Below are more secrets to success Author Michael Jeffery’s found from his study
of super successful people
One striking factor all successful people have in common is how seriously they
take their profession. They strive to be the best at what they do, and do almost
anything to improve. If someone followed you around all day with a video camera
at your business, would it be a tape you’d be proud of or embarrassed about?
Make the decision today to work at being the best in your field. How? By finding
out what the “best” in your field are doing, and do what they do.
Write out a Plan for Achieving Your Goals – Write out an action plan/map for how
you’re going to achieve your goals. Trying to reach your goals without a plan is
like trying to drive from one part of the country to the other without a map. A
goal that isn’t written down is merely a wish or fantasy.
Never Give Up – Never, never, never give up. When you’re fully committed to
achieving your goal, giving up is not an option. You must be willing do whatever
it takes to make it happen. The power of perseverance is an awesome force. As
someone once said, “inch by inch it’s a cinch”. Think of the lowly inchworm – if
it pondered the length of the trip from start to finish before it started, it
probably would never move. To a worm’s point-of-view, the garden path must look
like a trip to Mars. Never give up! Keep on going like the Ever-ready battery
bunny, and pretty soon you’re there.
Don’t Delay – Nobody knows how much time they have left to accomplish their
dreams, and we must remember that we don’t have forever. The clock is ticking,
and sooner or later your number comes up and you’re gone. Successful achievers
know this too, but they don’t view it as a “negative”. Achievers use it to “spur
them on”. They go after what they want as energetically and as passionately as
possible, for as long as they have.