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Everybody gets excited by the prospect of becoming rich in life. But the question is, do you have what it takes to get you there?
Success in business and life is not a sprint; it’s a marathon. Your ability to keep putting one foot in front of the other no matter how difficult what the weather is like, what the other people are saying, or how you feel each day is what will get you to the finish line.
It doesn’t matter what you’re trying to achieve; if you cannot discipline your actions, you’re probably not going to get it. The following skills are necessary if you’re to go down the road to success.
Emotional intelligence. People think that IQ is essential when you want to be wealthy or successful, but the truth is, having the IQ could be a bonus, but it’s not what is going to make you rich. High IQs rarely correlate to financial success.
Money has to do with understanding how people work, how they think, what they need, and how to understand that information. You don’t have to be smart in school to be rich; the truth is that most high-performing students spend much time memorizing all the useless knowledge they get in class, which doessn’t apply in real life.
Average students spend this time learning about others, interacting with them, and developing social skills. In the end, the average students end up employing the top students.
Things will get hard in your journey, and you might be alone in it, your friends and family might be around, but it is within yourself where you decide to put in that time and effort.
Self-motivation is the ability to overcome obstacles in your mind that tell you; you can’t do it. The desire to achieve what you want in life should be such solid that nothing can pull you back from it.
Maintain Focus. Everything around you has been engineered to distract you, and we live in a world where attention is the new currency.
It is tough to maintain focus because more and more distractions try to hook you in every day. Maintaining focus means choosing the activities which will serve your ultimate goals over the activities that feel good at that moment but have little rewards in the long run.
It would help if you started reading right now. This is better than watching videos and audiobooks because the brain proceses text differently than videos.
When you read, the information is processed within, and makes correlations to your internal memories and reality. Reading evolves your main asset which is yourself. You gain more knowledge when you are reading as compared to watching videos.
Wealthy and successful people never stop learning, not only through reading but learning from everything around them.
It’s incredible how much you can learn from life just by observing what’s happening around you. Your success depends on your ability to acquire new skills and use them to further yourself.
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