What Do Successful People Share in Common
“The reason is that they have found their purpose in life. So all they have to do is just to organise their lives and all decisions and activities around it. If something does not fit with their purpose, they will simply turn away from it and not have anything to do with it.”
They know exactly what they want and their purpose in life
Most people are not ‘outstanding’ because they have not really given much thought to what they really want. They merely drift through life with little purpose and end up with little achievements.
The most important question we need to ask ourselves is, “What is my life purpose?”
Essentially, I believe each of us is born with a life purpose. Without a purpose in life, you would likely wander and drift, moving from one thing to another, moving from one job to another, accomplishing little and worse of all, not have a sense of fulfilment and bliss.
In relation to this, finding out their own purpose and pursuing their purpose is perhaps the most important action successful people take.
Have you heard of the saying that successful people make decisions quickly? Have you wondered why they are able to do so, while most people would procrastinate?
The reason is that they have found their purpose in life. So all they have to do is just to organise their lives and all decisions and activities around it. If something does not fit with their purpose, they will simply turn away from it and not have anything to do with it.
It is that simple.
They have a burning desire (passion) in what they have chosen to do (purpose)
Most people do not achieve success not because they are not smart enough or do not have any idea how to go about it. Rather, most people do not achieve success simply because they give up too soon.
Successful people have a burning passion in what they set out to do. In fact, at the initial stages, they might even be ridiculed for their dreams and passion. And they probably have had to experience countless failures before finally succeeding.
I could just name you a few examples of people who were ridiculed for their ‘dreams’ before they finally made their dreams a reality. For example, Thomas Edison, who tried inventing the light buld; the Wright brothers, who tried to invent a flying machine; Henry Ford, who tried to invent a horseless carriage; Walt Disney, who needed funding to build ‘the happiest place on earth’ – Disneyland; Alexander Graham Bell, who tried to make people talk across a long distance using wires.
What is the driving force that keeps them going and goin when others have given up? I discovered that it is because they have an immense passion for what they set out to do.
You should be asking yourself, “What job would I love so much that I would do it for free, but I could actually get paid for?” Whatever the answer may be, that is the job that you should be working towards.