Ever have those days when no matter what you try life seems to be a series of one step forward and two steps back?
Well, today is the very best day to take charge of your life and develop strategies to achieve personal success. You will need to work hard and make a commitment to your personal success plan, but once you break the inertia you will find that small achievements will help you gain momentum, and each step forward will attract more success.
1. Take a look at the one and only person responsible for your success – YOU. To be successful you must take complete responsibility for your actions. You can’t pin your success or your shortcomings on anyone else.
2. Develop and nurture a successful self – Start by smiling more, look to the positive side in everything. Don’t list all the reasons why something is hard, and you can’t do it, find the reasons even if it is only one to start with why you can do something. You must develop a successful persona to become a successful person.
3. Make the decision today – Decide today that you will be successful. Praise yourself for past accomplishments, take stock of your strong qualities, and work to nurture and improve those that are underdeveloped. You have a purpose and a mission you must sweep aside the negative clutter and define this purpose and begin today to fulfill yourself.
4. Always begin with the positive – every morning you wake up, every time you speak with other people. Always stick with the positive. Associate with positive people. People who have also made the commitment to success. Avoid negative people at all costs. They will not only drag you down. Their negative actions and thoughts, their pessimism, whining, and complaining is a toxin, and you need to steer clear of it.
5. Visualize and write down how you desire to live successfully – think of the things that are meaningful to you. Things that give you pleasure, comfort, and fulfillment. Then being as specific as possible, write down how you want to live. Don’t listen to any of the negative, just concentrate. Write down every detail, where you live, what your house is like down to the decor. What you and your friends are passionate about, what kinds of community projects do you donate your time and money too. After writing everything down copy the most vivid and important things into a new journal. Once you have chosen just for this. Make the journal come to life with drawings, photographs, magazine clippings, articles, and poetry. Images and words that will help your vision of a successful life crystallize in your mind. Look through this journal several times a week. Every day visualizing living that life. Make all of your actions in accordance with that successful life.
6. Define what success means to you – Concentrate on what you are best at and what brings you satisfaction and fulfillment. Using your vision of how you want to live, write down, and then read out loud what success means to you. Otherwise, you won’t know when you have achieved it.
7. Study and make the commitment – Read books and magazines about people who are successful in your eyes, and ways to become more successful. Develop a daily methodical systematic approach to reaching your goals and take one step towards your success.
Keep your mind at the moment don’t let it wander to negative discourse. Focus your attention on your vision of success. With a resolute attitude, you are well on your way.