You know when I am talking on stage to my audience’s, one of the key topics I talk about on the road to success whether business, fitness, family, fun whatever it is you are wanting to achieve your dream goals one of my favourite topics is “commitment”….
The reason I touch on this topic is because SO many people want to reach their ultimate goals and they start out all excited and on fire, but then they come across a challenge and they wake up and see it’s going to be a 30 degree day so they think “oh screw it I’m going to the beach today, I’ve worked hard so I’m going to take a well deserved day off”, now I know there are A LOT of people out there claiming to build a multi million dollar company by sitting on the beach in your jocks but that’s not how I grew my business so I can only share with you my real true experiences. My reality was in the first 3 years of business; NO wage, NO holidays, NO long weekends, NO time to take a sick day, NO beach days and when the kids were sick they came to the office with me, I had to work work work every single day!!
Heck today it’s the Easter long weekend and here I am at my factory with my kiddies because I choose not to take 4 days off work, I have a goal I am aiming for so I have set my discipline to get my few tasks out of the way early and once I’ve completed my tasks its all focused on my kids and family; you may not agree with me to be working on a long weekend however my results over the years have shown me otherwise. Anyone who tells you that you can build a successful business and never have to work again is telling you porky’s LOL…
With the major transformation of my entire life I want you to understand so strongly that with introducing small changes into your life each day and by staying committed for the long haul, you WILL without a doubt see minor changes within months, big changes in a couple of years and massive changes in five years. What then happens is with each small change a new door of an opportunity knocks and you open that door and conquer it, your confidence builds and then another opportunity knocks that you didn’t even see coming, you jump at opening that door and again conquer it, your self esteem grows to an almighty high until this positive new life becomes an addiction. You wake up happy, you go to bed excited, you love your children, and you know all of the hard work you put in all of those years was so worth the life you are now living.
I use to ask myself “Why is it that we are all born with the same set of fingers, toes, eyes, ears and nose and yet some of us turn out to be rich people and some of us turn out to be poor people”? Why are some of us successful and some unsuccessful?
As I studied successful people I looked closely at their traits and characteristics. I began to realise that successful people don’t just do one or two things well, they do many things and they work on them daily. Success is not something you can achieve by going to a seminar or taking a magic pill. Success is hard work.
The good news is that you can learn to become successful and learn the traits that other successful people have learnt.
Here are some key tips I used when changing my life; I still use these daily and now they are habits.
Characteristics and Traits of Highly Successful People
Have a dream or passion
All successful people have a passion and a purpose in life. Each action they take is designed to take them another step closer to fulfilling their passion and purpose. They know exactly where they are going and are always focused on the end result. Obstacles that appear don’t stop them from their mission to do whatever it takes to pursue their vision.
Work to a plan
Successful people develop and implement a plan of action. They visualise the end result and work backwards. Without a plan, you cannot be sure that the action you are taking today will in fact lead you to the goal you have set for yourself. Create a plan of action and stick to it.
Never ever take no for an answer
When successful people hear the word no, they immediately start to think how they can find another way. When a successful person comes across a challenge, instead of wondering ‘whether’ it can be done, they wonder ‘how’ it can be done.
Successful people value their time and know that their hard work will eventually pay off. They expect extraordinary results from themselves and put in 100%.
Success does not happen overnight. It is a step by step, year by year process that can be frustrating and confusing at times. By around the five year mark you will usually start to see real results.
Unfortunately, most people quit before this happens. That goes some way to explaining why there are only a small percent of successful people. The successful people keep at it until finally they hit their desired target.
Become a lifelong learner
When I read about successful people who started out with nothing, I found that it was often their willingness and determination to learn and change that took them forward.
Successful people constantly ask questions. They know that learning never stops. There are always new ways of looking at things and there is always more to learn. They attend seminars, listen to CDs and read every day. They take action on what they learn, pushing themselves further, and opening the door for more learning.
Believe in yourself
Everybody at some stage in their lives lacks self belief. We all wonder at some point if we have the confidence and skills to get where we want to go. The difference is that the successful people don’t allow their self doubts and negative thoughts to consume them. They accept their faults and learn to believe in themselves through retraining their negative thoughts into positive thoughts.
Be self reliant and take responsibility
Successful people do not complain or blame others for the way their life is going. They take responsibility for their own future.
Once they have made a decision, they get into action. They do not wait for anybody’s approval to achieve what they desire.
Successful people have a vision and a plan and they take action themselves to make it happen.
Live in the ‘now’
Successful people do not waste time; they use each minute to create their vision. They know that now is the only time they have.
When they are at home they focus on their family, when they are at work they focus on work, when they are out for dinner they enjoy their meal. They achieve a lot by working hard in the ‘now’. Every day is valuable and they take full advantage of each day.
Visualise the future
Successful people have a vision. They do things others say can’t be done.
Their vision is so strong they live their lives as if their vision has already been achieved. Living in this way creates the space for reality to catch up with the vision, and soon they have achieved their goal.
Successful people don’t waste time thinking about what needs to be done; they just start it and finish it. When they see an opportunity they take immediate action.
They understand that the faster you move the quicker you accomplish your tasks. They never procrastinate and do not get side tracked. They keep focused until the job is complete.
Successful people know the importance of surrounding themselves with other successful people. They attend mastermind groups or entrepreneur clubs to help guide them in their desired direction.
Successful people value friendships and relationships. They are interested in everybody from the waitress to the millionaire and communicate with each person on the same level.
Have commitment and determination
Successful people have such a strong ambition that they have no choice but to achieve what they have set out to achieve. They have the drive, determination and enthusiasm that keep’s them focused on their vision.
They have made a commitment for the long haul, knowing their pay off will eventually come. They don’t worry about the hard work because they know what will follow.
Make a commitment to focus on one of these areas each day. With practice they will become habits and you will have developed the traits and characteristics of a successful person.
ALWAYS SHOW GRATITUDE
And lastly deep deep gratitude for reading this THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU…If you feel this blog gave you some helpful advice and ONLY if it inspired you or you had a “light bulb” moment, please do me a favour and in return of me sharing my gold nuggets with you, please share my blog. I want to provide you with as much insights into my transformations as possible and by reaching an audience far and wide I am able to help many more people to reach their dreams and goals; because if a 21 year old single mum with 3 kids, living in a shitty unit, with a shitty VB car, no help and support what so ever, NO money given to me, can go and transform her life into the life I am living now; ANYONE can do it….. and I am here to show you how…
Have a HAPPY day,