Success Demands that you Grow Up

Time To Grow Up For Success

The world is full of people who want success but are not willing to step up and grow up in order to realize that success. If you spend your life avoiding growing pains and choosing the easy way out, you will grow up in years and physical form, but not in wisdom.

Age is just a number. There are 18 year olds who are more mature in the area of achieving success than some 50 year olds that I have come across. What makes the difference? Those 18 year olds have reached success maturity and the 50 year olds have not.

  • Success maturity is seen through making firm decisions.

    Decide to get rich and do something about it without apologising to anyone. If you want to become mature and ready for success, quit playing games with yourself. Decide you are no longer going to remain average. Take the time to have that conversation with yourself. Have that good and honest pep talk and counselling session where you will ask yourself these important success questions.

    • Do I really want to play all-in for success or am I just trying to be successful? Successful people do. They do not try.
    • If I were hiring for the position to take me to the success that I envision, would I hire me? If you cannot hire yourself to take you to that ‘place of success’, then quit or IMPROVE.
    • Am I ready to take 100% responsibility for my results as opposed to making excuses, blaming circumstances and blaming others? Unless you own your results 100%, you are powerless.
  • Success maturity is seen through burning bridges.

    Burning bridges can be exemplified by you making the below emotional commitment:

    • You decide that even if you have not quit your job yet, you are going to treat the hours that you have committed to work for your fortune as an entrepreneur as if you had quit your job. You still show up for work. You carry out your duties with faithful commitment. Outside of working hours, you work on your business as if it was the only job you had and the boss would fire you if you slackened.

NOTE: The problem could be that this situation is too difficult to imagine because even at work right now you are not being your very best and yet you are getting paid every month. So, you take with you that same lackadaisical attitude from your job into your work as an entrepreneur. How you do one thing is how you do everything!!!

THIS is how you light fire on the bridge for Success:

Burn the bridge by deciding a date on which you plan to quit your job. On that date you will be earning, say three times your salary from your business after all expenses and clearing all your debt. Write the resignation email and schedule its emailing for that date. Keep the draft and set a reminder in your diary to click the ‘send’ button on that date. When the date arrives, you will face the triumphant you, or the loser you.

If you do not have a job, probably because you have been laid off or you are straight from college, you can still set yourself a deadline. Decide on the income level you want to be at by a specific date. Set a reward or consequence for not achieving your goal by that date. If not achieved you face the consequence. If achieved you enjoy the reward.

In both instances, you should ask another trusted person  or people to hold you accountable for your commitment. Let them know what the stakes are and meet with them on the day.

If you cannot make that emotional commitment, then you are not yet ready to earn a significant income in your entrepreneurial venture. You are still an amateur trying to play the professionals game. Step up or forget it!

  • Success maturity shows when you decide to make Excellence your standard.

    Excellence is performing at a level higher than the common. It is where you decide to produce only fine, brilliant, superior, distinct and quality results. There is no room for flacking when you choose excellence as the standard for all the work that you produce. If you are still willing to settle for less, you are not ready for the kind of greatness that you proclaim or imagine for yourself. No matter how much you talk, your actions will say who you are. Make the transition from mediocrity to excellence.

REALITY CHECK:

It is going to be tough, yet it is the only way through. Push through the physical, emotional and spiritual pain. There is no excellent thing that will just materialize without blood, sweat and tears. Success belongs only to those who commit to DEDICATION, DISCIPLINE, PESEVERANCE and PERSONAL INTEGRITY and execute all tasks with BRAVERY, COURAGE and RELENTLESNESS. Make the decision to become that person today.

 

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Goal Achievers or Goal Misser Litmus Test

Are you a Goal Achiever or Goal Misser?

Goal setting and goal achievement are separated by these words:

“Any task will take the amount of time you allow it.” – Gary Ryan Blair

That quote there is loaded with all the principles that either drive success or foster failure. How urgent are you about attaining your goals? Let me give you an analytical table that will help you to answer that question.

Here is a contrast between the behavioural traits of people who achieve their goals within planned times and those who seem to never achieve their goals.

