How To Be Successful In Life – You Are Responsible
The Only Way To Succeed Is to Keep Trying
You *can* reverse negative thinking and turn yourself into a success. You can start today and here’s how,
Take responsibility for your life
Get the idea out of your head that there is some divine entity that has it in for you and that will ensure you fail no matter what you try to do. You are in charge of what you and what happens to you. Once you accept that, you can stop waiting for success to fall in your lap and you can go out and take steps to achieve it.
Know what you want
Being successful takes focus. You’ve got to know what you want and what you consider to be a success or you can’t aim for it. If you can’t aim for it, you ca’t plan the steps that will enable you to achieve that aim.
Believe it’s possible
A little self-belief goes a long way. It will totally transform the way you approach a task if you believe you can do it. You will more effort into it and so will be much more likely to succeed simply because of that.
Each new thing you achieve, each new skill you acquire makes something else possible. Set goals to build upon your newly acquired capabilities.
One step at a step
Take your goal setting at a sensible pace. Don’t try to do too much at one time, because that way you will not be successful and you will become discouraged. You may even give up – and then what will you achieve? Nothing!
Learn from your achievements
What was it that enabled you to achieve a goal you set yourself? If it worked once, it can work again. Use those skills and that knowledge to make you even more successful in the future. It’s also a great confidence boost as you begin to see how it is *you* who made that success happen.
Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway
You can be your own worst enemy. Constantly telling yourself you can’t do it; it’s not worth the risk etc, etc. If you recognize this description in yourself, you’re keeping yourself from success. You are so scared to fail that you never even try. That way, you don’t achieve anything and you become a self-fulfilling prophecy whereby you can then affirm your negativity by telling yourself ‘I knew I couldn’t do it’. Maybe – just maybe – you could if you tried.
So – ‘feel the fear and do it anyway’ – make sensible plans to get over obstacles or to modify your plans if things don’t work out – then just go for it!
You don’t have to achieve your goals all on your own without any help. There will always be someone to ask or classes you can take. Don’t be afraid to ask nor too proud to accept advice.
Plan for the future
Once you have achieved a goal – plan your next one. Keep learning and growing – and enjoying yourself !
The only way to succeed is to keep trying, despite setbacks. Use your experiences and newly acquired skills and build upon tem to make new things possible all the time.
To your success,
Andy Shaw – A Bug Free Mind