DJ Khaled has a lot of keys to success, no wonder he’s blown up over the last year. He wasn’t lying when he said “All I do is win“. As always, we can learn a lot by observing the success of others. What can we learn from DJ Khaled about success?
1. DON’T COMPLAIN
Complaining is a set back for you. You should be finding the solutions to progress and prosper.
People who complain are stuck in a victim mentality. You will never get ahead if you believe you are a powerless victim of circumstances. Instead, you must learn to respond to life’s challenges with positive aggression. TAKE ACTION.
DJ Khaled understands that complaining is never a productive use of your energy. If it’s not helping you to get ahead, why do it?
2. MAKE YOUR MIND UP
I made my mind up about life, career, happiness.
There’s a famous saying, “if you aim at nothing, you’ll hit it every time”. Before you can achieve any level of success, you have to know exactly what it is you want. You need to sit down and decided what standards you demand in every area of your life.
If you’ve read the book Psycho-Cybernetics, you know that the mind is a goal-striving mechanism. We are wired to move towards goals and our brains are the most powerful GPS systems on the planet. So make your mind up today on what you want out of life and then…
3. WORK HARD
I’m always hustling. I’m always gonna win because ain’t nobody gonna out-work me.
I don’t know whether people are getting lazier or they feel entitled to success without putting in the work but it’s evident in our society today that everyone is looking for a get-rich-quick scheme to become the next “overnight success”.
If you take the time to study anyone who has achieved massive success you will see that the one common factor was the work they put in. Yes, some had to work harder than others but if you really want something then you will do whatever it takes to achieve it. That includes working an extra 2/3 hours a day to get ahead of the competition and even those that may be more ‘talented’ than you. Hustle beats talent when talent doesn’t hustle.
In this world there’s no such thing as something for nothing. You must first expend energy before receiving the rewards. Money flows to those who keep creating value in the world so figure out what you have to offer and find ways to deliver that in unique and creative ways.
4. NEVER GIVE UP
I had this vision, and I made sure I never fold… Don’t give up. Never quit. Never surrender.
The only way to fail is to give up. Every successful person, including DJ Khaled, knows this. What you previously thought were failures were actually lessons. Smart entrepreneurs recognise the opportunity to learn from the times that didn’t work out. They are then able to re-calibrate and try again and again, learning and improving each time, until they finally succeed.