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Five Things Successful People Do Which May Surprise You

Okay, so you’ve probably heard the expression that if you keep doing what you’re doing, you’ll get the same results. Why not shake things up a bit?

Jason Nazar writes in a Forbes piece, “Sometimes you have to know when to zig where others zag.”
In fact, he’s picked up some counterintuitive lessons along the way from successful people.
1. Isolate Yourself. How many times have you been caught up in the cycle of working tooth and nail to realize you need to take a break. By yourself. He writes, “Many seemingly extroverts are introverts.  If you recharge when by yourself, you need to seek out isolation from time to time.”

2. Peacock. Yes, this is just what you think it is. Show those feathers! If you have an opinion, share it. If you have a new product or byline, promote the heck out of it.

3. Repeat mistakes. This one really caught our attention. After all, once you learn your lesson isn’t it important to not make the same mistake twice? Not so, says Nazar. It’s quite the opposite since he argues we should repeat mistakes enough times “until you really learn the lesson….We hardly ever learn anything truly worthwhile after one try.”

4. Seek Out Rejection. While most people shy away from rejection, apparently some successful folks embrace it. They seek it out to get desensitized to the fear of it. Makes sense though, doesn’t it? In the piece he indicates after the fear of rejection wanes, we “more easily go after what we want, and thus get more of it.”

5. Self-Sabotage. Instead of avoiding self-sabotage, as per the piece, successful people actually do this to themselves when they’re stuck in complacency. Nazar writes, “Don’t ever get too comfortable with the status quo, always be willing to blow it up and start all over again to truly create something better.”

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