10 Things Successful People Never Do Again (6 to 10)

Adding to our list of 10 Things Successful People Never Do Again from LAST WEEK. Here is 6 – 10…

6. Trust someone or something that appears flawless. It’s natural for us to be drawn to things and people that appear “incredible.” We love excellence and should always be looking for it. We should pursue people who are great at what they do, employees who are high performers, dates who are exceptional people, friends who have stellar character, and companies that excel. But when someone or something looks too good to be true, he, she, or it is. The world is imperfect. Period. No one and no thing is without flaw, and if they appear that way, hit pause.

7. Take their eyes off the big picture. We function better emotionally and perform better in our lives when we can see the big picture. For successful people, no one event is ever the whole story. Winners remember that – each and every day. Of course this is easier said then done. No better time like this week of Thanksgiving to take some time and reflect on how fortunate we all are and the everyday opportunity we have to improve and change for the greater good. 

8. Neglect to do due diligence. No matter how good something looks on the outside, it is only by taking a deeper, diligent, and honest look that we will find out what we truly need to know: the reality that we owe ourselves. My favorite quote about this topic, “Nothing easy is worth it, nothing worth it is easy.”

9. Fail to ask why they are where they find themselves. One of the biggest differences between successful people and others is that in love and in life, in relationships and in business, successful people always ask themselves, what part am I playing in this situation? Said another way, they do not see themselves only as victims, even when they are. Sounds like taking 100% Responsibility to me?!

10. Forget that their inner life determines their outer success. No matter how hard we work on the outside we will never be satisfied unless our inside is fulfilled.  We are happy and fulfilled mostly by who we are on the inside. Research validates that. And our internal lives largely contribute to producing many of our external circumstances.

Everyone makes mistakes…even the most successful people out there. But, what achievers do better than others is recognize the patterns that are causing those mistakes and never repeat them again. In short, they learn from pain—their own and the pain of others.

A good thing to remember is this: pain is unavoidable, but repeating the same pain twice, when we could choose to learn and do something different, is certainly avoidable. I like to say, “we don’t need new ways to fail….the old ones are working just fine!” Our task, in business and in life, is to observe what they are, and never go back to doing them again.

The O-Board Says…

A. Every 2 Minutes for 10 Minutes
5 Back Squats

B. Complete 3 Rounds For Reps:
1 Minute at each station

-Ring Dips
-Burpees
-Plate Ground To Overhead
-Goblet Squats

Post by Chris; @cmoknows