Have you been working to create success in certain areas of your life? What about ALL areas of your life?
Here are Nine Major Areas to Excel in to be Competent In Order to Set Yourself Up for Success
- Do you have the capacity to be happy? Do you do what’s necessary to fill the gaps and not with negative emotions? Do you want to be slim or wealthy and right now you’re not? Take a good look at your life and see all the good things that you have right now that make you happy – right now. Do you count your blessings? In order to do this effectively, you cannot dwell on the things that aren’t perfect. Not much is ever perfect in life.
- Do you get excited about work? You have to. Look at work life as a challenge and stop looking at what everyone else is doing and has. Focus on what “you” can do right now to get excited about it. Take on small baby steps. “Inch by inch is cinch but yard by yard is hard”. Is there something that you want to do that seems overwhelming? Start by just doing a little research on it. See what your options are. You can get help like I did from Jan Verhoeff who wrote about daily productivity HERE.
- Do you believe that you have the capacity to get better? Will you ever be satisfied with your accomplishments? Get up each day and be determined to do better. Get better at encouraging others and being more positive. Part of getting better is knowing who you are, what you believe in and what you want to accomplish.
- Do you have the capacity to compete? Do you feel as though you can’t just “stay” in the playing field, but must compete to win? Some people feel this way. If so, you will have to pay the price. You will have to give up something in order get something. You may want to quit and go home but never ever give up. This has been called the Law of Sacrifice.
- Can you survive success? Will success change you? Will you keep doing the same things and stay focused on how you achieved your success? You will have to continue to develop personal strengths and not get caught up with micro managing. You don’t want to be too good to do the little things. Remember your family and friends and those that helped you along the way. If you need to – HIT THE REFRESH BUTTON.
- Do you have the capacity to dream big? Have you truly set your heart on something and know that you CAN achieve it? You must have a goal of greatness. Some say your “why should make you cry”. I’ve never cried over mine, but have ALWAYS been blessed with BIG DREAMS. Why dream small? Write it down, put together a dream board. Everything is possible.
- Can you grow as a person? You are first a person before you are seen as a leader, a star, a big success. Keep improving, spiritually, with family, your business, your communication, your health. Strive to be right – morally, ethically and 100% of the time. Before you can become a great leader, you must become a great person of character.
- Do you have the capacity to win? Winning builds mental strength and along with that comes expectations of success. Perseverance – make it a habit. Once you start, don’t stop. Winning is better than you’ve ever imagined!
- Can you take criticism? Learn how to take it graciously. I know we usually start searching for what’s wrong with the person giving us the criticism but the best thing you can do is think about it – hard. If you feel it’s warranted, then look for ways to implement a change to alleviate this unwanted whatever it is and make yourself even better.
- Will you practice the Golden Rule? This has nothing to do with religion. It’s also the last “Law of Success” in Napoleon Hill’s novel and is based on reciprocity. Treat others as you yourself want to be treated.
If you’ve enjoyed reading these thought provoking questions and you’d like to get another viewpoint of success principles, you can check out Napoleon Hill’s Laws of Success HERE And, his free book, although it has quite a few advertisements, is HERE.
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(c) 2013 D.C. Brown