This is an area in which I believe most people miss their opportunity for achieving success.
Your first requirement should be in identifying your passion. There a saying which goes: "the gifts and callings make room for themself". The same is true with your passion. Once you have identified your passion, it's amazing how creativity, commitment and perseverance will being to flow.
Do you recall musical 'Man of La Mancha'? Here Don Quixote urges all who will listen to "dream impossible dream". What is your dream, what sparks your passion? Your passion is really your destination, and your goals are your transportation.
What does identifying your passion have to do with all this. We'll take a look at that in a moment, but first.
* Sharpening your vision
Without a vision we perish, struggling aimlessly though life, with a sense of defeat and nagging unfulfillment. It is therefore important to develop a clear vision for your life. Again, what is your passion? What is it that stirs you from deep within?
Dig deep, find it and bring clarity to it.
* Establish a pattern for success
As we've learned goal setting is a key factor in our journey of success. Since goals range between long term and short term, you must learn how to distinguish between both. Be honest and realistic about amount of time and monetary cost associated with achieving your goals. Are your objectives worthy of temporary sacrifices? Only you can determine that.
The achievement of one's goals and dreams requires work. Are you willing to do due diligence? Many people blow it here. They set lofty goals, then they sit and wait for it to happy. Success doesn't happen that way. It calls for a definite plan, a timetable, discipline and perseverance.
* Commit to giving
The concept of Network Marketing is based on principle of giving first. You'll find that when your goal is centered around giving into lives of others it releases a fire to your passion and sustenance that enables you to remain unmovable during challenging time.
Here is a true story to demonstrate this concept.
In 1921, while working for Westinghouse in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, DeWitt Wallace was faced with some hard times. But he never loss sight of his passion. His goal and dream which was to publish a 'little magazine' as a Reader's Service. His concept of this service was to provide reader with condensed articles offering information of value, issued in a small pocket size publication that reader could have readily accessible. DeWitt set out on his mission with a clear vision, and a well thought out plan he set out for his accomplishment.
DeWitt, began contacting known publishers of his day, including well-known William Randolph Hearst. Mr. Hearst rejected DeWitt's concept. Being a man committed to conviction of his passion of 'helping other people', he forged forward in face of obstacles. He is quoted to have said: "I don't care if I made a penny, as long as magazine served reader". What conviction? what passion?
With a sharpened vision, an established plan and an unwavering commitment to work for good of others, DeWitt Wallace and his wife Lila moved confidently on to achieve their objective in 1922. It's amazing, but as they did it way was made clear before them.