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The Secret To Success… And Five Things That Make It Happen Fast

5 Success Secrets You Need To Know

Do you really believe you can be successful?

You better… it’s the most important element in creating the life you really want to live. Believing in your success  almost more important than your talent and working hard. That’s why there’s so people today that work really hard but never seem to be able to achieve their dreams.

So, what is the distinguishing factor that makes people succeed? Here’s the five things you must have in place to make your success happen and get the results you’re really looking for. These five fundamental beliefs are the rock solid foundation base that you must have to create the success you desire

1.”FAIL” Literally Means “First Attempt In Learning”

It’s a powerful acronym and it really sums up the correct way to look at failure. You can improve anything you do, but you’ve got to be able to look at your failures through the right lense. When you view failure as a learning experience and accept that it’s inevitable you can really win. Not only will you learn from your mistakes you’ll develop a winning attitude. Letting your mistakes stop you from trying doesn’t lead to success.

Everyone wishes that they will be good at something the first time they try it but nothing could be further from how most success journeys happen. Most successful people have a long list of failures behind them and have simply learned how to push through them and keep going with a smile.

Even Thomas Edison failed the first 1,000 times he tried to make a light bulb. When a reporter asked him, “How did it feel to fail 1,000 times?” Edison replied, “I didn’t fail 1,000 times. The light bulb was an invention with 1,000 steps.” Go back through history and look at any successful person and you will discover the same pattern.

2. Forget About Fate

No one is destined by fate to fail and your fature is not destined by the stars. When Inc. magazine talked to successful people they discovered the common thread was that they all firmly believed in their ability to learn and overcome challenges. You must develop the strength of mind to persevere and we’ve got a great tool for that.

When they made a mistake, no one blamed fate for their failure. They accepted responsibility and understood that their success was up to them. And they didn’t wait for someone or something to come and rescue them. When you can take responsibility for your life you can win in spite of what can seem like overwhelming odds.

Helen Keller lost her sight and hearing as a young child. Without the ability to see and hear, fate seemed to be against her. Instead, she learned signed language, braille, and not only earned a bachelor’s degree; she became an author, lecturer, and an advocate for the blind and deaf. It didn’t matter what fate gave her. She believed in herself and didn’t let fate stop her from becoming a success.

3. You are Here to Serve
You can’t be successful all by yourself. Success is built on how you treat and help others. The connections you build soar your success beyond your immediate gratification. Lasting success only comes from sharing it and doing things that are genuinely helping other people. Solve their problems and you have a winning formula.

Henry Ford successfully revolutionized the automobile industry. His manufacturing process made producing cars faster and cheaper. According to the History Channel TV network, Henry Ford also started the 40-hour workweek and paid his employees $5 a day, almost double the rate at the time. By showing his employees respect and offering them good wages and fewer working hours, he created people who had the time and money to buy his cars. Workers took pride in the cars they built and wanted to own one for themselves. Without people who wanted to and could buy cars, his success would have been limited. Instead, his business soared.

You’ve got to be looking at the bigger picture in everything you do and be doing things that will actually help other people. As the great Zig Ziglar said “help enough people get what they want and you’ll get whatever you want”.

4. Go the Extra Mile
Believing in going the extra mile is a way to motivate yourself to treat your family, friends, and customers with the service needed to succeed. The Yahoo! Small Business network describes this belief as the opportunity to differentiate yourself from the crowd of unsuccessful people. Going the extra mile takes work and commitment. Successful people believe that putting in the extra effort will soar their success.
Trader Joe’s, the popular grocery store chain, once received a call asking if they would deliver to a woman’s snowed-in father. She was concerned that he couldn’t get out to buy food. Long before delivery services were popular, the Trader Joe’s employee she spoke with not only delivered the groceries, he did it for free. That type of service makes Trader Joe’s one of today’s most successful companies.

5. When The Going Gets Tough The Tough Keep Going
When things aren’t working the way you want them to, you have the choice to continue or quit. Successful people believe that achievement takes time. They don’t allow slow progress or setbacks to dictate their success. Instead, they commit to improving themselves, their service, and their products.
Venus and Serena Williams are two of today’s top tennis athletes. But their success wasn’t a straight path. They fought against racial profiling that didn’t see them as worthy competitors. Venus struggled with an autoimmune disorder and continues to play because she keeps to a strict diet that helps fight the disease. Serena won a Grand Slam while pregnant. She didn’t allow the changes in her body to stop her from working hard at her sport. Without perseverance, these two athletes would not be as successful as they are today. They were able to push through and with the proper conditioning so can you.

Remember what you believe is the basis for your achievement and success. Your beliefs will shape who you are and how far your success soars. But if that deep rooted belief isn’t in place you won’t take the necessary steps to achieve the success you want. You are truly limitless when you work on your belief, hone your skills, set goals and take action.

So to wrap up it you’ve got to have a strong sense of belief in yourself and your dreams. And since that doesn’t come naturally to most of us you’ve got to condition your mind properly to make it happen. Here’s how.

