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5 Steps That You Should Take To Be Successful

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5 Steps To Be Successful

Recently, I just finished reading T. Harv Eker’s “Secrets of the millionaire mind”. It’s an extraordinary book which I recommend to anyone that truly wants to get rich, not only materially, but mentally and emotionally also.

The book unveils the secrets of getting rich by showing the 17 principles that make the difference between rich people and poor people. Out of the 17 principles, 3 of them caught my eye and represent the basis for 5 actionable steps that you can take in order to become successful.

a. Create your own life

T. Harv Eker notices a fundamental difference between the way in which rich people and poor people think: For rich people, life is something within their control while poor people suffer the consequences of life.

Rich people have a sense of entitlement of their lives. They feel that they have the power to control their earnings. Poor people (and the mediocre, lacking in success and purpose) feel that they have no power over the money that they make and that someone else is responsible for their lives and income. Poor people may often resent and blame others for their unsuccessful career paths or general state of unhappiness.

Step 1. Believe That You Have The Power To Become Rich and Successful

Convince yourself that you alone can be held accountable for your own success or failure. Don’t expect help from nobody, because nobody can truly help you. You are the only one that can achieve your objectives. If you can’t see the immense power that is in your hands: the power to build the life that you want to live, then you won’t ever come near becoming wealthy or successful. Jim Carrey once said that he felt rich years before actually becoming rich, this is yet more proof of how mindset plays the biggest role when talking about success.

 

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Step 2. Create The Ideal Image Of Your Future

Unlike mediocre people that simply pass through life, not knowing for sure what they want out of it, every rich and successful person permanently idealizes the future, by deciding what they want to become, to achieve and to have in every aspect of their professional, financial, social and personal lives.

When you paint the ideal picture of your future, it is best that you visualize it as a true masterpiece, with yourself as the artistic genius behind it. Just as an artist has many colors at his disposal, so do you have a multitude of potential abilities and opportunities to choose from.

If you are going to project a clear and ideal vision of how your future is going to look like, you should use the well-known method of goal setting. Make sure that your objectives are S.M.A.R.T: specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and time-based.

b. Think Rich Before Becoming Rich

The second principle from Eker’s book that impressed me very much criticizes poor people for thinking “they already know”, as opposed to rich people that “constantly learn and grow”. Rich people know that there is still so much to learn, both professionally and personally, which brings us to step number three.

Step 3. Become The Right Person

That doesn’t mean that you have to change who you are at the core of your being. You have to understand that your present skill-set, level of experience and personality traits are insufficient to realize the objectives that you have set for yourself. Doing this will require you to be totally honest with yourself. You will need to leave aside your pride and see the bigger picture. It is okay not to be good at something and it doesn’t matter if you are not emotionally and mentally where you would like to be. What’s not okay is for you to be living in denial.

You must then determine what traits you must possess in order to become the best version of yourself and act in a way that reinforces the successful traits that you want to develop.

Step 4. Pay The Price

If you want to reach another level of success and financial freedom, you will have to pay the price ahead of time. Nothing worthwhile comes for free and you need to know the cost of your journey.

Planning is the first action that you take in your journey. You must be as detailed as possible with your future actions. There’s only so much that your brain can remember. You must understand that, especially when starting out,  that you will get easily distracted.

This will be your number one enemy: to stay focused on your long-term goals. It’s going to be a lot easier to stay focused when you have a detailed plan that you can go through when you are feeling confused and “not-in-the-zone”.

Following through with your plan is the most important part that sets apart the thinkers from the doers.

c. Focus on opportunities

The third principle from Eker’s book that caught my attention affirms that poor people have a tendency to focus on obstacles, whereas rich people see beyond them and focus on opportunities. To gain a better understanding of the many shortcuts, potholes and rocky roads that lie ahead of you, you have to be ready for one final step:

Step 5. Be Ready For Obstacles

You must be conscious of the fact that you will encounter many obstacles along the road to success. The higher the goals, the bigger the obstacles. You must be on guard at all times.

You might face a personal issue which will make it hard for you to function.

Laziness might creep in, a family member may get sick, somebody might demoralize you, and the list can go on and on.

This will be your test and is the proof that nothing worthwhile comes easy.

Being ready and on-guard will make it easier for you to successfully overcome obstacles, which will make you stronger as you prove that, no matter what life throws in front of you, you have the strength to keep on going.

