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Helping Yourself to Be Successful

By Judith Subscribe to RSS | March 2nd 2012 | Views:
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When the new year started, minds were focused on how to become a success in the New Year. Now that a couple of months in the new year have passed, you might be wondering if it's really possible for you to become a success. You can become successful, but it won't happen magically. As the old saying goes, failing to plan is planning to fail.

So, when you decided or stated at the beginning of the year that you'd like to become a success, did you create a game plan to back up your statement? Were you even aware that you need to create an outline, so that you have a plan of action to follow and accomplish? Do you know how to create a goal outline that will lead you to success? If not, then get ready to learn methods that will help you to create an outline that will lead you to whatever your definition of success is.

The first step that you need to do, is define what success is. For some people, success is defined as having access to large sums of money. For some people, success is having access to resources or power. Along with this, some would define being successful as being well regarded and well respected. Then again, some people define success as overcoming hardship or tragedy. The list could go on, but it's important for you to gain a clear understanding of what success means for you. You have to be very specific about this exercise, because if you are too general about your ideas, you won't reach a specific target of success. Therefore, take as much time as you need to define what success means for you.

Next, perform a brainstorming exercise that will help you to identify if your success goal is a priority for you in the present moment, and if your goals are realistic for where you are in this moment in time. For example, your idea of success might be to make six figures a year through your employment. This is a realistic goal, but if you are lacking job skills and in most cases a formal education, then making six figures a year isn't realistic for you in the present moment.

Therefore, you will need to create short-term goals that will lead you to your long term goals of success. You will have to improve your career skills or gain a formal education. You will also have to complete many other steps along the way but as long as you are making progress, you are being successful in the pursuit of your large goal. You can also see in this example that while making six figures is a great goal, it's not the priority for you now. Gaining the tools in order to make six figures a year is the larger priority for you right now.

After you have identified what it's going to take to become successful, then you simply need to execute your plans. You might find that you will have setbacks. Keep in mind that overcoming setbacks and obstacles make you a success as well. This leads to the final aspect of becoming a success, which is perseverance. Perseverance is absolutely key, if you hope to reach your ultimate success marker in life.

Judith - About Author:
How to Be Successful. Many people want to achieve success in life, Our Magnify programs are dedicated to helping you: remove your road blocks, define your greatest gifts, expand your vision of what’s possible, and with new found clarity be living in your intention – whether it’s personal or professional.

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