Goal Achievers Goals Missers
Focus – See the goal in their mind’s eye and go for it without flinching or apologising Easily Distracted – Set goals but do not visualize them. Carried whichever way the wind blows
Accountable – Take full responsibility of the results that they have or produce. Blamers – Look for a person or circumstance to blame for not having expected results
Consistency – They do the small tasks that contribute to their goals repeatedly without fail until the results manifest. They patiently take the steps required. Inconsistency – Have fluctuating commitment depending on their mood and how hard or difficult the situation or conditions are. They underestimate the power of little steps.
Positive Attitude – They are incurably optimistic, believing best outcomes all the time Negative Attitude – Incurably pessimistic, believing for worst results all the time
Certainty – Believe that they will achieve their goals by following the plan they thought out and set Doubt – They seek others’ opinions to validate their decided course of action. Their commitment depends on how others think.
Decisiveness – Resolute and conclusive about action to take Indecision – Keep shifting the course of action to take
Self-reliance – they understand that if it is to be, it is up to them and no one else Dependency Syndrome – Depend on others action for them to take action
Compress Time – Act with speed Expand Time – Take their time
Discipline – Not afraid of pain. They push through it Excuses – Justify themselves. Have plausible reasons why goals were not met
Cease the moment – Strike while the iron is hot Procrastinate – Postpone start date and move deadlines forward
Meticulous – Pay attention to detail Tardy – Do and act anyhow
Confident – Act on their knowledge and learn quickly what they do not know without shame. Low self-esteem – Ashamed of asking what they do not know. Too self-conscious
Steadfast – Unshakable Yo-yo behaviour – Not grounded
Patient – Understand that success is a process and they respect the process In a Hurry – Always looking for the short-cut or fastest way of doing things
Self-control – They are masters of their lives and emotions Circumstantial – Depend on the environment around them to set their work mode

 

This list is not comprehensive but it paints the picture.

My aim in giving you this list is for you to take an inventory of the kind of action taker that you are. The weak link between goals and their accomplishments is in the implementation. The way in which you implement your plans is very dependent on your philosophy, your belief system. Which side of the table you have the most ticks is a reflection of your mind programming.

That opens a whole Pandora’s box of how you can then move from where you are to where you want to be if you see a gap. If you are keen to know how you can shift from being predominantly on the right-hand side of the table to the left side; keep an eye on your email inbox this week. I am going to share with you an amazing system for you to work with that will cause that shift to happen dramatically so you start producing the results you have always dreamt of.

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Focus Gives Power To Achieve Goals Without Fail

There Is Power in Having Focus

You will agree with me that there are many destructions along the way to achieving your goals. Well, if you did not know, now you know. How many times have you set goals and not achieved them? How did that feel? Disempowering hey! There are only 24 hours in a day, there is only one of you, yet there is so much to be done.

Get back your power! How, you ask, do you make sure that you achieve the goals that you set for yourself in the important areas of your life? You set out to achieve A, B, and C by a certain date, but while you are on this journey, D, E, and F come up and demand your time and even material resources. Is there a way around that?

To become more successful at attaining your goals, you’ve got to have FOCUS. When you take a photograph with any camera, you get the clearest picture when the lens has a focus on the object you are taking a picture of.

So, having focus means having clarity about what you want. Focus means knowing what you want, aiming for it and doing all it takes for you to achieve it. There are attributes of being focused that are a fuel to you achieving your goals. With focus, you take what seems to be distant and you bring it closer.

  1. Focus Creates Domination For You – How is that? When you are focused, nothing will take you off course. Like a laser you will cut through every obstacle and distruction with nothing else on your mind besides getting what you want. The competition will know you for getting what you say you will get and they will respect you for it.  With such a track record, you can walk tall and win. Your clients and potential clients will know this about you. Therefore, you will attract opportunities to you without making much effort.
  2. Focus Gives You Strength Over Obstacles – When you have focus, no obstacle is too big for you. You see, you have the vision of what you will have. Who you will become? what will change for the better when you reach your goals? That visualization makes you obstinate against any obtructions. You will find a way over, under, around and through anything that gets in your way.
  3. Focus Creates Speed – A person with purpose does everything fast. You will not procrastinate but you will get up and move towards your goals. that way you quickly close the gap between where you are and where you want to go. Focus understands the value of opportunities and will grab them with intent and purpose.
  4. Focus Simplifies Decision – An unfocused person is a wavering person. They set out to do one thing and when something else crops up, they forgo what they had set out to do in favour of this new agenda. If that is how you treat your goals you will never reach them. Know what is important. Have a priority list. Say NO to ANYTHING that takes you off the course that you know you ought to be on.
  • I am assuming that you have goals that you want to attain.
  • Embody the virtue of being unstoppable by having focus.
  • Clearly visualize what you want.
  • Resolve to get it.
  • Maintain your power.
  • Come out victorious and strong.

