Written by Craig Lock

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To finally reaprepparttar rewards of success, obviously talent has to be there onrepparttar 102024 long slow road to success - and atrepparttar 102025 time of success...but has it always been there? Chess geniuses, athletes, tennis players, architects, athletes, scientists, dress designers and advertising creative directors. These "creative types"! There can be talent deep within; but there has to be hard work and training beforerepparttar 102026 talent bears fruition - so that it can succeed against (all) others...and this often takes a great deal of time to bear fruit.

I believe in life it's firstly a matter of finding your "niche", then unlocking your unique talents...and finding it isrepparttar 102027 most difficult part. You may not even be aware you have any special gifts. That isrepparttar 102028 "key" to success. As I mentioned, I found whatever little ones I had through a process of serendipity... and it's probably my one and only talent! My writing, I mean. Once uncovered, it's then a question of building on it and maximising it. Maria Callas,repparttar 102029 opera singer with "a voice like an angel" put a great deal of effort into maximising her talent. Sometimes a phenemenol talent, like a Juan Manuel Fangio*, Jim Clark or Ayrton Senna soars above all others; but in most cases it'srepparttar 102030 effort and total dedication put in to makerepparttar 102031 most of one's natural talents, that puts an individual intorepparttar 102032 realm of a superstar - someone who is on a different level, a cut aboverepparttar 102033 best ofrepparttar 102034 rest. * Fangio wonrepparttar 102035 World Driver's Championship five times.

One can sometimes substitute hard work, training, experience and strategy for flair. Nice word that 'flair'. Could be a girl's name. Some detectives are like "Mr Plod", while a few sleuths haverepparttar 102036 natural insight of a Sherlock Holmes. Most others have to get results through hard detailed work in uncovering cases. I don't yet know whether I'm a "natural" writer or a methodical plodder, a "gatherer and passer-onner of useless" information through a great deal of effort. Perhaps only time will tell!

I might have mentioned before (once, twice or ten times) that this manuscript has been written for anyone: fromrepparttar 102037 most lowly amateur torepparttar 102038 real 'pros' inrepparttar 102039 sporting world. o no matter how lowly your abilities, makerepparttar 102040 most of them. As I mentioned already, a positive attitude to life is all- important. A positive attitude says that your natural talent can be maximised. It also says that without further effort, natural talent will be wasted. I do like repeating myself: for emphasis primarily and as a sign of oncroaching senility too.

Sometimes persistent effort alone won't succeed in getting you torepparttar 102041 top - only sheer talent will do that... together with consistent effort to keep you at "the top ofrepparttar 102042 tree". Never mind - JUST TRY TO IMPROVE yourself and simply DO YOUR BEST at all times.

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MORE ON GOALSETTING and GOAL ACHIEVING: The technique of Visualisation

Written by Craig Lock

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In setting goals we need to allow for our future growth and development. If you want to grow, you've got to eat your "veggies" and use your potential torepparttar fullest.

Life is one long journey of self discovery. It is also a great opportunity for self improvement - to grow day by day, even though you might haverepparttar 102023 occasional stumble. If you accept yourself and are happy justrepparttar 102024 way you are, that's fine by me too.

"Plantrepparttar 102025 right seed to getrepparttar 102026 right plant" - anon

"Keep your mind on what you want and off what you don't want" - Napoleon Hill

"You will become as small as your controlling desires; as great as your dominant aspiration" - James Allen

Now that we've defined and set our goals, lets look at ACHIEVING them by getting and then staying FOCUSSED...


There are a number of important factors that make people successful in achieving their personal goals... and I believe goalsetting isrepparttar 102027 key ingredient to personal success. What else determines whether we will achieve our goals? I thinkrepparttar 102028 following attributes are critical:

* A strong belief in oneself and one's ability to succeed

* Good self esteem

* Self confidence

* Self discipline

* A burning desire to achieve your pre-set goals

* A sound strategy with a great deal of thought given to PLANNING

* A desire to give something back to society and invest in people; ie. to make some contribution to your "little patch" ofrepparttar 102029 world. This leads intorepparttar 102030 next one...

* Having worthy goals which benefit one self and others

* A winning focus and a positive attitude. This is very very very important.

* Consistancy and commitment

* The ability to avoid distractions, ie.repparttar 102031 ability to FOCUS

* Affirming oneself daily that you are of value torepparttar 102032 world

* An ability to take calculated risks. I've taken a few chances in my time (perhaps too many) ... maybe you have as well.

* An ability to learn from your mistakes and to overcome repparttar 102033 fear of making mistakes

* The ability to handle stress well (I'm not so "hot" on that one!).

* Taking frequent exercise - because a healthy body keeps repparttar 102034 mind healthy

* Taking time out for relaxation

* Self motivation, and most important of all,

* Personal integrity and a sense of ethics. Who says millionaires and other successful people lack integrity and rip off gullible people inrepparttar 102035 street? I for one, definitely don't believe it. I think quite a few businessmen may be ruthless, but most of them have high moral codes of behaviour. But most importantly, they haverepparttar 102036 "bucks" to improve people's lives inrepparttar 102037 long as they are not too stingy.


Remember, it is vital to live a balanced life. So look at your goals in all areas of your life: material, physical, career, psychological and most importantly, spiritual. I think it's terribly important to BELIEVE and have FAITH that things will work out in repparttar 102038 future for you. That BELIEF (either in yourself or in a Higher Being) will largely determine your happy or unhappy your life will be.

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