13. They do not waste time regretting
I have always thought of it as grand hypocrisy to say that you have no regrets in life. Well, you must have regrets! However, only the smart ones are those who do not waste a lot of time sinking deep in their regret and remorse. I believe this is what people mean when they say they do not have regrets; the fact is they do not spend much time with their regrets!
12. They do not let themselves be controlled
It is easy to just say that someone pisses you off, as it is your natural way out of being unable to control yourself. Smart people avoid that at any costs. The truth is, everything in your surrounding environment is controllable. The trick is how strong is your hold over yourself!
11. Only the smart understand Change!
Smart people do not avoid change because they understand the concept of the inevitable change. Change is necessary for the course of life and it definitely must be feared and calculated but not evaded. To believe that change is the key to more potentials in both life and yourself is the trick that has the ability to bring along fruitful results!
10. Out of my control!
Smart people do not exert efforts on the things that they know are out of their control. You will never find a smart person whining about traffic or missing bags. They know they can not control these things, and thus it is pointless to consider them.
9. They do not try to please everyone
It is indeed hard to try to please everyone because it is simply impossible! One key of failure is to think that there is a thing that will make people agree totally on. Maybe it is even a good thing to be different, have you ever thought so?!
8. What about risks?!
Smart people do take risks, but not just any risks! The risk has to be forethought and calculated, as they do not view a risk as a reckless action but rather a decision with some precentage of success into it! So how you see a risk?
7. The smart one does not talk much about the past
Smart individuals do not tend to talk a lot about past experiences or even mistakes. Just in the same way they do not think much about their regrets, so they do about their successes. It is not the question of a good memory or a bad one, instead it is the question of sound thinking!
6. Smart folks do not repeat the same mistake twice.
The dumbest dumb thing of dumb things is repeating a mistake twice. Every experience we have has to be analysed and looked on through a magnifier. This way you ensure you will not do it again. However, in order to be able to do this you have to first take responsibility for the wrongs you have done!
5. A smart person cannot get jealous!
You know why? Because it takes you to be smart to realise that success follows only hardworking. The smart person always appreciates efforts and, of course, success!
4. They do not give up on trying!
Unlike failure, success has to follow an attempt to achieve. But what happens when you stop trying? This is faliure to its true and deep core. Failure is easy to reach but have you ever heard of someone who ‘achieved’ failure?
3. They like spending some time alone
Smart folks do not fear being alone and as a matter of fact they like to spend quite some time a lone. They love being a lone with their thoughts and problems and do not fear handling them by themselves.
2. They do not feel owed
Smart people do not feel that others have to take care of them or even appreciate them. They do not wait for anything from anyone.
1. It takes more than one try!
Only a smart person will understand that things do not just happen and that it takes more than one try to get things right. The smart one never expects immediate results.