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Vision Cast And Win Big In Your Home Business

On TargetAs a network marketer, are you looking for the magic formula that will give you that breakthrough to start achieving the results that you have always wanted? Every year you set goals to achieve in your business but you never achieve them!

Pay attention to what I have to say. GOALS are not enough! Yes, you heard me right. Instead of goals, have a visual of who you want to become! I know that in our business for us to rank and be recognized, we must reach a certain level of income. I bet your goals have been based on the levels of income you want to achieve or the rank that you want to attain. Do not focus on the money or the rank. Focus on the person that you want to become. How do you want your team to know you? How do you want your family to know you? Focus on becoming that person and the results will follow.

Vision Road Sign with dramatic blue sky and clouds.Start by visualizing yourself being at that place where you are a leader that your team looks up to and asks for advice on how to be like you. See yourself as that parent who is able to provide for your children the important things in life. Let that vision pull you to take the actions that will get you there.

Your vision will inspire you to not make any excuses. It will eliminate fear and cause you to grow beyond what your current circumstances say you are. You will be able to overcome all the excuses that you have been allowing yourself to buy about why you are not getting the results you want.

Cast a vision of who you want to be. Tat vision will pull you out of bed when you do not feel like getting up. It will have you talking to more prospects about your product and opportunity with more purpose. Ultimately you will become the person who merits the income that you are aiming for.

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Fear – Overcome Fear and Forge To Success

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Fear can rule you. Fear is powerful and fear is real. To achieve your goals you must overcome fear.

I define fear as the gap between what you know you must do and the action of actually doing it. You know what you want out of life. You have had opportunity to learn what you must do for you to get what you want. BUT…. (play some spooky music in your head hahaha!)….. you are afraid to step out and do what needs to be done. Fear is the opposite of courage!

To show you why you must face up to and deal with your fears, let me show you what fear does:

  • It stifles your thinking. Your mind just shuts off and sees no possibilities around any situation.
  • Fear paralyzes you. You end up doing nothing.
  • Fear leads to lost opportunities due to procrastination. It takes you too long to make decisions to act on opportunities.
  • It causes you to do nothing for fear of failing.
  • You end up losing confidence in yourself and eventually can self destruct.

There are two positive outcomes that result once you teach yourself to overcome fear.

  1. When You Overcome Fear You Get Your Power Back

As long as you let fear rule you, you become a victim in your head. The victim mentality emanates from being afraid to take the bull by the horns for your own rescue. Always when you face a challenge, acknowledge that danger is real, but fear is a choice. YOU choose to be brave, stand and take action or walk away with your tail between your legs.

What are the dangers of taking action? Possible failure and the consequent loss of respect from friends and family. But you know what? That boils down to you worrying about what people will think should you fail as opposed to you being driven by the possibility of your success. Get back your power. Be driven by your vision to take action instead of cowering to the fear of being laughed at should you fail. “What if it works” must be the fuel in your mental engine.

Conquering your fears is the most powerful thing that you can do.

“The fear of becoming a ‘has-been’ keeps some people from becoming anything.” – Eric Hoffer

  1.   To Overcome Fear Empowers Others To Conquer Their Own Fears

Always remember that when you take action, people watch what you do. Now that should not scare you. It should inspire you to be your best. When you relentlessly pursue your dreams/goals and overcome fear until you succeed, it inspires the spectators in your life to follow in your footsteps. You show them what is possible and they get the oomph to take action themselves. Guess what? That makes you a leader. Leadership is not ordered or commanded. It is earned. You earn leadership if you conquer your fears.

If the general world populace does not inspire you to overcome fear and become a leader, if you are a parent, remember your children are watching you. Their first and strongest lessons at how to deal with adversity come from you. I rest my case!

“One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.” – Albert Schweitzer

So what is it that you want to do deep down in your heart? Is it to:

  • Fire your boss and live life on your terms?
  • Be a stay-at-home mom and raise your own children?
  • Be financially free to pursue your passion and fund the causes that matter to you?
  • ……………………………………………? Fill the gap.

There is action that you need to take for that dream to become a reality. What is stopping you from doing it? Are you letting fear make the decision for you?

Do what you fear the most and the death of fear will be certain.

I will leave you with quotes from three notable individuals who overcame fear and made a difference not only in their own lives but touched many other lives too.

“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” – Nelson Mandela
“I know fear is an obstacle for some people, but it is an illusion to me. Failure always made me try harder next time.” – Michael Jordan

“He who overcomes fear will truly be free.” – Aristotle

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