Everybody wants to be more successful; that’s just human nature. However, most people don’t know what it really takes to be successful. You can work as hard as you want but, unless you get extremely lucky, you won’t be able to cash in on all that hard work as well as you deserve. You can’t just work hard, you’ve got to work smart too.
Here’s how you do it:
1. Figure out what you want.
This is easier said than done. A HUGE percentage of people go through their life and never really figure out what it is they want out of it. What a waste. Don’t be like them. No matter how unlikely you think it might be, make a goal (or two) and write it down. Write it down in a special notebook and elaborate on it as much as you can. Maybe you want to be a bestselling author or you want to work for NASA. Whatever the goal is, write it down and keep the notebook somewhere secret but handy.
2. Create a plan of action.
Now you know what it is you want to achieve it’s time to figure out exactly how you’d go about achieving it. How do you do this? Well the internet is a vast database of information. Choose a few people you admire who have already achieved your goal (or a similar one) and find out as much as you can about what they did to achieve it. Now it’s your job to replicate those steps.
3. Give yourself deadlines.
People have a nasty habit of procrastinating themselves to death if they don’t have a deadline on a task. Telling yourself that you’ll write a book and then not giving yourself a deadline is tantamount to saying “I want to write a book but I’m not going to”. When you give yourself a deadline you are giving yourself a daily goal and motivation. Going back to the book example, if you give yourself a year to finish the first draft of your book, then suddenly you realize that you need to write 500 words or so a day. That gives you a target.
4. Take action!
You know what you want and you have an idea of how to go about getting it but that’s all just pie in the sky if you just sit on your butt and never do anything about it. This is the step most people stop at. Starting is hard but not as hard as looking back on your life with a bunch of regrets.
Sign-up to that night course, create a business plan to show the bank, dedicate several hours a day to writing; whatever it is you need to do to achieve your goal, do it!
5. Don’t be afraid of failure.
Do you know the different between failing and not trying? Failing means you’ve discovered a way that didn’t work and you’re way ahead of where you would be if you’d not tried. Things worth having and doing rarely come easy, that’s why most people don’t have them. Don’t be afraid of failure. Pick yourself back up, spend a little time analyzing what went wrong, and get back on the horse. Maybe you just need some small tweaks to your original method, or maybe you need a whole new method entirely. Think of it as whittling down the ways that don’t work until you find one that does.
6. Celebrate your successes along the way.
The road to any goal is long and winding; you’re going to have good spells and bad spells. To keep yourself going it’s important to treat yourself from time to time after you’ve made some strong progress towards your goal.
7. Move forwards every day.
Every day you should be doing something towards achieving your goal, something that you can look back on and say: “That helped me towards achieving my goal.” If you’re not moving forwards in life you’re moving backwards.
Do you want to be successful? TODAY is the day to start. The sooner you start, the sooner you can enjoy the the rewards of your success.
Need a push in the right direction? We recommend the following MP3s:
- Achieve Your Goals Subliminal MP3
- No More Procrastination Hypnosis MP3
- Take Action Hypnosis MP3
- Money Making Mindset Hypnosis MP3
- Successful Thinking Hypnosis MP3