Acquiring The Ability To Be
Successful At Whatever You
Want To Achieve
matter what it is in life that you are
striving towards; there are a few basic
concepts that you need to keep in mind
to assist you as you journey towards your
You have to have
DETERMINATION in spite of the
people around you.
Whatever it is that you have set your mind to
do or accomplish, there will be naysayers,
and usurpers, busy bodies and well meaning
people who will take actions to thwart your
every effort; all the while claiming to support
you and your efforts. Persevere beyond them.
You will have enough distractions. Don't
ALLOW others to take you off course.
You have to SEE things
order for you to take the steps you
need to take to effect a change in your
life, you have to have a clear picture of
what it is you want to accomplish. Even if
you don’t know the how, you must know
the why, and the what which will be the
vehicle of the change you seek.
You have to be open to
RECOGNIZE the truth.
you are going to progress from where you
are now, you have to be realistic about your
current state of being, and how you got
there. If you are not realistic about your
current situation, you cannot make a real
change. You have to accept the bad
decision making that got you in the place
you are now trying to rise out of.
You have to take the time to
don’t recognize the power of the
breath. If you are not active enough, you
don’t have enough breath. This can slow
down your thought process, and ability to
think clearly. If there is not enough oxygen
going to the brain, how can you think
clearly enough to redirect your path?
Lung expansion is a necessity.
You’ve got to get rid of the
with your mind. In order to succeed,
order is needed. Organize your mind first.
Most people don’t think. There has to be
order in your mind first to give you the
clarity you need to redirect your life.
Therefore, some quality THINKING time is
needed. Set time for quiet, reflective
Be OPEN to learning
away from boxed in thinking. Just
because you have never heard of
something or experienced it, or it is
outside of your neighborhood or realm of
exposure, does not mean it is to be
avoided. The key is to research before
making that leap. Faith means taking a
risk, but nothing prevents you from making
it an informed risk.
Don’t FOCUS on FEARS
can’t plan for every possibility, but
being prepared breeds confidence and
eliminates the opportunity for fear.
Research allows you to expand your
options. It allows your mind to wrap
around the impossible, and see
possibilities that formerly dwarfed you, as
very doable. Keep your mind focused on
the goal and refuse to open doors for
Don’t DECEIVE yourself; be
REALISTIC about areas you
need to grow and improve in
Just because the dream is yours does not
mean you have to journey towards it alone.
No one has every skill needed for their dream
to become a reality. You are only one person.
Don’t be afraid to share your dream and ask
for help. You may need to partner with
professionals for some of the assistance and
expertise you need. Just remember, you get
what you pay for.
Remember, you can’t
overcome what you fail to
If you can’t even admit your shortcomings to
yourself, how then will you solicit the help and
support you need? We all fall short. Failure IS
an option, but should be planned and never
cause you to stop in your efforts. The only
purpose of failure is to redirect you to the right
path. The sooner you admit this to yourself,
the faster you can implement a method for
Create a PLAN to keep you
FOCUSED and ORGANIZED
order to position yourself to receive in
whatever arena you choose, you must
have a plan. It doesn’t have to be
elaborate, nor does it have to contain all
the answers. What the plan does is
specify, according to your current
knowledge and assessment, what your
next few steps are to complete the tasks
that will get you to your goal. Everyone
needs a plan for every thing.
Don't just FOLLOW what's
popular may not be what’s BEST
for you. Be an original. You may be
surprised to find out that there are many
people out there that will agree with your
thoughts and ideas if they are an honest
reflection of you, truthful, and sincere.
People respond to that, and will always
be eager to support someone they feel
they can trust.
INVESTIGATE for yourself to find
the best information & resources
internet has opened up the world of
information. No one has an excuse
anymore. Ben Franklin found 100 ways to
do it wrong prior to finding the way to do it
right. He persevered in spite of insufficient
information and resources, until he
created his own. As long as you don’t give
up, and keep moving forward, you will
eventually get there.
You must have BALANCE in
what you do.
Having a plan – a schedule to follow, will
provide a means of balancing your tasks and
the steps to achieve those individual tasks,
along with your other responsibilities. Even if
you struggle to plan an entire week, planning
your days a few days at a time will still direct
you on your path, much like a rudder directs
a ship. If you can visualize the path through a
planned schedule of steps, you can achieve
it and reach your goal.
Don't put LIMITS on yourself.
Don't GIVE UP because of setbacks. Life will
happen. Learn to step aside, deal with the
issue or drama, and step back on your path
and continue on your journey. You don’t
have to allow your dream or goal to change
on account of life setbacks. You can choose
to press on and move forward in spite of.
When you do, the universe opens doors to
you and moves to bring you closer to what
you seek, pushing you to move closer towards
it. Remember, slow and steady wins the race.