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Quote Of The Day

“Of all the liars in the world, sometimes the worst are our own fears.”

— Rudyard Kipling
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Quote Of The Day

“Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.”

— Bertrand Russell
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Quote Of The Day

“I didn’t love all of the sketches I made, but I loved the experience of making them. I was present in that moment, paying attention to the world around me. Whether the end result is an artistic success or not, it’s always a worthwhile endeavor.”

~ Miss Mustard Seed
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What Does It Take To Be Successful? Where Do You See Yourself In The Future?

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“There is a powerful driving force inside every human being that, once unleashed, can make any vision, dream, or desire a reality.”

— Anthony Robbins

So you want to be successful. What does it take to get you from where you are now to where you see yourself in the future?

Being successful takes hard work, and it usually does not happen overnight. You have to take on the daily grind of putting forth your best effort, day in and day out. How long it takes will depend on you. Where are you now? What is your skill set, and what can you do better?

Here are four qualities you will need to move forward on your path to success.

Perseverance

Having perseverance means you will put forth a continued effort to do or achieve something despite difficulties, failure, or opposition. When you stick things out even when you face some setbacks, or you become discouraged, you show your strength of character and your persistence.

You will need a clear vision of what you want to achieve. Your vision will help you stay focused and organized.

Work Ethic

What is work ethic? According to Merriam-Webster, work ethic is a belief in work as a moral gooda set of values that are centered on the importance of doing work and reflected primarily in a desire or determination to work hard.

If you have a great work ethic, it will shine through your work performance. An essential part of that is your integrity. It is your ability to work hard and do the right thing while working within a group for the benefit of everyone.

You will be disciplined to follow through, have great focus and dedication to complete the job, and do it well.

Growth Mindset

If you have a growth mindset, you believe that you can develop and strengthen your abilities through dedication and hard work. There is no limit to learning. Hard work, a sustained effort, and persistence are all important, but believing you can continue to learn and become better will add layers to your skillset.

Believing that you can continue to learn and improve is essential and will allow you to become more successful. You do not set roadblocks for yourself, but instead, look for ways to do better the next time. Ask your self what you did that worked, then take it one step further, and ask what can I do next time to do even better.

Never Stop Learning

We are never too old to learn something new. There are new things discovered every day, new technology, new products, better strategies, and ways to do things. To keep our minds sharp, embrace change; do not be afraid to try something new.

Learning changes our brain chemistry, which in turn increases our ability to learn faster. It has been proven it helps prevent dementia. Being active mentally will also give us a positive attitude, increase confidence, and make us happier.

Learning something new makes us more interesting to be around. Our increased knowledge makes us more productive and more valuable as an employee or as an entrepreneur.

Embrace Failure

No one likes to fail, but if we think about it, we realize we learn more from our failures than anything else we do. We can read, attend seminars, watch webinars, and participate in a multitude of learning practices, but what do we gain? Yes, we learn, and we gain from all those experiences, but do we grasp real understanding? Is it ingrained into our brains?

What we gain from failure is a conscious choice. We can choose to view failure as a negative, be fearful, and to avoid failure at all costs because we do not like the way it feels. The better reaction is accepting that we did fail and using it as a learning tool. What did we do wrong, and how do we change it so that it will work in the future?

Where you see yourself in the future and whether you will be successful is up to you. It will depend on your strength of character, your willingness to work hard, and to learn from failure. It requires a strong work ethic and your ability to keep learning and always striving to do better.

Being successful requires being proactive and not waiting for life to come to you. It means you’re on offense, not defense. You’re active, not passive.”

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Quote Of The Day

“Accept yourself, love yourself and keep moving forward. If you want to fly, you have to give up what weighs you down.”

~ Roy T. Bennett
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Quote Of The Day

“Learn to value yourself, which means: fight for your happiness.”

~ Ayn Rand
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Do You Want To Be Successful? Tips To Help You On Your Journey To Success

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“Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life–think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.” 

–Swami Vivekananda

Everyone wants to succeed on some level. Whether your dreams are big or small, they require commitment and hard work to achieve.

Before you start working on your plan, do a self-assessment. Determine what the driving force is for your idea. What do you consider success? Are you in it for the money, or do you want to do it because you feel passionate about it? If you love what you would be doing, and are passionate about succeeding, you chances of being effective are much higher.

Develop a strategic plan. You may have an idea for what you want to accomplish. But to be successful it is necessary to do some work. Do the research and see if others are working in the same arena. How is your idea different? If there is already a large group doing the same thing, you may want to re-think your approach. Is yours different? Does it offer an additional benefit? In what way is it better?

Once you are satisfied with your idea, it is time to make a solid business plan. A business plan is a formal written document containing business goals, the methods on how these goals can be attained, and the time frame within which these goals need to be achieved. Wikipedia Look on the internet, and you will find many options such as this one from Entrepreneur.com “Business Plans: A Step-By-Step Guide. https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/247574

It is necessary to write your plan down and prioritize based on your abilities, time, and cost factors. When you have your first draft, start making adjustments until you have a plan that will work for you.

Commit to your plan. Once you have developed your plan, be sure you are ready to put forth your best effort. Invest your time and all your abilities to be successful. Be proactive by continually evaluating and making adjustments when necessary. Make lists, keep notes, and always have daily goals to accomplish.

Don’t be afraid of failure. When you make mistakes, it does not mean you are a failure, or that you have to give up. Ask anyone who runs a business; they will tell you that there are always risks and setbacks. Take some time and evaluate what happened. Look at what went wrong with open eyes, do not try to sugar coat it. What can you do to fix it? Can it be corrected, or do you need to start over? Don’t let your fear of failure keep you from moving on. Having something go wrong is an opportunity to learn. Instead of giving up, keep working and make it better.

Believe in yourself and your ability to succeed. Some people will doubt you and your abilities. Only you know your skill level and your actual capacity for success. Do not let other people’s opinions interfere with your dreams. Put forth your absolute best effort in everything you do.

Do not give up. You have to realize upfront there might be setbacks. Something does not get done on schedule; a client wants some changes; the project is more expensive than estimated. Do not stop. Make the necessary adjustments, look for less costly options, and keep pushing.

If you have a team you are working with, support them, and delegate as much to them as you can. Value each individual, and they will help and support you in your efforts. Develop a good team from the start of your business. Your team and their abilities are an essential part of you becoming successful in business.

Have high expectations and push your self every day to be successful. You will learn that you are capable of doing more than you realized. Whether you are starting your own new business, or have a high-level position for another company, it will be a challenge of your determination, mental and emotional strength.

At the same time, reward yourself. Take the time to congratulate your team for a job well done, but also include yourself. Smile, relax, and take good care of yourself.

“Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.”

—Norman Vincent Peale

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