- 14th January 2017
- Posted by: Nigel Azzopardi
- Category: Personal Development
What does success mean to you?
I used to think that to be successful you have to be rich. I was wrong! In the past years, I’ve met, interacted and followed some very rich people. What I have noticed is that although, yes they are very rich some of them aren’t really living a healthy happy life. What do I mean by this? I mean that they might have loads of money but then they are missing richness in other areas of their lives. An example is that some people are making themselves, literally becoming sick by working very long hours, neglecting their families, plus also putting their health at risk. This is while they are already very rich.
For me, success is having balance in all these areas of your life:
Balancing all these areas will create extraordinary wealth throughout your life.
So how do you find balance in these areas of your life?
To find balance in those main areas of your life you need to make use of the power of goal setting. This is the first sign you will be successful. So what is goal setting? Goal setting is the process of dreaming of something that you want to accomplish, writing it on paper and setting steps towards it to accomplish it. Goal setting is powerful because it enables you to create a path for your vision to follow. Imagine you want to drive to somewhere and you don’t know the destination. How are you going to get there? You have no direction where to go. The same is with life. In order for us to achieve amazing successes in life, we need to know where we are heading. We need to make a plan. We need to vision where we need to be by the end of this year, break it into smaller achievable steps and start achieving these steps. In order for the goal setting process to have a massive impact on you, you must write your goals when you wake up and before you go to bed. This will remind you of your goals plus sustain that burning desire to achieve them.
Taking MASSIVE ACTION!
The second sign is being able to take massive action right now. This is a skill I noticed that all of the successful people have. Imagine how much time you save by learning something and implementing it straight away. Average people are always gaining knowledge and keeping it in their head without ever putting it into practice. Doing this not only stops you from being successful but also make you feel overwhelmed because now you have so much information in your head that you don’t know where to start. So by implementing straight away you are gaining practical experience plus you also know what is going to work for you and what is not. Now don’t get me wrong, I am not saying knowledge is wrong but what does it count if you know all the knowledge in the world without ever doing anything with it. So by taking action straight away is going to make you successful. Also, you will have more time with your family, practising your hobbies and even time to read which is another step to becoming successful rather than wasting time putting it off.
Successful People read a minimum of 55 books a year.
You heard me right! Reading is another sign that you will be successful. Highly successful people read at least a book a week. Reading is hugely important in your life. It gives you the knowledge that you need in order to take action upon. Let’s say you are lacking marketing skills. If you read the best 5 books there is in the market about marketing I am sure that you will have the best strategies that there is out there. So then it’s a matter of taking …… MASSIVE ACTION. Remember by reading these books you are reading what the experts wrote about that subject. This is their life’s knowledge in that book that took them years of hard work and lots of mistakes in order to get to that level. And you can read that in a week and if you get really into the book you might read that in a day. I am not saying that you are going to be an expert like them but by taking action of the best principles in the book you are going to learn very valuable lessons and avoid some mistakes. This will help you succeed faster and also gives you an edge on other people. Proof of this:
- Bill Gates reads about 50 books per year, which breaks down to 1 per week
- Mark Cuban reads more than 3 hours every day
- Elon Musk is an avid reader and when asked how he learned to build rockets, he said: “I read books.”
- Richard Branson, the Virgin Group Founder and self-described tie-loathing billionaire, still finds time in his busy schedule to read.
This is a pattern that you can see in highly successful people, they constantly read. So make it one of your weekly goals and start reading!
Finding your Purpose
What is your purpose? Everyone, if they look within themselves will find their purpose on this planet. But some of us are just caught in the vicious cycle of life that we get up in the morning, we go to work, go home watch tv and then sleep. Wake up and repeat that cycle over and over again. This is when life will start to derail for us. Of course, you’re not living your purpose, you’re just existing. So what’s your purpose? Your purpose is something that you love doing. It’s what excites you to do more and achieve greater results. It’s what wakes you up at night all excited and wanting to go back to what you love doing at 2 in the morning. That is when you know that you found your purpose. You don’t consider it to be work because you enjoy and love doing it. If you could go without sleeping, you would keep working on it. This will also bring you close to your family because your family will also be involved in it. They love seeing you achieve great results and they are willing to put their effort and support you in achieving more. This is the fourth sign you will be successful. All successful people are living their purpose.
Having a Coach
Have you ever saw a football team playing football without a coach? Actually, have you ever seen any sportsperson performing that there wasn’t a coach behind them. This principle applies to life and as well as business. If you want to achieve extraordinary results then you must have a coach, mentor or someone that is going to push, challenge and support you. If you look at all the successful people they all have coaches and mentors. Having a coach helps you achieve results 2X, 3X or even 10X faster than you would on your own. So you can imagine what kind of results you are looking at. You will accelerate your way to success while maintaining balance in the most important areas of your life. A coach will make sure that you have a vision and connects all the main areas of your life together for you to have a wealthy, highly successful life. Benefits of a Performance Coach.
These are the 5 Signs that you will be Successful, and I promise if you have these in order you will achieve and attract great things in your life.
What does being successful means to you? Feel free to write and share your opinion in the comments box below. 🙂
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