Achieving Success in 5 Easy Steps

There are 5 … steps or elements to … success in your personal and business life. Applying these 5 steps will … the success that you are seeking. All 5 steps work together and 

achieving ultimate success. Just like a recipe for your favorite cookies, you can not leave one ingredient out and expect your cookies to taste like they did before. Do not skip or substitute when you want true success.

Desire is …

the first of the five steps to personal success. You must first have a driving desire to achieve something. To be successful at anything is to have what Napoleon Hill (Think and Grow Rich) calls a “burning DESIRE”, wanting something so badly that you feel it throughout your whole being. Desire is the push that drives you toward achieving the thing that you want. It’s like when you crave a sweet, creamy chocolate bar. You have a craving for something sweet. Depending on where you are at the moment, let’s say that you are at home, you go to the kitchen to find something chocolaty to eat, unfortunately you find no chocolate bar. So, you grab your car keys and drive to the nearest convenience store and you purchase a candy bar. You had a craving, you felt the DESIRE for chocolate, you can even taste chocolate, you have to eat a chocolate bar to satisfy the desire. To satisfy a desire you first need a goal.

Goals are …

essential to achieving any amount of success, no matter if it is a large goal or a short-term goal. The GOAL gives you purpose and direction to achieve your ultimate end. Without a GOAL or a target, we wonder aimlessly, where we must accept what life throws at us. Or you can set a goal for yourself. People often say that setting goals is so “difficult”. But actually we make small goals each day without realizing it. Before going to bed at night, you set your alarm clock to wake up at 6:30 AM, so that you will have plenty of time to wake up in the morning, take a shower, get dressed, have breakfast and then leave your home for work. When you set the alarm, you made a goal for yourself: to be at work ON TIME. You set into motion the smaller goals or steps to achieve your ultimate goal. The steps (or smaller goals) were:

(1) to take a shower, so that you are clean and refreshed
(2) get dressed for work
(3) then eat breakfast for energy to get the day started
(4) leave the house for work, so that you arrive at work on time

You probably are not aware that you unconsciously make small goals for yourself every day of your life. Longer range goals are not much more difficult. Set your goal (the final objective) and then decide all of the necessary steps that are needed to achieve your objective.

Knowledge is …

essential to succeed toward anything that you aspire to achieve. Specialized “know-how” helps you to make choices that brings success to YOU. Specialized knowledge can be learned from reading, studying, trial-and-error, more education and even life experiences. You decide what kind of and the amount of knowledge that is needed for you to be able to accomplish your goal. Let’s say that you want to have a garage sale. Do you know how to advertise your Sale? Do you know if you must register your sale with a local authority? Do you know how to price your goods? Get all of the knowledge that you need. You might look for a book onnHOW TO HAVE A GARAGE SALE. You might make a phone call to the local authorities to see what your legal requirements might be. Phone the local newspaper about how to advertise your garage sale. Select the best day to hold your sale. Gather all of the knowledge that you need to host a successful garage sale. The gathering of information is actually a part of the step-by-step process in the goal achieving process.

Persistence is …

the constant effort that you put out to continue until you achieve your goal. Set time tables in your goals, so that you work to achieve smaller goals along the way. As you achieve smaller goals, this helps to build your self-confidence. Also helping you to see the light at the end of the tunnel, as you get closer to achieving your ultimate goal.

Self-confidence is …

developed as you achieve each small step towards your final goal. The more self-confident that you become, the better that you feel about yourself and in achieving your GOAL.

When you decided that you wanted to learn HOW to surf the Internet, you had a DESIRE to learn how to get onto the World Wide Web. You set a GOAL for yourself to be surfing within a few hours. Either someone taught you, or you followed a manual or you just jumped onto the computer keyboard and started pounding on the keys. Some how, you made it onto the Internet. You acquired the KNOWLEDGE to surf the Internet. Aren’t you glad you did? Because of your DESIRE, you sought the KNOWLEDGE to learn how to get onto the Internet. You applied your KNOWLEDGE and PERSISTED until you were surfing the Net on your own. It may not seem like a lot of knowledge, but aren’t you more CONFIDENT and comfortable about using a computer? You gained self-confidence as success came to YOU! You achieved your GOAL. You are a successful person, you just were not aware of it. Now, that you know that you can achieve successBusiness Management Articles, it is time to repeatedly apply the 5 steps to success in your personal and business life.

