Whether it’s success in art, business, relationships, athletics or horse shoes, one of the most basic things you need to do is decide what you want. What do you want? Ask yourself that one question over and over again until you get an honest answer. For some people it will be easy. Others are going to struggle because they are either not sure what they want, or they want the moon served to them on a silver platter in about thirty seconds…
Personal Success – What Do You Really Want?
What the hell is personal success anyway? Your own personal success is just that – your own. You Define Your Own Success, and order to define whatever success is to you, you need to know exactly what you want. I already know this and maybe you do too. But here’s the thing: Have you actually done it? Have you actually thought about what you really want?
I am asking you, but I am also asking myself the same question. What do I really want? Straight up, I am re-evaluating my situation now. So what do we do besides look at the sky and hope? Here’s where I am going to start…
A long time ago I read a great book that was first published in 1937. Yah it’s been around a while. The material in this book helped me at the time, but as with a lot of things, I got away from doing what was suggested. Eventually I stopped using the principles outlined in the book all together. The book I am talking about is “Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill. Mr. Hill researched for twenty years and interviewed hundreds of successful men (Henry Ford, Theodore Roosevelt, John D. Rockefeller & Thomas Edison to name four).
After all the years of research and interviews were done, the formula for success was defined. There are six practical, definite steps that most, if not all the people interviewed for “Think and Grow Rich” applied in their lives to achieve extra ordinary success. These six step are:
- Fix in your mind exactly what you want. Exactly.
- Determine exactly what you intend to give in return for what you desire. No free lunch.
- Establish a definite date when you intend to accomplish what you want.
- Create a definite plan and begin at once.
- Write a clear concise statement describing steps 1-4.
- Read your written statement out loud twice a day and visualize your success.
That’s it. No big revival to go to. No CD program to buy. No mumbo jumbo. Simple, Practical & Proven. Now the book is almost 300 pages long, so there is more about these steps to know, but this is the basic formula that some of the most successful people the world has ever seen have used to get what they want.
The good people at Amazon have Think and Grow Rich in stock. I highly recommend it.
Personal Success – Do What You Want
What do you really want? I am finding that question hard to answer at the moment, because I simply want to do a lot. How about you? You do what you want, but I will keep asking myself that very question until I get the right answer for me.
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