We all know that success doesn’t happen overnight. It takes time, patience, and dedication. It’s how people react under stress, remain calm in a crisis, interact with others, and stay focused and disciplined. And since we at HealingRadiusPro are all about catering to center owners and independent therapists who’ve worked hard to get where they are, we decided to take a deeper look at just what makes a person successful. This is what we found:
They love what they do
Have you ever heard the saying, Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life? When you wake up in the morning for a job that is ultimately an enjoyable experience for you, you’ll want to do it better and better as each day passes, even during the lows and not-so-good points.
They have an off switch
Successful people are said to use leisure activities as a way to help them relax. Although we may sometimes believe that working longer hours than the average day or staying late to tackle projects is the key to success, it’s actually the opposite. The way people spend their free time has a big impact on their success in the professional world.
They associate with like-minded people
We are influenced by the people with whom we associate. And when certain people associate with success-minded people—ones with similar goals, values, and beliefs as them, then they, too, have the push to become successful. Elite Daily says, “If you want to become wealthy, surround yourself with people who share your goals or who have already achieved them.”
They are lifelong learners
Successful people aren’t know-it-alls. They never stop being the student. They focus on the process rather than the outcome. They strive to continue educating themselves, learning from new information, asking questions, pushing the boundaries of their comfort zones, and reading about success. Similarily, Inc.com says, “They read a lot and are brilliant observers—they are always watching and searching for new, more efficient, and faster ways to achieve.”
They don’t blame others
We’ve learned from our early days that blaming others solves nothing. And when successful people started to become, well, successful, they had to appreciate the failures and the downs (alongside the ups). What makes successful people different than the rest is their ability to take responsibility for mistakes, correct them, and proceed toward the initial goal. It’s their understanding that making excuses or blaming others only delays the process.
They take risks
It’s true that truly successful people are adept at taking risks. They’ve asked themselves if they would rather want to play it safe and color inside the lines or live in the realm of possibility and greatness. They looked beyond the fact that risk-taking is scary because there is always a potential for loss. They considered every possible benefit and decided it was, in fact, worth it.
Do you fall into these six categories? If so, we’d love to hear your experiences along the way. What risks did you take? What bumps in the road have you crossed? Please share them in the comment section below!
Allison Barfield is a content writer for Span Enterprises and has been writing since she first learned to hold a pencil, shortly after birth. After graduating from the University of South Carolina in 2013 with a B.A. in media arts she fell in love with marketing. She's been copy writing and managing multiple blogs ever since.