Everyone desires success but few are willing to go the extra mile and go get it!!!
Some might even complain and compare themselves with others whilst
dejectedly sit around moping as though the world owed them the success.
In reality, true success requires a whole lot more than just luck, fate or great timing.
Here are "Seven Steps to Success" according to John C. Maxwell.
1) Make a commitment to grow daily. This means doing whatever you
desire to achieve a step at a time, yes... taking baby steps
progressively. Every great product or service began not just with that
great idea, but steps taken to make it into a reality!
Value the process more than events. This speaks about a consistent way,
method and structure that can be put into place whilst we appreciate who
we become by the experiences vs. what we get out from the experiences.
3) Don't wait for inspiration. There are times when we push blame on
the uninspiring circumstances around us for our lack of action. We ought
to keep our mind on the prize (goal) and let that inspire us
intrinsically towards taking action, than to wait for the extrinsic
motivators that might or might not come our way.
4) Be willing
to sacrifice pleasure for opportunity. Yes, sacrifice -- and perhaps
even "suffer" a little bit -- with some hard yards... before looking out
for the sweet taste of success. Before a marathon runner can become a
champion (or even a finisher), he/she needs to have run marathon(s)
physically, emotionally and mentally. Sweat it out now!
Dream BIG. No one achieved greatness by dreaming tiny. Where do you see
yourself in 5, 7 or 10 years down the road? Do you see yourself in the
same position as you are today? Begin to Dream... and yes, perhaps have a
Dream that is a little scary!! Do it today, set your heights larger
than its possible -- breaking and stretching your own belief system
about yourself and your future!
6) Plan your priorities. This
speaks about putting your dreams, goals, ideas into a plan and putting
real S.M.A.R.T.I guidelines around it. Next, decide how these plans can
take place in the 'priority of importance' (perhaps linked to value and
results) vs. just doing what is urgent.
7) Give up to go up.
The heart of success involves not just getting up there alone but also
involves (many a times) putting others ahead of yourself. In great team
leadership, it’s doing what is best for the team. For that reason,
leaders have to often give up their rights or decisions to allow the
team space for growth. The higher you go, the more it’s going to cost...
but the joys and success are also going to get better.