What makes a successful person a success? How do people searching for ways to create success in their lives actually make it happen? They Never Give Up on a good thing!
Most people grasp at the latest fads and the newest techniques, all with the hope of capturing the magic they see in others who are highly successful. They emulate strong role models, study, strive — all to find the secret to success.
However some scientific studies reveal this secret is not necessarily a matter of talent, intelligence, creativity or strategy. The real question of what it takes to achieve success remains as important today as ever. Interestingly, the answer to that question is also the same as it was 100 years ago.
Success on any level requires the ability to follow through, to execute a plan, to persevere … to stick with it.
In fact, sticking with it may be the very best gauge of success. Unless you’re a genius, you can never out-achieve your competitors without a quality like perseverance. Sticking with it catapults you into the winner’s circle!
If you analyse what successful people do then there are mainly three success factors that high achievers practice. They continually:
Identify and Sharpen their Focus
Always Build upon their Competence
Have an inborn will to Ignite their Passion
Here are upto 10 tips to help you persevere and stick with it.
Identify and Sharpen your focus.
1. Have your goal visible at all times … In a prominent place! Keep your goal on your desk, in your wallet or purse, on your bathroom mirror, on your refrigerator. This could be a picture of your ideal life or an ideal life scenario! This plants the seeds of success in your mind and focuses your attention on things that will help you achieve your goal.
2. Worry takes away your focus. Everyone worries, it’s inevitable … the trick is to minimize the time between your first worried thought and your first action to attack it. Remember, much of your worry is based on concerns in your mind, not in reality.
3. Limit the technology overload… or it will become your master. In today’s highly connected world, you have to define boundaries around your time. Just because your smartphone notifies you of a new message doesn’t mean you have to shift your focus to attend to it. Constant accessibility can blur your focus. Block out time to respond to voice and email messages.
Build upon your competence.
4. Prepare for two steps ahead. Balance your focus on the task at hand with preparation for the next step. This prevents complacency. Ask yourself, “What knowledge, skills, relationships, experiences, collaborations do I need to develop to be prepared to succeed?”
5. Create it once, use it many times. If you know you will perform a task more than once, create a checklist, form, or template to save time and improve your consistency over the long haul. No need to reinvent the wheel every time you conduct or coordinate an off-site meeting, prepare a proposal, send out a mailing, plan a new project timeline, etc.
6. Ask the right questions. The fastest way to change the answers you receive — from yourself and others — is to change the questions you ask. Asking the right questions will get you better answers whether you are asking it of yourself or of others. The questions you ask will either limit or expand the possible responses.
Invigorate and Ignite your Passion.
7. You gravitate to your dominant thought and you move toward that which you believe to be true. Use these natural forces to pick a goal that ignites your passion (you should feel the tingle up your spine!). Next, select an image (i.e., relaxing on the beach, the smiling face of a friend, a hand reaching out for help). Use a word (e.g., victory, abundance, legacy) or a physical item (e.g., ring, coin, sticker). Then, use the image, word or item you select as a constant reminder of your goal. It will trigger an emotional response, ingrain your goal into your mind and more quickly start moving you toward your goal.
8. Ask yourself before leaving the office or finishing your work day at the end of each day, “Did I do something today that leaves a positive, lasting impact?” If the answer is no, then consider staying, if possible, until you do.
9. Do or do not. There is no try! If you are nervous that your plan won’t work, you might find yourself saying, “OK, I’ll try to do it.” You are laying the foundation for being unsuccessful from the beginning, giving yourself a way out. Leave Try out of your vocabulary!
10. You get what you expect. Constantly Expect the very best of yourself and of others. Great success is always rooted in great expectations. But most of all Never Give up on a Good Thing!
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