5 Success Hacks to Keep You Winning in Life

Your ideas won’t work. It’s not worth the risk. You might fail again. If you’ve ever been at the receiving end of these statements, then get ready for these five powerful hacks to help you negativity and fear, and welcome bigger wins in life!

1) DON’T heed the opinions of naysayers

But Disney ploughed ahead, and in 1938, the animated movie — the first of its kind — was introduced to the world. Did ignoring his non-believers pay off? It certainly did! Upon its release, the film raked in $8 million (equivalent to $130 million today!), bagged Disney an Oscar. Disney then went on to produce 18 more animated films, including classics like Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan and The Jungle Book.

Disney took ridicule and opposition and threw them out the window. He had enough conviction in his ideas and abilities to not let naysayers distract him from his vision.

Remember, no one should be as invested in your life, work or happiness as YOU. When you block out the noise, you can better focus on your purpose.

2) DON’T worry about the outcome

We often worry about uncertainty.

Here are 3 effective strategies to quell your worries:

#1 FOCUS ON THE PRESENT

#2 PRACTISE POSITIVE AFFIRMATIONS

#3 CREATE PROCESS-ORIENTED GOALS

3) DON’T fear failure

Consider these steps to help you better approach failure and start owning your setbacks.

#1 KNOW THAT IT’S NO BIG DEAL UNLESS YOU ALLOW IT TO BE

#2 SEE EACH FAILURE AS A STEPPING STONE

So what if you fail? You’re likely to have gleaned insight, found mistakes to eliminate and discovered new possibilities to test. The truth is, we gain more from our failures than our wins. And if you ask me, each time you grow smarter from a failed experience, then you’re already winning.

4) DON’T freeze yourself into inaction

Failure isn’t the only thing we fear. We avoid rejection, instability and uncertainty. We let them stop us from taking steps forward in favour of the safe and comfortable.

But your inertia could do you more harm than good. Let me tell you why:

#1 INACTION ACCELERATES STAGNATION

Take Kodak, for example — the brand invented the first digital camera technology, some 20 years before digital photography actually became mainstream. But in its decision to continue investing in its profitable but declining film division, Kodak passed up on opportunities to iterate, test concepts and establish the required agility to beat its competitors to market.

The cost of Kodak’s inaction? The loss of its technological edge, a struggling pursuit of patent royalties, and a file for bankruptcy in 2012.

The photography pioneer had so much going for it — time, experience and resources, but this all went up in smoke. Which brings me to my next point…

#2 INACTION OPENS DOORS TO…REGRET

Whether you’re an entrepreneur looking to scale your business, or an athlete aiming to break your previous record, know that progress and success happen when you refuse to settle, when you choose to act, and when you see value in testing your limits.

And lastly…

5) DON’T give up

- The discovery of your true potential — Knowing that you’re mentally stronger than you think — A better appreciation of your smaller achievements

Take a leaf out of the books of so many before you who’ve shown that pressing on even when the odds are stacked against you can ultimately bring amazing rewards.

Just think of Sir James Dyson who went through more than 5,000 prototypes and countless rejections before finally developing and marketing the revolutionary Dual Cyclone bagless vacuum cleaner. Or Steven Spielberg who was rejected from the University of Southern California’s film school three times due to his poor grades, and yet went on to become one of Hollywood’s highest-grossing directors. Spielberg, funnily enough, is now a trustee in the same university!

None of us get to where we are in life without some level of grit and determination. Keep going and you’ll soon thank yourself for it.

To your success,

Mario

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Originally published at https://mariosingh.com on October 27, 2020.

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