What if successful living wasn’t just left to chance… Imagine if there was a ‘success formula’ you could follow to guarantee you’re chances of coming out on top in life… There must be. How can so many people who have come from a poor background go on to become majorly successful?
Furthermore, what’s stopping you from successful living?
Because if other people can do it that means there’s a set of actions you can follow to gain the same results. And while my success hasn’t come the whole way around yet. I KNOW it’s coming. And not only that, I also know the success formula you can use to achieve triumph as well!
The Success Formula
First of all, what is it that you want to do? How much do you know about your task at hand? Because the most important step to undertake before any great task is to know as much as you can!
Learn the facts
Don’t rush head first into a task before you know all the facts. You wouldn’t just rush into a marriage with no idea about the person you’re going to marry. So why rush into success if you have no idea how you’re going to do it OR more importantly if it’s really you’re calling.
I’m a culprit of getting excited and jumping into a task before I know all the facts. And whilst sometimes it has worked out great for me. Most of the time you end up losing money and time you could have invested better somewhere else. Make sure before anything else that whatever great task it is you wish to complete, you know it’s something you want to achieve and something you CAN achieve.
So, you know this is something you can AND want to accomplish… Now what?
If you truly desire successful living then you need to commit to it! Commitment is easy when you’re motivated and things are going well for you. But do you still want it when the chips are down and it’s all going wrong? When it would be easier to just throw in the towel and go back to your old life? Is this something you can commit to when motivation has long left you?
You need to be able to wake up in the morning and trudge through all the rubbish to achieve your dream. The most important key to success is your commitment. Your ability to show up day after day. You’ve heard this advice before, probably countless times. But have you ever really taken it on board?
I used to hear it and then say I would commit, and I would for a week and then quit. But when the switch flips in your head and you can say to yourself with all honesty ‘I am going to keep working at my success or die trying,’ then your success will come.
Visualise Your Goal
How can you commit if you can’t see your goal? Get in the habit of visualizing your goal. The clearer and more real it becomes to you, the more you can commit to it because you can almost feel it on your fingertips! When you have a free moment think about what it’s going to be like when you’ve achieved success, how are you going to feel? What is your life going to be like?
Chuck all nonessentials overboard
Imagine running with a backpack full of bricks. Or chains wrapped around your legs. They’re going to slow you down and more importantly their not needed for you to run better. These chains are all the non-essentials in your life. If you want to know the formula for success cut out what you don’t need. Get rid of TV and Facebook, replace them with audiobooks and affirmations. Instead of playing your PS4 get a hobby that relates to your success. The non-essentials are only going to slow you down so CUT THEM OUT.
Water your seeds
With all your nonessentials gone you can start to water your seeds. What I mean by this is that your life is a patch of dirt at first. And the more activities you work on, the more ‘seeds’ you plant in the dirt. Your time and energy become sunlight and water. And with enough sunlight and water, you’ll see your plants flourish. That once dry and boring patch of dirt can become a whole garden of flowers and plants. However, make sure you’re planting the right seeds. If you don’t watch your actions you could plant weed seeds or non-essentials.
And remember the fewer seeds you plant the more water and sunlight you can give to the few you choose. Helping them grow tall and strong.
Stay positive and persevere
This is the step of the success formula that rounds up all the other ones. If you want your years spent well on successful living you need to keep a positive mental attitude and keep persevering at all times. It’s perseverance with positivity that’s going to the be the extra push you need every day. To just complete a few more of your tasks, whether it be one more sales call, one more push up, or one more blog post. All those little extras will add up and over time create a massive shift in your life.
Things To Remember
Talent isn’t enough
Talent is just unused potential, just because you’re talented doesn’t mean you’re going to succeed. You need to work on your talent every day and hone it. Only then will you begin to tap into how great and extraordinary your life can truly be.
So remember it’s not about being talented. You can be untalented and still be tremendously successful you just need to put in the work day in and day out.
You’re not going to succeed overnight
To quote Jim Rohn:
“Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event. You don’t fail overnight. Instead, failure is a few errors in judgement, repeated every day.”
And the same is true for success. It may seem like one cataclysmic event that changes your life when success happens. But the success truly came from the actions and time you spent working towards that success in the past. One wave doesn’t erode a rock but hundreds do. And the same is true with your actions.
Value Your Time
One of the best books that helped me value my time was Seneca, On the Shortness of Life. A quote that really resonates with me is
“It is not that we have so little time but that we lose so much. … The life we receive is not short but we make it so; we are not ill provided but use what we have wastefully.”
Seneca summed it up perfectly. We have enough time to accomplish everything we want to. But we squander it so needlessly on things that aren’t important. So start to value your time more. Because one day you’re going to be old. And how are you going to feel if you squandered all your time away?
Are You Going To Make A Successful Living?
You know the success formula now. It’s up to you to choose whether you’re going to make a success of living or not. You can make great changes today that are going to steer your life in a completely different course that could ultimately turn your whole world around. And remember you deserve a successful living, and now you can have it with this success formula!
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