Dr. Vivek Bindra is a motivational speaker, a thought leader, and also a successful entrepreneur. He is the winner of the best leadership trainer award by Dr. Marshall Goldsmith and World HRD Congress and was conferred with the Honorary Ph.D. degree, Doctorate of Philosophy from OIUM University of Colombo.
- 1. You Don’t Get What You Want Unless You Make It A Must
- 2. Eliminate Negative People and Naysayers from Your Life
- 3. Always Spend Time with People Who Are More Successful Than You
- 4. Think Like You Are The Leader Of Your Own Corporation
- 5. Leaders Are Great Learners
- 6. Constantly Think About “How to Do It” Until You Get the Answer
- 7. Never Let Mistakes Stop You from Achieving Your Goals
- 8. Responsibility is Taken, Not Given
- 9. Learn to Always Bounce Back
- 10. Learn from Other Successful People
Besides that, Dr. Bindra is a keynote speaker giving his speeches across the world and has touched millions of people helping them improve the quality of their lives. He is also a trusted advisor for over 1,500 corporate and businesses spread across 25 countries. Dr. Bindra’s name has also been included in the Golden Book of World Records for training the largest gathering of HR professionals under one roof.
He also sets a world record of being the world’s #1 leadership and entrepreneurial channel on YouTube with over a million subscribers and with tens of millions of viewership. On top of that, Dr. Bindra is an author of more than 10 motivational books and the creator of numerous courses and programs that specialize in inspiring and encouraging individuals to realize their true potentials.
Below are the top 10 success principles you can learn from Dr. Vivek Bindra. Use these principles, apply them to your life, and see how your life will transform and change for the better.
1. You Don’t Get What You Want Unless You Make It A Must
A lot of people dream about living the perfect life, becoming a millionaire and never to worry about money again. The sad truth is that most people are not living their dream life because they are not truly committed to their dreams.
Dr. Vivek Bindra says it well. He said that you will never get what you want unless you make it a must. When something becomes an absolute must achieve for you, you will do whatever it takes to get it. Think about breathing, what will you do if you fall into a swimming pool and you can’t swim? You will struggle as hard as possible to catch your breaths. You will do whatever it takes to stay alive.
And this is the kind of commitment you need to apply to achieve your dreams. Dr. Bindra says in his speech, “Do or die is old fashioned. Do it before you die is the new one.” Therefore, do whatever you can before your time runs out. Be absolutely committed and put in 100% of your effort into achieving what you have always desire and the result will come.
Most people fail and are living in mediocrity because they are all about daydreaming for what they want without real solid action. You are what you do and not what you say you will do. Action speaks louder than just plain talk.
“Achievers never expose themselves, but their achievements expose them,” says Dr. Bindra. Thus, make your goals something that you must achieve and do whatever it takes to get there. Stay up late, work 16 hours a day, get up at 5AM, and sacrifice your leisure time if need to. There is a great saying, “When there is a will, there is a way.”
2. Eliminate Negative People and Naysayers from Your Life
One of the most important keys to success according to Dr. Bindra is that you must learn to eliminate negative people and get rid of the naysayers of your life. This is simply because you will become who you mix with most of the time. Jim Rohn, the motivational speaker says it well, “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.”
Most parents will never want their children to mix with others who they think are a mischief or always up to something bad. However, the same can apply to adults. Adults never really question or put some thoughts into who they mix with. Are you living with people who are negative and people who always pull you do?
Stay aware of the people you mix around with because they will infect your thoughts and energy level. Sometimes it can be difficult to identify the negative people in your life because some may be the people closest to you. What you can do is to keep believing in yourself and your dreams.
Just like how Arnold Schwarzenegger did it. When he first started his bodybuilding career, nobody believes that he can do it and people tell him that it is impossible to achieve what he desires. He ignores those naysayers and continues to build his body. Eventually, he became a superstar in the bodybuilding industry as what we learned today.
So learn to eliminate the negative people and ignore the naysayers who are telling you that what you are trying to accomplish is impossible.
3. Always Spend Time with People Who Are More Successful Than You
Besides getting rid of negative people, you must do the opposite to join and spend time with people who are more successful than you do. Birds of the same feather will flock together. And if you want to be successful, you must join other successful people. Or better yet, join people who are doing even better than you in life.
When you mix around with people who are more successful than you do, you will be able to learn from them and challenge yourself to reach a greater height. Most people feel comfortable with their network of friends because they spend most of their time with people who are not producing any greater result than them.
