Try to observe people and you will see there’s a big difference between winners and losers in how they think and do things. If we’ll go back to a well known data for many business people that only less than 10% of those who are trying to make business are making it to the top, we need to understand what is up there.
For us to be able to speed up the process of our success, using the Pareto principle, we need to know what is the 20 percent of what successful people are doing and thinking. After identifying the 20% of the things that make results, we can now execute with laser-like focus so we can acquire around 80% of success they are having.
Now I want to share with you some of the things I observe about these successful guys which you can also practice. This has something to do with mind-setting. Some of the things that I’m still practicing up to this day is how to not make any excuses and the it’s-my-fault attitude.
Think this carefully..
Majority of the people now are complainers, blamers, and they always make excuses. Many people have this toxic attitude of always seeing problem for every solution presented to them. You don’t want to be like them because it certainly will not help you to succeed.
Joining the blamer bandwagon will put you to a position where you cannot grow.
What you need to practice is to become responsible. When you become responsible, you won’t make any excuses. Do it or don’t do it but never make excuses. Don’t practice your brain to always think about justifications for not taking action or taking wrong actions. Always tell yourself “It’s my fault. I need to do better next time”.
Becoming responsible doesn’t mean that you’ll shoulder all the burden but what you need to take in-charge of are the things that are inline with your top priorities in life, the things that affect your core goals.
It is not an excuse that you did not graduate from college or you had a broken family or you had a bad childhood days. We need to accept the fact that there are things in this life that we cannot control but we can actually do something about it.
Trust me, it’s all about perspective and optimism. People who can alter perspective, being able to turn bad situations into something positive is something money cannot buy. Luckily, it can be learned and it can be practiced.
I did not graduate as an IT to start getting involve into web development or programming stuffs BUT that doesn’t mean I won’t be able to make websites or develop and app.
I didn’t have large amount of money when I started making money online BUT that doesn’t mean it will stop me from making my online business.
I had a lot of bad decisions back then BUT because of those bad decisions, I’m happy with my current position right now.
My mother doesn’t understand what I’m doing and she wants me (so badly) to go back to the corporate world BUT my reasons weigh much heavier than what she doesn’t understand.
Some of my professors in college were disappointed because I did not take the licensure examination for electronics engineers. That time, I already have my plan and taking the board exam is not part of it. I’m in better position now than most of my classmates who passed the board exam. Good decision? I guess so too.
I chose the path where I am right now and even if had a lot of troubles learning things, had a lot of failed facebook pages, failed blogs, failed apps, and etc., It’s my fault, It’s my responsibility. Not the government’s responsibility, not my parent’s responsibility, not even you BUT mine. 🙂
For my future failures, see you when I see you. I won’t blame. I won’t make an excuse.
This is the path I chose. I won’t blame. I won’t make an excuse.