It’s not about what kind of clothes you wear, the car you drive, or what you own. Success is a state of mind. Success is a lifestyle. Success… is a choice. -King Craig James
My name floats around in a whole lot of places. People talk about a whole lot of things. I expect that. Why? Because I am a success story. Do I always look my best? Sound my best? Act the best? Hell no. However, the thing is.. I really don’t have to. Here are some of the things that may set us apart.
While you’re out there fearing failure. I embrace it. Think about how far you are truly willing to go to prevent failing before you actually accept it. Well, that’s a lot of wasted time in my book. Failing opens up the door to learning lessons in life. Sometimes you have to learn the easy way, sometimes the hard way. Either way, it’s all in a days work for someone successful.
Am I cocky? Narcissistic? You might think so. However, I would challenge that and say that I have a strong sense of self, and I am confident. I know who I am, and what my purpose is. I relentlessly pursue self exploration. I am always looking for opportunities to improve. Are you?
I think it’s fair to say that I like to challenge the status quo. Yeah, it’s true. I am not very fond of ridiculous rules. I am always up to tangle with conventional wisdom. I revolt at the very sign of mediocrity. Do you believe in the impossible? I do.
To get things done, you have to set goals. Do you let life get in the way of accomplishing your dreams? I sure don’t. My only choices are long term goals, and short term goals. Either way, I make sure to get them accomplished. To do this, you must put in work. A lot of work.
So how do I get goals accomplished anyways? Well.. You have to have a best friend. That best friend, is time. You have to make good use of time. Without it, you will surely fail. Which is ok.. Though, I find that managing time wisely helps me prevent unnecessary failures. What are you doing in your spare time? Are you building?
Negative Nancys.. Go away. Be gone. You have got to be optimistic. Sometimes, you just got to avoid those people who don’t believe anything will work out. I tend to stick to my gut, as well as people that see the glass as half full. After all, the glass is always half full. So if you’re a half full person.. Cheers. We should probably be friends.
Are you afraid of challenges? Don’t be. To be successful you need to welcome challenges. Let’s face it. Who has more challenges than King Craig James? For every aspect of my business that grows.. So do the challenges that come along with it. Are you crawling in a hole to avoid challenges? I am always ready for them.
Multi-tasking is one thing you “must learn how to do well”. Wrong. While it may be your worst nightmare, it’s because employers and educators force us to try to accomplish this. Science has proven that the human brain cannot successfully do multiple things at once. Especially to the same standard as if you focused on one at a time. Stay focused on one thing, and one goal, at a time. Don’t mistake this for being a renaissance man/woman.. A jack of all trades is a good thing to be.
If you ever wondered.. How do I be that guy? Then take what I just wrote, and roll with it. That’s my recipe for success.. While there’s many other things I could mention.. I wanted to narrow it down to a few critical traits that genuinely lead to success. You are now prepared for whatever the world has to throw at you. Expect a few curve balls.