Success doesn’t just happen. There is rarely such thing as an overnight success. More often than not, success is the result of many many small habits over a long period of time.
The saying goes “How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.”.
There’s a lot of noise out there today about flip this, flop that, crypto this, etc. Many online marketers would have you believe buying their system will guarantee you immediate success. You know the type of people I’m talking about, those who come across your news feed with luxury cars, beautiful people, and high rise penthouses. They make it seem like it’s just one little step you must take in order to achieve success like they have. And let me spoil something for you – they all have some little secret they would love to share with you… in exchange for your credit card number.
This is not the path to success. In fact, I’ll prove it to you. Think of someone who you consider successful and look up to. I bet this person has a skill they are very good at. Perhaps that person is a great computer programmer and built a business that solves peoples problems. Or maybe this person is a brilliant networker and connects people with solutions. Maybe this person is a mechanical engineer and has hundreds of patents on alternative energy devices. Whoever this successful person looks like to you, chances are they have worked hard over a long period of time to get where they are. Think of some of the richest business men and women here in the U.S. – Warren Buffet, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Sam Zell, and Abigail Johnson, just to name a few. These people have all created, built, and grown businesses from an early age. They didn’t just magically fall into success overnight.
So what will success look like for you? Whether you recognize it or not, your actions every single day will determine your success years down the line. What you do now, has a huge impact on what you do tomorrow, and the next day, and the next, and so on and so on.
This is just one of the many reasons it’s important to have goals. Your goals will keep you on track and make sure you’re progressing in the direction you want. But, a goal without action is just a dream. The action is the most important part of the recipe. You must take massive action to achieve massive results. There are many people who advocate for daily habits, morning routines, and daily goal setting, from Grant Cardone to Hal Elrod, these people have habits they have developed over their lifetime that have led them to where they are today.
So how can you start making success a habit? Follow these four steps:
- Identify your reasons why. What drives you? What motivates you? What gets you out of bed?
- Set goals that you think you can’t reach. Huge goals. Your goals should be so big that they scare you. Write them down every single day. Yes, every day. You want these to be at the front of you mind at all times. Not just every January for your new year resolution.
- Develop a plan to reach those goals. Do something every single day that gets you closer to your goals.
- Have fun. Don’t forget, life is a journey. Half the fun of it is the chase. Live for today, but don’t forget tomorrow.
I hope with this, you’re on your way to success as you define it!