There are multiple famous industry movers that allegedly keen on telling their secrets to success. Once in a while, you hear a wealthy and successful person do a talk on making it big. People like Bill Gates are always sought after for their wisdom and knowledge — he is even called to do commencement speeches in his alma mater, despite dropping out and not being able to graduate from it. He only did Harvard for two years and dropped out to pursue his seemingly small idea. He got his honorary degree from Harvard almost decades later.
However, do you think they are telling their whole story? Do you think they are sharing every little thing that paved the way to where they are right now?
The truth is: what they tell you might be true, but the stories they tell you are barely half a percent of what they have done. Success is not a straight path. If every person who listens to these successful people, all the businessmen, scientists, doctors, lawyers, investors, etc., who listened to their advice would have made it big. Not all are destined for a life of success. That is what makes them so unique. That is why they are in that position right now.
What are these industry movers’ secrets to success that you are not directly hearing from them?
They Are Extremely Patient (Almost to a Fault)
Industry movers are patient. Extremely patient. Success always starts with the spirit to commit to doing the same thing every single day. The most common description about successful people is that they are restless and almost aggressive — never sitting down and sleeping, even to get things done.
However, little do people know that there is a method to their madness. Successful people are patient and surgical when deciding to make the right moves. They are rarely the big risk-takers people describe them to be. When making their everyday micro-decisions, they are very analytical but decisive. They are patiently waiting for the perfect opportunity to strike at the ideal opening. They are far from the gamblers their biographies are narrating. Everything they do is patient and precise.
They Are Innovative (Beyond Your Dreams)
Industry movers are innovative. Innovation was always one of the keys to success. For every innovation created, a new business path is opened. When Elon Musk revealed the design for his electric truck, almost everyone ridiculed him. The design was nowhere near the elegance that defines Tesla motor vehicles. It was described as one of the oddest car-reveals ever. Apart from that, his strength test failed in front of his investors. Tesla’s stock dropped significantly.
However, Tesla’s value now shot up to a whopping $787.38 per share in a single year. This is because Elon innovated beyond his failure. He saw innovation beyond the mess of what he revealed. Now, as his brand is starting to get worldwide recognition, there are even talks of the unveiling of new vehicle transports that will shake the gasoline-driven motors forever. Almost everyone is hanging by his word. He innovated beyond his dreams.
They Are Pessimists (Contingency Is Key)
Successful people always have a backup plan. They are too pessimistic and overly analytical of every single move that they do. They are pessimistic because many people depend on their products, processes, and service to work. Contingencies are pretty much a regular occurrence for industry movers.
Since they are pioneers, there is a lot of unsullied ground they are stepping on. Each step they make to further their business is a path that has never been stepped on. To make sure that they can retreat to a default safe position, they always have a contingency plan. Many unforeseen events can happen that can throw a plan off course. For them to minimize risks, pessimism always works — although they would never call it that.
They Are Legacy-centric (Driven by Forever)
A lot of industry movers are driven by their legacy. Not everyone has the resources to leave a legacy worth mentioning in the history books. Successful people are driven by their hunger to leave a mark in the history of mankind. A lot of people do crazy things to make a small ripple in history. Sometimes, it might seem too crazy that it can not make sense.
In the founding of the USA, going against the British Empire might have seemed to be a too radical idea at that time. Going against the strongest armed forces in history was never wise. However, thanks to the Founding Fathers, the USA gets to enjoy the freedom they successfully fought for. They left a legacy everyone can enjoy. You now dub them as successful because of the ripples of legacy they have caused.
Industry Movers are a rare breed. While they always seem to tell you what and what not to do, they have hidden secrets and characteristics that they might not even know of.