The following article is written by one of the internet entrepreneurs that I occasionally follow and find his articles useful and helpful for my work.

1. TRY TO CHANGE OTHER PEOPLE.
Successful people understand that it is impossible to change other people. No one changes unless they want to change. You control other people. You can however control to things related to other people. You can control the way you respond to other people, and you can change the people you choose to be around.

There is a saying in sales “If you can’t change your team, change your team.” The meaning of this saying is simple…if you can’t motivate the people you are working with work at the level needed to achieve success as a team, than you need to change the people you are working with. This isn’t to say you should get rid of people that don’t perform to your standards. However, if someone is unwilling to try, unwilling to learn, or unwilling to admit there is room for improvement…you can’t change those things.

2. WASTE TIME ON THINGS THAT DON’T WORK.
Successful people recognize the difference between what is working and what isn’t. They focus on what works and let go of what doesn’t.

This can apply to an idea, method, or even pattern of thinking. If you find yourself doing the same thing over and over again, and things never seem to work out, you need to look at both your behaviors and your thought patterns to figure out what isn’t working.

3. CHOOSE SHORT TERM PLEASURE OVER LONG TERM BENEFITS.
People who have found great success have worked hard for it. They have spent many nights replacing sleep with more work. They have worked multiple jobs in order to support themselves and their dreams simultaneously. They have lived off Ramon noodles when they needed to. A quick internet search will reveal dozens of stories of how really successful people worked their way to success and all the sacrifices they made along the way.

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