8 Basic Success Secrets
Some of the secrets for success are very basic but often overlooked. Let’s get back to basics and learn from gurus like Brian Tracy, Jack Canfield and Dr. Wayne Dyer whom contributed to these Basic Success Secrets:
You have to take 100% responsibility for everything in your life. We live in a blame culture. Just the other day I read about a woman who could not lose weight because the Government cut grants. Why do you have to get money in order to lose weigth? Just buy and eat less! People blame everything from their their parents to the government for all failures. But what happens if you succeed? Do you blame someone else as well? Only people who take responsibility for their actions and do not play the part of the ‘victim’ succeed. Don’t give control away to someone else, don’t blame anyone else and above all you do not have to live and act out someone elses opinion of you.
You have to live a purposeful life. People that enjoy great success have usually figured out what their purpose in life is. They have a grand goal. Jack Canfield once said: “Have a big hairy audacious goal”. Other people are just living and let circumstances determine the direction of their life. You might have less problems if you are just going with the flow. But ultimately you will achieve far less. Once you have a purpose, you will have goals to aim for and a drive to succeed. So find out what cause you believe in, what you have emotions for, what lies close to your heart and build your income or business around that.
Pay the Price
You have to be willing to pay the price. If have enormous success would be easy, then everyone would be successful, everyone would be a millionaire. But of course that is not the case. If you look beyond all the hype and media obsession for celebrities and their wealth you will find that your millionaire next door has paid the the price. He has been frugal, worked hard, was focused and then, only then enjoyed success.
As already mentioned above, you have to stay focused. If you live your life without a plan, let others determine your life you will get far less done. You are being overwhelmed with numerous tasks, telephone calls, thing to do, and people asking for your attention. By focusing on one task at hand you will have to give up distractions in the present. You are basically investing your time in your future success. Famous authors Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hanson were rejected by thirty publishers when they submitted their book ‘Chicken Soup for the Soul’. They did not give, they stayed true to their plan and kept on giving interviews in the media several times a day for about a year. Then finally, a small publisher took a gamble on these then unknown authors. Now this hugely successful book and the others in the Chicken Soup series have sold more than 10 million copies.
You will have to be the expert in your chosen field. Be serious about your profession. Be the best that you can be. You do this by simply doing something every day and learn every day. This constant and gradual improvement will eventually get noticed and recognised. You will be compensated for three things:1. The need for what you do2. How well you do it3. How difficult is it to replace youFollow other people that are successful in your chosen profession and follow their lead. Find out what it is what they do. You can just ask. Most of the time these experts are just human and it is a compliment for them if someone asks them how they became so successful. Maybe they are even willing to be your mentor
If you want to achieve huge success you have to write out a plan that details how you are going to get there. There is no point in trying to wiggle your way around this one. Be firm with yourself and do this sometimes uncomfortable task. A plan will help you realise what it is that you need to do. It will also help you keep focused.
You can never give up. Only when you are committed to your goal you can reach it. Normally you will be tested. Things don’t always go according to plan, you change the plan but you don’t change the goal. Successful people normally make a decision fast and are slow to change it. Unsuccessful people make a decision slow and then quickly change it.
Do it now
Do not delay your actions. Time is essential. Only quick acting people have momentum on their side and will succeed. It’s like an airplane trying to take off. It’s slow at the start but once it gathers speed with full throttle it will reach V1, the speed of no return, the airplane takes off. The pilot doesn’t halfway the runway throttle back. No way, full throttle to reach take off speed. You have to do the same. There is an enormous amount of energy spend to reach those speeds. Only after take off it gets easier.