Now Be More Successful!

How to be Abundant: 3 Realizations to Having More Abundance in Life

Abundance and Momentum are closely connected. Taking action and cultivating the energy behind the action is the medium to which momentum and abundance can grow in our lives. If we believe in our ability to be abundant and successful, we will take action. This is because what we feel on the inside is always reflected back to us externally. The key is to focus on the internal feeling of it, take radical action and then detach from the outcome. This will allow us to feel more abundant and create more momentum in our lives.

by Aaron Doughty

A Key To Success

Emulating successful people is one key to success. Be careful, though, if you ask them for advice. Often, people don’t really know why they succeed, but they will give you as many explanations as you want anyhow. One night on the news, I saw a 100-year-old man explain that smoking a big cigar every day was one of the secrets of his longevity. It might be nice to know why he has lived so long, but I’m pretty sure we won’t learn by asking him.

<b>Key To Success – Study Successful People</b>

One key, then, isn’t in doing what successful people say, but rather doing what they do. This is how to learn success. Naturally you have to look closely and apply a little brainpower to see what they are really doing that is causing their success.

A successful real estate investor told me he didn’t believe in setting goals. However, watching him and listening to him, I came to realize that he knew just where he expected to be with his projects in six months. This, of course, is goal-setting – he just called the process something else.

Never stop listening to what successful people have to say, but read between the lines. Listen for insight into how they think about things, how they approach their challenges. Suppose the advice of a successful basketball player is just to practice more, but he casually mentions “I saw that going in,” after a great shot. Isn’t it time to start visualizing your shots going in?

<b>Key To Success – Model Successful People</b>

You won’t always know what is causing a person’s success. Internet marketers promote their websites by exchanging links, but when I first tried to exchange links with other websites, the owners didn’t respond to my emails. Then I found a simple email letter used by a successful internet marketer to get links. It sounded silly to me, and I wanted to change it, but I tried it anyhow. It worked repeatedly.

It is more important to do the right things than to understand why they are right. To also understand is great, but at first, it may be best to just copy many of the actions, attitudes and approaches of someone who is succeeding. Try to model success, even before you understand it.

As you learn more, you can drop those parts that aren’t contributing, and add elements of your own. If you model a successful parent, for example, and life with your children gets better, does it matter if you know right away which changes were the most effective? Of course not.

Is it better to understand why what you are doing is working? Certainly, but you may not ever understand why some things work, and this is okay too. It is better to have success than to explain it, so find successful people and do what they do, not what they say. It is an important key to success.

A Passkey To Success

Have you ever known someone who always seemed to get what they wanted? Maybe it was that guy at work who went from visionary cubicle working stiff to powerful corner office head honcho in a short interval of time. Or your faired haired high school classmate with the glimmer in her eye, who made getting straight A’s “and being caption of the womens soccer team look like a cake walk. Their cups always seem to overflow and others marveled at their accomplishments. Never did we hear them complain or worry (out loud for that matter). They always expected the best to happen and it did. Even when bad times fell on them, them always stayed in good spirits and like clockwork everything that they seemed to have lost was restored back and then some. And many onlookers were left wondering how they did it (and how to get their magic potion). Quite simply, the working stiff and the fair haired classmate probably believed they deserved to see their dreams become reality, and that the best that life had to offer was theirs. And, it was not a matter of being connected and knowing the “right” person, there was one defining pattern to these people, it was their attitude. Fortunately this can also be true for all of us.

We all live with an unconscious expectation of ourselves and our own lives. This expectation not only determines what we have in our lives but it also represents what we are willing to settle for. Expectation is a very powerful outlook and one that very few people ever learn to fully cultivate. Whatever you expect with certainty is what you will get in your life. Expectation is the intrinsic place where an idea becomes so real that you feel it even though you can’t hold it yet. Expectation is like an invisible magnet that will attract into your life that which you expect. When you expect something you activate and engage those parts of your mind and your nervous system that can empower you to think the unthinkable and do the undoable. Whatever thoughts you constantly feed your mind through out the day, your subconscious mind is taking it in. And it does not discriminate between the good thoughts or the bad thoughts, it takes it all in! What you earn right now is what you expect to earn. The amount of free time you have right now is what you expect to have as free time. The relationships you have are what you expect to have.

