The greatest secret of success is that although it can be hard to do, it’s NOT IMPOSSIBLE.
There are just 3 things you need for you to unlock the secret of success
Mindset – The 1st Secret to Success
The passion, commitment and perseverance to carry on when things get tough.
A Plan – The 2nd Secret to Success
Your plan will tell you what you are going to deliver and when.
It’s important that you have regular small milestones as well as your major Goals
A Strategy – The 3rd Secret to Success
Your plan tells you what and when, but it needs to be backed up be a clear strategy.
You need to know where you are heading, what your next goals shoul dbe.
You must have a clear strategy to deliver your success
This article focuses on the first Secret of Success –
If you don’t have the right mindset, then whatever you are trying to achieve, you will fail.
But what is the right mindset?
Here’s a quote from Henry Ford…
Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right!
Just stop and think about that for a moment.
Think about successful people you know, or that you know of.
How many of them think they can’t?
The truth is that none of them do. They all believe that they can achieve. But, and this is important, they don’t all think that they can do it alone!
They, like you, need help along the way.
They, like you, need people around them they can trust to help, to support, and even to do the things they are not so good at!
But always remember, you don’t have to do it all on your own.
If you can change your mind, you can change your life.
If you can focus on gratitude and helping others while maintaining a positive attitude, and retaining an unshakeable belief in yourself, then you’re well on the way to success.
People who make a success of important ventures never wait for the crowd.
They strike out for themselves.
It takes nerve.
it takes commitment;
but the people that succeed have both.
Failing is really, really easy.
Anyone can fail.
To succeed, you have to want success more than anything else. EVERY DAY.
Good Days and Bad Days
The Bad Day
We all know that Monday morning feeling.
The weekend went too quickly, and now the alarm is ringing, and we really want to stay in bed just a little longer.
We reach out and hit the snooze button.
Just another 5 minutes!
But let’s just think about that for a minute.
How are we really choosing to start the day?
By hitting the snooze button, we’re saying, through our actions, that the challenges and opportunities of the new day can wait a while.
We’re not thinking about what we might miss or what we might fail to achieve.
We’re focussing on the negatives.
That can (and does) often set the tone for the whole day.
We’re always lacking enthusiasm, motivation.
We’re dreading the challenges, even when we know how to overcome them.
We continually feel that we’re playing catch up.
We’re closed to opportunity.
We’re much more likely to lose focus or worse, give up completely!
Of course, in this scenario, we will say it’s the strategy we’re following that doesn’t work.
It will not be our own fault (or more accurately the fault of our own negativity).
It’s much too easy to blame someone or something else.
The Good Day
Contrast that with the days when we get up with a smile and a positive attitude looking forward to the good things the day may bring.
We feel positive and motivated.
We’re ready for the challenges the day may bring.
We overcome challenges more easily, and stay positive, focussed on what’s to come.
We’re ahead of the game, we’re open to new opportunities and we are much more likely to stay focussed!