It’s an unfortunate reality that a million and a half things will be out of your control every day.
You can’t decide every detail of your schedule, but you can, however, control how you react to it. This is a truism that ultra-successful people focus on day in and day out. They hone in on what they can decide, and make sure that every decision and reaction improves their day, no matter what happens.
Here are some of those choices ultra successful people make daily:
Choose to not cry over spilt milk.
If you’re waking up every morning thinking about what went wrong the day before, you’re going about your career the wrong way.
Corcoran Group founder and Shark Tank mogul Barbara Corcoran spoke the truth when she said,
“The difference between successful people and others is how long they spend time feeling sorry for themselves.”
Learning from your mistakes is Entrepreneurship 101. But the ultra-successful take it a step further by remembering the lessons and then forgetting the rest.Their philosophy and your new one: the past is the past and it cannot be undone. Learn from it and move on.
Choose to feel good about yourself.
Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
Like many other success stories, Roosevelt realized that she couldn’t choose who was happy with her and who wasn’t (and there were certainly plenty of people pretty unhappy with her).
Although she couldn’t control what people thought of her, she could control the way she thought about herself. Remember, no matter what life throws your way, this is something you can decide daily. So choose to realize your greatness – it’s something ultra successful people do daily. Don’t regret the choice of letting others influence your self-esteem.A baby step you can start today is to leave yourself positive notes daily.
Choose to surround yourself with positive people.
Just like a bad cold, negativity can be incredibly contagious. Although it might temporarily feel good to listen to others venting, don’t regret wallowing in a pity party.
“If you are successful, it is because somewhere, sometime, someone gave you a life or an idea that started you in the right direction.” — Melinda Gates
While it’s nearly impossible to rid negative thoughts, people and situations altogether (we’ll always have good and bad days), we can choose to strip away the parts our life that bring us down and instead refocus that energy towards being the best versions of ourselves.
You can and should choose to surround yourself with passionate, motivated, and inspirational people. I do, and I know it challenges me (instead of dragging me down) daily.
Are there any decisions that have made you ultra successful? I want to hear about them – give me a shout-out on Twitter!