12 Things Successful People Do Differently

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4. They Welcome Criticism


Successful people love to know what others are saying about them. It helps them to improve whatever they are working on. Martin Scorsese, a film director, accepted his fair share of criticisms throughout his career.

Scorsese wrote: “There are two types of power you have to fight. The first is the money, and that’s just our system. The other is the people close around you, knowing when to accept their criticisms and knowing when to say no.”

3.They are Mentally Tough

Mentally tough

No successful person is sensitive or weak. One of their strong points is will-power. That’s why if it doesn’t work once, they keep going until they get it right. A fine example is Michael Phelps, who has won 22 Olympic medals and the most decorated swimmer of all time.

His preparation routine included endurance, speed, dry land workout and weight lifting. He once exposed his mental strength by saying: “In Beijing when my goggles filled with water, I didn’t panic, I went back to all my training…and won my race.”