Selfish People are Successful

Successful people maintain a positive focus in life no matter what is going on around them. They stay focused on their past successes rather than their past failures, and on the next action steps they need to take to get them closer to the fulfilment of their goals rather than all the other distractions that life presents to them. Jack Canfield

Yesterday was cold, windy and we were up against a couple of tough competitors… we had every excuse available not to perform at our best. Yet the desire to beat some tough competition, and progress to the next round, meant we had to do something special…. be selfish. The banter was there, yet collectively as a team we did what we needed to do to stay at the top of our game.

Being Selfish can be seen in a negative context, and it’s true it generally does have this meaning. Yet in instances where you are focussed on achieving a goal or delivering a project, it becomes critical that you focus on that person who matters most…. you.   

3 Tips to being Selfish (in a good way) 

Here are three tips: 

  1. Remove Distractions – the bright shiny things are those that cause you to get off track. Being clear on the result you want brings clarity and purpose

  2. Focus on each step – once you’ve set your desired destination, focus on your steps and what you need to do to make that happen. By everyone in a team focussing on their job, it contributes to the team achieving their desired result

  3. Back you and your skills – you are in the position you are in because of the skills you have and what you’ve displayed in the past. You’ve been promoted, you’ve won that contract, you’ve started your business…. you’ve already displayed what it takes to be successful !

So how can you use these tips to help you this week? What will things look like in a month when you include these things in your day?  
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Have an awesome week… oh and we progressed in to the next round 🙂

Paul Farmer