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Absolutely Get Rid of Confusion About How to Succeed

It’s astonishing to me the number of people who have no idea where they want to go let alone in which direction to get there.

Far too many people just drift through their daily lives hoping something good will happen. They seem to be of a mind that deludes them into thinking someone or something else is responsible for providing for their direction in life.

It’s not them who has created the situation! It’s some kind of outside force!

No it’s not…it’s you!

Life has taught successful people to have exactly the opposite view. Yes, outside forces have impacted the course of their lives immeasurably. But, those forces have not dictated it! Their influence is there but it’s people’s reaction to those influences that has set the course and pattern of their life.

What is true for those successful people is true for you as well.

You should use the outside influences in life to shape but not dictate your future. Think about it in this context–Around and around you go and where you are you better know. Clearly and absolutely…otherwise, you will get confused and lost in the direction your life takes.

You can’t think life is about becoming lost. It’s about you doing the things necessary to find your direction and living your life to its fullest potential.

What follows is the “beating heart” of hope in how you can find your way.

That hope is found through reducing the complex concept of success down to its essence. Make the whole idea simple, if you will…get to the heart of what it takes to succeed.

There really are only three keys to the heart of achieving success in life.

Your Motivation

The first key is what is in your heart. By that I really mean your motivation level. Is your heart on fire to achieve?

The subject of raising your level of motivation is a complete topic. Suffice it to say, for your purposes here, your motivation is driven by specific, written goals to which you have a burning, heartfelt commitment.

Adding to that thought, what’s scary about well-conceived goals is they can actually get you what you want!  :<)

Think about your motivation level and its relationship to goal-setting by using an old truism. You’ve probably heard the saying, “You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make it drink.”

True. However, the extension of that thought is…but you sure as heck can make it thirsty!

Clearly defined, written goals for which you have a compelling reason to achieve them make you thirsty. They make you taste the full flavor of your opportunities in life so you can maximize your success.

Your Knowledge

The next of those critical keys to success is the level of knowledge you bring to the effort. There is no denying the adage…knowledge is power.

With that in mind, I want to share with you the knowledge of my formula for success. The formula is: You – Fear = Greater Success.

As a human being, you avoid what you fear. You fear the unknown. Therefore, you avoid the unknown.

I don’t know who first expressed those thoughts but I do know they are as accurate and relevant today as when first spoken.

What is frustrating about your fear of the unknown is, by definition, you don’t even know what you fear!

You may say things like, “Oh. I’m afraid to do that. I just know it won’t work.”

How do you know that? Do you have some kind of Harry Potter level of wizardry that tells you that in advance of the actual experience? What a terrible spell to be under!

The anecdote to that spell is your level of knowledge. The less you know the more you fear. Conversely, the more you know the less you fear.

Continuously and consistently develop your level of knowledge throughout your life and you reduce the opportunities for fear to stop you moving ahead.

Build Trust

If the first two keys, your motivation and knowledge, are critical to getting to the heart of what it takes to succeed in life, the third one is heart-stopping if it doesn’t exist between you and other people. That key is TRUST.

You can’t achieve success at anything without having help along the way. But, people are not willing to provide that help if they don’t feel there is a mutual feeling of trust.

If you can’t be trusted, you will not achieve enduring success. Do what’s right…always…and trust is inevitable.

There you have it…the three keys to the heart of achieving success in life.

They are your level of motivation, your knowledge and your ability to build trust.

It’s like a noted athletic coach once said:

“The will to succeed is important, but what’s even more important is the will to prepare.”

Prepare yourself using those three keys and you open the heart to your success.

I offer you heartfelt good wishes in doing just that.

If you now know where and how to get there, what is stopping you?  What are you going to do about it?

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Mindstate mentor, author, trainer and speaker, Gary Greenfield (@LifeRider) helps organizations with inspirational insight and concise business ideas to help improve mindstate and minimize stress. He believes a mindstate that is positive and stress that is minimized helps people better profit through performance.

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