This was sent to me in PDF form by an internet marketer who goes by the name Peter Sz. I took the liberty of changing the layout and some of the text.
In 1997, when author Michael Jeffreys was prepping for an upcoming book, he took the time to personally interview 15 top motivational experts. After conferring with gurus like Brian Tracy and Dr. Wayne Dyer, to name a couple, he listed the 8 Secrets all of them agreed with. These concepts are still as “on the money” today as they were in 1997.
Take 100% Responsibility for Your Life
Every day you hear about people who blame everyone else – whether it’s their parents, friends, associates, or government – for all of their problems and their failures. But, blaming someone else is admitting that “they” have more control of your life than you do. People who succeed don’t buy into this mentality and do not succumb to the “victim” way of thinking. Remember, other people’s opinion of you does not have to become your reality.
Live Your Life On Purpose
Motivational thinkers are successful because they truly believe they are doing what they were always meant to do. The unmotivated are “just living” – just trying to get through the week with the fewest number of problems. When you live your life purposefully, you focus on getting the job done – and done right.
For entrepreneurs this means finding something you truly believe in, and building a focused business around it.
Be Willing to Pay the Price
Sometimes you have to pay a high price to fulfill your dreams. Everyone wants a fancy house, or a luxury car, or a million dollars in the bank, or some other grandiose dream. These are all very nice, but are you really willing to pay the price to get them?
Successful people know out that they need to make some sacrifices to get their desires, the unsuccessful do not.
(Personally, my biggest problem). We are constantly bombarded with hundreds of tasks, phone calls, emails, instant messages, and other people demanding and competing for our time. Focus requires giving up (sacrificing) some shiny object in the present and investing your time in pursuing something that will pay big dividends down the road.
Jack Canfield and Mark Hanson, when they submitted the first “Chicken Soup for the Soul” book, were rejected by 30 publishers. Did they give up? No. They stayed focused on their goal by doing multiple radio, TV and newspaper interviews on weekdays for an entire year. Finally, a small publisher took a chance on them, and the book became a best-seller that spawned an entire series that has sold millions of copies.
Become An Expert in Your Field
Nearly all successful people have one thing in common, and that is how seriously they take their profession. They become experts, strive to be the very best at what they do, and do almost anything to improve their expertise.
Pretend that someone followed you around all day and record a video of you at work. Would it be a video that you’d be proud of? Or, would you be embarrassed about it?
Make the conscious decision today that you will always try to be the best in your field. How? By finding someone else who is already doing the best, and do what they do.
Write Out a Plan for Achieving Your Goals
An action plan or map for what you want to achieve, and how you’re going to do it, is a must.
“Plan your work, and work your plan”. Trying to do it without a plan is like trying to drive across the country without using a map – you’ll find yourself going down the wrong road and getting lost.
A goal that isn’t written down is merely a wish or fantasy. I was once told, “That which can be recorded, can be controlled”.
Never Give Up
Sometimes easier said than done. But, if you are really committed to reaching your goal, giving up is not an option. You need to do whatever it takes to make something happen. The power of perseverance is an awesome force.
It has been said, “inch by inch it’s a cinch”. Think of the lowly inchworm – if it considered how far it has to go from start to finish before starting out, it would likely never even move. To a worm’s point-of-view, the garden path must look like a trip to the moon.
Never give up! Keep on going like the Eveready bunny, and before you know it, you’ll be there.
Nobody really knows how much time they have to fulfill their dreams. None of us has forever. Tick-tock, tick-tock. Sooner or later your number comes up – and you’re gone.
Successful people understand this, but they don’t see it as a “negative”. They use it to motivate themselves and go after what they want as energetically and as passionately as possible.
Someone once said, “Today is a check – cash it! Yesterday is an I.O.U. – forget it! Tomorrow is a promissory note, don’t bank on it!”
That seem like a pretty good recap of life, so go out there and cash in on that “today” check.
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