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How to Be More Successful?

Mar 2, 2008
There are many factors that may keep you from changing yourself enough to find success. Yes, I did mention change because if what you are doing today is not working chances are you will have to change to find the success you seek. You can be as successful as anyone else, but first you need to identify what is holding you back so that you can change it and move forward to success.

Fear is probably the biggest factor holding people from success today. Most of us are not willing to take any risks to be successful. Now I am not saying you should stake your financial future and put a second mortgage on your home to be successful, but neither am I saying you shouldn't. If the goals and your commitment are big enough you have to do what it takes to get you there.

Fear is usually a matter of not understanding something enough. Educate yourself on every aspect of what you want to do, understand what it takes to be successful in your field and then DO IT. Make sure that you understand it as well as you can, this will help alleviate fear. Lack of knowledge about your field can lead to failure. Focus on the things you can change, or influence and work in those areas. Fear of things you cannot change is simply a waste of your time. Take action and start to move forward. Advance on the fear daily and it will begin to retreat.

Pressure from family and friends is another thing that can really hold someone back. Family and friends are very well meaning and sometimes they can advise us and "save us from ourselves" so to speak, but most of the time when we share our ideas with family and friends they get scared for us because we are so excited and they advise us against the venture because they don't want to see us hurt. They are well meaning, but if you want to be successful you will have to be able to either keep your distance from the negative people or you will have to be able to look them in the face and thank them for sharing and they move ahead with your decision without letting their fears poison your excitement and drive.

Do not allow others to make your decisions for you unless they are where you want to be. If you want to find success you will have to change what you are doing and go against what they are doing. Make a stand for yourself.

Since you have always done something a certain way and it worked reasonably well you are comfortable with it, but if it's not getting you the results you really want you may have to break the mold and do something a lot different to find success.

Most people have habits that keep them from being successful. Be willing to break those habits and replace them with new more profitable ones. It takes 21-30 days to develop a new habit. Make a commitment to change just one thing a month and you will see improvements immediately. If you want different results you are going to have to take different actions.

How much do you really want to be successful? Do you really care? Lack of true commitment is a real killer for success. You may think it sounds great to make lots of money every month, but doing what it takes to get there is another thing altogether.

Do you really care enough to make a commitment, take action and get things moving? This is crucial to your success. You need to really take a look at your current situation and decide if you have what it takes to be successful or if you just have what it takes to dream about being successful. There is a big difference between those two.

Do you see yourself as successful? If you see yourself negatively you will have a tough time overcoming that and being successful. Make a list of what you want to be and then turn those things into positive statements about yourself. Your list may look like this:
I am motivated.
I am organized.
I am decisive.
I am successful.
I am educated.
I am happy.
You get the idea from that list that it can include anything you wish to be. Start going over that list and change the habits that will make those statements true and say those true statements to yourself. This will change your mindset and your success will increase as you begin to see yourself as successful. When you start seeing yourself as successful others will see that too.

No matter what you do for work if you are willing to change yourself and do whatever it takes you will be successful. Being successful takes action, not just wishful thinking. Expect opposition and handle it so that you can keep moving forward and create a successful future for you and your family. When you are willing to make changes in your life to move toward success you cannot help but find it. Take the first step today!
About the Author
Annette Phillips has experience in a varitey of areas and has been successful in supporting her family from home for 18 years while enjoying all that life has to offer. Visit this website for more information on making money at home: http://www.ipcgold.com/ad/44/CD48981
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