In this article I will tell you how to stay successful. Success can make you a little blind, because you do not always realize how others are experiencing you. A few new habits can help a lot.
You may realize you need to change, but you don’t always want to take the responsibility to do it yourself. With a little effort, however, you are soon back on the winning track. You need to constantly adapt to your circumstances – the world and situations around us are constantly changing.
You Must Be Willing to Change Yourself
You need to know your own weaknesses, because others see it! One tends to ignore your weaknesses or be on your hind legs about it. But you have to recognize it, admit it, and go trumpet. If you know, you can change it!
Change lets you grow in the person you want to be. And this is success. Feedback is important: You can see where you are, where you should aim and you can measure your progress. Actually, you get feedback all day long. You just have to learn to see it.
Make a list of things people say in passing. Write down if you think something affects your behavior. Listen to what you say. People often talk about their strengths, but actually they are weak points. Or they criticize the things they are good at. Ask your friends, husband and sister for feedback.
Now you can take the first step. Say sorry. If you don’t accept responsibility for your mistakes, you can’t change.
Be Practical and Know What Is Happening to You
The next step is to do it. People’s opinion will change if they realize you are trying. Think before you talk, listen with respect and think very carefully before you respond. Get used to saying thank you. Now you have to learn another very important thing: follow up. That’s what makes the difference. This is how you measure your progress.
Remember not everyone thinks like you. Their behavior is not the same as yours, nor their thinking, intelligence or enthusiasm. Handle them as individuals and give them the space to differ from you.
Don’t try to please everyone in your life. Some people do not belong in your life and on your way to success. That one that is always so negative, the one that makes you feel that you are not good enough… Walk around them, leave them there on the road that ends. And step on.
Get the Right Strategy for Your Plans
Did you see the movie Pay It Forward ? It’s basically the same principle: Choose a behavioral pattern you want to change. It must be something that will make a significant and positive difference in your life.
Describe it to someone who knows you well. Ask for two suggestions that can help you change the behavior. Don’t condemn or criticize the suggestions, just listen and say thank you. Do it with as many people as you can.
This forward-looking outlook is very practical. It gives you ideas that you can apply in the future. You get specific, direct ideas to use. Remember, you can’t change the past, but how your future will look.