SUCCESS! What a sweet and celebrated thing which is the pursuit of one and all. All of us know for sure that it should be achieved but ‘how’ is a big question. No one becomes successful by accident. Success requires making a plan and sticking to it. It is simple, but does require commitment; it is not hard to do, but does require hard work. The good news is that once you begin, the results start coming almost instantly. The miracle of successful living is that the smallest step towards success attracts more success! Here is a very brief outline of the key points by STEPHAN ISCOE that will help you achieve the highest levels of success. Read these twelve steps carefully and take the core message behind them, then prepare your own success plan. Stick to your plan. The future is yours.
1. Look into the nearest mirror:
The person staring back at you is the only person responsible for your success. Smile! No one else is the cause of your success or to blame for your short comings. Successful people take full responsibility for their actions.
2. Smile at your reflection:
Successful people are cheerful, optimistic, and forward thinking. If you think you don’t have anything to smile about, smile anyway. Positive thoughts drive out negative ones. It’s hard to have a negative thought while you are smiling!
3. Positive self:
Self esteem is the foundation for success. Feel good about yourself and your abilities, achievements and potential. Don’t dwell on your mistakes. Remind and praise yourself on your past accomplishments. Congratulate yourself for taking positive steps toward a more successful future.
4. Believe in yourself:
You are here for a purpose. God doesn’t make extras just to fill in the scenery. Find your mission and begin working to fulfill it.
5. Desire to be a success:
Decide right now that you will be successful. Commit to being successful.
6. Associate with successful people:
Do what they do. When faced with choices, make the choice a successful person would make. Blow your bonus check on a gambling trip or invest it?
7. Avoid unsuccessful people:
Do not, under any circumstances, associate with negative people. Negative people are toxic. They destroy, they do not build. They are vampires that can live only by draining the life from others. The odds are greater that they will pull you down faster than you can lift them up. You can choose to stay away from all the negative people in your life. Avoid all the whiners, complainers, blamers and thumb suckers.
8. Do what you are best at and what you get the most satisfaction from:
There is no reason to stay stuck doing things that are frustrating, boring, unhealthy, unproductive, demeaning or unfulfilling.
9. Write down a vision of how you want to live your life:
Be specific. Note down where you want to live, what kind of carpet, who your friends are, the pet’s name etc. Make a Future Scrapbook. Paste in pictures, drawings, essays, clippings. Make up news headlines about your achievements. Every day visualize yourself as you would like to be and then act that way!
10. Write down your biggest goal, the one you most want to fulfill:
Write it in the present tense, “I am….", “I have…", “I contribute…." Success is the result of a personal decision, so start your goal with “I". Read your goal aloud every morning and night. Tell people your goal. Make a plan to achieve your goal and stick to it.
11. Study the science of success:
Read books, listen to tapes, watch videos and positive TV programming. Talk to successful people and ask them how they became successful. Fill your mind with positive thoughts and give yourself positive self-affirmations.
12. Every day do something that brings you closer to your goal:
Never give up. You can only fail if you quit trying. Keep on keeping on and you will succeed. Achieving success requires following a system. Begin today by putting these 12 points into daily practice.
Everybody experiences fear of failure, uncertainty, insecurity, low self-esteem, indecision, depression, nervousness and embarrassment. Successful people master these temporary conditions by taking positive action, by sticking to their plan, by maintaining their vision of the future, by learning from setbacks and by redirecting themselves to the pursuit of their mission. By following these simple steps you will become successful and achieve all that you desire. Read these twelve steps carefully and take the core message behind them, then prepare your own success plan. Stick to your plan. Then your cup of future will be full of Successes. Read more inspirational and positive books which will ignite your intuition. Your intuition will take you to your places of SUCCESS. As this article, your life will begin and end with SUCCESS.
Money and Success:
Money is very important and should not be denied or scorned. It's very important. It is not, however, a measure of success. Success is always internal, but what money does is afford the person who has it the chance to be generous to herself and others. Success is internal, being able to look in the mirror when you brush your teeth and like what you see, and not drop your eyes. Liking yourself, and liking the person you want to be and liking the person you're trying to become. And that is it. That puts you at ease in any company. Whether you're black in white company, or white in black company, you're at ease. Christian with Jews at ease, because you know your heart and you know how you feel. That is true success.