Greetings Friends ,
Spring is just around the corner. The climate changes
remind me there is a predictable pattern to the seasons
and to life. I am thankful for all that I have. I
am thankful for your friendship and your continued
This month I would like
to review some basic truths about success. We all
want to be successful. Success is not complicated.
Success is doing a few things well.
11 Universal Laws for Success:
Doing What Works
If you watch closely, you
can see successful people exercising these laws everyday.
In fact, one way to be successful is to do just that: find
a successful person you admire, watch carefully, observe what
works, and do it as well.
Here are 11 ways success comes about.
The Law of Experience
Success comes from good judgment; good judgment comes
from experience; experience comes from bad judgment. The more
at bats' you get, the more experience you get, the more
successful you can be.
The Law of Hunger
In the words of motivational speaker
Les Brown, in order to be successful, "you have to be
huuuuuuuuungrrry!" You have to want it so bad that you
can taste it. You have to want it so bad that you are willing
to pay the price to get it.
The Law of Balance
While you're paying the price for success,
it's crucial to keep your life in balance. No one who is a
success in their chosen profession and a failure in their
personal life is a success.
The Law of Small Successes
Many people never even get started on the road to success
because they have convinced themselves that the task is too
big. This is a myth that stops many people. Even the most
gargantuan of tasks are accomplished one action at a time:
One action at a time. Simply break your large task into smaller,
more manageable tasks, and celebrate each small success.
The Law of Momentum
Once you get a few small successes under your belt, a
powerful momentum has been set in motion. You begin to believe
you can be successful, and things that seemed difficult or
even impossible before become simply challenges you are eager
to take on.
The Law of Clarity
You need to be clear about what you are going for, so
you will be clear on knowing when you get it. If you say you
want to make more money, that's not clear enough. I could
give you a dollar and you'd have more money. But I don't think
that's what you meant. How much more do you want? By when
do you want it? What could you do to experience the most enjoyment
while you are getting it? These questions give you more and
The Law of the Trail
Success always leaves a trail. While there is value in
blazing our own trail, there is also value in investigating
how others have become successful. This leads us to.....
The Law of Modeling
To be successful, we do not have to reinvent the wheel.
This is so powerful and yet so easy it's amazing to me that
more people don't do it. Simply find someone who is doing,
or has done, what you want to do, and find out how they did
it. What did they do on a daily basis to get where they are?
What did they have to believe, what did they have to focus
on? Most people are so honored by the question that they will
be glad to talk with you. Everyone likes to feel like they
have experience and wisdom to pass on to others.
The Law of Habit
All of us need success habits that we think and do every
day. Remember, "bad habits are easy to form and difficult
to live with, good habits are difficult to form and easy to
The Law of Focus
It's our responsibility, each and every day, to control
our focus. If we focus on all the things that could go wrong
and how we might not be successful, we will be pulled in that
direction. If we focus on opportunity and all the many ways
in which we can be successful, we'll be pulled in that direction.
We control our focus. It really can be that simple.
The Law of Enjoyment
So many people miss out on this one. They are so busy
making sure they are successful that they forget to pause
and enjoy it. Folks, there's two things to shoot for in life:
1) to get what you are aiming for, and 2) to enjoy it once
you get it. Only the most wise and fortunate of us do both.
Adhering to the 11 Universal Laws for Success requires
commitment, self-discipline and adaptability. Working with
a coach can help individuals to develop and improve their
abilities to implement the good habits that lead to
A habit is defined as a recurrent,
often unconscious pattern of behavior that is acquired through
frequent repetition or an established disposition of the mind
or character. Daily habits consume much of our time and can
either help or hinder us.
Curious things, habits. People themselves
never know they have them. - Agatha Christie
Habit is habit and
not to be flung out of the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs
a step at a time. - Mark Twain
Create good habits by listing those you want to change or
eliminate and list those new habits you want to establish.
Share them with a coach or mentor. Consistency and persistence
will help you develop your new habits and keep you from straying.
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