It is clear that to have an efficient work ethic to be successful you need to have strong habits and loads of determination. Some people have been educated by this code of action since childhood, while others have learned it later on through sport or duty, and the rest, well, ignored it entirely.
But what difference does it make? And if it does, where can you find some of the ingredients which can put you on the right track?
Before anything else, successful individuals and millionaires alike know something that you may not. You should be aware that those who do have a valid code of ethics has a distinct advantage over any other. Even if most of them were not great students, almost all self-made people agree that the critical thing they have learned in their life is to have a strong work ethic.
So they already start by having a different perspective on things which is not innate and can be learned by anyone who has the desire. Recent studies even show that self-discipline outplays the IQ when it comes to success.
Self-made people think it is too risky to work for someone else. In my opinion, they are right! You could lose your job, or your superior could make an incorrect choice. The best is to be in control of your destiny. And yes, most individuals who do have a strict work ethic are very confident. And here again, research reveals that confidence increases your revenue.
In being an entrepreneur, you are the boss while being an employee gives you less responsibility. You may think that being an entrepreneur is risky and that it is also hard work. Likewise, it requires leadership. But why should the profits go in your boss’s pocket, and not yours?
Why Strong Moral Principles are Necessary
People with weak moral principles and unethical behaviors almost always suffer substantial losses throughout their life. A strong code of ethics can make you a more professional, motivated, dependable, responsible person and a role model to others while becoming more successful.
To be professional, it implies you to have a proficient behavior and attitude. A true professional does not just look right or dresses well but is more someone who has integrity and honesty. You have to learn every characteristic of your occupation and works to the best of your abilities with the skills you have.
When you are motivated, you display a positive approach in any situations, even under pressure. This way, you are certain to generate a supportive atmosphere by being an example. A respectable work ethic is also about eradicating anything that is negative and nurtures a helpful attitude.
If you regularly arrive late with each time a different excuse for your unpunctuality, it will not look good. Being on time or in advance is recognized by most if not all as being dependable. When arriving before the appointed time or in being punctual shows respect, integrity, and moral ethic.
By being responsible, you consistently make efforts and thus possess practical work ethics. Having ethical practice principles makes you someone responsible, who works hard, focus on the tasks at hand and can be a team player.
Being a Role Model
Not everyone behaves ethically. It is important not only for employees but for leaders as well to be role models. Whatever your status, you should be seen as an ambassador with solid values and ethics. Others will look up to you as a role model and may change their behavior as a result.
Creating Strong Values and Ethics
Do you possess all of the attributes which are needed? Do you have to acquire some of them?
Whatever is your answer, for you to be successful in any areas of your life, you have to set a code of ethics for yourself. Your core values and principles are a guideline of rules and standards for you to follow.
You should set your business and life goals for the upcoming year and work towards getting better moral ethics at work and home. You have to understand that such training habits can emphasize the outcome of your future success. You have to discipline yourself and adhere to ethical conduct.
All very successful and self-made individuals have such a strong code of ethics that it would make yours look like crap.
The Efficient Code of Ethics of the Very Successful
The very successful, self-made and millionaires all pride themselves on thinking differently. Despite their divergent thinking, they also do things in their way. Most of them are not geniuses, but they have an insane set of work ethics.
You do not need to have the best grades to be successful. It is usually your moral code of conduct and your determination that leads you there. You also have to realize that most self-made or millionaires live a lot more like you and me than those with ‘Bling-bling.'
They think a great deal about how much they spend. Wealthy people are better with their money because they see and think long term. That is advice you, me or anyone can follow and benefit from. But let’s copy some of their ethics.
Your mindset is everything! So before you can even become a successful person, you have to believe it. The wealthy know what they want and believe they can get it. You have to stop thinking about what you do not want and start thinking about what you want and how regardless of the hurdles which may come your way.
When becoming a self-made person, your code of ethics should include making plans and seeing how you are going to make it happen. Do you already have a plan? If yes, what is it? For example, a method consists of generating a passive income stream that produces monthly revenue, enough to stay afloat. From there, you could build your own company, and once successful, you can invest in funds, or in real estates.
Working Hard and Smart
A lot of people think that successful individuals and millionaires do not work too hard. Many attribute their success to some luck or overnight scams, but the fact is that they worked harder and smarter than everyone else to get where they are today. And it is all about consistent work ethics. So, if you want to be successful, you have to work harder than anyone else out there!
Pursuing Your Purpose, Not Money
I always loved the notion of being wealthy. However, you have to know that seeking money will not get you where you want to be. All of my mentors told me the same thing, to never pursue the money, but rather to go after my purpose and that the rest will come. So your work ethic should not have money as your primary motivation. You must have a purpose, and money will come to you.
Self-made people do take risks. Meaning that at some point, you should add ‘taking a risk’ into your bag of ethics so that you may obtain some rewards. The wealthy take calculated risks, which end up by getting them more rather than less. Anyway, you have to take a gamble to be successful.
Investing, Not Spending
The very successful understand how imperative it is to be investing instead of spending. You will not be wealthy for very long if your objective is to make a million bucks and then right away buy an expensive car. You should instead invest a part of it which enables you to make more. Think about how you can invest that money to get some more rather than what you can buy with it.
Having Multiple Revenues
To make money, you need to build multiple sources of income, all from various places. Making money is one thing but becoming financially secure is much easier when your work values help you create revenue from many other channels. Remember how important it is to build multiple streams of income in case of loss.
Hanging Out with the Successful
Let me ask you a question: “How many successful people are you hanging out with?” If your answer is close to none, then you have to make some changes. Very wealthy people have learned early on that they have to hang out with the people they want to become to copy them. When you hang out with others who are successful, it will provide you with a persistent inspiration, facts, information and even chances other people do not get.
As the list above shows you, just wanting is not enough. You need to have an efficient code of ethics to be successful and live a certain lifestyle, and you must do this now before you make any real money. So go on and arm yourself with the right values to achieve victory!
Sergei VanBellinghen, Founder & CEO of First-Class Lifestyle, currently a Self-Improvement & Success Expert Consultant, using self-development techniques to help you succeed and have a better life. Visit my website at sergeivanbellinghen.com