I’ve read several books in my time on being successful and personal development. There are a few things that are repeated in most of them. They must be important. I want to share with you the ones that stand out to me the most. These principles can be applied to any area of your life that you want to be successful. If you want to build a successful blog or online business, publish fiction, get more freelance clients, be a professional blogger, etc.–these are a few of the key things you need to do.
#1. Decide to be a success
If you don’t make the decision you’ll never take the steps to become a success. You have to see it in your mind first. If you can’t envision being successful, you’ll never work towards being successful.
#2 Set a schedule
You need to set a daily work schedule to get your work done, but you also need to set a due date for when you want to reach success. As you reach each success in your life, raise the bar and work towards a bigger goal.
#3. Never stop learning
To be successful you need to start learning how to be successful. Do what successful people do. Get plugged in to training and getting motivated.
T. Harv Eker says, “Rich people constantly learn and grow. Poor people think they already know.” You can substitute the words “successful and unsuccessful” for the words “rich and poor” and still get the meaning of what he’s saying.
Mark Yarnell says, “Success results more from attitude than ability.” This quote can also go with #1 listed above. You need a successful attitude. Learning and growing can help you have the successful attitude you need.
#4. Set a business budget and stick to it
This works for a traditional business, online business or a successful blog. Set a monthly budget for advertising or paying writers for content and stick to it. As your income increases, you can set a higher budget, but in the beginning if your budget is small–stick to it. It will eventually pay off.
#5. Maintain a positive attitude
This tip also goes with #1 and #3. If you don’t have a positive attitude you’ll never get anywhere. You’ll be destined to stay where you’re at, doing the same old thing and wondering why success doesn’t happen. If you’re always negative why would success won’t to hang around you?
Successful people are positive people. They don’t let life or obstacles stand in their way or bring them down.
This is just a small list of what it takes to build a successful career–but these are the top of the list. Hope you’ve enjoyed. I’d love to hear your thoughts or suggestions.
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