We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. Aristotle
All of us have a deep earning for life and want something great out of it. For most of us success is on top of that list and we ask our selves how can we be successful? But the question you should be asking yourself is what does success mean to you?
Firstly you must define what success means to you, and then ask your self WHO YOU HAVE TO BECOME in order to attract this into your life!
1.) Hold The Vision
Create a fiver-year vision, think about your future & write down the goals you can that will bring you step by step closer to achieving your vision. Immediately start taking action to accomplish these goals!
Read books like "Think And Grow Rich Rich" by Napoleon Hill & "The Science of Getting Rich" by Wallace Wattles
2.) Smart Decisions
First we make our choices then our choices make us. Small smart decisions compound at a rapid rate and will result in drastic changes. You can apply this strategy to all areas of your life from your finances to your health.
For example If you were trying to loose weight and you ate 200 calories less a day ( a small packet of chips) in 30 days you would have eaten 6000 calories less & in one year 73 000 calories. Keep in mind that 3500 calories of fat weighs 1 kg! IMAGINE THAT!
Read books like "The Compound Effect" by Darren Hardy
3.) Positive Thoughts
You can only get out of life what you put in! As the bible says in Galatians 6 “whatever a man soweth that shall he also reap”. Think empowering positive thoughts, and you will have an empowered life!
Read books like "The Power of Positive Thinking" by Normant Vincent
4). Pay Yourself First
A part of what you earn is yours to keep! Starting with your next pay cheque take 10% off the top and put it to work for you. Money is a hard worker, harder then you. Money never gets sick, never gets pregnant, and is never disabled. Money works twenty-four hours a day seven days a week. Money gets its job done, and it ask for only directions and a firm master. When your money makes more than you do, your are officially wealthy!
Read books like "The Richest Man in Babylon" by George Samuel Clason and "The Total Money Makeover" by Dave Ramsey
5.) Ask Questions
“Some men see things as they are and ask ‘Why?’ I dream of things that never were and say ‘Why Not?'” – Robert Kennedy
As you have already learnt at the beginning of this article it is import to ask your self questions, ask positive & empowering questions which can induce a paradigm shift.
If you are faced with a problem, ask your self what can you learn from this situation? how can I avoid it in the future? If you are feeling despondent, ask your self what am I really grateful for in life? what am I really happy about in my life?
Read books like Awaken The Giant Within by Anthony Robbins
An important part of being successful is your ability to be a leader, to help those who can’t help them selves.
- Smile, Listen, Greet people by their name.
- Be genuinely interested in other people, make them feel important.
- Let them do all the talking, LISTEN.
- Don’t wrong a person, admit your wrongs.
- Give honest and sincere appreciation.
- See things from other peoples perspectives
Read books like "How To Win Friends & Influence People" by Dale Carnegie
Don’t overthink every situation, sometimes you just have to switch off that inner critical voice, disconnect & get present.
So take a minute with me now, sit back, breathe all air out your lungs and pause a few seconds. Now take a deep breath in through your nose, hold it for a few seconds and breath out slowly through your mouth. Close your eyes and repeat this a few times, only concentrating on your breathing.
Take 5-10 Minutes a day and repeats this!
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” – Philippians 4:13