success-- Be very specific about your goal. What EXACTLY do you want to achieve (and trust me, it ain’t money that defines success)? Write it down. And keep asking yourself what success means to you.
-- Develop a strategy, a course of action. Be clear about your vision and purpose. If you have a well-defined action focus, you will attract the right things. If you do not, you will only find more confusion in your life. Set SMART goals: specific-measurable-achievable-realistic-Time senstive.
-- Take consistent, persistent action. Be focused. Life is full of distractions; make decisions when you are confronted with them: will THIS lead me to the success I want? Find the willpower. Learn to defer, delegate and delete. If a certain activity can be put away for a later time, defer it. If that activity can be done by somebody else, delegate it. And if it does not really need to be done at all, it can be deleted. This kind of close examination of each activity will help in keeping you focused on the things that are really important.
-- Plan on failures and setbacks and turn them into feedback and challenges. Don’t fall down and if you do fall down, get your *** back up again.
-- Believe in yourself. How are you different? How are you better? Lack of self-belief is one of the biggest hurdles that many people need to surmount in order to become successful. Most people have a lot of baggage due to their upbringing. This baggage generally consists of self-limiting beliefs, which can actually prevent them from finding the success they seek. People are often bogged down with notions like they are not good enough, or not smart enough, and even not worthy enough. Success can only be achieved by shedding these self-limiting beliefs and replacing them with positive self-beliefs. It is an established fact that if you think you can do something, you will, and conversely, if you think that it cannot be done, it will lead to failure.
-- Cop an attitude. Being successful or unsuccessful isn’t about how much money or status you’ve achieved. It’s an internal quality. It’s your attitude.
-- Commit to your purpose. This often involves being willing to pay the price that everything has. This is an important factor because no one wants to put all their effort into doing something only to discover later that the price they paid was too high. The price may not be in monetary terms; it could be sacrifice, effort, time, and also money, or maybe something else. The point is that in order to become successful, you must be fully cognizant of the price involved and be ready to pay it.
-- Take action. Nothing can be achieved until action is taken to achieve it. After all the above steps of deciding on a course of action, having clarity of vision and purpose, setting goals, making plans, staying focused, being committed, and creating self-belief, you will need to go ahead and act on what you want to achieve. By putting your plan of action into play, you will get to what you set out to achieve: becoming successful.
Life is exactly what you make it. Nothing is handed to you on a silver platter.