The moment you know that there is something better out there, your innate nature to want to compete and to be the best will kick start your desire. You will want to improve and become even better than you are right now. This is why it is important to spend time and network with other people who are more successful.
You may interact with many people in your daily life, but the few who are closest to you have the greatest impact on your way of thinking and your decisions. Whether they are friends, family members, colleagues, partners, or business associates will affect your thinking and your standards of living.
So, start by joining people who are more successful than you. Get yourself a mentor, go and network with other successful people in your industry, follow other leaders in social media and read their books. The more you immerse yourself in their circle of influence, the more likely you will become one of them.
4. Think Like You Are The Leader Of Your Own Corporation
Dr. Bindra says that if you want to be successful, you must use lesser of the word “we” and use more of the word “I”. What he means is that when you keep using the word “we” instead of “I”, you are leaving the power and depending on others. When it comes to getting a job done, rather than doing it yourself, you will depend on others to complete it as you are acting from the “we” mindset.
This also means that you must think like you are the leader of your own corporation. Brian Tracy, the motivational speaker, and sales expert says that you must see yourself as an independent contractor selling your services back to your company at an hourly rate. You must see your current employer as your best client. And see yourself as the leader in your company even if you are just an employee.
When you think it this way, you will operate from a different mindset and make decisions wisely. When you see yourself as the leader, you will eventually be proactive and want to make the best of your business and company, even though you may not be the boss.
Most people have the victim mentality where they treat their boss, managers, and colleagues as enemies. They have the wrong perspective to think that their boss and managers are there to make their lives difficult. And their colleagues are people who often want to backstab them or pull them down. When this happens, you will never grow to a higher level in your life.
Instead of succumbing to the victim mentality, think of yourself as the leader of your own corporation. You will become who you think about most of the time. Hence, choose to think of yourself as someone successful and a great leader.
5. Leaders Are Great Learners
All the great leaders are great learners. According to Dr. Bindra, leaders are people who are constantly learning and are never afraid to make mistakes. Every master was once a beginner. How do you think Michael Jordan became a mega success in basketball? Obviously, he was not born a champion. Michael was an average basketball player and was rejected by his high school team. However, he refused to give up and continue to practice harder than most people. And the rest was history.
So how did Michael Jordan become the best? The answer is pretty simple; he learned and practiced every single day. The same goes for you. If you want to be the best in what you do, regardless of whether you want to be the best baker in town, or the best salesman in your company, or the best hairstylist in the country, you need to commit to constant and never-ending improvement.
Warren Buffett and Bill Gates are famously known as the richest men in the world. They both shared a very similar habit, and that is reading. According to Buffett, he spends most of his every day reading. In an interview, Buffett says that he reads about 6 newspapers in the morning. The same goes for Bill Gates, the co-founder of Microsoft. Gates says that he reads about 50 books a year, which is equivalent to reading a book almost every week.
Now, there are many ways you can learn and read books is just one of them. You can join clubs and attend seminars to improve your skills and knowledge. Whenever there are workshops conducted by leaders in your industry, make the effort to attend. You may need to pay for the seminars, courses, or the workshops, but the rewards will be well worth it.
6. Constantly Think About “How to Do It” Until You Get the Answer
One of the great advises shared by Dr. Bindra is that you must constantly think about your dreams and how you can achieve it. Unless you have a solid answer, keep your mind focus on your goals and consistently find ways and think how you can do it.
Many people are not living their dreams because they constantly think about the challenges, the problems, the setback, and the difficulties they are going to face when they take action. They worry about the traffic jam, the rain, the rejections from their clients, and all sorts of negative thoughts rather than focusing on the positive side.
Successful people, on the other hand, always focus on the solution rather than the problem. They think about how they can make their products better, focus on building their business to a higher level, how to tap into their market more effectively, and how they can deliver more value to their clients. This is how you must think if you want to be successful in life.
Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.” When you think and focus on the problems and on other people, your thinking will limit your actions. Therefore, change your thinking and focus on how you can do things and accomplish your goals more effectively. Remember, your thoughts will shape your life.
7. Never Let Mistakes Stop You from Achieving Your Goals
Dr. Bindra says that you must not allow mistakes to stop you from moving forward, and he is absolutely right. Successful people are not afraid of making mistakes. In fact, they do not look at mistakes as mistakes. Highly successful people treat mistakes as their stepping stones to success. They look at mistakes as feedback for them to improve and get better.
