Author Michael Jeffreys talked to 15 top motivational experts for his book: “Success Secrets of the Motivational Superstars”. Mr. Jeffreys extracted eight truths that lead to success from leaders such as Brian Tracy, Dr. Wayne Dyer, Tony Robbins and more. These eight truths they all agreed upon. These secrets are timeless:
Live Life On Purpose
What often separates the successful from the unsuccessful is the belief the successful hold that they are fulfilling their purpose. When you live your life on purpose, your main concern is doing the job right to realize your objective. For the entrepreneur this means finding a cause you believe in and building your business around it.
Be Willing to Pay the Price
Be willing to pay the price for your dreams. Wanting a big house, a luxury car, and a million dollars in the bank is all very nice, (almost everyone wants these things!) but are you willing to pay the price to get them? Are you willing to make the sacrifices now for gratification a year, five years, or ten years down the road? Are you willing to work the long hours? The weekends? Take fewer or shorter vacations? What are your willing to give up now to realize your dreams?
Take 100% Responsibility for Your Life
We live in a society where blame for problems & failure gets tossed around easily. Everyone from parents, teachers, and the government share blame for some peoples disappointments. Don’t succumb to “victim” thinking. When you continually blame something or somebody outside your control, you are admitting you don’t have power over your life or actions. Belief that your reality is the culmination of your own decisions is essential to success.
Focus: a center of activity, attraction, or attention. Every day we’re bombarded with hundreds of tasks, phone calls, messages, and everyone competing for our time. The key to successfully reaching your goals is to continually concentrate your energy on the activities that move you toward success. (Learn more about focus here.)
Become an Expert in Your Field
One remarkable aspect successful people share is how seriously they take their profession. They strive to be the best and continue to improve. Make the decision today to be the best in your field.
Write Out a Plan for Achieving Your Goals
Writing down your goals and making a plan to achieve those goals creates success.
Never Give Up
The power of perseverance is an awesome force. As someone once said, “inch by inch it’s a cinch”. Never give up!
No one knows how much time they have left to fulfill their dreams. No one lives forever. Go after what you want with energy and passion, for as long as you have.
“Today is a check – cash it! Yesterday is an I.O.U. – forget it! Tomorrow is a promissory note, don’t bank on it!”