Have you ever noticed how calm most successful men and women are?
After years of observing successful people, I am convinced that I know how and why they are so calm, and it’s NOT because they are “successful”.
It’s because they play life like a game.
They expect to win.
They expect to lose.
They expect to get better over time.
…And they never quit.
They don’t take things too seriously. As a matter of fact, the opposite is more common than not.
They think differently.
They “react” differently.
They spend their time differently.
They hustle like they’re broke.
More importantly, they speak differently.
They use words like…
- “I like…”
And rarely see things as…
- a problem
Successful people say “Yes” a lot.
Fearful people say “No” a lot.
Successful people can be present and tend to focus on the facts.
Struggling people are all over the map. They dwell on the past and worry about the future, but they are rarely in the moment. They respond frantically, and virtually everything that they do and say is impacted by a negative past event.
Now, of course there are exceptions but to be exceptional, you must play to win. You must be competitive, and you must always be in the game.