Yeah that's right.
That guy driving the fancy sports car or luxury sedan is just a guy who got a few lucky breaks that you just happen to miss.
If you believe that, go back to to the couch and watch some more reality shows and continue to live in your fantasy world.
The real answer to the reason for that guys success is most likely a tremendous work ethic, positive attitude, self confidence and a desire to succeed.
There is no mystical formula for success in business; rather for many it is the refinement of the above traits that have been learned or developed over a period of time.
Top achievers generally have the ability to focus their efforts aimed at the highest levels of achievement.
Coming in second is not where they want to be.
They also have the ability to identify the risk vs.
reward in an undertaking and more importantly to maintain the proper balance between the two at all times.
The behavior patterns ofpeople who succeed in business can be very interesting to observe.
They seem to exhibit characteristics that come with seemingly little effort at times.
Do not be fooled by that.
These are people who thrive on decision making, clear and independent thought, extreme dedication to their livelihood, and generally do not believe in luck.
They are more likely to think; GOOD THINGS HAPPEN TO THOSE WHO WORK HARD.
The one characteristic that stands out from all of the previous mentioned is self confidence.
This is the trait, that when applied or coupled with all the others, propels successful people to the top of their fields.
Can self confidence be taught, learned, or enhanced?Absolutely.
There are a few strategies that can reinforce self confidence .
It can start with a positive attitude, which is a very contagious thing.
We have all been around negative thinking people, and the usual result is that they bring down all the people around them.
The opposite is true for positive thinking people.
It is very easy for a positive attitude to raise the level of those who come in contact with it.
Whether it be friends, associates, clients, or employees, a positive attitude can and generally does lead to a higher level of self confidence.
It is just basic human instinct.
People by their very nature want to feel good about themselves and the inevitable next step when you feel good about yourself is that you develop a greater sense of self confidence.
It is not really that hard to fugure out.
When you can transform your positive attitude into greater self confidence, that translates into greater achievement in the business world.
The steps may start out rather small, but success breeds success, and the persistent and focused actions of a dedicated person will ultimately lead to the highest levels of achievement.
As a person reaches higher levels of achievement, it becomes increasingly more difficult to accept a temporary setback or business defeat.
As I mentioned earlier, SUCCESS BREEDS SUCCESS.
This cannot be overstated.
When you become accustomed to a higher degree of success, that in itself becomes the standard by which you measure yourself.
To get back to where we started, the guy who is driving the fancy sports car or luxury sedan may be just really lucky and blessed with good fortune.
But I would bet that he is more than likely a person who possesses many if not all of the traits we have discussed here.
Maintain a positive attitude, stay focused and dedicated to your objective, nurture that self confidence building within you, and your highest aspirations can become a reality, not only in business but in your personal life as well.