Do you have a vision of your success?
Can you feel your success?
Does it have colors and a location?
Perhaps your success is being involved with a cause or a nonprofit organization designed to assist and empower your fellow man.
Whatever it is… give life to your dream by making it even more detailed than it is now.
Can you see it? Feel it? Hear it? Smell it? Taste it?
Successful people create a vision or a blueprint of their mission. Do you have a vision of your ultimate achievement? Is your vision so strong and moving that you could literally reach out into the thin air and lay a hand on it?
That’s how clear you have to become and I’m to teach you 13 qualities of successful people but first, let me dispel some common myths about success.
Success Myths…What Success Is and Isn’t
Success will be different for every individual who desires it.
Success is not about money, fame, fortune, wealth, or toys. Success, in reality, is an experience, a process, and a challenge. It is an opportunity for you to become more and to achieve more. Success will be a different experience and a different process for everyone.
It’s unique to each individual.
Like many people, I went through my own personal challenges, including fourteen years of alcohol and drug addiction. Following this, I experienced a series of close successes followed by let downs, failures, pink slips, terminations, bounced company checks, changed pay plans, and companies going out of business. I eventually ended up $65,000 in credit card debt, discouraged, but determined to stay the course.
I experienced a lot of what looked like failures on the outside, yet on my inside, they were really more reasons to overcome, to grow, to learn, and to begin to change myself.
There are no failures.
Instead, I viewed these experiences as essential feedback. Every blade of grass I’ve walked on has led me to this present moment consciousness!
What happened? How did I finally become successful? How can you too become successful in life? We all deserve success, but how do you actually achieve it?
Isn’t that the seven-million-dollar question?
Here’s what happened for me, and it can happen for you too. I changed! I didn’t change overnight either… it was an eight-year process for me.
You are probably going to go through some changes of your own. I hit bits and pieces of success along the way, but it took eight years before I had any monumental success.
What Do You Want to Accomplish?
Almost everyone I have ever met desires health, wealth, and peace of mind, yet so few are able to achieve all three. Why is that? How many people do you know who have achieved one or two out of the three?
Sadly, most never do.
Most people think that if they work harder and for a longer period of time, they will eventually have success. To become wealthy and successful, you’ll soon discover that hard work isn’t the answer. You don’t get paid for time when you’re self-employed. You get paid for how valuable you become.
Success means personal growth, action, and change. It is detaching from people, things, and situations. You must be willing to detach from the people who love you, but who tell you that you will never make it! When I say detaching, I mean mentally and emotionally detaching.
Success is moving forward constantly toward what you desire. It is being in the process—it’s change coupled with action, and it’s being in love with the process. Success is getting everything you deserve and feeling great about yourself!
The true secrets to success are found in the process, in self-motivation, and in the internal emotional fire that leads you to act powerfully. Notice I said “self-motivation.”
What is self-motivation?
It is belief, confidence, courage, posture, self-image, and creativity. It is the internal drive that allows you to take action continually despite the circumstances.
To achieve your goals, you must become self-motivated. Reading books, listening to tapes, and saying affirmations are all great places to start and to sustain motivation.
Remember, without action, no results are created.
Ask yourself this.
Do I embody the qualities required to be successful… to reach my land of promise?
Thirteen Qualities of Successful People
- Successful people have dreams.
- Successful people are achievers.
- Successful people have drive and determination.
- Successful people are focused.
- Successful people learn to take action.
- Successful people take responsibility for their actions.
- Successful people look for solutions to their problems.
- Successful people make decisions and stick to them.
- Successful people can admit when they make a mistake.
- Successful people are self-reliant.
- Successful people live in the process of constant improvement.
- Successful people develop leaders.
- Successful people have enthusiasm for the process.
There are many doors, many paths, and many trails to becoming successful. Success, like beauty, will always be “in the eye of the beholder.” People who excel in life are those who produce results… not excuses!
The bottom line is that success is found in doing and accomplishing, not in owning and possessing!