9 things successful people say

These statements, vows and self-admonitions can set you apart from the crowd and propel you to a successful career.

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Achievement starts with an idea, a perspective, a point of view, or even just an attitude. (Ideas, perspectives, and points of view like these, for starters.)

Here are some things that extraordinarily successful people say every day—and how those statements spur them to take actions that lead to even greater success:

1. “No one else is willing to do that—so I will.”

Often the easiest way to be different is to do the things other people are unwilling to do.

Pick one thing other people won’t do. It can be simple. It can be small. Doesn’t matter. Whatever it is, do it. You’ll instantly be a little different from the rest of the pack.

Then keep going. Every day think of one thing to do that no one else is willing to do.

After a week you’ll be uncommon. After a month you’ll be special. After a year you’ll be incredible-and you definitely won’t be like anyone else. (In the process, you will develop remarkable mental toughness.)

2. “Wow. That wasn’t so bad after all.”

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