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7 Tips on How To Achieve Success

August 7, 2012

Success means different things to different people. What might be considered successful to one person, might be considered by another as a step backwards. Whatever success is to you, it is very personal and should have special meaning to you. Here are steps you can take to highly increase your chances of succeeding in whatever you do.

  1. Decide what goal you want to reach and know that you can achieve it. I recommend you make a goal that is somewhat out of your comfort zone, but not so far out that it seems ridiculous. For example, if you are making $33,000 this year and you want to increase your income, it would be more believable for you to set a goal of making $50,000 and probably hard for you to imagine making $100,000. I believe you can accomplish anything you know in your mind that you can do. Get your mindset in the right place.
  2. Commit 100% to achieving your goal. There are no shortcuts to success – what you will achieve will be in direct proportion to the effort you put into it and the commitment you have to succeed. I just heard Olympian Michael Phelps say in an interview “I’ve done everything I put my mind to.” That’s what you have to do. I can remember a few years back, deciding to loose 30 lbs. Now I had made that statement before and did not reach my goal, but this time I was 100% committed and I just knew it would happen – and it did.
  3. Decide what steps you have to take along the way to achieve your goal. Learn the knowledge you need to acquire, who has to help you and what resources you need to reach you goal. Make your own luck by persistence, hard work, learning and applying that learning to get the job done.
  4. Monitor your journey. Have a plan and keep track of what you must do. For this, you must have some way to measure your progress. Track what you are doing right and what doesn’t seem to be working. Fine tune your progress along the way as you map out the route you want to travel. The more you adapt and change according to the circumstances, the faster you will get to where you want to go.
  5. Learn how to handle/channel your stress. Stress is a natural part of existence, and it is also necessary. If you want to be successful, you have to learn how to deal with stress better. I know many of you are under a lot of stress because you do not have a job and are wondering whether your money will run out before you get a now one. Take care of yourself and keep moving forward with what you have to do to gain new employment.
  6. Bring more positive into your life and eliminate the negative. I know this is easier said than done, but it is essential for you to achieve your goals. Eliminate as many negative influences as possible and focus on where you want to go and why. Surround yourself with things that will benefit you, and spend your time with positive, successful people. Embrace the positive people and influences, and let them overwhelm and influence you.
  7. Appreciate and celebrate each little success along the way to reaching your big goal. If you have written down the essential steps you need to do to accomplish your goal, check off each step you have complete, then stand back and see you have reached your vision. Your goal will be achieved!
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