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By Joe Marino
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If you need a little help on the way to success, try on these seven steps.
Although there is no such thing as instant success, research in peak performance has uncovered working techniques common to any high-achiever. Success is predictable. Iím committed to the belief that you can have more than what you have, because you can be more than what you are. You can be a better you.
The time-honored principles here may seem over-simplified because theyíve been put together in a rhyming and memorable form. But donít misjudge their power. If you choose to use them, youíll reap a harvest of achievement far outweighing your efforts.
- In a hole? Set a goal
All youíve heard about setting goals is true. Goals equal success. Success equals goals. If you are not satisfied with where you are, donít run off in just any direction hoping things will work out for you. Decide what you want. (The Principle of "clear and simple intention" will work for you.) Be specific and write it down. Itís easier to get anywhere when you have a map.
- Who you see is who youíll be.
Losers live life from the outside in, while winners live life from the inside out. Everything ever achieved was first seen in someoneís mind. Get a clear vision of what you will be like when you have achieved your goal. See the colors and the surroundings in your mindís eye. It has to become vivid on the inside of you before it becomes reality.
- At the start, play the part.
An old adage says, "Play the part and you shall become." Once you see yourself as having already achieved what you want, it should be easy to act as though you already have it. This in not being phony or lying. Weíre not talking about acting as if you are someone you arenít, rather it is performing at maximum levels. Be what you can be -≠- and you will be.
- Take choice over the inner-voice.
Something in all of us wants to do whatís convenient rather than whatís necessary to be negative rather than positive. The voice inside you will tell you why you canít achieve your goal and why you donít deserve it. You must choose to believe what you really want. Have the courage to embrace the greatness for which you were born.
- After falling down, go one more round.
Resilience -≠- the ability to bounce back -≠- is a good quality to cultivate. Successful people donít talk about failure, but use the words "setback" or "challenge." If you are not falling down from time to time, youíd better take another look at your goals. You might be living too far within your comfort zone. You might need to reach higher. One definition for success is, "Fall seven times, get up eight!"
- For super style, live in the NOW.
You are working toward your future. But true success is the progressive realization of a worthwhile goal or dream. Donít overlook the joys of today. And remember, guilt is the gift that keeps on giving. The past is past. Never allow your future to become a prisoner to the tyranny of the past. Wherever you are -- be there!
- Going all out will give you clout.
Enthusiasm is a powerful force. Be sure you are moving toward something you really want, love and can be excited about. Whatever you do, do it with all your might. Let your goal put a fire in your belly and a lion in your heart. Live your life with passion.
Joe Marino is a Corporate Educator, Personal Success Tele-Coach, and publisher of LifeCanBeGood NEWS E-zine. His clients are professionals who want to achieve more without being consumed in the process. He wants you to know, "You can have the courage to do less and earn more." You can visit his Web Site at http:www.LifeCanBeGood.com [http://www.LifeCanBeGood.com], call him by telephone at (904) 247-4065 or e-mail him at Joe@lifecanbegood.com
Article Submitted On: July 12, 2000