Everybody dream of winning. Either in sport, business or relationship. What separate the winners from losers are individual habits. Mastering winning habits will push you to limitless success.
Habits are strongly held attitudes that determine a person’s character. Habit is formed when someone repeatedly does something until the act becomes part of his life that he even does it unconsciously. It has proven time and again that the thought one dwells on daily eventually forms his belief system that determines his habits and eventually his character. And character determines who wins and who losses in life. Behind every strong or weak character are habits that form the basis of one’s life.
Words of Wisdom From Donald Trump
In this hub, I carefully studied the billionaire Donald Trump life to pick out 6 habits that are worth sharing with my readers. They may not appear in order. But if you have been closing studying Donald Trump for the last decade like I did, you are certain to pick up few habits he possess that makes him a winner every time everyone thinks he might lose. I have written a hub on Donald Trump and How He Beat His Four Near Bankruptcy and that Lessons We Can Learn From This.
The 6 Habits of Donald Trump
The Donald as he known according to the name nickname given by his former wife Irvana is a modern day real estate guru. Call him financial genius if you want to. What makes him minims his loses and maximizes his wins and stays in business? You are just about to find out from a completely outside source who analysis The Donald’s life from a completely different but positive way.
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Habit # 1: The Habit of Ferocity
Some will associate the word ferocity with violence. Few words that closely associate with the term ferocity are vicious, cruel, aggressive, savagery, fierceness. How does being violent makes one a winner? We want to observe the habit of ferocity in its positive angle. There are negative angles one can argue. Of course one needs to understand both ends of the argument; from the positive and negative to reach a balance conclusion.
When I did an article on the Leadership Lessons From Eagle, one reader commented on the hub that the eagles are savage hunters that lack any leadership qualities. But that is only from one angle. Even being a savage hunter, the eagle is the king of the sky. Why? The eagle is not bigger, not faster, not smart bird but it still rules the sky. So we ask, if the eagle rules the sky, what makes it does that? And the answer boils down to its characters, which of course are determined by its habits. So we ask, are their good habits lessons we can learn from the eagles?
Donald Trump is a no nonsense entrepreneur with big ego and funny hair style. What makes him so unique is unique ability to approach business. Trump is aggressive and many criticize him as being ruthless when dealing with his competitors.
A few days ago I was listening to Jim Rhon, the foremost US business philosopher and this is what he said “Life is a game, you must play it aggressively to win”…Of course, if you walked into ANZ stadium with a rugby ball and ran all by yourself across the field and grounded the ball upright, it doesn’t make a difference. Unless you ran against a twelve men team, who wants to tear you apart, and you manage to score upright, then you claim a premiership.
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Every real estate investor in New York knows that investing in real estate in New York is a big boy’s playing field. There are fierce competitors waiting to tear him apart anytime when he takes a faulty step. What do you do in a playing field like this? Be meticulously aggressive. Donald has fine eyes for details. He says “What others see is a beautiful building.. But what I do behind the scene is what they don’t see”
Here I directly quote Donald Trump;
“What I admire most are people who put themselves directly on the line,” says Trump.
If there is someone who uses his failure as the greatest motivator for his success. Donald Trump best fits the description. He says “When I fail a deal, I get back to it right away and work even harder than I had done before”. Trump is the type of person that never backs off from challenges. Aggressively facing your challenges is a habit that makes winners the winners and losers the losers.
Trump is aggressive and unforgiving in making his business deals. Even if it is costly, difficult, and risky, Trump would continue to fight to get the best terms he could. And, he would settle for nothing less. That is the billionaire dollar lesson we can learn from Donald Trump.
Habit # 2: The Habit of Passion
“I don’t make deals for the money. I’ve got enough, much more than I’ll ever need. I do it, to do it.” Trump’s love affair with real estate began at a nearly age and never diminished. Having passion for his work is the only thing that kept Trump going through the personal failure of divorce, bankruptcy,and failed deals. To those wondering how to balance both work and pleasure,Trump says to stop wondering. Instead, he advises to “make your work more pleasurable.”
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Being passionate about what you do has a lot to say about your success in any endeavors in life. Of course, you don’t have to be like Donald Trump, the real estate Guru, Warren Buffet, the stock market guru and Bill Gates, the computer Guru. Just being yourself but doing it with passion can make a lot of difference between who wins and who losses.
