Secrets for Life : What exactly is success?
Well, first of all it depends on who you ask. Success means something different to everyone. In school, success might mean getting an A on a difficult test. In your job, success might mean getting the proposal done before the deadline. In your own business, success might mean making a certain number of phone calls in a single day. Even the lottery takes the work of painstakingly picking exactly the right combination of numbers.
No matter how you look at it, success always takes a lot of work, and rarely ever comes easy. However, there are always ways to do better and surpass your personal success goals. Getting that A++ on the test, getting the proposal done even faster, making even more phone calls that day. It all can be done!
First, you have to look within yourself and force yourself to believe that you really CAN do it. You have an amazing potential within yourself to do nearly anything. And you just need to bring out your own personal potential to excellence and success. In your own field, you have the ability to do things. Everyone has the ability to do something. And most have the ability to do something very well.
Second, glance back, learn back, but never go back. You see, everyone has had some things in the past that were not successful ventures. But you can’t go back to them and think them over and let them stay in your thoughts and eat away at you. In other words, you can’t dwell on your past mistakes. That never gets you anywhere, and it never helps you achieve that personal success of yours. Just look back and learn from your mistakes. Sports teams do it all the time. They play back videos of their games and figure out what went wrong and why, and they adjust their next game because of what they learned from their past one. It’s that simple. Look at your past and adjust your present.
Third, instead of letting your mind dwell on your past mistakes, let it have a whole lot of fun! Dream! Think out your goals and dreams. Think big! It never hurts to dream big, but it always hurts when you don’t dream at all. And it often hurts if you don’t dream big enough. If your personal success goal is to make $50,000 this month, that might be great. If you really want to watch things happen, though, bump that up to $80,000 instead. Let your mind run wild a little bit, and dream all sorts of big things. I’m not saying to live in a dream world, but I am saying that you need to at least have a dream. A big dream!
Fourth, plan it all out. If you have your own business, you will probably be needing to write out a business plan. Actually, if you need to convince some people to invest into your business, you definitely will need to write out a business plan. You would have to write out your business goal, how you will get there, and where you are at right now. You will have to include in your business plan details about what the market situation is currently, what your competition is doing currently, and how you will promote and market your own company to achieve this personal business goal.
It’s not quite as exciting if you are simply writing out your personal success goal when you’re not in your own business, though. But, you could write out a project plan of some kind that would help direct your focus and help plan how you would reach that exciting personal success goal of yours. Perhaps even including what happens after you reach that goal. The celebration! Some kind of reward for reaching that goal. Why not take a cruise to celebrate a major milestone success point in your personal life?
Finally, never ever EVER give up! Your success goal is usually right around the next corner. You know, the one after you give up? Sometimes it takes longer than expected to reach that goal of yours, sometimes it takes a surprisingly shorter time. Either way, don’t ever stop trying until you reach that success goal of your own.