Success In Action - Success Secrets
We all strive for a definition of success, but we must be careful that the success we seek resembles our own definition. The world is filled with people and countless media messages clamoring to define success for us. You and I must take on our own quest for success as a personal proposition that only we can define and only we can create.
Failure and success cannot occupy the same space. You must let go of one to begin enjoying the other.
Success is not a direction, a speed, or an amount. It is, instead, the fulfillment of our deepest desires and greatest potential.
4 Secrets of success
1. Taking Responsibility
There is always a temptation to heap the blame for your misfortunes onto another person but that does not help you either, if anything it worsens the situation and sinks you deeper into irresponsibility. Taking responsibility for your actions, choices and direction in life is the most powerful and intelligent way of dealing with issues in life. The moment you stop taking responsibility, your perspective toward life will change and in most times you will see yourself as a failure because you have permitted the winds of blame and excuses to blow you hither and yon.
Individuals who take total responsibility for their lives, experience control and joy despite the circumstances around them. They are able to make sober decisions and choices because they fully understand that they will be accountable for the outcome of their choices. Even if events that are not within your control come your way, you have the power to determine how you will react to them. You can either make a disaster out of a situation or use it as a ladder to climb to a higher level.
One of the critical components that you must accept in life is that you are in charge and no one will live your life for you. It does not matter how hard you try to convince people around you that the events happening in your life are not consequences of your actions, you will still have to go through them and face the consequences as they come.
2. Take Feedback Seriously
At times, you may not be keen enough to hear your voice as you speak with other people. This is why accepting and critically analyzing feedback from others is important. Some of the people you talk to may be observant and honest enough to tell you about your tendencies to shift blame. If you take such feedback seriously, it may constructively change you and your perception to life and help you to achieve Success. It is almost natural for human beings to dissent to feedback that does not favor them. The more you reject other people’s observations, the more you are likely to continue with your irresponsible tendencies to your own detriment.
Life is a sum total of all the decisions, plans and courses of action that we take on a day to day basis. By putting in place a plan on how you want your life to run - Success road-map, you can successfully take control of your future thereby eliminating the temptation of blaming others for things that you are responsible for. Your plan should be broken down into simple and achievable goals that you can measure.
4. Open Your Mind to New Ideas and Beliefs
It is commonly said that our minds are like parachutes; they work best when they are open. Your beliefs through which you perceive the world will determine whether you will take charge or invite others to control your life. At times, your failure to take responsibility lies in the limiting beliefs that you have as an individual. Unless you open up and consider new ideas and value systems, you may not change and Succeed in what you doing.
“Your goal, your dream, your sense of personal destiny, is your baby. Nobody will care for it, rescue it, or work for it like you will. Don’t expect it of others. Do expect that kind of care and hard work on your part.” —JIM STOVALL
Too many of us are guilty of assuming that we don’t have all of the pieces necessary to reach our goals. Complaints of “If I only had the education or time or contacts or money, etc.” are often heard. Please understand that sometimes there are legitimate barriers between us and our success, but too often there are convenient challenges that masquerade as handy excuses for our remaining in the rut we find ourselves.
As you face the inevitable barriers on the way to reaching all of your goals, it is imperative that you differentiate between legitimate problems that must be solved or overcome and the built-in excuses we all give ourselves and those around us. Today, resolve to move toward your destiny assuming that everything you need you already have or you expect it to be provided for you at the point you need it most.
Successful people live by power principles, and these principles dominate their attitudes and daily activities. Unfortunately, in our society today the majority of messages we receive are negative ones, so you have to fight very hard to keep powerful, positive messages as your dominant thought.