When you are passionate about what you do, your passion will show up in your work. If you are blogger, it will show up in your writings. If you are a speaker, it will show up in your speeches. If you are a product designer, it will show up in the products you design. The energy and excitement are there, and they attract people to come to you. Everything else will follow. Donald Trump is someone who has made real estate become a sweet, yet brutal game to play. Bur he plays with ease.
You can see the flair, the passion and fire in him when he walks into a boardroom to strike a major deal. When he first started, he didn’t have that much (track record of success) to sell. So he said “I instead sold my enthusiasm and energy”.
Not only will passion lead you to achieving success, it will also lead you to a fulfilling life. You will become who you are. You will become the person you are supposed to be. That, after all, is the reason why you live on earth. Passion is your asset. Find it, keep it, and nurture it. You won’t regret your decision.
Asked why he loves real estate. Donald Trump replied “I don’t make deals for the money. I’ve got enough, much more than I’ll ever need. I do it, to do it.”
Trump’s love affair with real estate began at a young age and never diminished. Having passion for his work is the only thing that kept Trump going through the personal failure of divorce, bankruptcy,and failed deals. To those wondering how to balance both work and pleasure,Trump says to stop wondering. Instead, he advises to “make your work more pleasurable.”
Habit # 3: The Habit of Idealism
In philosophy, idealism is the group of philosophies which assert that reality, or reality as we can know it, is fundamentally mental, mentally constructed, or otherwise immaterial.Put it simply, it is how you think and perceive the world around you. That should put you in life with me as we explore the habit of idealism.
So we ask, how does Donald Trumps way of thinking affects his success in business and investment. How can one think and be a winner whilst one think and be a loser. Napoleon Hills book Think and Grow Rich is just about the best and if not, timeless masterpiece written on human mind, thinking and success.
The way one thinks determines how he reacts and what results he produces. So it is perfect to say "Your life is the result of your thought"/
Donald Trump was almost declared bankrupt four times. But he keeps coming back stronger and stronger than ever before. Are there any lessons to be learn from him? And the answer is of course.
“I wasn't satisfied just to earn a good living,” says Trump. “I was looking to make a statement.” The Trump Organization has become synonymous with luxury, lavishness, class, and extravagance. It didn’t get that way by following its competitors. It got that way because Trump was not afraid to think big, to do what had not been done before and in a way that many could not even imagine. His ability to blur the line between fantasy and reality helped push Trump’s company into a league above the rest.
Habit # 4: The Habit of Perception
The perceptual process allows us to experience the world around us. Take a moment to think of all the things you perceive on a daily basis. At any given moment, you might see familiar objects in your environment, feel the touch of objects and people against your skin, smell the aroma of a home-cooked meal and hear the sound of music playing in your next door neighbor's apartment. All of these things help make up our conscious experience and allow us to interact with the people and objects around us.
All these experiences eventually get programed into your conscious mid that impress your subconscious mind. This is a complex process and is not my desire to discuss it here.
What I want to show is that perception plays a major role in who losses and who wins in life. Hows does it work? Lets see what Donald Trump has to say on perception.
“Watch, listen, and learn,” advises Donald Trump. Indeed, Trump’s success came about largely as a result of his own ability to observe others and thereby learn how to manipulate their actions.By convincing others they could not do without him, Trump refined the deal-making process into an art. It was by mastering this art that Trump was able to rise to the top of his game.
Habit # 5: The Habit of Responsibility
Being responsible for your own life is the simplest way to succeed in life. No one becomes successful living another mans dream. Being responsible means educating yourself about yourself and doing what you are supposed to do to take greater control of your life.
Donald Trump once remarked "They see the buildings I own but they don't see the sweat, blood and tears I go through"
When one is irresponsible, victim mentality sets in. He blames, the government, the churches, his parents, the economy, the rich people and even the poor people. Some even blame God and Devil. Dr. Munroe described this as IGNORANCE. And ignorance to success principle cause failure in life.
So what do we learn from Donald Trump? According to Trump, “You need to make decisions. You listen
to the opinions of experts, of course, but you can never allow your advisers -
even the best of them - to make the important decisions for you. That is your
Being responsible about your life means being responsible for your health, your wealth and happiness. No one will make you healthy, wealthy and happy. You have to decide now or never.
Habit # 6: The Habit of High Standards and Impeccable Integrity
No will be serious with you unless you are serious with you yourself. This is very important in business and investment. Setting high standards on yourself and those you lead is a good leadership characteristics and is one habit that determines who wins and who losses in life.
Would you love to do business with a scrapper looking business partner? The answer is no. You appearance is just as important as your habits.
