The keys to success

Success requires pushing the start button

Many people want to find the ‘secret’ to success.

And be handed strategies for fast-tracking their goals.

You can achieve almost anything you set your mind to when you believe in yourself, break down your goal into manageable steps, take action, notice what’s working and what’s not, modify your approach based on feedback and results, and keep trying.

I’ve repeated these steps many times because the feedback I receive from a number of people is that it can’t be that simple. However, it is. The ‘secret’ isn’t magical, and that it’s logical and straightforward disappoints some people. 

The process is easy, but getting results is more of a challenge, which requires the right mind set and the ability to take consistent action and not give up. That’s bad news for some and opportunity for others.

The time it will take you to succeed is in direct proportion to the effort you apply. That’s the problem for many; sitting back, wishing for success and starting the day with positive affirmations is not going to get the results you want. It’s like getting to the starting line but not running the race. It’s great to get to the track but you have to run if you want to win.

Everything is energy and abundance is drawn to you when you create an attraction through action. One of my favourite saying is ‘no traction without action’. But the biggest critics of this view are the armchair variety, who expect everything to come to them without effort.

This is exactly where the law of attraction falls down for many – when they expect the Universe to provide simply by opening oneself to positive thoughts and ‘allowing it’. Again, these are key ingredients but not the entire recipe. Why? Because there’s no traction without action!

Here’s how to achieve results in the quickest time:

  1. Keep the promises you make to others and yourself.
  2. Small daily improvements are the key to long-term results.
  3. Stop being busy and start being effective; focus on the important not the urgent.
  4. Be careful who you share your dreams with – not everyone wants to see you succeed.
  5. Have likeminded friends who you can share your dreams; ones that are non-judgmental, enthusiastic and supportive, offer good advice, motivate you, and hold you to account.
  6. Leave every person you meet better than you found them.
  7. Near enough is never good enough. Success is in the last 10%.
  8. The quality of your life is determined by the quality of your thoughts.
  9. Never ‘settle’ for anything. Mediocrity is a dangerous place.
  10. Put the keys in the ignition and push start.
  11. Find out what you do that offers the greatest value to you, your business and other people. Do more of that. In business it’s called creating value.
  12. Limit your contact with the negative, naysayers and energy vampires.
  13. Disrupt or be disrupted – with change comes momentum. 
  14. Take a lesson from Zen and focus fully on where and what you’re doing. There’s power in the now.
  15. Find your balance and never neglect family.
  16. Every week, set clear actions to be completed; 3 per week is over 150 small wins a year.
  17. Make time for your dreams, don’t leave them to last when you’re tired – schedule it, commit to it and do it.
  18. Do something! Take action and have a go. Then do it again.
  19. Don’t neglect your health; are you tired and lethargic or energetic and excited?
  20. Think differently. Act accordingly.
  21. Face your fears or they become your limits.
  22. Do more than is expected.
  23. Look inside yourself and don’t allow your ego to dominate your thoughts and actions.
  24. Value your good friends – they’re one of your most important assets.
  25. Go hard, have fun, enjoy life and don’t forget to stop and enjoy your small successes.

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2 Responses to “The keys to success”

  1. paulhassing Says:

    Good show, WLB2; there are some jolly resonant ideas in that list. A great way to live one’s life. Now to actually DO it! Best regards, P. 🙂

  2. Adam Finlay Says:

    I’m with Paul. Now to actually do it! But great advice, to which I’ll aspire. Thanks WLBB!

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