Don’t get discouraged when you find yourself experiencing temporary failures. While the light might seem dim from time to time, you can use these moments to learn valuable things which will make you wiser and more ready to rock the road to success.

 

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Michael Schoeff is a pet product designer and entrepreneur with over 10 years of experience in business development. He owns a successful business and loves to write about personal development.

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6 Reasons Why You Should Create A Bucket List

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The term ‘bucket list’ has become quite popular in recent years. It has been used in pop culture references and as a casual topic of conversation when someone wants to do something. Chances are, you have heard someone say, “Oh, that’s on my bucket list!” But, a bucket list is more than just a fantasy, an out of reach dream or an excuse to say that you want to do many things, only to never follow through on them.

There are actually many benefits to creating a bucket list, if you just put in the time, the thought and the dedication into it. Making a bucket list is a perfect way to set your life goals and to stay focused on making them a reality. Still not 100% convinced? Let’s take a look at six reasons why you really should create a bucket list. Maybe, by the end of this article, you will be ready to put together one of your very own.

1. It Gives You a Purpose

While putting together a bucket list won’t tell you what the meaning of your life is, it can help to give you a purpose to your life. A bucket list should be more about the major goals that you have for yourself, rather than a bunch of fun little things that you might want to do. A bucket list gives you something to get out of life and allows you to stay focused while you are doing it.

Have you ever been bored, wondering what you’re going to do this weekend to fill up your free time? A bucket list can give you that answer, encouraging you to always work towards the things that you truly want to do and experience in life.

2. It Brings Your Goals to Life

As stated above, a bucket list should be about exciting goals that you have for yourself. But, it is also an opportunity to hone in on those goals. Many people have ambitions and even make goals or resolutions for themselves each year only to be forgotten a few days later. But, when you have a specific list of goals written down, it can help to make you more motivated and focused to achieve them.

Goals are incredibly important to have, and the fact that your bucket list can make those goals clearer and more tangible is really important.

3. You Will Create Lasting Memories

Memories are one of life’s greatest treasures. As you start to accomplish the things on your bucket list, you will also be making wonderful memories each time. Since you are doing the things you really want to do, those memories will bring you comfort, a sense of achievement and give you something positive to look back on and share with others.

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4. It Will Pull You Forward

Have you ever been in a “funk” in life, or maybe you have had bouts of feeling down or depressed that have kept you from doing the things you typically enjoy? No one wants to stay in that kind of mindset for long. Because a bucket list can help to give you a sense of purpose, it can also give you the motivation to pull yourself out of a funk. It can call you to do something new, something different, or something that even challenges you. Sometimes, that’s all a person needs to be pulled out of a tired or depressed state.

Additionally, doing something on your bucket list will help to distract you for a while. That can be a great solution for someone who has anxiety or tends to focus too much on the negative things in life. Sometimes, a distraction can be a welcomed reprieve.

5. You Will Experience Life-Long Learning

When you commit yourself to having new experiences, you are also committing yourself to learning something new. So many people think that learning stops when you finish school, but you can learn so much more simply by living and trying more new things throughout your life. People who embrace this type of lifestyle are called “lifelong learners”. The reality is this; you will never be able to learn everything there is to know. But, because all of us have such a short time on this planet to figure things out, the more experiences we participate in, the more that we will learn and grow. Not only can a bucket list help you to learn things about different cultures, skills, situations, people and personalities.

It can also help you to learn more about yourself. Closing your mind off to the idea of lifelong learning will cause you to become stagnant with your thoughts and your growth. As a human being, you should have a desire to continue to grow and achieve as much as you possibly can throughout your life. Working through your bucket list can help you to achieve that.

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6. You Will Never Run Out of Things to Do

If you sit down to make a bucket list, you might write down anywhere from 10-100 things that you really want to do. But, it doesn’t have to stop there. Chances are, as you start to work through some of the things on your list, you will come up with more ideas.

Experiencing new things, and even challenging things, is a great way to get inspired and motivated to continue on that trend. A bucket list can truly be never-ending as you come up with more exciting new ideas and goals for yourself.

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There are so many additional reasons why you should create a bucket list for yourself. Remember, a bucket list is a very personal thing, and the experiences you put on the list should be things that you truly want to do or accomplish. Don’t make them  so unrealistic that you will never plan on committing to. Instead, promise yourself that you will immerse yourself in those experiences.

A bucket list might be something you create to accomplish things before you pass on, but in creating one and diving into new experiences, there is a good chance you will feel more alive than ever!

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