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16 thoughts on “The Secret To Success… And Five Things That Make It Happen Fast”

  1. Love this post. It summarizes every successful person’s habits and virtues pretty well. I just want to add one more thing to this list and that is, love what you are doing. It’s extremely difficult to continue doing something that you don’t want to do. For example, if you make $1,000 every day doing something you hate doing, you would be unsuccessful. And that is because you are not fulfilling your wants and desires. Anyways, that’s my two cents. I’m interested in how Positive Prime can help me become more successful. Do you have another post detailing more about this company?

    1. Thanks so much and I really agree with your addition. It’s so important to love what you’re doing and to be able to enjoy the process. Being in a state of happiness makes all the difference in the world. That’s actually what Positive Prime is about… a simple daily practice that helps you program your mind with uplifting positive thought patterns.

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  2. Thanks for taking your time to put this great motivation together. Preparing the mind of success and getting prepared to keep trying in oder to achieve success is a mindset that needs to be maintained. Before reading the reviews I was reminiscing  on my past and on various things that has gone wrong. But after reading this article I feel happy and strong to take bigger steps and decisions. Thanks for  great article.

    1. You’re so welcome and thanks for taking the time to comment. I really appreciate that. It makes such a big difference when we work on the ways to encourage ourselves to take action and stay the course. It’s a process for sure but totally worth it.

  3. Anybody can be successful as long as the believe is there, no magic can be performed for someone who doesn’t believe in him/herself that can make him successful. Believing in your success is achieving your success. This lost is really good and educating, the five secrets to success are very reasonable and very helpful. The secret 3 taught me to be kind and good to others because success I built on how you treat others. 

    This is a very wonderful post, full of usable content and educating examples. Thanks for sharing this lovely article, it really going to help a lot of people. 

    1. Thanks so much, I really appreciate it. You’re so correct, there’s no magic for someone who doesn’t believe. It’s almost impossible for a person to take the necessary actions without belief. 

  4. This is some very sound guidance. Those who have succeeded in whatever they were reaching for never chalked up their failure along the way to fate. I love your acronym to the word FAIL. “First Attempt in Learning.” Those who have reached success can really appreciate that acronym.

    Failure is not something to fear for those who truly want success. I am more concerned about those who reach success without experiencing failure. How will they react and recover when some form of failure or a major set back occurs? By failing and learning from it, this makes that person more able to achieve and hold on to success.

    1. Such a valid point… it would be so difficult for someone to deal with a set back when they somehow managed to find their way to success without one. I guess that’s why we all have to opportunity to experience failures. It’s a process for sure. Thanks so much for commenting, I appreciate it.

  5. The 5 things to do are eternal truths. You encapsulated them so succinctly in this post. I have been telling people who are so afraid to take risks to go ahead anyway. And if they fail, treat that as a learning experience, just like you stated.

    It drives me crazy when people who fail say it was fate. That they were destined to fail. BS. All successful people go through failure. And if they had that attitude they would not have achieved success. This shows that you can’t save everyone. The adage, if it’s to be it’s up to me applies.

    Overall this was an inspiring posts. Thanks for writing it. With this attitude success will be yours, if it is not there already.

    All the best to you.


    1. You’re so right about people using fate as an excuse… couldn’t agree with you more. Really love “if it is to be it’s up to me”. Thanks so much for commenting. All the best!

  6. I loved this article! It is so uplifting and inspiring. I already knew the basic story of Henry Ford but I didn’t know that he paid his employees $5 an hour. All of the stories you provided were awesome! I also didn’t know about Trader Joe’s employee. Knowing that failure is a part of the process is very helpful and something I need to remind myself along this journey. Thank you so much for the information you gave us! It’s all very valuable! 

    1. Thanks so much, I’m really glad you enjoyed it. It gives such a great perspective when you look back over the years… success leaves clues! And thank you for taking the time to comment.

  7. I’m totally in support of all the tips you have given here as to being successful in life. The mentally of some people is they can have it in life without serving anyone. They just want to wake up and then boom they are rich. Nature doesn’t cheat on anyone, we all must crawl before we walk.
    Looking at these tips you have given here I must confess they would go a long way to help build the mind of anyone who is willing to be successful in life, because for me success starts from the mind of an individual. If your home mind is defeated, then there wouldn’t be any success story to be told. Best regards.

  8. Agree with your your points. if someone doesn’t get the success in their life, they should not cry but they should try.

    I would like to say those who stopped their emotion, courage and hope after a failure, the success is nothing you can achieve everything just say it’s easy and I can do it. The brain works on images like if I say thing about red flower what is now in your mind surely a Red Rose. I think you have understand what is the meaning of that, Say to yourself I can fly in the sky, I can fly in the sky, may times your mind will ignore it you can’t but it is possible when you say it again and again your mind will suggest you how you can fly in the sky. Your brain will think about aeroplane you can be an air hostess you can be a pilot, an airman. It depend on you what is the meaning of success in your life, but keep in mind that success can change its meaning at every level of your life. The satisfaction is really success in my opinion. If you really want to be successful have a powerful imagination with opened eyes and realistic thoughts.

    Thanks JM, your article is really inspiring.

    1. Thanks so much for commenting and I agree with you completely. Success is a total mind game and you’ve just got to keep moving forward and stay in a positive frame of mind when you stumble on failure.

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