1. Don’t Settle
If you have a goal of becoming a world-famous chef and you know you
have both desire and skill, do not just settle to become a short order
cook at your local family-style restaurant. While that may be good
training ground, do not allow yourself to lose sight of your ultimate goal.
2. No Excuses
Many famous actors, music artists, inventors, etc., had special
challenges ranging from learning disabilities to physical disabilities.
Take Beethoven for example. He was born deaf yet he went on to be
one of the world’s greatest composers or Joni Erickson who was
paralyzed from the neck down yet she learned to paint with her mouth.
Today, her paintings are famous around the world and worth millions. If
you are faced with a special challenge of your own, while you may have
to adjust things from time to time, do not use excuses. If you want
something bad enough, there is a way!
3. Getting Past Fear of Failure
Being afraid of failure is a normal emotion for every person on the
planet. How you get past that fear is the determining factor between
failing and succeeding. You can do that by setting realistic goals and
then examining those goals on occasion to do any necessary
realignment. Above all, believe in yourself and the desire burning
4. Patience and Dues
Succeeding takes time. A goal worth setting will take time to achieve.
Be patient with yourself, the people around you, and the process it
takes to become successful, also referred to as “paying your dues.” Just
like the chef scenario, it takes time to be a master chef. Pay your dues
by learning and working your way up the ladder to success.
5. Good Time / Resource Management
Being successful also means keeping to a schedule. In addition, you
need to learn how much is too much. Good time and resource
management will help you ensure that you use your time wisely and
that you are not adding third portions onto a plate still overflowing with
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