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What It Takes To Truly Be Successful
Friday, June 2, 2017
It isn't easy being faced with adversity and breaking through to do something incredible. Like they always say, "if it was easy, everyone would be doing it." And not everyone is doing it. To accomplish great things, you don't need to necessarily possess natural gifts. Sure, we can't all be Einstein, Michael Jordan or Elvis Presley. But we can be some pretty amazing things by following some guiding principles.
Co-authors Foster Hibbard and Dan S. Kennedy, in their book, Secrets To Guaranteed Goal Achievement, describe 17 powerful steps to achieving great results. We've picked out a few that we wanted to share. Although they may seem obvious, they are not to be taken lightly.
Make Things Happen
Take yourself out of a comfortable place. Comfort is not where you will achieve extraordinary results. There are three types of people:
- Those who wait for something to happen
- Those who make things happen
- Those who wonder what happened
Most people are not willing to make things happen. If you are somebody that can push through that barrier, you set yourself ahead of 95% of people.
As the great Napolean Hill says, "concentration is the highest form of self-discipline. In today's world, it is easy to bounce around and split our attention with all of the shiny objects floating around. And we aren't just talking about smartphones. Those who choose to harness the power of unwavering focus, will truly excel. It is the key to getting what you want.
Think about some of the greats: Andrew Carnegie concentrated on the steel industry. Henry Ford concentrated on the automobile industry. Steve Jobs concentrated on changing the personal computer.
Ask yourself, "What should I be concentrating on?"
Enthusiasm. What do you have if you aren't enthusiastic about something? A product that is flat, uninspired and tired. The hardest thing to force is enthusiasm. Hard work and focus come easier and more naturally with enthusiasm. Here are a list of bullets that Hibberd and Kennedy note as benefits of enthusiasm:
- Enthusiasm steps up the vibrations of thought, makes the imagination more alert, and attracts more ideas and opportunities.
- Enthusiasm clears the mind of negative emotions by transmuting them into positive emotions.
- Enthusiasm gives a pleasing, convincing tone to the voice.
- Enthusiasm takes the drudgery out of work.
- Enthusiasm inspires self-confidence.
You can force enthusiasm to some degree. Being truly enthusiastic about something? That's unbeatable.
Most things are attainable with the right discipline. We often think, "I wish that could be me" or, "They are so lucky because..."
It isn't always a smooth, straight path to achieving what you want. Often there are bumps and turns along the way. Those that can harness laser-focus, enthusiasm and the ability to take action, will truly accomplish memorable things.
Have a plan, stick to the plan, and enjoy the ride.
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