Everyone is looking for the magic pill to success. The one key ingredient. The one single key to success but there isn't one key. There are many .You have the keys and you have the locks. You just have to do work. Here is the key to success that will get you well on your way to living the life you want to live.
1.Set Clear Goals.
Many studies have proven the link between successful people and goal setting simply put , How do you expect to reach your desired destination if you do not know where that place is ?Set clear defined short and long term goals with dated deadlines and review them daily so they soak in your subconscious mind. After you have done that note down all the action steps you must take if you are to reach those goals Then get to work. If it works for you create a vision board of all the things you want and review that daily as well. Remember if you can see it in your mind and you're willing to work for it .one day you will have it in your life.
2.Strong Work Ethic. The saying Hard Work Beats Talent is true almost every time. I've never met a successful person that wasn't prepared to give everything for their goal or dream. Lazy and successful are not two words that go together. If you aren't willing to work for it , don't expect to have it long term.
Just like anything in life if you don't work on it consistently,chances are you will never have it.One day you'll lose it if you aren't consistent with your diet. Or work out routine,you will lose any good health and physique you had.The same is true in business and entrepreneurship. If your message isn't consistent,if your work ethic and output isn't consistent ,How do you expect to have consistent growth and success.
Discipline is a huge one for all types of successful individuals from athletes to billionaires .Its the discipline to get up early when you don't feel like it. To say no to a night out with friends because you have something more meaningful to work on .The discipline to say no to negative temptations and short term gain in order to achieve long term results and pride .
5.Wlling to sacrifice.
The ability to sacrifice now so that you can enjoy later .Not to take the easy paths .But whatever path leads you to where you want to be long term .Are you willing to sacrifice now so you can enjoy later ?Are you willing to suffer?for few years so you can spend the rest of your life on your terms.?
6.Continous Pursuit Of Knowledge.
The way of success is the way of continuous pursuit of knowledge. The world is moving and evolving so fast. If you aren't adapting to change. If you don't have the mindset that you can never learn enough sooner or later. Whatever you have learned won't be enough. Think about all the jobs,opportunities,industries and businesses that are at the top now but did not exist when you were in school. Billion dollar brands like Air BnB Instagram ,uber ,Bitcoin and Spotify .Did not even exist 10 years ago .
If the founders of these platforms didn't have the mindset of continually learning and applying new technologies and opportunities,their inventions would not exist. The more you learn the more you earnand you can never learn enough.
7.The Ability To Listen.
Just like you can never learn enough. You can never listen enough. Listen to others who have succeeded and failed before you.Listen to great teachers and leaders. Listen to friends,family and business colleagues to form better relationships. Listen to feedback and criticism to improve yourself ,your business and your results in any area of your life .Be open to listen ,humble enough to admit defeat if defeated but strong enough to follow your gut instinct everytime.
Always read about any successful person at the top of their field and the story is almost always the same .There was atleast one moment in their life where they were down and out where everything seemed impossible like there was no way out where 99.9%of people would have given in and settled for an average life .but they kept going and somehow turned everything around. Not only did they turn it but they applied the lessons and grew from the failures.
That is the attitude everyone must have if they want success in any area because life will throw challenges and you will fail if you are pushing the limits keep going when it all seems impossible To say no I will not quit when everyone else would expect you to give in.
9.Having A Clear Purpose In Life. Nothing in life will throw you off course if you have a purpose,meaning and clear powerful direction. If you know your why you can survive any how .If your why is strong enough then you will go through any pain or setback to get to your goals.
10.Not Afraid To Take Risks.
You can't expect to achieve if you aren't willing to push yourself to great limits with great risks. Its just common sense really. Successful people are willing to take risks to achieve what they want in life.Unsuccessful people on the other hand always play it safe and therefore can never live more than a safe life which might be what they want and that's fine , but if you want a great life you will have to accept some form of risks to get great rewards.
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