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I’ve got ten incredibly amazing things that you absolutely, positively need to know to be a success. If you can understand and adopt these insights, you will grow, succeed and achieve like never before. They will open up the possibilities and set you on the path to achieving your dreams. This wisdom will make a phenomenal difference – but only if you apply it.
The Ten Things You Need to Know!
An new idea, a new way of seeing things or a new plan can change your life in an instant. The amazing things in the list below have the power to do just that. They can revolutionize your life – if you let them.
Here are the ten things you need to know to be a success:
#1 Everything You Want Is Just Outside Your Comfort Zone
We love to remain comfortable. We adore feeling safe, secure and in control. Unfortunately, staying where you are won’t produce any new results in your life. Keep doing what you’ve always done and you are going to keep getting what you’ve always got. Is that what you want?
I’m sorry to tell you that to create the life you really want, you are going to have to get uncomfortable. You are going to have to shimmy out to the edge where things are scary and stay there for awhile. You are going to have to push yourself to change. Do you want it bad enough?
#2 Now Is Exactly the Right Time for Your Idea
You are a master of procrastination. You have lots of great ideas. The trouble is you sit on them and don’t ever do anything with them. Sound familiar?
There is no better time than right now to act. The sooner you learn this and believe it down to the very core of your being, the quicker you are going to start seeing things change for the better. Action is what creates a new reality. When will you take action?
#3 Be Yourself – You Are Wonderful
Stop trying to be someone else or what someone else wants you to be. Be yourself. You are wonderful! Your unique talents, ideas and personality are what makes you a masterpiece. Copies are a dime a dozen. Originals are priceless.
Who cares if people think you are weird or off your rocker? I’m sure they thought the same of Steve Jobs, Pablo Picasso and Albert Einstein. As I’ve said before, normal is not all it is cracked up to be. Do you have the guts to be your self?
#4 If You Do Not Ask, the Answer Will Always Be No
Things change when you ask the hard questions. Ask for a raise. Ask for a promotion. Ask for help. Ask for whatever it is that you want the most. When you ask, you have at worst a 50/50 chance of getting a good answer. If you don’t ask, the answer will almost certainly remain a resounding, “No!”
I don’t know why we are so hesitant to ask. I’ve been pleasantly surprised over and over again when I ask. People usually want to give you what you ask for. Therefore, the more often you ask, the more often you are likely going to win. Ask. Ask. Ask. I can’t emphasize this one enough. It is definitely a key to success.
#5 Opposition Is Greatest When You Are Near the Goal Line
There is a reason they call it the RED zone in football. How you perform in this area of the game ultimately determines whether you win or lose. The nearer you are to the goal, the harder the opposition is going to fight to keep you from scoring. They are going to test your mettle. Therefore, you have to be mentally and physically ready to execute at your very best if you want to succeed.
You need to come to understand that resistance means you are close to winning, not losing. When your opposition sees you are about to reach the goal, they pick up their intensity. Too many of us give up and quit at this point. We surrender and yet, we are so close. One last push might be all that is needed for the score. Getting this right in your head is crucial and can mean all the difference in your success. What will you do in the face of fierce resistance?
# 6 The Best Way to Predict the Future Is to Create It
What would movies be like if film directors simply let things unfold haphazardly on the set? How would the story ever make sense? Would the film be a success? It wouldn’t. The whole project would be a big mess and would die a quick death on the cutting room floor. The film would meander and lack a clear purpose or point.
Peter Drucker knew this to be true in life as well. That’s why he penned the words above. You can’t just lazily go with the flow in life. You have to develop a clear vision for the future and then do everything in your power to direct your time, energy and resources toward making that one desire a reality. Is this how you run your life?
#7 – Promote What You Love Instead of Bashing What You Hate
Choose to be on the positive side in life. It is always more fruitful to fight for what you are passionate about rather than fighting against what you despise. A lot of people miss this important distinction and it drains them of true success.
Your life will simply be more satisfying if you live by this axiom and isn’t that a big part of feeling successful? Your victories will just taste sweeter. Your progress will mean more and you will have a greater sense of accomplishment. Have you chosen the right side to fight for?
#8 – Don’t Trade What You Want Most For What You Want Now
There are so many ways we trade tomorrow for today. Debt. Lust. Greed. Impatience. Power. The list could go on and on. What is it that you really want out of life? How do you measure success? I’m here to tell you that you better get a firm grip on your answer. Otherwise, you will end up in all the wrong places.
Build your life carefully. Weigh each choice you make against your ultimate goals. Don’t compromise your integrity or your principles for a quick win. The shine will wear off that deal before you can get it out the door. Life can be unforgiving. A bad trade today may cost you big time tomorrow. Will you trade away your success?
#9 – Someone Else Is Happy with Less Than What You Have
No matter what your situation is, there is always someone worse off than you. Learn to be grateful. Keep your feet on the ground and your head screwed on straight. There is nothing wrong with wanting more, but at the same time, you need to learn to be happy with what you have. You need to appreciate how far you’ve come and how much you’ve acquired. If you don’t appreciate it the way you should, trust me, you won’t have it for very long.
The real kicker is that you never miss what you have more than once it is gone. Are you aware of what you have?
#10 – The Difference Between Who You ARE and Who You Want To BE…Is What You Do
Your good intentions don’t mean squat. You will remain who and what you are today until you take specific action to change things. If you’ve read this far, you’ve gathered a lot of amazing wisdom about how to achieve success in your life. The question is, “What are you going to do with it?” Will it make even the slightest difference? Only if you DO something with it.
How you spend the next hour, the next day, the next year is going to determine your level of success. Sitting around reading, dreaming and theorizing is okay, but in the end, it is what you DO that counts. If you are 30 years old, you only have about 2,860 weekends left to live. If you are older, you have even fewer. How will you spend this weekend?
Craig is the founder of LifeGuider, he is dedicated to improving not only himself but also others in being more physically fit and mentally capable of handling life’s challenges. He is not your regular life coach, no fancy clothes or fast cars, just a regular “Ole Joe” who has experienced the ups and downs of life like everyone else.
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