1. Accept Responsibility
You need to accept responsibility if you make a bad decision or fall
behind in your plan. Let us say that you have set some firm milestones
that need to be accomplished in order for you to move to the next step.
However, you got tired of working hard and took some time to play,
which is fine as long as it does not affect your goals. Now months have
passed and you are way behind schedule. This delay has closed several
doors of opportunities. Who is to blame?
2. Be Happy
A positive mind and happy, upbeat attitude will help you succeed. It has
been proven in many studies that a person living in a happy state
generally gets much further in just about everything they do. This
relates to attitude. Just as bad attitude can pull you down, good
attitude and a happy, healthy mind will help you meet your objectives.
3. No Shortcuts
An old cliché states, “Anything worth doing is worth doing well.” This
should be your motto. When you want to succeed, you cannot afford to
take shortcuts. Taking shortcuts leads to imperfection and
inadequacies. Always strive for the best, even if it requires a little more
time and effort.
4. Have Courage
Depending on what your specific success is, it may take courage to
arrive at your desired destination. For example, if you have a dream of
being a writer and to you, that is success, but according to your long
line of family members who have all gone on to be doctors, the only
success in their minds is if you follow down the medical path. This
means you will have to have courage to stand up for what you believe
and desire to do, even if it means disappointing family.
5. Be Excited to Learn
Referring back to the analogy of Edison, when asked about his failures
by a young boy, Edison commented, “Young man, I didn’t fail 9,999
times, I discovered 9,999 ways not to invent the light bulb.” As you
work toward your specific success, always enjoy opportunities to learn,
even if it takes longer than you think it should.
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