When you expect the best it’s not like expecting something good or something similar, it is the best and only the best. You have to stop settling for less than you can be or have. On a deep psychological level this is exactly what creates your expectations and that is why a lifetime of settling for less than you can be creates an expectation that is only “O.K.”. It becomes the standard that you are willing to settle for.

Great expectations create great results. When you expect the best it will become a directional mechanism that will guide you to seeking out and finding what you expect. The difference between great expectations and weak hopes start out with nothing more than a outlook or mind set; an outlook that can make the difference between living a life of fulfilment and one of desperation and frustration. Create the expectation by making sincere decisions. Nurture your expectations by never settling for anything less than the best. Over time you will no longer want to think negative and self destructing thoughts. You will choose joy, happiness, success, abundance and everything that you wish for yourself.

It is easy to change your expectations. You can do it in an instant. And that can be a menace. As too often, we lower our expectations because that seems easier than overcoming the obstacles which seem to stand in the way of fulfilling those expectations. Are you being forced to lower your expectations or are you choosing the “handy” way out? You must expect the best in order to achieve the best. Yet it takes more than just expectation. It takes commitment and performance. Don’t lower your expectations to meet your performance. Raise your level of performance to meet your expectations. Expect the best of yourself and then do what is necessary to make it a reality

You need no special skills or knowledge to raise your expectations. You simply need a decision that from this point onwards you will never again settle for anything less than you can possible be. The difference between hoping for something with uncertainty and depending on something with expectation is nothing but the way you direct the focus of your mind. What you say to yourself, the images you imagine and your behavior are what you can consciously direct. But, only if you choose to. If not, you will revert back to the autopilot of the masses just going with the flow of “whatever” comes along. The cultural autopilot is the emotional default and only through conscious and consistent nurturing of your desires and inclinations can you live life by your own standards and create the expectations that will lead you to a life of abundance and fulfilment.

In 1968, a study was conducted in San Francisco on teachers of students in grades one through six. Known as the Pygmalion Study, researchers who were involved gave the teachers incorrect information about their students; basically that the students were on the brink of intellectual growth. However, the students were really selected randomly and were not necessarily on the brink of anything. Nonetheless, the teachers believed and expected that the students were capable of great things and this resulted in high scores on IQ tests and other projects. After the study was completed, researchers concluded that the teachers’ belief in the students caused the students to experience outstanding intellectual growth. This study is a prime example of belief turning possibilities into reality.

Are you making a living or living your life? To “live” your life implies action–movement–excitement. Unfortunately, today most of us have our calendars so full we have little time to enjoy all the courses in the feast of life. It’s important that you value your precious time here on this planet.

Most of us believe that the hand we are dealt in life is what we will always hold. Sure, life is okay but it isn’t great; bills need to be paid, the kids are sick, and the bank account never seems to grow. After some time, you believe this is your life and how it will always play out. On the other hand, people who believe they deserve better play a different hand and they never have a poker face when it comes to their expectations.

When you expect only the best, you put yourself in a position of power. First and foremost, you send signals to your subconscious to help you notice and get what you desire (and deserve!).You get a check in the mail or you literally bump into the perfect woman at the coffee shop and she happens to live close by. Great expectations lead to great results.

Like every play, your life has its own story. Learn from the past but don’t get caught up in it. You can’t change it and you can’t expect or anticipate anything that has already taken place! And you don’t really know how it’s going to end, or even what’s coming up next. The best thing you can do is keep up with what’s going on and steer it in the direction you would like it to go. The rest will play out as it will.

In the morning, do not get out of bed until you sit back, fluff your pillows and fill yourself with words of loving encouragement and expectation. Ponder the words, let them sink in. Imagine the dreams you have for yourself. And finish by including a short proclamation for your day to be full of wonder, joy and guidance.

Listen to your intuition, for it is your best friend. Ignore your fears for they are definitely not in your best interest. Believe in your dreams for they are your future. Come to expect success in your life and everything you do, because you are constantly preparing for it. Expect the best out of life and you will get it!

Expect the best and the best will come…