Success is personal and unique to everyone. While some people equate success with riches and professional acknowledgement, others see success as being able to pay bills and extra luxuries without having to stress. Others will know they’ve achieved success when they’re able to share their success with other people and mentor new and experienced network marketers who seek to build thriving businesses.
As we prepare to turn the page on 2020, take some time to reflect on the year. It’s safe to say that no one predicted that 2020 would turn out the way it did when they planned for 2020. Although the events of the year created setbacks and challenges for many, it also offered opportunities to learn and grow.
Although many persons saw it as an opportunity to grow their businesses and exceed their goals, others had to go back to the drawing board and reset their trajectories. They may have had to extend their goal deadlines for another year and adjust the milestones they planned to reach along the way. At the time, these visionaries may not feel successful; however, the lessons they’ve learned this year will help them handle any setbacks they may face in the future.
If you think back a year, would you still define success in the same way? Or, have you gained a new perspective on it, and see it slightly differently than before? Often, when we go through challenges, we begin to re-examine our perspective and think a bit differently than we did before. As a result, our definition of success may change as well.
“I know the price of success: dedication, hard work and an unremitting devotion to the things you want to see happen.”—Frank Lloyd Wright
So, what does success mean to you? And, are you on track to achieving it in the years ahead? If you’ve revised your definition of success, have you refined your goals to help you achieve your new definition?
If you’re not sure, take some time in this reflective time of year to think it out.
“I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has had to overcome while trying to succeed.”—Booker T. Washington
Success tip 1: Accept what is…
Take a moment to get the pulse of your life. What does your life look like now? What habits of success are you cultivating now that will help your life thrive and succeed?
It helps to make a list. Write down the following:
- What is going well?
- What can be improved?
- Are you on track to achieving your goals?
- Have you set goals that are attainable in 2021?
- Which habits are helping you thrive?
- Which habits are holding you (and your growth) back?
The answers to all of these questions will help you formulate a game plan for 2021.
“The size of your success is measured by the strength of your desire, the size of your dream, and how you handle disappointment along the way.”—Robert Kiyosaki
Success tip 2: The 33% Rule
Spend 33% of your time with people below you. These are the people you can mentor and help and you will feel good about yourself.
Spend 33% with people on your level. These are mostly your friends and circle of influence.
The 33% with people 10 or 20 years ahead of you. They will make you feel uncomfortable but that’s how you will grow.
Many of us hold onto things that we should have let go ages ago, such as:
- Attitudes that limit success. The most successful people tend to be more optimistic. This allows them to see opportunities where many others only see obstacles.That doesn’t mean blindly maintaining a positive attitude no matter what; it’s about acknowledging reality and then looking for that glimmer of hope and the possible lesson.
Negativity limits your ability to achieve. If that negative voice in your head says you can’t do something, how often do you listen to it? If you’re like most people, you listen to it more than you should. Instead, shed negative attitudes and you’ll be able to see your true potential. Surround yourself with positive people. Read positive books and articles. Have a positive mantra or favorite quote to repeat when you’re feeling negative or pessimistic. The key to success is indeed all in your attitude!
- Bad habits. We all have them and when they conflict with our growth, they can impede success. These habits may include scrolling on Facebook instead of using it for good purposes such as growing your brand through advertising or learning etc. , not committing to a daily Power Hour, and generally putting our priorities last in our lives rather than prioritizing them.
- Fear. Many people fear failure, and so they don’t try because they figure they’ll just fail anyway. However, some people also fear success. They fear what will happen when they succeed – will they have more problems? Will they or their growth change for the worse?
Let it go! Let it all go. Don’t hold on to the things that are holding you back, from the negative attitudes and bad habits to focusing only on challenging situations. When you focus on the negative, it’s impossible to see the positive things that are happening. Don’t dwell – let it go and act with hope toward the future.
Success tip 3: Have faith in what can be
Everything will work out exactly the way it’s supposed to. You have to have faith.
Believe in yourself
You’ve got this! All the challenges and setbacks you’ve faced in the past are surmountable, and at the very least, have a lesson to learn from them. You’ve just got to believe that you can do it.
Say it out loud. It may sound silly, but just saying that you believe in yourself can help you do so, especially on days when you’re not feeling so confident. What’s your mantra? It can be a song that makes you feel you can face any challenge, a quote you just love, or a simple saying you recite in the mirror before you tackle the day. It doesn’t matter what it is as long as you have something that helps you start the day on the right foot.
Believe in your goals (and in your own success)
If you want to lead a successful life, you have to put in the work.
Work on your goals
If you want your year to succeed, that means setting goals, connecting with your mentors and required actions to be taken daily, and committing to a daily Power Hour. That doesn’t mean you have to spend the entire day working on your plan. It just means you have to spend an hour on your planning each day. You can break your Power Hour into pieces if a full hour isn’t possible; the important part is to make sure you do it daily.
“You aren’t a true success unless you are helping others be successful. Success is meant to be shared.”– Jon Gordon
SUCCESS TIP 4: stay away from still people
Stay away from following type of people:
- Still Broke
- Still Complaining
- Still Making Excuses
- Still Living in the Past
- Still Losing
SUCCESS TIP 5: follow this routine
Last but not least, if you follow this routine continuously for 21 days, you will adapt a habit of it and this will for sure change your life in a positive way and bring success to your life as well.
So here is the Routine:
- Wake Up Early
- Cold Showers
- Read 1 Book a Month (Self- Growth Books)
- Brainstorm Ideas
- Start your side hustle
- Invest In Yourself
- 30 minutes minimum Exercise Daily
- Eat Healthy (No Junk Food)
- Practice Gratitude
- Be Happy!
This Routine will guarantee you a Successful Life!!
“What the new year brings to you will depend a great deal on what you bring to the new year.” — Vern McLellan
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Tonnes of love and positive vibes to you all!!
**This content is written by Satyam Kusum Mishra, owner and founder of selfgrowth.energy. One must not copy and use this article is without his permission.**
CREDIT- SATYAM KUSUM MISHRA