The 5 Success Principles High Achievers Use

September 5, 2013  |  


From Black Enterprise 

Over the years, I‘ve focused much of my personal and professional time on studying career success. Particularly, I’m quite fond of learning more about highly successful people and high performers. Consequently, I’ve made a conscious effort to develop a network that’s comprised of extraordinarily successful people.  During my personal conversations with highly successful professionals such as Les Brown, John C. Maxwell, George Fraser, Farrah Gray, and Wayne Dyer, Ph.D., I typically ask them for their top success principles.  So from speaking with such esteemed trailblazers, I’ve learned the secrets to achieving high levels of career success as I’ve highlighted in one of my previous posts.

The following five success principles will help you to properly manage your success and prevent you from landing on the “one-hit wonder” list of exemplary leaders as you continue to grow and cultivate a professional reputation:

Les Brown (celebrity motivational speaker):

Be hungry for success.

You must possess an inherent drive for achieving extraordinary success because there will be some internal hurdles along the way that you will have to overcome throughout your career. Having a “nothing’s going to stop me” mentality can help you fuel your success with as positive mind as you jump over these hurdles. More likely than not, you will also encounter many external reasons, excuses, and circumstances as to why you should quit. But you will never reach the true peak of your success if you give up. In the words of Brown, “you’ve got to be hungry“ in order to keep your success going throughout your entire career.

John C. Maxwell, Author, Speaker and Pastor

Accountability for both successes and failures.

It’s not a big surprise that individuals who work hard to become great leaders typically experience more success than the average person. So if you want to become successful, focus your attention on developing your leadership skills, traits, and behaviors. But more importantly, in Maxwell’s teachings he fully emphasizes the importance of leaders accepting accountability for their wins and losses alike. You should learn from your good and bad experiences with success so you can keep climbing the ladder to higher heights. If not, it’s a good chance that you might become stuck at some point in your career field if you don’t keep yourself accountable for your professional growth.

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