoyed these thought provoking existential questions. I hope that they perhaps made you think about your beliefs, yourself and the world around you (the bigger picture). If you discuss these questions with a friend, remember, there is probably no right and wrong answers, usually just a matter of opinion.
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