What Sets the Successful Apart?

 Why some people are more successful than others?  The simple answer is:

Successful people do things that others just don’t want to do.

They do more than what is asked of them. They are willing to endure more. They keep going, keep getting up after each knock. 

No matter what, be it in academics, sports or business; the one that stands out is the one that has done more than others.

One of the greatest sportsmen ever, Edwin Moses, who went unbeaten from 1977 to 1987 in the 400 metre hurdles, a remarkable feat that will certainly will be repeated again, had this to say when asked how he kept winning: ” I always had to keep improving my skills in order to remain competitive and keep winning

Note the word “always” in the quote. Even when he was way ahead of his rivals, Edwin Moses never stopped improving himself.

Being successful demands courage. The courage to do more than others. The courage to say no to all that gives you instant gratification. The courage to take it on the chin and keep going on.