Look at Donald Trump. Just the name reminds you of a lavish lifestyle, right? But you don't have to be like him. All you can do is set high standards for yourself. Many times people fail by trying to measure themselves up with others. If you do, let me assure you that that is the easiest way to kill your motivation and dream and end up being a failure.
Donald Trump says this is another way of saying that your goals should not just serve you, but other people too.Dishonest people are out there. They will urge you to cut corners or do things unethically. Stay above that. Don't let them influence you.
What separate the winners from losers are habits. Habits are strongly held attitudes that determine a person’s character. Habit is formed when someone repeatedly does something until the act becomes part of his life that he even does it unconsciously. It has been proven time and again that the thought one dwells on daily eventually forms his belief system that determines his habits and eventually his character. And character determines who wins and who losses in life. Behind every strong or weak character are habits that form the basis of one’s life.
To help us understand why some people win and why some loss, we have taken a closer look at one of the TOP WINNER, a billionaire and success story in the modern era. We have look at the US business magnate, business magnate, Donald Trump. The Trump is just another business man and investor in US. What then makes him so unique? This hub answered that question.
Ian D Hetri (author) from Papua New Guinea on June 26, 2016:
Thanks all for your commentS. I really appreciate all your views.
GlendaGoodWitch from California on June 13, 2016:
It's really like a breath of fresh air to read anything truthful about Trump at this time. The liberal media is truly insane!
The fact is; look at any old news about Trump and you will see that he has done great things for needy people.
Ken Burgess from Florida on February 19, 2016:
Very good write up, indeed it makes you think, when you get past all the rhetoric and posturing all these 'candidates' go thru... in the end what makes them tick, and what experience do they really have to get the job done.
Trump is literally the most accomplished and credible candidate of the bunch.
nicomp really from Ohio, USA on January 08, 2016:
" Being wealthy and successful takes work which most people are loathe to do. They would rather complain than to assess!"
... and those people are voting for Bernie. It's much easier to empower government to tear down the successful than to improve yourself.
Grace Marguerite Williams from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York on January 07, 2016:
Excellent article. You have intelligently delineated some excellent points. Those who are wealthy & successful strategize, organize, and work smart for their goals. They are also long-term thinkers who think at least 10 years ahead. They take intelligent and calculated risks. They make SACRIFICES to get where they are. Most people don't do this. They think of the immediate, never the future. They also don't want to sacrifice. Being wealthy and successful takes work which most people are loathe to do. They would rather complain than to assess!
dave on December 09, 2015:
trump .....wtf !
Demas W Jasper from Today's America and The World Beyond on October 20, 2015:
Reading a lot about Mr. Trump and this one helps summarize some of what I have read, and focuses on meaningful habits related to his rise. If there is a weakness that stands out, it is in his personal life. so focused on "the deal" he lets his guard down to relax the same habits which could have made him outstandingly successful in his personal life as well as his business life. He is a fascinating human history, and it may get even more fascinating. Thanks.
Ian D Hetri (author) from Papua New Guinea on July 22, 2015:
Yes. Smart people know how to cushion rheir money. Recent case would be that of 50 Cent
Aya Katz from The Ozarks on July 09, 2015:
Yes. That is true, Nicomp. Sad, but true.
nicomp really from Ohio, USA on July 09, 2015:
I don't think Trump was 'almost declared bankrupt' four times. One strategy he uses is to purchase a business and then take it through bankruptcy court. His personal holdings are not at risk. The smart people know how to firewall their own money and play with other people's money.
GlendaGoodWitch from California on June 20, 2015:
Great hub. I always read Trump books when I am on a mission, which is always:) He definitely knows how to win.
Ian D Hetri (author) from Papua New Guinea on May 11, 2014:
Appreciate your time here.The world is indeed a better place to live. we just have to find out how.
Benjamin Dani on May 11, 2014:
Very inspiring. Thank you Ian Dabasori Hetri for sharing your knowledge. Cheers!
Ian D Hetri (author) from Papua New Guinea on October 20, 2013:
Hi Wesman, thanks for being the first to comment here and I appreciate your wonderful comments. I agree with you that complaining isn't the way forward, Instead action is.
Wesman Todd Shaw from Kaufman, Texas on October 18, 2013:
Very good hub. I'm forever seeing people online who do not work and never saved a dime from when they did work complaining about their welfare checks and food stamps.
I get none of those things, and damn me should I ever complain about what I do get while not working.