My mother instilled in me the necessity of working hard in pursuit of my dreams, to be willing to toil in support of my family and allow my passions to guide my life. Within this message I believe she provided me with the secret of success.
I expect that every one when they set out on the journey into working life has the goal of achieving success in life. I know that many people who have set their sights on building an online business spend much of their time searching and researching for the magical answers to the secrets of success.
Yet so few seem to achieve success, and the question that I ask is What are the things they are not doing that makes them fail to achieve their desired targets?
In reality there are other questions that come to mind.
- Why do some people achieve success in life and others fail?
- Why do only 5% of people actually reach success in their life?
- What do successful people do differently to enable their dreams to come true?
- Are there secrets of success which if you follow will help you to achieve success?
When I look at my journey, with all its twists and turns, the wonderful up’s and the depressing down’s I can certainly see certain key characteristics that have enabled me to reach the point that I have and that have most definitely contributed to my success. I hope to motivate you and help get on the right track towards your dreams. I want to inspire you, by using myself as an example.
1. Never Give Up Attitude
This is a subject I write about frequently. There can be no surprise about this because have no doubts there have been many events that could have made me finally throw in the towel and give up. But no matter how far I may have been pushed down, how great the losses may have been, I never lost either my will or determination to achieve my dreams. The road to success is always going to be hard, and have no doubts you will come across many obstacles, key to ultimate success is having this never give up attitude. A successful man never gives up.
2. Belief in Yourself
This goes hand in hand with a never give up attitude. At times it seemed that fate had conspired to bring my world and my dreams crumbling down around my feet. At one time all my successes to that point got wiped out and I was left with nothing. This was enough to make anyone give up, yet at no time did I lose either the confidence or faith in myself. I could always look at myself and think I believe in you, having no doubt about my talents or abilities, and I never questioned that ultimately I would achieve all my dreams.
3. Always be positive
If you want to achieve success then failure should never be on your mind. Failing has to be to you an impossibility. Believing in your ultimate success has to be unwavering; never doubting the positive outcome awaits you some time in the future. No matter how tough things get retaining a positive mindset is truly important to your journey and I assure you helps you to find solutions no matter what problems arise on your path. Visualize success, not failure. Complaining about your misfortunes will do you no favours and will simply keep you down where you don’t want to be.
4. Clearly know your dreams
“You attract the things you give a great deal of thought to.” Setting goals is a transitional moment. When you set goals and plan your life for a long period of time in advance, you tune your subconscious mind towards definite variant of development the events. It is like tuning a radio. Dream – is the definite feeling of desire for something. Dream is something, that makes a man act to achieve this. The dreams are possible due to our imagination, that can paint in our mind various pictures, regardless of what’s happening now. Our dreams are those pictures in our mind, when we think about them, they inspire us with the passion and arouse very strong positive emotions. They take our breath away and carry us out away from reality.
5. Develop a Plan to Reach Them
Your dreams and goals are powerless unless you have determined for yourself the concrete, measurable steps you need to take to achieve them. You have to have a plan to reach where ever it is you want to get to.
6. Take Massive Action
Every day you must take action towards your dreams. Goals alone have no meaning; you need to take action to make them real. When you are ready to have what you want, then the energy of desire needs to be transformed into taking action which is the one thing that can directly affect the outcome. Dreams become a reality only, when they transform into a desire and then action. Actions you take our proof that you are ready to work and put your efforts towards achieving your dream. You realize that by taking action, keeping on going you will get what you want.
7. Persistence Pays Off
Success is a marathon, not a sprint. Keep your eye on the goal, and keep working toward it. The road to success can be a long one; but have no doubts it is a road where persistence pays off. In the Book of Joshua it’s said “Only be strong and very courageous to observe to do according to all the law which Moses, my servant, commanded thee: turn not from it to the right nor to the left, that thou mayest have good success whithersoever thou goest.” You have to take responsibility for the realization of your goal and start to work hard towards it’s achievement.
8. Never let others discourage you
Only you know what you are doing, no one else. It is ok to take other people’s opinion into your consideration, but not to allow them to influence you to do what you yourself wouldn’t want to do or what you think isn’t the best thing to do. Many people are up against the wall of discouragement. Courage and endurance are part of the system. We read this in lives of all successful men and women.
9. Use Your Time Wisely
To succeed in life you don’t want to be wasting your time away. You need to focus your attention and your time on those activities that are going to count. The beauty is that when you love what you do and have 100%$ belief in it you don’t want to be doing anything else and make sure you have a laser focus getting the most out of every second, minute, hour of your day, day after day.
10. Be different, be innovative
I remember one of the first books my mother bought me was the road less travelled. It influenced me in a big way. I always realised that to be truly successful in life I had to make my own path, being innovative, creating something special and unique. And that’s exactly what I have been doing. Every break through that I have experienced has made the journey so worth while.
Dreams – are the most valuable we have in our life. They inspire us, they fire us up, they make people to work 20 hours and to sleep only 4 hours a day and do not feel tired. The dreams make people to work wonders. Other people just say ‘this is impossible’, but I convince you if it is your dream, there is nothing impossible for you. If the thing you’re dreaming about does not exist in the world at all, it will be created for you. Everything you can imagine, you can achieve.
Good luck on your road to success!