What is the secret to success?

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Anonymous9224
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What did Elon musk or Gordon Ramsay or Messi or Harvard/Oxbridge students not tell us?
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Having a millionaire / billionaire parent helps.
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The secret is your beliefs. Only you know whether you're content with the level of success you've achieved.
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Self belief and action.
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Don't be afraid of failure- you can't improve if you don't even know what you need to improve on in the first place.
Learning from failure- don't just be like "oh well I tried, ig I should try again". If you fail and try again without any reflection on the reasons why you failed and what you should've done differently you're just setting yourself up for failure again.
Work hard and apply yourself- no matter how smart you are, you can't succeed if you don't work on improving yourself or if you don't continue to gain more knowledge/experience.
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(Original post by ecolier)
Having a millionaire / billionaire parent helps.
I thought those kinds of people don't work hard and instead use their parents to get the amazing cars (?)

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The secret is your beliefs. Only you know whether you're content with the level of success you've achieved.
Wouldn't that action make you lazy because one could be content with minimal stuff done?

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Self belief and action.
Do you think these individuals were just talented from the start and they did the same work as say someone who got into a Russel group university (just as an example) but got incredibly lucky along the way?

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Don't be afraid of failure- you can't improve if you don't even know what you need to improve on in the first place.
Learning from failure- don't just be like "oh well I tried, ig I should try again". If you fail and try again without any reflection on the reasons why you failed and what you should've done differently you're just setting yourself up for failure again.
Work hard and apply yourself- no matter how smart you are, you can't succeed if you don't work on improving yourself or if you don't continue to gain more knowledge/experience.
Very true but there are many people who have worked incredibly hard and have failed, so I guess working hard is just one of the many factors of success.
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Very true but there are many people who have worked incredibly hard and have failed, so I guess working hard is just one of the many factors of success.
Yeah that's true and I hate that hardworking people don't succeed all the time. That's just how the world works tho the best you can do is try your best to keep going and be resilient and hopefully things go the way you want them to.
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Grit & passion.
“Attack every day with an enthusiasm unknown to mankind”

I think a lot of these people believe in their project not getting rich. They want to change an industry, often the financial prizes are out of view, and its the development of their idea that really motivates them.
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What did Elon musk or Gordon Ramsay or Messi or Harvard/Oxbridge students not tell us?
they didn't say 'god is good' :adore:
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What did Elon musk or Gordon Ramsay or Messi or Harvard/Oxbridge students not tell us?
it is also worth noting this is 2 ppl out of 7 billion so natural variance means just like the 100s in the poorest poverty state it would make sense there would be 100s super successful

it may seem loads of ppl are super successful but they are headlined to you loads by media, further:

Frequency illusion, also known as the Baader–Meinhof phenomenon, is a cognitive bias in which, after noticing something for the first time, there is a tendency to notice it more often (famous successful ppl), leading someone to believe that it has a high frequency (a form of selection bias). It occurs when increased awareness of something creates the illusion that it is appearing more often. :holmes:
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What did Elon musk or Gordon Ramsay or Messi or Harvard/Oxbridge students not tell us?
A favorite quote of mine by Steve Jobs goes something like "If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to far, go together".

Fundamentally, success certainly is not about being an egotistical cut-throat. It's about knowing how to work with other people. Even people who differ from you, a lot. Ideally, so that people would also like and enjoy working with you, or working for you.
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