How many successful people do you really know? Not many. Success is remarkable because it is so rare. The reason success is so rare is because it takes a certain amount of courage. You have to be willing to do things differently. Most people fail only because they are afraid of what other people will think. If you want to be like everyone else, go ahead and do things the same way everyone else does them. But, if you know that you are destined for greatness, you will have to adopt an attitude that is different from how most people think and operate.
Most People are Failures
The ugly truth is most people are failures. Most people feel trapped and deeply unhappy. The reason for this is easy to understand, Look at how most people think and act. Most people believe someone else owes them. They think that the only way to be successful is to be lucky. They are afraid of taking risks. They are scared of rejection. They do not want to stand out. They see being different as being worse than death.
Most people are sheep and they are scared to death of the wolves. They seek safety in following orders and seek shelter by being in the flock.
Success requires you to be a wolf. You don’t get your meals by grazing. You must hunt. You have to use your skills and strength to get what you want. There aren’t many wolves in the world. Few people have the guts to live the life of a predator. But, the wolf lives a life of freedom the sheep will never know.
If you want to be successful you can’t think like a sheep.
The Greatest Achievers Have Always Looked at the World Differently
Think of any successful person in any field. They all have one characteristic in common. They were not afraid to be different. The Wright Brothers looked at the possibilities of aviation differently from anyone else. They saw old bicycle parts and saw the makings of a glider where everyone else saw junk. They saw the chance to do more than just fly. They saw the chance to create, and profit handsomely from, a new industry. The same is true for any artist, businessman, or scientist that has made an impact.
It is not the normal people that make the world better. You cannot be successful waiting for someone else to present you with the right opportunity. You cannot be successful doing things the same way they have always been done. That is what most people do and most people are failures.
Stop acting like a failure. Do not look for handouts. Create your own opportunities. Take risks and be different. You need to learn to expect the scorn of other people. Your mission is not to be accepted or understood. Your job is to change the world. That is the only way to be successful.