Setting Yourself up for Success

Written by Cecile Peterkin

Most people want to be successful in life. But success can mean different things to different people: making more money; spending quality time with your family; or learning to play a musical instrument.

Since success is personal, defining what it means for you isrepparttar first step to achieving it. Once you are clear about what success looks like for you, here are some important points to help you achieve it.

Steps to Success

1. Know your Potential: In order to succeed at anything you need to see that you haverepparttar 136561 potential to reach your goals

2. Understand your Goal: List three or four reasons why you want to achieve this goal? What isrepparttar 136562 result you want to obtain?

3. Set Realistic Goals & Timelines: Often times we want overnight success. Make sure your goals andrepparttar 136563 time frame you have set are realistic.

4. Create a Plan: This is by farrepparttar 136564 most important document of all. It allows you to keep track of everything involving your goal.

5. No Shortcuts: Shortcuts are sloppy and compromise your work and your integrity. “Anything worth doing is worth doing well.”

6. Have Courage: Depending on what success means to you, you will have to have courage to stand up for what you believe and desire to do, even if it means disappointing others.

7. Stay Motivated: It is critical to stay motivated when striving forrepparttar 136565 big goal of success. Motivational tools will help you stay on track.

8. Be Passionate: Have passion for what you are doing and working toward. You will automatically put more effort into it.

9. No Excuses: If you want something badly enough, there is always a way!

10. No Fear: Fear of Failure is a normal emotion for everyone. How you get pastrepparttar 136566 fear determines whether you experience success.

11. Create Opportunities: Make things happen rather than waiting for opportunities to find you.

"Choices - The Search For Control"

Written by Glen Gould

If you were to take allrepparttar choices you have made to this point in life and magically add them all together, you would have - you. Each of us isrepparttar 136491 equivalent ofrepparttar 136492 choices we’ve made to this point in our lives. Choices. We all make them. But why?

Have you ever taken an action and wondered why? Each day we are faced with literally thousands of choices. Some occupy our thoughts on a conscious level, some do not. I thought aboutrepparttar 136493 color ofrepparttar 136494 tie I would wear today, but I gave little thought torepparttar 136495 turn I made out of my driveway, I just took it. Each of these were choices. Have you ever wondered why you makerepparttar 136496 choices you make?

After years of teaching golf, I discovered that many things that people do are done passively, without thought or planning. Tiger Woods does not think about how he gripsrepparttar 136497 club in a tournament, he does it by “feel”. Yet when he practices, he may take great care in adjusting his grip torepparttar 136498 optimum position each and every time he gripsrepparttar 136499 club. When driving a car in excess of two-hundred miles per hour, Dale Earnhardt Jr. doesn’t think about how he will moverepparttar 136500 wheel, he does it naturally.

These are examples of learned responses, things that are done almost by second nature byrepparttar 136501 performer and they are very similar torepparttar 136502 learned responses we all have in our lives. Each of us has things we do almost subconsciously, you may visit a drive through coffee virtually without thinking about it. Marketers know this and they prey on our habits, our learned responses. McDonalds and other fast food restaurants have spent billions of dollars to train us to effortlessly and thoughtlessly spend our money on a number four with a large diet coke.

Have you ever observedrepparttar 136503 people at work and how they will instinctively reply torepparttar 136504 question “how are you today?“ Some will reply, great!, some, fair to middlin‘, and some I’m tired. How can someone be tired first thing inrepparttar 136505 morning? Ok, perhaps a rough night every once in a while, but these folks are tired every day. To quote Earl Nightingale, “they are just reciting their lines.” Learned responses are a part of our every day life. “How are you today?” The response isrepparttar 136506 same each and every day; “fine!” Rarely to we examinerepparttar 136507 conditioned, learned responses we give and where they come from. More important isrepparttar 136508 effect they have on our lives -repparttar 136509 learned responses we have dramatically effect our lives by providing us with our perceived reality.

What if we could alterrepparttar 136510 perception of our reality? What if we had, literally and perceptively, no limits? What could we accomplish? What could we do? How happy could we possibly be?

In order to destroy our self imposed limits, we must examine their origin andrepparttar 136511 validity of them. Each of our learned responses, our locked assumptions can be traced to one of Your Ten Relationships in Life.

The first relationship is with your family. This isrepparttar 136512 first thing you encounter in life. You were issued a mother and father, perhaps siblings and a host of in-laws and relatives. These people are in your life whether you like it or not and your reaction to them and with them directly effects your ability to have further relationships.

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