And this is how you must act too. Once, there was a reporter asked Thomas Edison about his failure and crazy invention, and Edison told the reporter, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”
You must not be afraid to take action and make mistakes. This is because you will never produce the result you want without action. And taking action means you are going to fail. The more you fail, the more likely you are going to succeed. When you read the biography of successful people, you will notice that they are not afraid to make mistakes. And their mistakes are what made them who they are today.
Perhaps, Tony Robbins says it right, “Success in life is the result of good judgment. Good judgment is usually the result of experience. Experience is usually the result of bad judgment.”
It is when you make mistakes you learn the most. Success can be a lousy teacher because it seduces people into thinking that they cannot fail. Mistakes can make you wiser and grow your experience. So do not be afraid to make mistakes.
8. Responsibility is Taken, Not Given
Dr. Bindra often says that responsibility is taken and not given. If you want something, you must go and get it. If you are going to just wait for things to come to you, you will have to wait forever. So stop waiting for people to assign you with greater responsibility, even if they did, you must be willing to accept it.
Most people wait for their dreams to fall to them automatically. They hope that their boss will promote them and give them a higher pay raise. They wish that money will automatically go into their bank account and they become a millionaire out of a sudden. As we all know, this is highly likely not going to happen. If you want the result, you must go and get it. Make it happen.
There is no point to just sit and wait for things to come to you. Extraordinary people who have accomplished remarkable results did so because they are willing to do the “extra”. They are willing to put in more effort, pour in more time, and do what most people hate to do. As the word itself suggests, they are “extra” ordinary.
You have to learn and be the same. Learn to take the responsibility and be proactive. Rather than waiting for things to come to you, go and make things happen. You have to be responsible for your own action and your own life. A lot of people are afraid to take action because they worry about failures and rejections. And you can learn to overcome failures by bouncing back higher just like the next principle from Dr. Bindra…
9. Learn to Always Bounce Back
Another important success principle shared by Dr. Bindra is the ability to bounce back. When you fail, you have two options. One is to choose to stay where you have fallen and quit. And the second option is to choose to bounce back. The German philosopher Nietzsche was famous with his quote, “That which does not kill us makes us stronger.”
Perhaps, one of the most notable comeback stories is from Donald Trump, the President of United States. When he was active in the real estate industry in 1990, the market crashed and he was $900 million in debt. Many people including his lenders could have forced him into personal bankruptcy and stripped him of almost everything, but that did not happen. Trump chose to focus on what he did best; making deals.
He continued to negotiate real estate negotiations with others and somehow stroked a deal with his lenders, which eventually made him a billionaire. Trump then wrote a book about his story and named the book, “The Art of the Comeback”.
As you can see, your failures can turn and transform your life, for the better. Everything that falls, will somehow bounce back. And this is the ability you must learn to adapt to every area of your life.
Napoleon Hill, the famous author of the best-selling book, “Think and Grow Rich”, has a famous quote that says, “Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.” For every failure you experience in life, there is something good and something positive you can learn from and then bounce back higher.
10. Learn from Other Successful People
Dr. Bindra is an advocate learner. He learns from many extraordinary people and one of his favorite success idols is none other than Arnold Schwarzenegger. Dr. Bindra encourages people to take inspiration and to learn from Arnold and how he managed to achieve his goals in life.
Arnold accomplished his first major career goal in the bodybuilding career. Arnold is considered among the greatest bodybuilders of all time and has won the Mr. Olympia title for seven times. He got the inspiration to go into bodybuilding when he saw a magazine cover featuring the movie Hercules, starred by Reg Park. Almost immediately, Arnold decided that he wanted to be like Reg Park.
He envisioned his success in the bodybuilding career every single minute of the day and worked hard to grow his muscles and body. Arnold says that he learned almost everything he can about bodybuilding and keep imagining he becomes the best and winning all the titles in the industry. And because of his commitment, determination and intense desire to achieve his goal, he eventually became the best bodybuilder in the world.
After Arnold retired from his bodybuilding career, he wanted to become an actor like Reg Park did for the movie, Hercules. He followed the same pattern, by visualizing the success he wants, learning as much as he can, and working as hard as possible. Arnold became a superstar after the successful box office of Terminator 2. As for the movie Hercules, yes, he achieved his goal and made his dream a reality in 1970 when he was accepted to play the role as Hercules in the movie. So learn from other successful people like Arnold Schwarzenegger and of course, from Dr. Bindra himself.